Leonardo da Vinci’s bear drawing is set to sell for £12m at an auction by Christie’s auction house in London, England.
The ‘Head of a Bear’ painting by Leonardo da Vinci is set to sell for between £8m and £12m at an auction in July by Christie’s auction house in London, England. The painting will be exhibited in New York City and Hong Kong in the UNITED States before going to auction on July 8 and will be shown in London from June 1-6.
Describing the drawing as ‘one of the most important works of the Renaissance still in private hands, Ben Hall, an official at Christie’s New York, said, “While exhibited by prestigious museums, it has been admired around the world, and Christie’s is honored to release Leonardo this season.”
‘Head of a Bear’, which is 7 cm by 7 cm in size, is a drawing made with ‘silverpoint’, a traditional drawing technique on pale pink-beige paper.