Raphael record

Last updated 11:37 07/12/2012

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One of the greatest drawings by Renaissance master Raphael still in private hands sold for [PndStlg]29.7 million (NZ$57.6m) yesterday, an auction record for the artist in sterling terms and double pre-sale expectations.

Sotheby's auctioneers had high hopes for the 16th century Head of an Apostle, a study for Raphael's last painting Transfiguration which is on display at the Vatican Museum.

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