$30 Find at Estate Sale May Be Dürer Sketch Worth $50 Million

  • November 23, 2021 21:06

  • Email
Attributed to Albrecht Dürer, The Virgin and Child With a Flower on a Grassy Bank, circa 1503.
Agnews Gallery
Albrecht Dürer, The Virgin Among a Multitude of Animals, circa 1506. Graphische Sammlung
Wikimedia

A Massachusetts man who picked up a yellowed drawing for $30 at an estate sale in 2016 may have found an unknown work by a master.

The unframed work on linen, monogrammed 'A.D.', was picked up for its fine quality by the man, who prefers to remain anonymous. Years later, experts contend it is a rediscovered drawing by German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer, worth around $50 million.

An unknown work by the artist has not resurfaced since the 1970s, writes Martin Bailey in The Art Newspaper.

The piece, which is not priced, is offered by Agnews Gallery in London with the title The Virgin and Child With a Flower on a Grassy Bench (1503), and it is likely a preparatory work for a 1506 painting. Dürer depicted a smiling Virgin Mary and her son Jesus Christ squirming on her lap.

Read more at Smithsonian Magazine

Tags: old masters

  • Email

More News Feed Headlines

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) Sunset, 1830-5.

After 13 Years, ARTFIXdaily to Cease Daily News Service

  • ArtfixDaily / August 15th, 2022

ARTFIXdaily will end weekday e-newsletter service after 13 years of publishing art world press releases, events and ...

Read More...
Einar and Jamex de la Torre, Critical Mass, 2002 (Courtesy of the Cheech Marin Collection and Riverside Art Museum).

Inaugural Exhibition at The Cheech Highlights Groundbreaking Chicano Artists

  • ArtfixDaily / July 7th, 2022

One of the nation’s first permanent spaces dedicated to showcasing Chicano art and culture opened on June ...

Read More...
Jacob Lawrence,.  .  .  is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?—Patrick Henry,1775 , Panel 1, 1955, from Struggle: From the History of the American People, 1954–56, egg tempera on hardboard.  Collection of Harvey and Harvey-Ann Ross.  © 2022 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Crystal Bridges Explores the U.S. Constitution Through Art in New Exhibition 'We the People: The Radical Notion of Democracy'

  • ArtfixDaily / July 7th, 2022

Original print of the U.S. Constitution headlines exhibition sponsored by Ken Griffin (who purchased it for $43.2 ...

Read More...
Salvador Dalí (1904–1989), Christ of St John of the Cross, 1951, oil on canvas © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection

Dalí / El Greco Side-by-Side Exhibit Prompts: 'Are They Really Paintings of the Same Thing?'

  • ArtfixDaily / July 6th, 2022

From July 9 to December 4, 2022, The Auckland Project in the U.K. will unite two Spanish masterpieces from British ...

Read More...

Related Press Releases

ARTFIXdaily Artwire