Da Vinci's Head of a Bear could sell for nearly $17 million ?
A Leonardo da Vinci drawing soon to be up for sale is poised to fetch nearly $17 million at auction.
Christie’s, the London-based auction house, will sell Head of a Bear on July 8 after a display tour takes the drawing to New York and Hong Kong. The company put a low-end estimate for the drawing at 8 million pounds, or just over $11 million, but said it could sell for as high as $16.7 million.
“The work has been owned by some of the most distinguished collectors in the field of old masters across many centuries, not least the present owner who has owned it since 2008,” Ben Hall, the head of Christie’s in New York, said of the drawing, according to the Guardian.