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10 Most Expensive Artworks Sold in December Auction

The top ten most expensive works of fine art sold at auction in December 2004, according to
artnet’s Price Database, sold for a total of more than $76 million.
 
 
  John Singer Sargent
Title: Group with parasols (A siesta)
Sale of: Sotheby's New York: Wednesday, December 1, 2004
Estimate: US$ 9,000,000 - 12,000,000
Sold for: US$ 23,528,000 PREMIUM
 
 
  Everett Shinn
Title: Stage scene
Sale of: Sotheby's New York: Wednesday, December 1, 2004
Estimate: US$ 2,500,000 - 3,500,000
Sold for: US$ 7,848,000 PREMIUM
 
 
  Juan Sánchez Cotán
Title: Bodegón with a cardoon and francolin
Sale of: Christie's London: Wednesday, December 8, 2004
Sold for: US$ 7,808,994 PREMIUM
 
 
  Pieter Brueghel
Title: The kermesse of St. George
Sale of: Sotheby's London: Wednesday, December 8, 2004
Estimate: US$ 4,629,629 - 6,481,481
Sold for: US$ 7,159,767 PREMIUM
 
 
  George Wesley Bellows
Title: Kids
Sale of: Sotheby's New York: Wednesday, December 1, 2004
Estimate: US$ 2,500,000 - 4,500,000
Sold for: US$6,168,000 PREMIUM
 
 
  Adrien Jansz van Ostade
Title: Peasants carousing and dancing outside an inn
Sale of: Sotheby's London: Wednesday, December 8, 2004
Estimate: US$ 3,703,703 - 5,555,555
Sold for: US$ 6,076,595 PREMIUM
 
 
  George Wesley Bellows
Title: The knock out
Sale of: Sotheby's New York: Wednesday, December 1, 2004
Estimate: US$ 1,500,000 - 2,500,000
Sold for: US$ 5,048,000 PREMIUM
 
 
  George De Forest Brush
Title: The Indian and the lily
Sale of: Sotheby's New York: Wednesday, December 1, 2004
Estimate: US$ 2,000,000 - 3,000,000
Sold for: US$ 4,824,000 PREMIUM
 
 
  Jacob Isaacksz van Ruysdael
Title: Two undershot water-mills with men opening a sluice
Sale of: Sotheby's London: Wednesday, December 8, 2004
Estimate: US$ 1,481,481 - 2,222,222
Sold for: US$ 4,776,789 PREMIUM
 
 
  Dennis Miller Bunker
Title: Portrait of Anne Page
Sale of: Sotheby's New York: Wednesday, December 1, 2004
Estimate: US$ 1,000,000 - 1,500,000
Sold for: US$ 3,592,000 PREMIUM
 
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