Masterpiece by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema Reaches $29.2 Million at Sotheby’s NY

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artwork: Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema - "The Meeting of Antony and Cleopatra: 41 BC" sold for $29,202,500. . nearly six times the pre-sale high estimate of $5 million. Photo: Sotheby's.


NEW YORK, NY.- A masterpiece by Victorian artist Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema set another incredible price at Sotheby’s New York today in the sale of 19th Century European Art. Two determined phone bidders held a steady competition for The Meeting of Antony and Cleopatra: 41 BC for over eight minutes, driving the final price to a remarkable $29,202,500–nearly six times the pre-sale high estimate of $5 million. This marks the highest auction price of the week in New York , and follows the $35.9 million record for the artist established at Sotheby’s last November by
“The Finding of Moses”.