Scot Levitt, Bonhams Director of Fine Art, said: “The new record achieved for Raphael was certainly a highlight this evening. This was a superb painting and one of the finest works by the artist to ever appear at auction. After competitive bidding in the auction room, the work finally sold to a client online."
Other highlights from the sale included:
- August Gay's Fishing Boat Aground, painted circa 1930, sold for $87,575 (estimate: $60,000-80,000)
- Granville Redmond’s Sunset on the Pond sold for $75,075 (estimate: $20,000- 30,000)
- Thomas Hill’s Yosemite Valley (El Capitan and Bridal Veil Falls), painted circa 1874, sold for $68,825 (estimate: $25,000-45,000)