Drawing by Raphael for sale at Sotheby's
LONDON (AP) — One of the most significant drawings by Italian master Raphael in private hands is up for auction in London.
"Head of an Apostle" is expected to fetch between 10 million pounds and 15 million pounds ($16 million and $24 million) at Sotheby's on Dec. 5.
The drawing was created in preparation for Raphael's Biblical painting "The Transfiguration," which hangs in the Vatican Museum in Rome.
Sotheby's Old Master expert Cristiana Romalli said it revealed Raphael, who died in 1520, "as very possibly the greatest master of drawing who has ever lived."
The sale of items from Chatsworth House — ancestral home of the Dukes of Devonshire — also includes two 15th-century illustrated manuscripts. The current duke said the sale would help preserve the future of the family's large art collection.
Fergie, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Heidi Klum all get an F on this week's Fashion Offenders.Watch Video »
Diva Double Date
Beyonce and Alicia Keys double date with their famous hubbies on today's Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Where Are They?
See what the cast of "American Beauty" is up to today.Watch Video »
J.Lo's Mini Me
Jennifer Lopez shares an adorable photo of her look-alike daughter, plus more celebritots on social media on today's Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Prince Harry, Jessica Alba and more stars who threw out the first pitch at baseball games.Watch Video »
Sofia Vergara poses in a revealing neon bikini while her "Modern Family" castmates hit the beach in Australia on Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Like us on Facebook?
UP NEXTNatural Beauty
From Crowd Ignite