In achieving the outstanding, world record price of 7 million euros this spring, for Frans Franckens masterpiece "Man deciding between Virtue and Vice", Dorotheum simultaneously broke several records; the highest price ever paid for an Old Master on the European continent and the world’s highest price at auction for an Old Master that year. By doing so, Dorotheum has again demonstrated its pre-eminence as continental Europe’s leading auction house for Old Masters. The world record price for a Guido Cagnacci, and record results for Guercino, Melchior de Hondecoeter, Jan Lievens, Willem Kalf, Jan Brueghel the Younger, Giovanna Garzoni, Francesco Guardi and Antonio Joli, are some of the recent highlights achieved by Old Master paintings, one of Dorotheum’s most respected sale categories.
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Alexandra Moritsch, Alexander Strasoldo, Mark Mac Donnell, Dr. Maria Cristina Paoluzzi, Paola Eula, Michael Hatzl