A small painting of unknown provenance that depicts the head of Christ with a crown of thorns, in an ornate frame, has exceeded an expected reserve of €800, and sold at auction in Dublin to an unidentified bidder for €120,000, writes Gregg Ryan. The painting, described as being from the Italian School, was sent for auction to Adam’s salerooms, in the city, by representatives of what is believed to be a religious or similar institution. It is executed in oil on a copper base. The ...
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