Botticelli’s ’Madonna of the Magnificat’ set for auction

Sandro Botticelli, Madonna of the Magnificat, ca. 1480s.Photo © Christie’s

A Sandro Botticelli painting of the Virgin Mary that was once owned by the late Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen will be auctioned Christie’s this November. The house expects that it will fetch more than $40 million, making it one of the most expensive works from Allen’s estate to head to sale. More details at this link.