5 Jul 2013

£9.15m paid for painting by El Greco

9:57 am on 5 July 2013

A painting by El Greco has fetched £9.15 million at an Old Masters sale at Sotheby's, in London.

St Dominic In Prayer, painted in the artist's hometown of Toledo in the 17th century, set a record price at auction for the Spanish painter.

Another El Greco oil painting, Christ on the Cross, sold for £3.4 million.

The BBC reports money raised from the sale of St Dominic in Prayer, plus a work by Giandomenico Tiepolo and another by Corneille de Lyon raised more than £12 million for UNICEF.