Early 17th century pen and ink drawing of Euterpe by Peter Candid, €100,000 (£86,205) at Karl & Faber

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It was the work of Peter Candid and had a particular significance for the history of the Bavarian capital.

In 1611, a visitor to the Munich Residenz, the town seat of the Bavarian royal family, mentioned a Temple of the Muses in one of the courtyards. It was decorated with paintings of the nine muses by ‘Pietro Candido’, as the court painter was sometimes known, although he was actually born in Bruges as Pieter de Witte.

The 10 x 7in (25 x 19cm) drawing, heightened in white, is the only extant preparatory work of his for the garden pavilion and had been in private hands since 1960.

The estimate was €4000-5000 in Munich on May 26 but the competition drove the bidding to €100,000 (£86,205), at which point a Munich museum secured the prize it had hoped for.