A painting by a Spanish artist has been auctioned here at the Sotheby’s for $4.8 million, making it his highest priced work ever sold in the U.S.

The painting titled “Buscando Mariscos” by painter Joaquin Sorolla was sold Friday.

Sorolla, who was born in Spain’s Valencia city in 1868 and died in 1923, had established ties with the US. in 1909 when he brought a collection of 350 paintings to New York.

Created by the Valencian master in 1907, the picture, the picture, captures the moment when a little girl stirs the sand on the beach looking for clams.IANS