Fidest – Agenzia giornalistica/press agency

Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 32 n° 312

New Scholars: Works of Art to Benefit Rugby School

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 13 settembre 2018

London. On 4 December Christie’s will present Old Masters/New Scholars: Works of Art to Benefit Rugby School, a stand-alone sale comprising approximately 200 lots from the collection of Rugby School. Carefully selected to ensure that nothing which is intrinsic to the history of Rugby School will be sold, the works to be offered span Old Master and British Drawings and Watercolours, Books and Manuscripts, Antiquities, 19th Century Paintings, Sculpture and Chinese Ceramics. Rugby School’s Governing Body will use the proceeds from the sale to benefit the School’s current and future students, including a newly designated museum space on the School site for the remaining works including the important collection of memorabilia which relate to the invention of Rugby Football.
The auction is led by one of Lucas van Leyden’s very rare surviving drawings, A young man standing (estimate: in the region of £1.5 million, illustrated page 1 of the attached press release), and the recently rediscovered Study for ‘Perseus and Andromeda’ by Sir Edward Poynter P.R.A. (estimate: £120,000-180,000, illustrated above), with further highlights including a copy of the popular 14th-century travel memoir ‘The Book of John Mandeville’ (estimate: £100,000-150,000), and an Attic Black-Figured Neck-Amphora, attributed to the Three-Line Group, circa 520-510 B.C. (estimate: £40,000-60,000). With estimates starting at £500, the sale presents works at all price levels and is expected to realise in the region of £3 million.


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