Fidest – Agenzia giornalistica/press agency

Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 33 n° 244

Old Masters Evening Sale

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 21 giugno 2021

LONDON – Christie’s announces the Old Masters Evening Sale taking place live on 8 July as part of Classic Week. The sale, which comprises 62 lots, presents a rich array of paintings and sculpture, as part of the Classic Week marquee series of auctions taking place from 18 June to 15 July. Encompassing six centuries of European art and sculpture, the Old Masters Evening sale is led by a majestic view of Verona by the prodigiously talented nephew of Canaletto, Bernardo Bellotto (estimate £12,000,000-18,000,000), which has been on long term loan to the National Galleries of Scotland since 1973. The sale also includes two important works from the Dutch Golden Age recently restituted to the heirs of Jacob Lierens: a lavish banqueting scene by Jan Davidsz. de Heem (estimat £3,000,000-5,000,000); and the engaging Merry Company by Dirk Hals and Dirck van Delen (estimate £600,000-1,000,000).Clementine Sinclair, Head of Sale, Old Masters Evening Sale comments, ‘We are pleased to be presenting one of our strongest sales in recent years, comprising a rich array of fresh material with all of the key European schools represented. It stands as a testimony to the resilience and continued strength of the Old Masters market.’London Classic Week comprises a marquee series of nine sales celebrating craftsmanship and the story of creativity across time, from Antiquity to the 21st century, to be offered across two online and seven live auctions taking place from 18 June to 15 July. Classic Week also features The Exceptional Sale, Old Master and British Drawings and Watercolours including a Fine Collection of Old Master Prints; Antiquities; Old Master Paintings and Sculpture online; Valuable Books and Manuscripts; and British and European Art along with two dedicated Collection sales, The B.J. Eastwood Collection: Important Sporting and Irish Pictures and The Collection of Rita Espírito Santo Family and Three European Collections.An exhibition and view for the Classic Week sales will take place at Christie’s King Street from 3 July to 7 July. The exhibition, viewing and live sale will be taking place under socially distanced regulations, strictly adhering to current government guidelines.For all imagery plus the standalone press releases and imagery on Bernardo Bellotto’s majestic View of Verona with the Ponte delle Navi; Jan Davidsz de Heem, a lavish banqueting scene and an engaging Merry Company by Dirck Hals and Dirck van Delen please find a drop box link in the release.

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