Master Works on Paper from Five Centuries

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Master Works on Paper from Five Centuries


Master Works on Paper from Five Centuries
Auction: Wed 6 Jul 2022
Mon-Fri 10am-5pm


We are pleased to announce the third incarnation of our exciting and very successful new-format works on paper sale, Master Works on Paper from Five Centuries. This sale, first held in London in July 2021 and reprised in New York this past January, presents a wide range of works on paper by European artists from the early Renaissance to the early modern periods, highlighting the unique qualities shared by drawing of all periods, and the way that works on paper transport the viewer into the very heart and moment of the creative process, whenever it may have happened.


The initial London sale saw the astonishing Hans Hoffmann watercolour of a Hare achieve a record price for the artist (£1,249,000, estimate £600,000–800,000) and Samuel Palmer’s Shepherd Leading His Flock under the Full Moon, from some 250 years later, also dramatically surpassed its pre-sale estimate of £700,000–900,000, selling for £1,588,000. In the second sale, in New York, the superb rediscovered study of The Head of a Young Woman, looking Down, by Fra Bartolommeo made $1,835,000 against an estimate of $400,000–600,000.


If you would like to discuss any potential consignments for either sale, please do not hesitate to contact us.




Fra Bartolommeo

The Head of a Young Woman, looking Down

Sold for $1,835,000

Master Works on Paper from Five Centuries, New York January 2022


For assistance with bidding and registration, please contact:

+44 207 293 5000


For sale enquiries please contact:


Gregory Rubinstein

Senior Director

Head of Department, Worldwide

Old Master & Early British Drawings

+44 20 7293 5417



Cristiana Romalli

Senior Director,

Senior Specialist

Old Master Drawings

+44 20 7293 5419



Alexander Faber

Specialist, VP

Old Master Drawings

+1 212 606 7552



Mark Griffith-Jones

Director, Specialist

British Watercolours & Drawings

+44 20 7293 5083



Claire Anderson


Old Master Drawings

+44 20 7293 5333



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