Old Master & British Works on Paper

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34-35 New Bond Street, W1A 2AA, London, UK
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Old Master & British Works on Paper


Old Master & British Works on Paper
Auction: Fri 2 Jul - Thu 8 Jul 2021
Exhibition: - Wed 7 Jul 2021
Mon-Fri 10am-5pm


At the heart of this fascinating sale of works on paper from four centuries of European art are intriguing groups of works from three very different collections. The first is a rare collection of Spanish drawings, assembled over some 40 years, and including works of real quality by artists whose names are not necessarily well known to a wider international audience. As recently discussed in an article in Apollo magazine, this is a field of the drawings market that is very little known, which gives opportunities both for discoveries, and for acquiring intriguing, significant works for very reasonable prices.

The second collection was formed from the 1960s to the early 2000s, by the eminent London dealers in British drawings and watercolours, Cyril and Shirley Fry, whose taste and interests helped shape a whole generation of British collectors in the field. Selected works from the Fry collection will also be sold in the first week of July in the live sale A Fine Line: Master Works on Paper from Five Centuries, and at Chiswick Auctions. The third collection featured here is also British, but formed much earlier in the 20th Century by the 2nd Baron Fairhaven; this group consists of superb natural history watercolours from the 18th and early 19th century.

In addition, there are many appealing and affordable drawings from the Italian, French and Dutch schools, dating from the early 16th to the late 19th century; indeed a sale with something to delight and intrigue all manner of collectors.


Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo

Putti in the clouds

Pen and brown ink and wash;

signed in pen and brown ink, lower left: Domo. Tiepolo f

190 by 270 mm

Estimate: £7,000 – 9,000

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


Raluca Nastase

PA / Department Assistant

Old Master Drawings

+44 20 7293 5418


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