LondonOld Master & British Works on Paper including works from the Collections of Carlos Alberto Cruz and the late Timothy Clowes
This September we are delighted to offer Old Master and British works on paper from the 16th to the 19th centuries, including drawings, watercolours and portrait miniatures from the celebrated collections of Carlos Alberto Cruz and the late Timothy Clowes.
A group of drawings from the Chilean architect and Founder of The Apelles Collection, Carlos Alberto Cruz, were successfully auctioned earlier this year across our July sales, which saw energetic bidding for drawings by Spanish artists, whose works seldom come to market. This final group, offered online this September, includes a number of works by Spanish and other European artists, including Francisco Herrera the Younger, Jeronimo de Bobadilla, Antonio del Castillo and Pablo Cespedes. In addition to this collection, we have other exciting and attractive drawings from the Italian, French and Dutch schools, depicting a wide variety of genres.
During his lifetime Timothy Clowes was an enthusiastic and avid collector, with interests that ranged from Chinese jades to English pictures! In this sale, Sotheby’s is delighted to offer rare works from his collections of portrait miniatures and early drawings. Highlights include works by Nicholas Hilliard (1547-1619), Samuel Cooper (1609-1672), Richard Cosway (1742-1821), John Smart (1741-1811), Paul Sandby (1731-1809), Thomas Girtin (1775-1802), John Constable (1776-1837), John Sell Cotman (1782-1842) and Samuel Palmer (1805-1881).
With affordable prices and appealing subject matter, this sale presents a wonderful opportunity for new and seasoned collectors to acquire an Old Master drawing, a British work on paper or a portrait miniature.
The sale will open for bidding at 2pm on 17 September and will close at 2pm on the 23 September. We will have a small highlights exhibition in our Wemyss Gallery at New Bond Street from the 18 – 23 September. Please do not hesitate to contact a member of the department for any sale-related enquires.
French School, 18th century
Soldiers on horseback and other figures admiring the temple of Tivoli
Estimate: 3,000-4,000 GBP
For assistance with bidding and registration, please contact:
+44 207 293 5000
For sale enquiries please contact:
British Watercolours, Drawings and Portrait Miniatures
+44 20 7293 5083
Old Master Drawings
+44 20 7293 5333
PA / Department Assistant
Old Master Drawings
+44 20 7293 5418
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