LondonOld Masters Day Sale
30 November – 5 December 2020 | London | full auction details
This winter’s Old Master Paintings Day Sale offers examples from all the major schools of Western European painting, from gold grounds of the early Italian Renaissance, to fine examples of German Renaissance paintings, through the Italian and Spanish Baroque and the Dutch Golden Age, to elegant 18th-century views, portraits and still lifes. The Day Sale will be on view in our galleries from 3-4 December, in the lead-up to bidding closing online on Saturday 5 December, and will feature lots with estimates ranging from less than £5,000 to £150,000. We are delighted to present a rich and varied selection of works that will appeal both to seasoned collectors and buyers new to Old Master Paintings.
Studio of Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto
Architectural capriccio with ruins and the Colosseum
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Portrait of Ambrogio Spinola, 1st Marquess of Los Balbases (1569-1630), three-quarter length, wearing a breastplate and the collar and badge of the Order of the Golden Fleece, a Field Marshal's baton in his right hand
Portrait of Johann Jobst Schmidtmaier von Schwarzenbruck (1611-47); Portrait of his wife, Anna Maria (1605-64), both standing, full-length, in interiors with landscapes visible through windows beyond
Portrait of Sir Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford (1676-1745) as Chancellor of the Exchequer, standing three-quarter-length, in a black velvet coat, wearing the Star and Riband of the Order of the Garter