LondonOld Masters Evening Sale
10 December 2020 | London | full auction details
This December’s Old Masters Evening Sale offers a strong selection of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish paintings, including three masterpieces by three titans of the Golden Age. David Teniers the Younger’s The Wine Harvest is one of the largest and finest works he ever painted and, from the collection of the Viscounts Gage, it comes to the market for the first time in well over 200 years, only a little longer than Jacob van Ruisdael’s moving, early masterpiece Landscape with a cottage and stone bridge under a cloudy sky which last appeared in 1840. Jan Steen’s wonderfully optimistic and finely executed The Dancing Couple completes the trio.
A wide selection of Italian paintings are also on offer, from the Renaissance to the late 18th century, amongst which is a Portrait of Thomas Orde by Pompeo Batoni that is “one of the artist’s finest and most sympathetic likeness of an Englishman”. British highlights include two beautifully preserved portraits by Hans Eworth and Sir Peter Lely, and the sale is completed by three of the Spanish Baroque’s biggest names: El Greco; Jusepe de Ribera; and Bartolomé Esteban Murillo.
Viewing times subject to current government guidelines.
London: 5–9 December
Mon – Fri: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Sat & Sun: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
New York: 10 – 18 November
By Appointment Only
Mon – Sat: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sun: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Exhibition closes at 12:00pm on 18 October.
Jan Havicksz. Steen
‘The Dancing Couple’: a terrace with a couple dancing to a pipe and fiddle, peasants eating and merrymaking behind
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Jan Brueghel the Younger Still life with a large bouquet of flowers in a wooden bucket, including a crown imperial lily, roses, tulips and other flowers, with butterflies, insects and berries on the shelf beneath 《靜物畫：木盆裡的大束鮮花，包括一朵冠花貝母、玫瑰、鬱金香，盆架上有蝴蝶、昆蟲、莓果》
Sir Anthony van Dyck and Studio Portrait of George Hay, 2nd Earl of Kinnoull (circa 1595–1644), full-length, wearing armour, and holding a baton in his right hand, his left resting on a table with a red cloth, upon which is his helmet 《喬治・黑伊，金諾伯爵二世（約1595-1644年）身披鎧甲、右手持棍、左手搭在桌邊的全身肖像，桌上
Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi, called Sandro Botticelli Christ on the Cross adored by Saints Monica, Augustine, Mary Magdalen, Jerome and Bridget of Sweden 《聖莫尼卡、聖奧古斯丁、聖瑪利亞・瑪達肋納、聖傑羅姆及瑞典聖畢哲敬拜十字架上的耶穌》