Old Masters including Old Master Paintings, Drawings and British Works on Paper

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Old Masters including Old Master Paintings, Drawings and British Works on Paper


Old Masters including Old Master Paintings, Drawings and British Works on Paper
Auction: Mon 20 Jul - Wed 29 Jul 2020
Exhibition: to Wed 29 Jul 2020
Mon-Fri 10am-5pm


This summer’s Old Masters, London sale includes an exceptional array of paintings from the Italian Renaissance, through the Baroque and the Dutch Golden Age, to the early Nineteenth Century. Highlights include a major work by the sixteenth-century Spanish master Luis de Morales; a fine group of elegant eighteenth-century Italian vedute; an exceptional collection of paintings by William Etty R.A., including one of the artist’s most celebrated masterpieces; and two important views of Seville by David Roberts.

20 – 29 July 2020 | London | full auction details


The works on paper include an extremely rare and early drawing by the Flemish artist, Hieronymus Cock, executed in the 1550s (the study for one of the earliest widely circulated prints of the Colosseum), and two outstanding drawings by Italian artists of the Mannerist period: an engaging double-sided sheet of figure studies by Polidoro da Caravaggio and a study for the Virgin in the fresco of The Assumption of the Virgin, painted circa 1550 by Girolamo Siciolante da Sermoneta, in the Fugger Chapel of Santa Maria dell’Anima, Rome. There is also a group of ten spirited pen and ink landscapes, once part of a larger album, each drawing still laid down to the original album page, by the Venetian artist, Marco Ricci and a number of great British works on paper led by the wonderful watercolour of Gledhow Hall, Yorkshire, by Joseph Mallord William Turner, R.A.

The Old Masters, London sale comprises lots with estimates ranging from less than £10,000 up to £200,000, and works spanning 500 years of European art and history. We are delighted to present a sale that will appeal both to seasoned collectors and buyers new to Old Master Paintings and Drawings.


Joseph Mallord William Turner, R.A.

Gledhow Hall, Yorkshire

Watercolour over pencil heightened with touches of bodycolour, scratching out, stopping out and gum arabic;

signed l.r.: JMW Turner RA

Estimate £180,000–240,000

Polidoro Caldara, called Polidoro da Caravaggio

Recto: Sheet of studies with the rape of Proserpina, a head study and two figure studies of an executioner and his left leg

Verso: Study of the Madonna in the Assumption flanked by two angels

Estimate £25,000-35,000

Balthasar van der Ast

Still life with a carnation and a crocus, two shells, and a dragonfly, spider and flies, all on a stone ledge,

Estimate £20,000-30,000

For assistance with bidding and registration, please contact:

+44 207 293 5000 


For sale enquiries please contact:


Andrew Fletcher

Senior Director

Head of Department

Old Master Paintings


+44 20 7293 6205


Georgina Eliot

Associate Specialist

Old Master Paintings


+44 20 7293 5894



Gregory Rubinstein

Senior Director

Head of Old Master & Early British Drawings, Sotheby’s Worldwide


+44 20 7293 5417


Cristiana Romalli

Senior Director

Old Master & Early British Drawings, Sotheby’s Worldwide


+44 20 7293 5419


Mark Griffith-Jones



British Drawings and Watercolours


+44 20 7293 5083


Alexander Faber


Old Master Drawings

New York

+1 212 606 7552


Claire Anderson

Senior Cataloguer

Old Master Drawings


+44 20 7293 5333


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