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Old Master & Early British Drawings & Watercolors New York – Thursday, 26 January 2012

Old Master & Early British Drawings & Watercolors New York Thursday, 26 January 2012 Sale no: 2535 Top Ten [All sold prices include buyer’s premium]

   

Sold:

$3,058,875

£1,957,680

2,324,745

 

Lots Sold: 112

Lots Offered: 147

Sold by Lot: 76%

Sold by $: 88%

Exchange Rate: £0.64 = $1 / €0.76 = $1

 

Lot

Description

Purchase

Buyer

 

Estimate ($)

Price

 

Edward Lear (London 1812-1888 San Remo,

$120,000

$180,000

$422,500

 

22

Italy) Montenegro

 

£269,809

321,607

U.S. Private

Joseph Mallord William Turner, R.A.

 

$338,500

34

(London 1775-1851) The Chain Pier, Brighton

 

$300,000 -

$500,000

£216,166

257,666

Trade

Francesco Guardi (Venice 1712-1793)

 

84

A

seen through an arch, a ruined domed anteroom on the

left

Venetian capriccio, a palace with a grand staircase

$100,000

$150,000

$158,500

£101,218

120,650

U.S. Private

 

Attributed to Lucas Cranach the Younger

$50,000 -

$60,000

$104,500

 

90

(Wittenberg 1515-1586 Weimar) Portrait of a lady

£66,734

79,545

European Trade

Jean François de Troy (Paris 1679-1752

 

104

Rome)

Christ carrying the Cross, and a subsidiary study of a

foot

$20,000 -

$30,000

$86,500

£35,239

65,844

U.S. Private

 

Charles-Louis Clerisseau (Paris 1721-1820

 

115

Auteuil) Two architectural capricci with peasants, musicians and other figures frolicking among classical ruins

$30,000 -

$40,000

$74,500

£47,576

56,709

Latin American Private

 

Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, il Guercino

 

$72,100

 

73

(Cento 1591-1666 Bologna) Head of St. Joseph, in profile to the left

$40,000 -

$60,000

£46,043

54,883

U.S. Private

 

$68,500

128

Friedrich Overbeck (Lübeck 1789-1869 Rome) The Madonna and Child surrounded by angels

$10,000 -

$15,000

£43,744

52,142

Anonymous

   

$64,900

 

101

Simon Vouet (Paris 1590-1649)

A

kneeling woman in a billowing mantle

$40,000 -

$60,000

£41,445

49,402

European Trade

71

Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, il Guercino

(Cento 1591-1666 Bologna)

$25,000 -

$35,000

$62,500

£39,913

European Private

A

man holding a string of beads, possibly a rosary

47,575

Jennifer Wright, Head of Sale, comments: “We are pleased with the success of the collection from the Estate of Christian B. Peper, which was 100% sold by lot, and included the sale’s top lot, Montenegro, by Edward Lear. The eclectic Collection from Leo Steinberg, the influential art historian, also performed well. Buyers responded to fresh to the market works and recent discoveries, as represented by Simon Vouet’s A kneeling woman in a billowing mantle, and Jean François de Troy’s Christ carrying the Cross, and the strength of the market for 19 th century drawings was demonstrated by the group of drawings from the Album Amicorum. We are also particularly pleased with the number of new buyers crossing over from other collecting categories, as well as the new collectors from Asia.” Harriet Drummond, International Head of British Drawings and Watercolours, said: Today’s strong results for British drawings which were 90% sold by lot and made over $1.1 million demonstrate that our sale format which combined Old Master Drawings with Early British Drawings and Watercolors in New York for the first time is a successful one.

Press Contact

 

Sara Fox, 212 636 2680 sfox@christies.com

 

Date and Location of Next Sale

New York, June 5, 2012

 
Old Master Paintings Part II New York – Thursday, 26 January 2012 Sale no: 2657

Old Master Paintings Part II New York Thursday, 26 January 2012 Sale no: 2657 Top Ten [All sold prices include buyer’s premium]

   

Sold:

$4,400,750

£2,816,480

3,344,570

Lots Sold: 85

Lots Offered: 112

Sold by Lot: 76%

Sold by $: 85%

Exchange Rate: £0.64 = $1 / €0.76 = $1

 

Lot

Description

Estimate ($)

Purchase

Buyer

 

Price

 

Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, il Guercino

 

$266,500

 

257

(Cento 1591-1666 Bologna) Amnon and Tamar

 

$150,000 -

$250,000

£170,560

202,540

Anonymous

 

$230,500

310

Jacopo Amigoni (? c. 1685-1752 Madrid) The Chimney-Sweeper's Boy

$10,000 -

$15,000

£147,520

175,180

Anonymous

 

Cornelis de Vos (Hulst c. 1584-1651 Antwerp)

 

288

Portrait of Bessela Pelgrom, seated three-quarter-length,

in

a black dress with lace cuffs and ruff, embroidered

bodice and gloves, holding a chain

$60,000 -

$80,000

$182,500

£116,800

138,700

European Private

 

Girolamo Figino (active Milan second half of

$40,000 -

$60,000

$158,500

 

212

the 16th Century) The Madonna nursing the Christ Child

£101,440

120,460

Anonymous

Jacob van Walscapelle (Dordrecht 1644-1727

 

$158,500

298

Amsterdam), A melon, nuts and corn on a stone ledge with butterflies

$50,000 -

$70,000

£101,440

120,460

Anonymous

224

Hendrick van Steenwijck II (Frankfurt or

Antwerp c. 1560-c. 1649 London)

$60,000 -

$80,000

$146,500

£93,760

European Trade

A

church interior; and 'The Vaults'

111,340

 

$140,500

295

Paul de Vos (Hulst 1591/2-1678 Antwerp)

A

concert of birds

$80,000 -

$120,000

£89,920

106,780

European Private

301

Franz Rösel von Rosenhof (Vienna 1626-1700

Nuremberg), Trompe l'oeil of a capuchin monkey in

$30,000 -

$50,000

$134,500

£86,080

European Private

his

crate (The cheeky monkey)

102,220

 

$122,500

219

Alessandro Allori (Florence 1535-1607) Noli me tangere

$30,000 -

$50,000

£78,400

93,100

European Private

 

Conrad Faber, called Faber von Creuznach (Creuznach 1500-1552/3 Frankfurt am Main)

 

$122,500

U.S. Trade

230

Portrait of Margarethe Schott, half-length, in a black gown with an embroidered guimpe, gold girdle and red

$40,000 -

$60,000

£78,400

93,100

mantlet

 

Nicholas Hall, Co-Chairman of Old Masters & 19th Century Art, comments: “We are pleased to conclude the series of Old Masters sales with a sell-through rate by lot of 73% for the week, with a combined sales total of $51.8 million up $21 million from 2011. We are also thrilled to have sold the top lot for the week with Giambattista Tiepolo’s The Arrival of Henry III at the Villa Contarini, which fetched a record price for the artist at $5.9 million, as well as the record for Thomas de Keyser’s Portrait of a Gentleman, which was bought by Lee and Juliet Folger Fund for the National Gallery of Art, Washington. The sales showed strength across all sectors of the markets, at all price points, including an outstanding drawings sale.”

Press Contact

Sara Fox, 212 636 2680 sfox@christies.com

Date and Location of Next Sale

New York, June 5, 2012

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