12 juin 2022

Christie's Old Masters total: $14.5 Million

Lot 16. Pieter Brueghel The Younger (Brussels 1564-1638 Antwerp), The Tower of Babel, oil on panel, 141 x 176.5 cm. Price realized: USD 2,580,000 (Estimate USD 1,500,000 – USD 2,500,000). © Christie's Images Ltd 2022. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s Old Masters sale on 10 June, realized a total of $14,430,900, selling 88% by low estimate, with strong prices for Northern Renaissance and Baroque masters, as well as spirited bidding on sculptures from across centuries. The top lot in the sale was The Tower of... [Lire la suite]

03 février 2021


Pieter Brueghel the Younger (Brussels 1564-1636 Antwerp), Saint George’s kermis with the dance around the maypole, 1627. Oil on panel, 54.6 x 75.7 cm. Signed at the bottom left 'P. BRUEGHEL 1627'. DE JONCKHEERE at BRAFA 2021 Provenance: F.B. Greenstreet, London; private collection, USA, 1940; subsequently by descent; Anonymous Sotheby’s sale, New York, 29 January 2009, lot 43; Richard Green Fine Paintings Ltd., London; private collection, USA. Literature: G. Marlier, Pieter Brueghel Le Jeune, Brussels... [Lire la suite]
26 juin 2019

Sotheby's to offer most valuable Gainsborough ever to come to auction

LONDON.- This summer, Sotheby’s will present a roll-call of the greatest names in Western art history at its flagship Old Masters Evening Sale on 3 July. With an overall estimate of £4665.9m/ $59.5-83.7m, the sale next week is one of the strongest sales ever staged in this category, both in value as well as in the quality of works on offer. From some of the finest works by the three key British landscape painters remaining in private hands, to masterpieces and newly discovered works by Renaissance and Baroque masters,... [Lire la suite]
24 décembre 2018

Pieter Brueghel the Younger, St. George's kermis with the dance around the maypole, 1627

Lot 21. Pieter Brueghel the Younger, St. George's kermis with the dance around the maypole, signed and dated lower left: P BREVGHEL.1627, oil on panel, 21 1/2  by 29 7/8  in.; 54.6 by 75.7 cm. Estimate $2,000,000 - $3,000,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Probably F.B. Greenstreet, London; Acquired by an American private collector  circa 1940, and thence by inheritance to the previous owner; Anonymous sale ("Property of an American Collector"), New... [Lire la suite]
07 décembre 2018

An evening of Old Masters at Christie's realised $53,730,552

Lot 10. Frans Hals (Antwerp 1581/5-1666 Haarlem), Portrait of a gentleman, aged 37; and Portrait of a lady, aged 36; oil on canvas, 36 5/8 x 27 in. (93 x 68.5 cm.); the first inscribed and dated 'ÆTAT· SVÆ 37~ / ANo 1637~ / ~' (upper right); the second inscribed and dated 'ÆTAT· SVÆ 36· / ANo·1637·' (upper left), a pair. Estimate GBP 8,000,000 - GBP 12,000,000. Price realised GBP 10,021,250 (EUR 11,233,821) (USD 12,747,030) to an Anonymous. WORLD RECORD PRICE FOR THE ARTIST AT... [Lire la suite]
25 janvier 2018

Costermans at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 121b

Pieter Brueghel the Younger (Brussels 1564–1636 Antwerp), The Adoration of the Magi in a Snowy Landscape. Oil on oak panel, 36 x 57 cm. © Costermans On the back the trefoil mark of the panel maker Michiel Claessens and the Antwerp guild mark Provenance: anonymous sale Sotheby's London, 26 April 1950, lot 55 (as Brueghel the Elder); acquired by William Sabin and Sons, London; collection Huxley, Surrey, 1963; collection Roger Taverner; collection H.S. de Slowak, Montevideo, 1969; anonymous sale, Christie's... [Lire la suite]

27 mars 2017

Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564 - 1636 Antwerp), Tondo with depiction of a Dutch proverb

Lot 252. Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564 - 1636 Antwerp), Tondo with depiction of a Dutch proverb. Oil on wood. Diameter: approx. 19 cm. Signed in the left hand corner "P. BREVGHEL ". Estimate: € 90,000 - 120,000. Photo Hampel Accompanied by a materials analysis by Prof. Dr. Schreiner, Vienna. Accompanied by expert's review by Dr Klaus Ertz, March 2017.  A farmer is pushed by his wife and a servant in a pigsty, the scene cheered by a people gathering in the... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2017

Exhibition at Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga aims to reconstitute the heart of Lisbon during the Renaissance

Unknown Netherlandish Master, View of the Rua Nova dos Mercadores, 1570-1619. Oil on canvas London, Kelmscott Manor Collection, The Society of Antiquaries of London © By kind permission of The Society of Antiquaries of London, Kelmscott Manor. LISBON.- The history of this exhibition begins in April of 1866, when the pre-Raphaelite painter and poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882) left his home in Chelsea, London, to evaluate a painting he had seen in a small antique shop. “A large landscape with about 120 figures of the... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2017

The Holburne Museum opens first exhibition devoted to the Bruegel dynasty

Pieter Brueghel the Younger, Wedding Dance in the Open Air, 1607–1614, oil on panel, 36.6 × 49 cm, A45, © The Holburne Museum. Photography by Dominic Brown. BATH.- The Holburne Museum announces the UK’s first exhibition devoted to the Bruegel dynasty, including recent attributions for two paintings from the Museum’s own collection. Bruegel: Defining a Dynasty unravels the complex Bruegel family tree, revealing the originality and diversity of Antwerp’s famous artistic dynasty across four generations through 29 works,... [Lire la suite]
08 décembre 2016

Great provenance & broad spectrum of buyers drive Old Masters Sale

Lot 12. Lorenzo Lotto (1480-1556), Portrait of an architect, possibly Giovanni Dal Coro, oil on canvas, 86 x 120 cm. Est. £200,000-300,000 / €224,000-336,000 / $246,000-369,000. Sold for £416,750 ($526,980) (€489,763) to a UK Private. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- “Key to tonight’s success was the extraordinary provenance of a large proportion of the sale, with many of the works coming to the market for the first time, not just in decades but in centuries. The hunger of the market for such... [Lire la suite]