Auction Results

Old Master Paintings

| | New York

SALE TOTAL

51,361,251 USD
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Sale Number: N09102 Lots : 227

SALE TOTAL

51,361,251 USD DOWNLOAD RESULTS

Sessions

  • Session 1: 30 Jan 2014 | 10:00 AM | Lots 1 - 100
  • Session 2: 30 Jan 2014 | 3:00 PM | Lots 201 - 368

Overview

RESULTS:

Our 30 January sale totaled $51,361,251 with works from the Dutch Golden Age performing particularly well. Multiple bidders entered into a prolonged battle for an important rediscovery by Gerrit van Honthorst, A merry group behind a balustrade with a violin and a lute player, eventually driving the price to $7,557,000, more than double the pre-sale estimate and achieving an artist record at auction. The annunciation by El Greco far exceeded expectations, reaching $5,877,000 after five bidders fought for the composition previously known to scholars only from photographs. 


OVERVIEW:

This January’s Important Old Master Paintings & Sculpture sale comprises an exceptional selection of works from schools throughout Europe. The sale is highlighted by a number of strong paintings from the Dutch Golden Age, including exciting and important rediscoveries by Gerrit van Honthorst and Jacob Ochtervelt.  Also leading the sale will be an early example of Summer by Pieter Brueghel the Younger, a light and intimate scene by Jean-Honoré Fragonard, and a beautiful panel by the early Italian master Simone Martini.

The afternoon session of paintings and sculpture, which will begin directly following the Courts of Europe auction, includes an impeccable vanitas still life by Edwaert Collier, an early Madonna and Child by a follower of Dieric Bouts and a beautiful view of Tivoli by Simon Denis.  The sculpture section features a marble bust from the workshop of Antonio Canova, a pair of bronze horses by a Northern follower of Giambologna, and a beautifully carved oak figure of the Magdalene from the circle of Arnt van Tricht. 

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Contact Information

George Wachter
Chairman, Executive Vice President, Co-Chairman
Old Master Paintings Worldwide
+1 212 606 7230
george.wachter@sothebys.com
Christopher Apostle
Senior Vice President
Head of Department
Old Master Paintings
+1 212 606 7230
christopher.apostle@sothebys.com
Margaret H. Schwartz
Senior Vice President
Head of Department
European Sculpture
+1 212 606 7406
margi.schwartz@sothebys.com
Andrea Kust
Assistant Vice President
Specialist
Old Master Paintings
+1 212 606 7246
andrea.kust@sothebys.com
Marina Phelan
Assistant Vice President
Project Manager
+1 212 606 7249
marina.phelan@sothebys.com
David Pollack
Assistant Vice President
Specialist
Old Master Paintings
+1 212 606 7230
david.pollack@sothebys.com
Jonquil O'Reilly
Specialist
Old Master Paintings
+1 212 606 7230
jonquil.oreilly@sothebys.com
Calvine Harvey
Specialist, Sale Manager
Old Master Paintings
+1 212 606 7230
calvine.harvey@sothebys.com