Results: Eleven new artist records were achieved in Sotheby's Masters Week sale series, led by a newly-discovered work by Sir Peter Paul Rubens and by paintings by Adam de Coster and Willem Drost, pictured at right. The week concluded with $41.9 million in sales of paintings, drawings, and sculpture.
Auction Details: This January’s Evening Sale of Master Paintings will be highlighted by a group of Spanish works, including a Kitchen Still life attributed to Diego Velazquez, an impressive Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine by Francicso Zurbaran, an image of Saint Veronia’s Veil attributed to El Greco, and a full set of Francisco Goya’s Los Caprichos prints in their original binding.Three impressive Renaissance tondos will lead the early paintings, two by Sandro Botticelli and his studio and another by the Florentine Master of the Madonna of Ponterosso. Baroque highlights of the sale include a stunning portrait of a woman by Orazio Gentileschi, owned by King Charles I, and Willem Drost’s Flora, likely painted when the artist was in Venice. From the eighteenth century the sale will feature a magnificent view of Venice by Michele Marieschi as well as Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s The Fountain of Love, from the collection of Edward Snider.
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