The fifth sale of Masters Week, Sotheby's Master Paintings & Sculpture Day Sale totalled $5.7 million. Led by Hubert Robert's Figures Walking Up a Monumental Staircase at $310,000, the sale offered a wide range of European paintings and sculpture spanning six centuries.
Details: The Master Paintings and Sculpture Day sale will offer a wide range of European paintings and sculpture from the 14th to the 19th centuries. Highlights of the paintings sections include works by esteemed artists Hubert Robert, Hans Bol, Jan van Goyen, Lucas Cranach the Younger, Apollonio di Giovanni di Tommaso, Edwaert Collier, and more. The exciting sculpture and works of art from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods include an important pair of Venetian 15th century Istrian stone figures of Hope and Charity from the Scuola Vecchia Della Misericordia by Bartolomeo Bon, a beautifully painted grisaille Limoges enamel plaque of the annunciation by Royal enameller Leonard Limosin and a pair of elegant Italian terracotta figures of Mercury and Minerva attributed to the late 17th century Florentine sculptor Giovanni Baratta.
Please note that the lost painting last recorded in the Eisler collection and mentioned in the catalogue note is painted on panel, not canvas.
Please note that the original composition by Francesco Francia, referred to in the note in comparison with the present lot, is in the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh. The panel in the National Gallery, London, is a later copy of the Pittsburgh original.
This Lot has been withdrawn from the sale.
For updated cataloguing, please see the online entry.
Please note that the estimate in the printed catalogue is incorrect and should be: $120,000/180,000. The correct estimate appears in the online catalogue.
Please note additional provenance information related to the 1799 Rauch auction.
Please note the following exhibition information for this lot:
London, Matthiesen Gallery, Fifty Paintings 1535-1825, 1993, no. 15.
Please note the figure of Hercules was not included while in the collection of Mr. Moatti in Paris
We are grateful to Dr. Yuriko Jackall for confirming the attribution to Bouliar and for identifying the present work as that exhibited in the 1791 Salon, no. 324, on the basis of digital images. Please refer to sothebys.com for the full additional cataloguing.