The Old Masters auction achieved a total of £672,250. The sale was led by Mary Beales Portrait Study of the Head of a Boy which sold for an impressive £58,750 against a pre-sale estimate of £8,000-12,000.
The Old Master Paintings and Drawings Department is delighted to re-introduce its autumn mid-season sale. An ideal entry point for new buyers as well as a chance for more established collectors to expand their collections, the auction will offer works from all the major schools of Western European painting and drawing, with estimates starting from £1,500.
Please note that this painting is a 19th century copy after the 'Portrait of a Man' by the Milanese artist Giovanni Ambrogio de Predis in the Uffizi, Florence.
Please note that this lot will be transferred to Greenford Park Art facility after the
This Lot has been withdrawn from the sale.
We are grateful to Mr. Jan Roosenburg and Dr. Marten Jan Bok for notifying us that the coat of arms are in fact those of the Indervelde family. The Indervelde were land surveyors in Dordrecht, one of the most important towns in the County of Holland at the time.
Given the sitter's age, he can be identified as Johan Symonszn Indervelde (1590-circa 1654). He was bailiff and a surveyor of the waterworks and the dykes in Dordrecht, and a number of maps made under his direction are still held in archives and museums today.
Please note this is a capriccio view and not the city of Utrecht as stated in the printed catalogue.
We are grateful to Dottor Giuseppe Napoletano for proposing an attribution to Giacomo Farelli (Naples 1629-1706). The attribution has also been endorsed by Professor Riccardo Lattuada.