After almost four decades of collecting and dealing Old Masters, Otto Naumann is stepping down from his gallery space to allow his son, Ambrose, to establish Ambrose Naumann Fine Arts as a new venture. Mr. Naumann is selling his collection of paintings and sculpture, including Dutch, Italian, and Spanish masterpieces by Giovanni Baglione, Carlo Dolci, Bartholomeus van der Helst, Antonio Mancini and Joaquín Sorolla which have decorated his gallery space and apartment for years. The collection will be on view alongside our public exhibitions of Old Master Paintings and Drawings from 26–31 January 2018.
For centuries Venice has enchanted visitors with its charming canals, picturesque bridges and unrivalled history. Venice has long been a draw for artists who seek to capture the city’s timeless views. Take an artistic journey through the city featuring five paintings from The Old Masters Online: Venice auction, works from which will be offered with No Buyer’s Premium. Old Masters Online: Venice 13–30 October | Online
Discover how Turner’s revolutionary technique directly inspired Impressionism and presaged Abstract Expressionism, making him the first truly modern painter. One of only six major works by Turner left in private hands, Ehrenbreitstein is more than just a landscape. It brings together two of the most romantic figures of the 19th century, Turner and Byron, as it directly illustrates a passage from Byron’s epic poem “Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage”. This magisterial work is a highlight of Sotheby’s Old Masters Evening Sale on 5 July in London.
Watch as Old Master paintings come to life through amazing animation. Portraits of rulers, reformers, gentlemen and fools by such important artists as Lucas Cranach the Elder, Jacopo de’ Barbari and Jan Sanders van Hemessen represent the rich array of personalities from an extraordinary era. All are highlights of Sotheby’s Old Masters Evening Sale on 6 July in London.