Old Master Paintings

A Family Affair: Bacri Frères Highlights

By Sotheby's

H eirs to 18th century ‘connoisseur’ collectors like the Fabius and Seligmann dynasties, the Bacri brothers were prominent art dealers of the mid-20th century. Their collection reflects both the individual taste of the private collector and the professional competence of the antique dealer and highlights will feature in a sale in Paris on 30 March. We owe the brothers several discoveries now gracing the walls of major museums: Lucas Cranach the Elder's Naiad in the Bremen Kunsthalle, a portrait attributed to Corneille de Lyon now in New York's Metropolitan Museum, mediaeval sculptures now housed in the Musée Rodin, and one of the best-known tapestries of the late Middle Ages: The Life of the Virgin, bequeathed to the Musée de Cluny. Click ahead to see highlights from the sale.


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