In its traditional June sale, Tableaux, Sculptures et Dessins Anciens et du XIXe siècle, the Old Masters session will bring together a beautiful group of works from private European collections. A rediscovered composition by Salomon Koninck as well as works by rare artists like the Maître des Cortèges and the Candlelight Master highlight the 17th century.
The 19th-century paintings department will offer an eclectic selection of important works. Great names of neoclassicism, such as the ones of Baron Gérard, Robert Lefèvre, or Prud’hon, will stand alongside those of the symbolists who left their mark on the late 19th century, such as Lévy-Dhurmer, Véber or Maxence, whose beguiling works will enthral the connoisseurs. Romanticism will be represented by Horace Vernet and this poetic moment will go on with landscapes by Achille Etna Michallon and Jean Victor Bertin. Finally, a winter landscape by Valerius Saedeleer will allow a glimpse into the 20th century.
The Sculpture and Works of Art department will open the sale with a selection of champlevé enamel and Gothic ivories, followed by a superb alabaster figure of Saint Adrian typical of South Netherlandish, circa 1600, Mannerist sculpture, in the circle of Jacques Du Broeucq. Among the highlights are also important Renaissance and Baroque bronzes, including a lifetime cast of the Allegory of Air, by Etienne Le Hongre, circa 1685-1690, from the collection of Maurice de Wendel.