This January’s Evening Sale of Master Paintings will present an exciting array of European works spanning the 14th through 19th centuries. The sale is led by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo’s eight-foot tall depiction of the Madonna of the Rosary with Angels, the last major altarpiece by this Venetian master remaining in private hands. Other highlights include a newly rediscovered masterwork by Sir Peter Paul Rubens, his earliest known version of The Virgin and Christ Child with Saints Elizabeth and John the Baptist dating to circa 1612, an early Madonna and Child by the Master of the Bruges Legend of Saint Ursula, a family portrait of impressive scale by Thomas Gainsborough, R.A., an intricate trompe l'oeil of an illuminated manuscript by a highly skilled Netherlandish painter, and a charming pair of landscapes by French artist Hubert Robert.
Los Angeles: on view at Sotheby's LA office, 18–19 November, 10am – 5pm
San Francisco: on view at San Francisco Art Institute, 21 November, 11am – 2pm
London: on view at Sotheby's New Bond Street galleries, 29 November – 4 December