T his January, Sotheby’s is pleased to present Masters Week in New York, comprised of a series of complementary sales of Old Master paintings, drawings, sculpture, and nineteenth century European art. The week is led by this season’s Master Paintings and Sculpture Part I sale of 57 works, for the first time spanning millennia with the inclusion of an Old Kingdom Egyptian limestone sculpture (2350 – 2290 BC) alongside European paintings and sculpture dating from the 14th to 19th centuries. Following the record-breaking success of our 2021 sale of Botticelli’s Portrait of a Young Man Holding a Roundel, we are excited to present a religious work from Botticelli’s late career, The Man of Sorrows. We are also proud to present Master to Master: The Nelson Shanks Collection which consists of 53 lots Baroque painting, sculpture, drawing, and furniture from the collection of American realist painter Nelson Shanks, and several works from Shanks’s own hand as well as items from his studio. This year’s live sales also include a diverse range of works in the Master Works on Paper from Five Centuries sale and The European Art Sale Part I. The week concludes with several online sales: Master Paintings Part II, Old Master and British Works on Paper, Master Sculpture & Works of Art Part II, and The European Art Sale Part II.
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22–25 January | Master Works on Paper from Five Centuries, Old Master and British Works on Paper
22–26 January | Master Paintings and Sculpture Part I, Master to Master: The Nelson Shanks Collection
22–27 January | Master Paintings Part II, Master Sculpture & Works of Art Part II, The European Art Sale Part I & II