How Marianne Dreesmann Aspired to Make Life a Work of Art


Throughout a lifetime of collecting, Marianne L. Dreesmann-van der Spek & her husband Professor Dr Drs Anton C.R. Dreesmann assembled an eclectic but intimate group of beautiful pieces. Encompassing a broad range of objects, from Old Master Paintings and Drawings to Impressionist Art, as well as Sculpture, Chinese Porcelain, Silver and Furniture, this collection encapsulates Mrs Dreesmann’s wide interests and keen eye for beauty.

Highlights of ‘The Marianne L. Dreesmann-van der Spek Collection’ (29 June – 12 July), include a glowing floral still life by Peter Binoit; the charming painting La Robe Opale by Edouard Vuillard; a subtle pencil drawing by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and a spectacular miniature silver table service by Johannes Adrianus van Geffen. Also from The Marianne L. Dreesmann-van der Spek Collection, Sotheby’s is thrilled to be offering a very rare silver salt by the Dutch master silversmith Adam Van Vianen (Treasures | 6 July | London) and a view of Oudezijds Heerenlogement in Amsterdam by Gerrit Berckheyde (Old Masters Evening Sale | 7 July | London).

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