Auctions and Exhibitions

Master to Master: The Nelson Shanks Collection

New York | 27 January

Sotheby’s is honored to present the collection of Nelson Shanks (1937 - 2015), American realist painter and portraitist to international leaders and celebrities. In this video, join Christopher Apostle, Head of Old Master Paintings, in an exploration of Nelson Shank’s incredible career and extraordinary collection. Highlights from the sale include a monumental masterpiece by Neapolitan artist Mattia Preti, with provenance dating back to its commission, a rare mature work by Guido Cagnacci, and a magnificent Venus by Dosso Dossi, which was thought to be lost until Shanks recognized it and acquired it.

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