The Old Masters sale features a very rare signed and dated painting by the Le Nain Brothers representing Saint Jerome, recently included in a major retrospective of the artists’ work.
Another recently discovered work is Vigée Le Brun’s Portrait of Tatyana Borisovna Potemkina, which has never been on the market, and it was included in the monographic exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Grand Palais, Paris.
The top lot of the sale is Ruben’s A satyr holding a basket of grapes and quinces with a nymph which was included in the seminal exhibition A House of Art: Rubens as Collector organized by the Rubenshuis in 2004.
Additional highlights in the sale include Gossart’s The Virgin and Child, a beautiful example of early 16th Century Flemish painting,
and Mor and Sánchez Coello’s evocative Portrait of Alessandro Farnese in Armor.
Pier Francesco Mola (Coldrerio, near Lugano 1612-1666), Saint Andrew. Oil on canvas
25 ½ x 19 ¼ in. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018.
Also on offer is a group of property from La Salle University including paintings by Hubert Robert, Antonio della Corna, and Domenico Gargiulo. The sale also features a selection of works from the Estate of Dr. George S Heyer Jr.