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Christie’s “Old Master and British Drawings” online sale

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The sale highlight is a recently rediscovered work by the 19th century Romantic artist, Caspar David Friedrich

By IANSlife

January 19, 2022 (IANSlife) The Old Master & British Drawings, an online sale will be open for bidding January 14-28. The sale features 76 lots from the 16th to the 19th centuries from the Italian, French, Northern European, and British schools.

 

(L-R) TERESA DEL PÒ, GIOVANNI BATTISTA TIEPOLO and JEAN RESTOUT
(L-R) TERESA DEL PÒ, GIOVANNI BATTISTA TIEPOLO and JEAN RESTOUT

The sale highlight is a recently rediscovered work by the 19th century Romantic artist, Caspar David Friedrich. Bohemian landscape with a chapel in a field, executed in graphite, pen and grey ink, and watercolour (estimate: $150,000-$250,000); from The Estates of Bernard and Helga Kramarksy is an important example of a pen drawing by Guercino, Mars holding a sword (estimate: $70,000-$100,000), and a Study of a female head in red chalk by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (estimate: $20,000-$30,000).

Among the French works in the auction are two gouaches by the 17th-century artist Pierre-Paul Sevin after Paolo Veronese’s monumental canvases of The Wedding at Cana and The Feast in the House of Levi. Also among the works from the same school is a rediscovered work by the French Rococo artist Jean Restout, The Rest on the Flight into Egypt (estimate $15,000–$25,000). Only known to scholars from black-and-white photos, the work’s whereabouts were previously unknown and was formerly attributed to Restout’s younger and more famous contemporary, François Boucher. 

(L-R) PIERRE-PAUL SEVIN,CHARLES-LOUIS CLÉRISSEAU and CASPAR DAVID FRIEDRICH
(L-R) PIERRE-PAUL SEVIN,CHARLES-LOUIS CLÉRISSEAU and CASPAR DAVID FRIEDRICH

 

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