Guido Reni's 'David & Goliath'

June 25 2012

Video: Sotheby's

Sotheby's head of Old Masters, Christopher Apostle, talks about Guido Reni's David & Goliath, coming up for sale in London on 4th July. The estimate is £3m-5m.

Update - a reader alerts me to the fact that it previously failed to sell in 1992, and fetched the enormous price of £2.2m in 1985. It'll be interesting to see what it makes this time. Does the relative lack of uplift since the '80s suggest that Italian 17th C religious works will always be rather unfashionable? It makes a useful comparison with Constable's The Lock, which sold for £10.8m in 1990, and is now guaranteed with an estimate of £20m-£25m.

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