Painting by 17th-Century Nun Smashes Estimate

May 11 2020

Image of Painting by 17th-Century Nun Smashes Estimate

Picture: Sotheby's

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Artnet have reported on the very impressive result achieved at Sotheby's last week for this painting (pictured) by the seventeenth century Italian nun Orsola Maddalena Caccia (1596–1676). Still Life of Birds sold for £212,500 (inc. fees) more than 14 times its high presale estimate of £15,000. Works by the artist are incredibly rare and it is hoped that more might come to light after this impressive result.

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