Collection of the late John Schaeffer

August 12 2020

Image of Collection of the late John Schaeffer

Picture: Leonard Joel Auctions

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Part of the collection of the late Australian art collector John Schaeffer AO (1941-2020) is coming up for sale this month. Schaeffer, who began life in Holland till he immigrated to Australia, became a passionate collector and enthusiast of nineteenth century art. He had supported part of the redecoration of Leighton House and loaned several pictures to the institution over the years.

His sale is filled with some interesting things, as one might expect. I found this copy of Frans Hal's Laughing Cavalier sans hat (pictured) particularly fun.

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