De Heem to Lead Christie's December Sale

November 17 2020

Image of De Heem to Lead Christie's December Sale

Picture: Christie's

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Christie's have announced that a large-scale still life by Jan Davidsz de Heem will lead their upcoming old master paintings sale in London.

The picture has been in a private collection since 1817 and re-emerged in an English private residence in 2016. The last record for the artist was set by Christie's in 1988 with the sale of an equally monumental banqueting still life at for $6.6m. The details of the picture really are outstanding and are worth zooming into digitally.

The painting will be offered for sale at auction on 3rd December 2020 carrying an estimate of £4m - £6m.

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