Christie's December Evening Sale

November 19 2020

Image of Christie's December Evening Sale

Picture: Christie's

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Christie's have uploaded their December old master paintings evening sale online. The sale will be held on 15th December 2020, presumably to allow for a lifting of lockdown to facilitate viewings in person.

Highlights include the above Nativity by Bernardino Luini estimated at £3m - £5m; A Landscape with Cattle by Paulus Potter estimated at £2m - £3m; a gleaming Drummer Boy by Frans van Mieris estimated at £800k - £1.2m; a bozzetto by Van Dyck estimated at £300k - £500k; and a very yellowed Salvator Mundi by Domenico Ghirlandaio estimated at £300k - £500k.

Fans of British painting will also notice a rare William Hogarth painting of a player, from the collection of the Earls of Lonsdale, estimated at £200k - £300k; a Turner watercolour of Genoa estimated at £120k - £180k; and my favourite an outstanding sketch of Leighton Hall by John Constable estimated at £80k - £120k.

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