Formerly Confiscated Sorolla Turns up at Sotheby's (?)

December 3 2020

Image of Formerly Confiscated Sorolla Turns up at Sotheby's (?)

Picture: Sotheby's

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

In October I posted a story regarding a large painting by Joaquín Sorolla that had been confiscated by the Spanish authorities in Brussels. Antes de la corrida (Before the Bullfight) was painted in c.1900 and is a rare example of the artist's interest in the genre. The reports back in October suggested that it was seized due to an insolvency crime. It now looks as if the Spanish authorities have handed the picture back to its owner, as it is featured the upcoming Sotheby's European Art Sale carrying an estimate of £650,000 - £850,000.

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