Cornelis van Poelenburgh Self Portrait Soars Past Estimate

January 18 2021

Image of Cornelis van Poelenburgh Self Portrait Soars Past Estimate

Picture: Sotheby's

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

A rare Self Portrait by the Dutch landscape painter Cornelis van Poelenburgh (1594-1667) soared at Sotheby's last Thursday. It made £100,800 (inc. commission) over its £5k - £7k estimate. Sotheby's catalogue note suggests that it was made when the artist was staying in London and producing cabinet pictures for King Charles I between the years 1637-41. The prestigious provenance must have helped too, as it was reputedly owned by William Beckford and later made its way into the collection of the Dukes of Hamilton.

Update - I've just spotted that the painting has already appeared on dealer Sander Bijl's Instagram page.

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