Van Dyck Copy makes £862k

July 8 2021

Image of Van Dyck Copy makes £862k

Picture: Sotheby's

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Here's a result that has us stumped. This copy of Van Dyck's portrait of Charles I, a bust version of an original preserved in Arundel Castle, realised £862,000 (inc. fees) over its £6k - £8k estimate in the Sotheby's London Day Sale today. Nothing here suggests we're looking at an autograph work, it might be argued. Has someone been able to identify the copyist perhaps? Most curious indeed.

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