AO Auction Preview: Sotheby’s London, Old Master Paintings, Wednesday July 9

July 8th, 2008

Landscape at Evening with Travellers and a Hunter Near Classical Ruins, Pierre Patel the Elder (circa 1640) via Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s has a forthcoming sale of Old Master Paintings, to be held in London at its New Bond St. location, on Wednesday, July 9th. The sale’s highlights include works from Pompeo Batoni, Jan Brueghel the Elder, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Carlo Crivelli, Frans Hals, Guido Reni, Sir Peter Paul Rubens, David Teniers the Younger, Aert van der Neer, Gaspar van Wittel (Vanvitelli) and a number of other exemplary European painters of this time.

It should also be noted that there will be ten paintings featured in the July 9th sale which come from the esteemed private collection of the late Dr. Gustav Rau, a 20th century philanthropist and collector of works from artists such as Pierre Patel the Elder, whose piece, Landscape at Evening with Travellers and a Hunter Near Classical Ruins, is estimated to fetch $800,000-$1,200,000 (Pictured above).

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Featured works:

Portrait of Willem van Heythuysen, Seated on a Chair and Holding a Hunting Crop, Frans Hals (circa 1630) via Sotheby’s

Estimate: $6,000,000 – $10,000,000

The Martyrdom of Saint Apollonia, Guido Reni (circa 1614) via Sotheby’s

Estimate: $3,000,000 – $4,000,000

Pope’s Villa at Twickenham, Joseph Mallord William Turner R.A. (circa 1808), via Sotheby’s

Estimate: $10,000,000 – $14,000,000

Portrait of count Kirill Grigorjewitsch Razumovsky, Pompeo Batoni (1766) via Sotheby’s

Estimate: $1,600,000 – $2,400,000

Hercules and Antaeus, Lucas Cranach the Elder (circa 1530) via Sotheby’s

Estimate: $1,000,000 – $1,400,000

The Edge of a Village with Figures Dancing on the Bank of a River and a Fish-Seller and a Self-Portrait of the Artist in the Foreground, Jan Brueghel the Elder (1616) via Sotheby’s

Estimate: $5,000,000 – $7,000,000