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Classic Week at Christie’s London spotlights the original masters of art. Highlights include paintings by Guardi, Fragonard and Turner; an Egyptian sarcophagus; the 17th-century Besler Botanical; exceptional furniture; and The Collection of Raine, Countess Spencer.

Classic Week at Christie’s is an unmissable opportunity to acquire a piece of history. Explore the sales from 1 July at our King Street galleries.

Explore highlights from Classic Week

  • Jan Brueghel I (1568-1625)

    Figures dancing on the bank of a river with a fish-seller, with a portrait of the artist in the foreground
    Estimate
    £5,500,000–8,000,000
    Lot Offered
    Old Masters Evening sale, 6 July

  • Edward Seago (1910–1974)

    Portrait of Jeremy Spenser
    Estimate
    £8,000–12,000
    Lot Offered
    Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art, 11 July

  • Gaetano Gandolfi (1734–1802)

    Diana and Endymion
    Estimate
    £400,000–600,000
    Lot Offered
    Old Masters Evening Sale, 6 July

  • Doménikos Theotokópoulos, called El Greco (1541-1614)

    Christ taking leave of his Mother
    Estimate
    £4,000,000–GBP 6,000,000
    Lot Offered
    Old Masters Evening sale, 6 July

  • Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732–1806)

    Dawn
    Estimate
    £150,000–200,000
    Lot Offered
    Old Masters Evening Sale, 6 July

  • A Roman marble Diana Venatrix

    c. 1st–2nd century A.D.
    Estimate
    £12,000–18,000
    Lot Offered
    Antiquities, 5 July

  • Giovanni Battista Piazzetta (1682–1754)

    A boy playing a guitar (recto)
    Lot offered
    Old Master & British Drawings & Watercolours, 5 July

  • An Egyptian painted wood coffin lid

    c. late 1st century B.C. - 1st century A.D.
    Estimate
    £30,000–50,0000
    Lot offered
    Antiquities, 5 July

  • Ludwig Deutsch (1855–1935)

    At Prayer
    Estimate
    £400,000–600,000
    Lot offered
    19th Century European & Orientalist Art, 13 July

  • Henri Fantin-Latour (1836–1904)

    Fleurs de cerisier
    Estimate
    £40,000–60,000
    Lot offered
    19th Century European & Orientalist Art, 13 July

  • A pair of ormolu-mounted agate vases

    Early 19th century
    Estimate
    £20,000–40,000
    Lot offered
    The Collection of Raine, Countess Spencer, 13 July

  • The Master of Charles III of Durazzo: Francesco di Michele (active by c. 1382)

    The Story of Diana and Actaeon
    Estimate
    £150,000–250,000
    Lot offered
    Old Masters Evening Sale, 6 July

  • A gilt brass terrestrial globe, after François Demongenet, (d. before 1592)

    Estimate
    £150,000–250,000
    Lot offered
    Valuable Books & Manuscripts, 12 July

  • A Louis XVI ormolu and brass-mounted ebony and Japanese lacquer commode, by Adam Weisweiler, c. 1790

    Estimate
    £50,000–80,000
    Lot offered
    European Furniture & Decorative Art, 4 July

  • Basilius Besler (1561–1629)

    Hortus Eystettensis, Spring and Autumn parts. [Nuremberg]: 1613.
    Estimate
    £600,000–900,000
    Lot Offered
    Valuable Books & Manuscripts, 12 July

  • A Regency ormolu-mounted flambé-glazed vase and cover

    Estimate
    £120,000–180,000
    Lot Offered
    The Exceptional Sale, 6 July



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