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Old Masters Week
London, 5 – 10 July 2014


CHRISTIE’S EVENING SALE OF OLD MASTER & BRITISH PAINTINGS
REALISES £44.9 MILLION/ $77 MILLION / €56.5 MILLION


Christie’s evening auction of Old Master & British Paintings realised £44,986,000/ $77,016,032/ €56,547,402. The sale attracted 145 registered bidders from 27 countries across 5 continents. The top price was paid for Venice, the Bacino di San Marco with the Piazzetta and the Doge’s Palace by Francesco Guardi From The Baron Henri de Rothschild Collection, a masterpiece dating from the artist’s full maturity which realised £9,882,500/ $16,918,840/ €12,422,303, setting the second highest price for a work by the artist at auction (estimate: £8-10 million). New artist record prices were achieved for works by Willem Claesz. Heda (lot 31); Matthias Stomer (lot 34); The Master of the Annunciation to the Shepherds (lot 36); Luca Giordano (lot 38); and Sir Henry Raeburn (lot 64), among others.

Auction Highlights from Old Masters Week

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  • LOT OFFERED | OLD MASTER & BRITISH PAINTINGS EVENING SALE
    London, King Street, 8 July 2014

    JOHANNES VERMEER (DELFT 1632-1675)

    Saint Praxedis


    Estimate: £6,000,000–8,000,000

  • LOT OFFERED | OLD MASTER & BRITISH PAINTINGS EVENING SALE
    London, King Street, 8 July 2014

    FRANCESCO GUARDI (VENICE 1712-1793)

    Venice, the Bacino di San Marco, with the Piazzetta and the Doge’s Palace


    Estimate: £8,000,000–10,000,000

  • LOT OFFERED | OLD MASTER & BRITISH PAINTINGS EVENING SALE
    London, King Street, 8 July 2014

    PIETER BRUEGHEL II (BRUSSELS 1564/5-1637/8 ANTWERP)

    The Road to Calvary


    Estimate: £5,000,000–7,000,000

  • LOT OFFERED | OLD MASTER & BRITISH PAINTINGS EVENING SALE
    London, King Street, 8 July 2014

    SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS, P.R.A. (PLYMPTON, DEVON 1723-1792 LONDON)

    Portrait of Lady Frances Marsham, later Countess of Romney (1755-1795), full-length, in a yellow dress and pink shawl, in a park landscape


    Estimate: £3,000,000–5,000,000

  • LOT OFFERED | THE I.Q. VAN REGTEREN ALTENA COLLECTION. PART I
    London, King Street, 10 July 2014

    HENDRICK GOLTZIUS (MÜHLBRACHT 1558-1617 HAARLEM)

    The artist's right hand


    Estimate: £300,000–500,000

  • LOT OFFERED | THE I.Q. VAN REGTEREN ALTENA COLLECTION. PART I
    London, King Street, 10 July 2014

    SIR PETER PAUL RUBENS (SIEGEN 1577-1640 ANTWERP)

    Samson and Delilah


    Estimate: £1,500,000–2,500,000

  • LOT OFFERED | OLD MASTER & BRITISH PAINTINGS DAY SALE
    London, King Street, 9 July 2014

    JOSEPH MALLORD WILLIAM TURNER, R.A. (LONDON 1775-1851)

    Venice: The New Moon – The Dogana from the steps of The Hotel Europa


    Estimate: £1,000,000–1,500,000

  • LOT OFFERED | OLD MASTER & BRITISH PAINTINGS DAY SALE
    London, King Street, 9 July 2014

    FRANCESCO GUARDI (VENICE 1712-1793)

    View of the south bank of the Grand Canal, with Ca' Pesaro and the church of San Stae (recto); View of the south bank of the Grand Canal east of San Stae (verso)


    Estimate: £1,500,000–2,000,000

Sale Information

Old Master & British Paintings Evening Sale

London, King Street
8 King Street, St. James's, London

AUCTION TIMES Jul 8 6:00pm Lots 1 - 70

VIEWING TIMES Jul 5 10am - 5pm
Jul 6 10am - 5pm
Jul 7 9am - 4:30pm
Jul 8 9am - 3:30pm

Old Master & British Paintings Day Sale

London, King Street
8 King Street, St. James's, London

AUCTION TIMES Jul 9 10:30am Lots 101 - 249

VIEWING TIMES Jul 5 10am - 5pm
Jul 6 10am - 5pm
Jul 7 9am - 4:30pm
Jul 8 9am - 3:30pm

Old Master and British Drawings and Watercolours

London, King Street
8 King Street, St. James's, London

AUCTION TIMES July 10, 2pm

VIEWING TIMES 5 July 10am – 5pm
6 July 10am – 5pm
7 July 9am – 4.30pm
8 July 9am – 4.30pm
9 July 9am – 4.30pm
10 July 9am – 12pm

CONTACT Benjamin Peronnet
International Head, Old Master Drawings
bperonnet@christies.com
+44 (0) 20 7389 2272

The I.Q. van Regteren Altena Collection
Part I: Dutch & Flemish drawngs from the Renaissance to the Golden Age

London, King Street
8 King Street, St. James's, London

AUCTION TIMES Jul 10, 2pm

VIEWING TIMES Jul 5, 10am - 5pm
Jul 6, 10am - 5pm
Jul 7, 9am - 4:30pm
Jul 8, 9am - 4:30pm
Jul 9, 9am - 4:30pm

The Barbara Piasecka Johnson Collection Proceeds to Benefit the Barbara Johnson Foundation

London, King Street
8 King Street, St. James's, London

AUCTION TIMES Jul 17, 10:30am

VIEWING TIMES Jul 13, 12pm - 12pm
Jul 14, 9am - 4:30pm
Jul 15, 9am - 8pm
Jul 16, 9am - 4:30pm

CONTACT Sale Enquiries
Alexandra Cruden
acruden@christies.com
+44 (0)20 7389 2566