Giovanni Ceschi, Bologna.
A Tribute to David E. Rust
David Rust, a collector, curator and connoisseur, worked for two decades as Chief Curator of European Art at the National Gallery, Washington D.C. During his tenure, the National Gallery acquired such masterpieces as the Portrait of Ginevra da Benci by Leonardo da Vinci and mounted a number of celebrated exhibitions, among them the great Treasure Houses of Britain. Rust was, moreover, a discerning collector in his own right and his townhouse in Georgetown was home to a broad range of works of art including examples by twentieth-century British artists, bronzes by Rodin, nineteenth-century French works, Italian and Dutch baroque paintings and a trove of Old Master drawings, many of which he generously donated to the National Gallery. We are delighted to present a number of works from this esteemed collection for sale this January, honoring the late David E. Rust. Property from the Estate of David E. Rust include lot 35 in this sale; lot 142 in The Art of France; lots 274 and 302 in Old Master Paintings Part II, and lots 44, 45, 57, 63, 77 and 79 in Old Master & Early British Drawings & Watercolors.
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF DAVID E. RUST
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