New York, 30 October – 1 November 2018


Christie’s Classic Week brings together auctions from Antiquities, Old Masters, European Art as well as two standout sales of property from The Collection of Eugene V. Thaw and The Collection of Elizabeth Stafford. Masterpieces from Sir Joshua Reynolds and Gustave Courbet meet an Assyrian gypsum relief of a winged genius, a Louis XV ormolu-mounted marquetry commode, a wax bozzetto of a standing man, possibly a model for Julius Caesar, and more. Experience the transformation of the Rockefeller Center galleries as the combination of classical art and modern standouts blurs the line between past and present. Viewings in New York begin on 25 October.


Highlights

  • Sir Joshua Reynolds P.R.A. (1723–1792)

    Portrait of Theophila Palmer, half length, in a cream dress and reading a copy of Clarissa Harlowe
    Estimate
    $200,000–300,000
    Related sale
    Old Masters, 30 October

  • Nicolas Régnier (1591–1667)

    Saint Jerome
    Estimate
    $250,000–350,000
    Related sale
    Old Masters, 30 October

  • A Roman marble torso of Hercules, c. 1st–2nd century A.D.

    Flora
    black chalk on buff paper
    23 1/4 x 18 in. (59 x 45.7 cm.)
    Estimate
    $2,500,000–3,500,000
    Related sale
    Antiquities, 31 October

    Property of a Private Collection

  • An Assyrian gypsum relief of a winged genius

    Reign of Ashurnasirpal II, c. 883–859 b.c.
    Estimate
    Estimate on request
    Related sale
    Antiquities, 31 October

    Property of Virgina Theological Seminary, sold to underwrite The Vocations Scholarship Fund and other bicentennial objectives

  • Gustave Courbet (1819–1877)

    Femme endormie aux cheveux roux, 1864
    Estimate
    $3,500,000-4,500,000
    Related sale
    European Art: Part I, 31 October

    Property From a Private Family Collection

  • Vilhelm Hammershøi (Danish, 1864–1916)

    Interior with an Easel, Bredgade 25, 1912
    oil on canvas
    31 x 27 5/8 in. (78.5 x 70.3 cm.)
    Estimate
    $1,500,000-2,000,000
    Related sale
    European Art Part I, 31 October

    Property from a British Estate

  • A Louis XV ormolu and patinated bronze-mounted chinese and chantilly porcelain mantel clock, c. 1745

    Estimate
    $40,000–60,000
    Related sale
    A Love Affair with France: The Collection of Elizabeth Stafford, 1 November

  • A Saxon hardstone and gold bonbonnière A Louis XV ormolu-mounted tulipwood, amaranth and fruitwood marquetry commode

    By Pierre Roussel, c. 1750
    Estimate
    $50,000–80,000
    Related sale
    A Love Affair with France: The Collection of Elizabeth Stafford, 1 November

  • Attributed to Giambologna, c. 1550

    A wax bozzetto of a standing man, possibly a model for Julius Caesar
    Estimate
    $40,000–60,000
    Related sale
    Property from The Estate of Eugene V. Thaw, 30 October

  • Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732–1806)

    The Hurdy-Gurdy Player
    Estimate
    $400,000–600,000
    Related sale
    Property from The Estate of Eugene V. Thaw, 30 October

Special features


Auction schedule

Old Masters

  • Auction

    30 October, 10am

    20 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020

  • Viewing

    25 October, 10am – 5pm
    26 October, 10am – 5pm
    27 October, 10am – 5pm
    28 October, 1pm – 5pm
    29 October, 10am – 5pm

Property from the Estate of Eugene V. Thaw

  • Auction

    30 October, 2pm

    20 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020

  • Viewing

    27 October, 10am – 5pm
    28 October, 1pm – 5pm
    29 October, 10am – 5pm
    30 October, 10am – 5pm

Antiquities

  • Auction

    31 October, 12pm

    20 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020

  • Viewing

    27 October, 10am – 5pm
    28 October, 1pm – 5pm
    29 October, 10am – 5pm
    30 October, 10am – 5pm

European Art: Part I

  • Auction

    31 October,

    20 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020

  • Viewing

    25 October, 10am – 5pm
    26 October, 10am – 5pm
    27 October, 10am – 5pm
    28 October, 1pm – 5pm
    29 October, 10am – 5pm
    30 October, 10am – 5pm

European Art: Part II

  • Auction

    31 October, 2:30pm

    20 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020

  • Viewing

    25 October, 10am – 5pm
    26 October, 10am – 5pm
    27 October, 10am – 5pm
    28 October, 1pm – 5pm
    29 October, 10am – 5pm
    30 October, 10am – 5pm

A Love Affair with France: The Collection of Elizabeth Stafford

  • Auction

    1 November, 10am & 2pm

    20 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020

  • Viewing

    27 October, 10am – 5pm
    28 October, 1pm – 5pm
    29 October, 10am – 5pm
    30 October, 10am – 5pm
    31 October, 10am – 5pm


Events

  • October Art Week

    October 25, 2018 – November 1, 2018
    Art walk: October 25, 5pm – 9pm

    TEFAF NEW YORK

    Join us for TEFAF New York Fall Fair, October 27–31, featuring 93 of the world’s leading dealers of museum-caliber fine and decorative arts from antiquity to 1920. Known for its high standard of vetting, the Fair impresses with richly curated booth presentations, dynamic cultural programming and a remarkable design environment.

    TEFAF New York Fall at the Park Avenue Armory

    October 27–31, 2018





  • Museum Exhibitions

    The Jewish Museum
    Chagall, Lissitzy, Malevich: The Russian Avant-Garde in Vitebsk, 1918–1922
    September 14, 2018 – January 6, 2019

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Delacroix | September 17, 2018 – January 6, 2019

    Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
    Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future | October 12, 2018 – February 3, 2019

    Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum
    Color Decoded: The Textiles of Richard Landis | Through January 13, 2019

    The Frick Collection
    The Charterhouse of Bruges: Jan van Eyck, Petrus Christus, and Jan Vos
    September 18, 2018 – January 13, 2019

    Masterpieces of French Faience: Selections from the Sidney R. Knafel Collection
    October 9, 2018 through Autumn 2019

    Luigi Valadier: Splendor in Eighteenth-Century Rome
    October 31, 2018 – January 20, 2019


Our partner

Mandarin Oriental

Christie’s is pleased to offer our clients preferred benefits at the Mandarin Oriental in New York during our Classic Week sale period.