Christie’s has revolutionized Classic Week in New York by bringing together auctions from the Antiquities, Old Master Paintings, 19th Century European Art and Japanese and Korean Art departments as well as The Exceptional Sale. Masterpieces from Le Nain Brothers and Lucas Cranach I meet a monumental Egyptian red granite portrait of Nectanebo II, Hokusai’s The Great Wave off Kanagawa and the personal items of cultural icons, from Daniel Craig’s Aston Martin to Carole King’s piano.
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 13 April.
Explore the outstanding works offered in Christie’s New York’s Classic Week, now on view in our galleries at Rockefeller Center
Specialist Jonquil O’Reilly explains how one dressed to impress in the 1500s, with the aid of portraits by Cranach and Mor
This remarkable bureau is an extremely rare and fine reproduction of a 1769 piece commissioned by Napoleon III
As a collection of Hokusai’s ukiyo-e prints appears in our Japanese and Korean Art sale on April 18, we bring his famous visions of 19th-century Japan to life
From the dirt beneath its fingernails to its wine-flushed cheeks, why the vivid details of this half-man half-goat are quintessential Rubens
Specialist John Hawley explains why the painter of The Standard Bearer was probably one of the master’s two most accomplished alumni
Why did Ingres revisit this scene from antiquity — offered on 18 April — in over 100 drawings and three paintings over 53 years?
An important portrait by Lucas Cranach the Elder, recently reunited with the heirs of Fritz Gutmann
As a collection of rare prints comes to auction, we bring the artist’s famous visions of 19th-century Japan to life
Antiquities specialist Hannah Solomon on a beautifully preserved Apis bull from Egypt’s Late Period
International Head of Silver Harry Williams-Bulkeley admires a Dutch Golden Age masterpiece
Three paintings that chart the changing roles of women in Belle Époque Paris — all offered in New York on 18 April
Antiquities specialists G. Max Bernheimer and Laetitia Delaloye offer advice on everything from kraters to clay colour
Four specialists from different departments select their favourite La Salle University artworks to be sold at Christie’s
An introduction to the artist who created the most recognisable Japanese art work ever made
Numbered 007, the 2014 Centenary Edition Vanquish will be offered on 20 April with proceeds to benefit The Opportunity Network
The 1924 model ‘M’ Steinway — featured on the cover of Music and the single Sweet Seasons
Why the fashion house’s new ad campaign is tapping into a trend evident across many areas of contemporary culture
François de Ricqlès, President of Christie's France, on a that work speaks to the Rockefellers’ long relationship with France
Bianca Arrivabene, Deputy Chairman of Christie’s in Italy, on a painting that held happy memories for David Rockefeller
International Head of Antiquities G. Max Bernheimer explains why David Rockefeller loved this 3,400-year old Egyptian portrait
An innovative 19th-century portrait that caught Abby Aldrich Rockefeller’s eye for the avant-garde
About the lot
Property Formerly in the Collection of Baron Jean Germain Léon Cassel Van Doorn
Property from a United Kingdom Private Collection
Property of La Salle University
Property from an Important Private Collection
The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller
With a commitment of sale proceeds to charities, the Rockefellers continue their long legacy of philanthropy with the Spring 2018 cross-category auctions at Christie’s.