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.

The auctions


Auction highlights

  • Anonymous (Late 16th century)

    Peacocks and ducks in mountain landscape
    Four sliding doors mounted as four-panel screen, ink, color and gold on paper
    175 x 460 cm

  • An Egyptian plaster sculptor's model

    30th dynasty-early Ptolemaic Period, circa 380-246 B.C.
    10½ in. (26.7 cm.) high
    $100,000 - $150,000

    Property Formerly in the Collection of Baron Jean Germain Léon Cassel Van Doorn

  • An Over-Lifesized Roman Marble Head of a God

    Circa early 2nd century A.D.
    13 in. (33 Cm.) High
    $300,000 - $500,000

    Property from a United Kingdom Private Collection

  • Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (French, 1780-1867)

    Virgil Reading from the Aeneid
    oil on paper laid down
    24 x 19 ⅝ in. (61 x 49.8 cm.)
    Painted in 1864.

    Property of La Salle University

  • Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875)

    Trois paysannes causant dans une cour rustique
    signed 'COROT' (lower left)
    17⅞ x 15⅛ in. (45.4 x 38.5 cm.)
    Painted circa 1870

    Property from an Important Private Collection

  • Jan Gossart, called Mabuse

    The Virgin and Child
    oil on panel
    17⅝ x 13⅜ in. (44.6 x 33.9 cm.)
    $3,000,000 - 5,000,000

  • The Le Nain Brothers

    Saint Jerome
    oil on canvas
    28¼ x 36¼ in. (71.5 x 92 cm.)
    $1,000,000 - 1,500,000

  • A pair of late Gothic alabaster figures depicting Melchior and Saint Joseph Flemish, circa 1520-1530

    63 cm high
    From the Altar of the Manne of Arras Cathedral
    Private French collection
    $300,000 - 500,000

  • Grand Bureau a Cylindre Dit 'Bureau Du Roi Louis XV'

    by Alfred Beurdeley
    Circa 1890

  • The Norton Simon Emperor Lucius Verus Bust

    Attributed to Ludovico Lombardo
    Circa 1550

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