Old Masters Paris

Paris, June 2021

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This year, our Old Masters Paris department celebrates Classical Art with an eclectic group of paintings and sculptures from various distinguished European collections. Maîtres Anciens – Paintings and Sculptures highlights French, Flemish and Italian painters and sculptors such as The Master of The Female Half-Lenths, Jan Brueghel the Elder, Joos de Momper, Gianbattista Pittoni, Claude-Joseph Vernet, Jean-Antoine Houdon, and Alexandre-François Desportes, with a rare and exceptional painting, Still life with Ara, bas-relief, musical instruments and chocolatière.

Following this auction, Women in Art will offer a selection of artworks exclusively signed by leading women artists. This unconventional auction invites you to explore five centuries of art pieces including paintings, jewels, photographs, design, books and manuscripts, vintage couture, prints, drawings, and sculptures.

In our last upcoming auction, we lift the veil on a very special painting acquired by the collector Raymond Hekking in the 1950s. The Hekking Mona Lisa, an early seventeenth-century replica of the famous Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, will be offered in a dedicated online sale. This incredible artwork fascinated the media all around the globe at the time when its owner even questioned the authenticity of the Louvre’s original.


  • The Master of the Female Half-lengths

    A Young Lady Writing a Letter
    Oil on panel
    21.½ x 16 in

  • Joos de Momper and Jan Brueghel The Younger

    Winter Landscape With a Mill
    Oil on panel
    21.¼ x 29.¾ in

  • Jan Brueghel The Elder

    Orpheus in the Underworld
    Oil on copper laid down on panel
    Signed and dated 10.⅛ x 13.⅞ in

  • Alexandre-François Desportes

    Still life with ara, bas-relief, musical instruments and chocolatiere
    Oil on canvas, signed
    65.⅜ x 51.⅜ in

  • A bronze bust of Francois-Marie Arouet, called Voltaire (1694-1778)

    Cast by Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741 - 1828), 1778

  • Yayoi Kusama

    Signed, dated and with the artist's monogram 'Yayoi Kusama 1980' (upper left)
    Watercolour on cardboard
    Executed in 1980

  • Adélaïde Labille-Guiard

    Mme Charles Mitoire, née Christine-Geneviève Bron, avec ses enfants, allaitant l’un deux
    Signed and dated ‘Labille f. Guyard. 1783’ (lower left)
    Pastel on paper laid down on canvas
    36.¼ x 25.½ in.

  • Vieira da Silva

    La ville, la nuit
    Signed and dated 'Vieira da Silva 78' (lower right)
    Oil on canvas laid down on board
    16.⅛ x 12.⅝ in
    Painted in 1978

  • Edith Piaf

    Autograph letter signed to Yves Montand
    Brussels, 30 October [1945]
    8 pages
    Break-up letter from Edith Piaf to Yves Montand

  • After Leonardo Da Vinci, Mona Lisa

    The Hekking Mona Lisa
    Oil On Canvas
    Reduced From Its Original Size
    31.¼ x 18.½ in

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