Jonathan den Otter
After graduating at Leiden University (BA, History of Art), Jonathan den Otter received his MA from the VU University, Amsterdam in 2013 (History of Art: Art, Market & Connoisseurship). In 2014 Jonathan joined the Prints department at Christie’s in London as a Graduate Intern and later that year moved to the Old Master Drawings department as a Cataloguer. The first major sale Jonathan worked on in this capacity was the I.Q. van Regteren Altena sale, comprising of four auctions and including many artist records, among them Hendrick Goltzius’ The artist’s right hand (£2,658,500) and Sir Peter Paul Rubens’ Samson and Delilah (£3,218,500). Later successes Jonathan has worked on include the sale of several drawings from Harewood, including Giovanni Battista Tiepolo’s Head of a boy (£542,500), and the Brian Sewell: Critic & Collector sale, which included many outstanding results such as Daniele da Volterra’s Dido reclining, which sold for £797,000, and Baldassare Peruzzi’s Design for a bench which made £353,000.