Old Master Paintings and Sculpture
This October, Christie’s presents a sale of Old Master Paintings and Sculpture spanning five centuries, ranging from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods to Rococo and Neoclassicism. Annibale Carracci’s divine Annunciation leads the sale highlights, along with a refined portrait by Giuliano Bugiardini, once thought to be a self-portrait by Raphael, a Renaissance profile portrait by Ambrogio de Predis and an exquisite, intact portable altarpiece by the Master of the Wallraf Triptych, dating as early as the mid-1300s and complete with its original moldings and hinges.
We are thrilled to be offering a large-scale, lively winter market scene by Lucas van Valckenborch, an enchanting depiction of Animals leaving Noah’s Ark by Roelandt Savery, a Classical seaport with Ulysses returning Chryseis to her father by Claude Lorraine and Jean-Marc Nattier’s elegant Portrait of Marie Rose Larlan. Representing British painting we have an impressive portrayal of a stallion and his groom by Jacques-Laurent Agasse and a selection of portraits by George Romney and Joseph Wright of Derby. We are offering Henry Fuseli's iconic Incubus, a companion to his Nightmare, the most celebrated and haunting image of the Gothic era. For the sculpture there are also pieces ranging from the Medieval through the Biedermeier period, with examples being a charming Renaissance Head of Boy, circa 1465, and attributed to Mino da Fiesole and a fiendishly complex miniature suit of ‘medieval’ armor from the dazzling talented 19th century Paris firm of E. Granger.
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