10 December 2014
This lot is offered without a reserve
Attributed to Gaspar van Eyck (Antwerp 1613-1673 Brussels)
View of a Mediterranean port
pen and brown ink, brown wash, watermark posthorn in shield, brown ink framing lines
4¾ x 11 3/8 in. (11.9 x 28.8 cm.)
John Thane (1748-1818) (L. 1544).
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
+44 (0)20 7389 2272
The present sheet is very comparable to the View of an Italian coastal village with boats landing on a beach in the Metropolitan Museum, New York (inv. 65.158).
This lot is offered without reserve.
Thomas Girtin, who died aged just 27, was a friend of J.M.W. Turner — and regarded by many as more gifted. Specialist Harriet Drummond tells us why
Specialist Furio Rinaldi admires this rediscovered work by the 16th-century Italian artist, which scholars had long presumed lost
International specialist Tim Schmelcher charts the evolution of a field in which works by the likes of Dürer or Rembrandt can offer exceptional value
Seven expert tips on collecting, whether you seek affordable works on paper or a museum-quality masterpiece
The first man you meet at Christie’s in London — named Doorman of the Year in the Mayfair & St James’s 2019 Community Awards — looks back on his career
How William Spratling, Antonio Pineda and Héctor Aguilar reinvented Mexico’s silver industry in Taxco