4 - 5 September 2002
PROPERTY OF THE DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITIONS FUND*
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Circle of Aert van der Neer (Amsterdam 1603-1677)
A moonlit view of a city along a canal
with traces of a signature (?) 'A**' (lower center)
oil on panel, unframed
8 x 12 1/8 in. (20.3 x 30.7 cm.)
F. Ricketts, London.
Mr. and Mrs. James E. Scripps.
Presented by Harriet Scripps to the Detroit Institute of Arts in 1909.
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The designer and decorator shows us around his Santa Monica HQ, and enthuses over the forthcoming Rooms as Portraits auctions in London and New York
Chinese Works of Art specialist Olivia Hamilton reckons this pair of superb sculptures — around 1,300 years old — are ‘the finest I've seen come up for sale‘