10 May 2006
Matheus van Helmont (Antwerp 1623-1679 Brussels)
The Temptation of Saint Anthony
signed 'M V Hellemont F' (lower left)
oil on panel
25.1 x 18.6 cm.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
The same juxtaposition of Saint Anthony with a temptress behind him can be found in a painting by David Teniers II (see M. Klinge, David Teniers de Jonge. Schilderijen - Tekeningen, Antwerpen, 1991, p. 46, illustrated).
Christie's charge a premium to the buyer on the final bid price of each lot sold at the following rates: 23.8% of the final bid price of each lot sold up to and including €150,000 and 14.28% of any amount in excess of €150,000. Buyers' premium is calculated on the basis of each lot individually.
Old Masters specialist Jonquil O’Reilly illuminates the story behind Anthony van Dyck’s sumptuous Portrait of Princess Mary, Daughter of King Charles I of England
Intriguing and affordable works by Goya, Guercino, Scolari, Aluisetti and Vico — offered in Christie’s online sale
Andrew Graham-Dixon on how full-length portraits have been used in history to boost the status of nobles, kings and statesmen
Artists, patrons and critics have argued for centuries over the right way to frame a painting. Ultimately, it’s a matter of personal taste, says Andrew Graham-Dixon
On November 15, Christie’s will offer Study of Henrietta Moraes Laughing from the collection of one of the greatest art collectors of the 20th century
A deeper dive into one of the artist’s most iconic paintings, which will now be offered without a reserve in New York on 15 November