The work of Rubens, which has not been seen more than half a century, will be presented at the auction of old masters Sotheby's in January
ARTinvestment.RU   03 декабря 2019

"Madonna with Christ child, Saint Elizabeth and John the Baptist" more than 60 years was kept in a private collection and was last presented to the public in 1951

five-foot painting, which the artist has depicted the Holy family in the evening landscape that was previously known for his work from the collection of Thyssen-Борнемисы in Madrid with the attribution "the Rubens" and Dating approximately 1618 year.

However, earlier this year, Otto Naumann (now a private dealer, and until July of last year — the Executive Vice-президент of the Department of Old masters Sotheby's auction house) after additional consultations with experts on the works of Rubens came to the conclusion that the newly found painting is the original work of the artist and was painted between 1611 and 1614 years, shortly after Rubens had returned from Italy, where he lived and worked from 1600 to 1608.

the Work has received a preliminary estimate of $6-8 million, will become one of the top-лотов auction at Sotheby's Master Paintings Evening Sale on January 29 next year, along with a large altar image painted by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo and a full-sized family portrait of Thomas Gainsborough.

Sources: theartnewspaper.com, sothebys.com



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