Hals, Turner, Goya and Titian at Sotheby's
ARTinvestment.RU   05 января 2009

At the end of January in New York will auction the works of old masters

29 and 30 January in New York held an auction Sotheby's, on the outstanding works of old masters. At the auction will be works by such renowned authors XV - XVIII centuries, as Titian, Canaletto, Bruegel, Cranach, Reni, Carracci, Hals, Goya and Turner. These beautiful creations can now be seen in the pre-show in Los Angeles and then, from 24 January - in New York.

The most interesting works that could be purchased at the auction, two paintings by the Dutch painter Frans Hals (Frans Hals): «Portrait of a man with gloves» (estimeyt 8-12 million dollars), and «Portrait of a Woman with a scarf »(7-8 million). The two works, dating from the year 1637, shows a couple burgers in a rather modest dress in a neutral background.

One of the most expensive lots upcoming auction - magnificent canvas Mellorda Joseph William Turner (Joseph Mallord William Turner) «Temple of Jupiter Panellinskogo» (12-16 million dollars). This picture was in a private collection of art dealer Richard Feige (Richard Feigen) over 25 years and exhibited at the retrospective of Turner in 2008 in New York's Metropolitan Museum, the Washington National Gallery of Art and dallasskom Museum of Art. «The Temple of Jupiter Panellinskogo» - one of three paintings, written by Turner on the theme of Ancient Greece. In addition, it is one of the nearly twenty paintings by eminent masters, which are kept in private collections.

At the auction will also be presented to the canvas Titian (Titian) «Salome with the head of John the Baptist» (4-6 million). It was written in 1570 and is the embodiment of the late artist's style. For nearly a century, works are in collections of the British royal family.

Very interesting and «Portrait of Prince Václav background Kaunits-Ritberga» (2,5-3,5 million) brush Francisco Goya (Francisco Goya), dating from 1815-1817 years. This is one of the later works of the author, in which the Prince was written on a gray background to make the focus on the features of his face, which reflected the nature of the model. This picture was supposedly written at a time and then almost immediately was removed from Spain in Vienna. Until recently, this canvas is not mentioned in the literature on Goye, information about it came only in 1989.

material produced Catherine Onuchin

Sources: sothebys.com , artdaily.com , artinvestment.ru

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