"Charity," circle of Raffaello Sanzio, called Raphael, oil on panel, 12
1/4 by 7 1/4 inches
Lot 120 is a very fine small
oil on panel of "Charity," by the circle of Raffaello Sanzio, called
Raphael. The catalogue notes that this was cut down from a
rectangular picture and its provenance indicates it was included in a
sale of works from the Borghese Palace in Rome and in several
subsequent collections it was considered to be a work of Raphael.
The composition was copied and propagated by the Raphael
workshop for the design appears in a more elaborate form in
an engraving by Antonio Cappellan. It has a modest estimate
of $20,000 to $30,000. It
sold for $28,125.
Lot 106, "St.
John the Baptist," oil on panel, 15 by 11 5/8 inches, Flemish School,
106 is a very impressive 15th Century Flemish School oil on panel of
"St. John the Baptist." It measures15 by 11 5/8 inches.
The patterned background can be compared to one in an earlier
representation of the saint by Robert Campin in the Cleveland Museum of
Art. It has a modest estimate of $100,000 to $150,000. It sold for $230,500.
Lot 177, "The
Aftermath of a Battle," by Sebastian Vrancx and studio and Jan
Brueghel the Younger, oil on oak panel, 20 3/4 by 33 1/4
177 is a very dramatic and impressive oil on oak panel by Sebastian
Vrancx (1575-1647) and studio and Jan Brueghel the Younger (1601-1678).
Entit;ed "The Aftermath of a Battle," it measures 20 3/4 by
33 1/4 inches, It has an estimate of $30,000 to $50,000. It sold for $254,500.
There are several versions of this scene.
"Dido and Aeneas taking Shelter from the Storm," by School of Verona,
late 15th Century, tempera on panel, 15 1/2 by 12 1/4 inches
109 is a charming tempera on panel of "Dido and Aeneas taking Shelter
from the Storm," School of Verona, late 15th Century. It
measures 15 1/2 by 12 1/4 inches. It has an estimate of
$10,000 to $20,000. It
sold for $59,375.
"View of Tivoli," attributed to Pierre-Athanase Chauvin, oil on canvas,
45 1/8 by 69 inches
Lot 248 is a very impressive
landscape of Tivoli that has been attributed to Pierre-Athanase Chauvin
(1774-1832). An oil on canvas, it measures 45 1/8 by 69
inches. It has an estimate of $40,000 to $60,000. It
sold for $50,000.
151, "Head of a Sybil," Roman School, 17th Century, oil on canvas, 25
1/8 by 18 inches
151 is a very romantic "Head of a Sybil," Roman School, 17th Century.
An oil on canvas, it measures 25 1/8 by 18 inches.
It has an estimate of $15,000 to $20,000. It sold for $17,500.
159, "Jupiter and Antiope," by Luca Giordano, oil on canvas, 71 3/4 by
159 is a lucious and large "Jupiter and Antiope" by Luca Giordano
(1634-1705). An oil on canvas, it measures 71 3/4 by 93
inches. It has an estimate of $300,000 to $400,000. It sold for $362,500. It
is one of several versions.
"Female Saint," walnut wood, Netherlandish or Westphalian, circa
1500-1510, 39 inches high
Lot 277 is fine walnut statue
of a female saint that is 39 inches high with an excellent dark patina.
The catalogue entry said it was Netherlandish or Westphalian,
circa 1500-1520. It has an estimate of $25,000 to $45,000. It failed to sell.
323, "Madonna and Child," terracotta, Italian, first quarter 16th
Century, 29 1/2 inches high
323 is a lovely Italian terracotta of the Madonna and Child from the
first quarter of the 16th Century. It is 29 1/2 inches high.
The catalogue entry states that the composition and figure
reflects "an amalgam of Florentine Renaissance scources primarily the
work of the so-called 'Master of the Unruly Children," adding that the
Master clearly worked within the spheres of influence of Benedetto da
Maiano and Jacopo Sansovino. The lot has an extimte of
sold for $194,500.
City Review article on the Important Old Masters auction at Sotheby's
New York Winter 2012