Carter B. Horsley
162 is a lovely oil on copper by Pieter Gysels, Antwerp 1621-1690 that
is entitled "A Town with Figures Working in Bleaching Fields in the
Foreground." It measures 9 7/8 by 12 /38 inches. It
has an estimate of $150,000 to $200,000. It failed to sell.
146, "Ferry boat with cattle on the river Vecht near Nijenrod," by
Salomon van Ruysdael, oil on canvas, 41 3/4 by 58 inches
161, "The Martydom of Saint Paul," by Peter Paul Rubens, oil on panel,
15 by 9 inches
161 is a very fine sketch by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) for a large
altarpiece for the High Altar of the Church of the Augustinian Priory
of Rood Kloster near Brussels. The oil on panel measures 15
inches and was first recorded in the collection of Sir Robert Staynor
Holford who had acquired it in 1847 in Florence. Later it was
Thomas Mellon Evans. It has a modest estimate of $1,000,000
$1,500,000. It failed to sell.
106, "Saint Catherine and a Bishop Saint, Possibly Saint
Regulus," by Angelo Puccinelli, tempera and gold ground on panel, 32 by
20 1/4 inches
136, "Imago Pietatis," by Francesco Benaglio, tempera on panel,
unframed, 23 1/4 by 14 inches
136 is a charming tempera on panel by Francesco Benaglio, Verona,
1432-circa 1492, that is entitled "Imago Pietatis." It is
property of Robert M. Edsel of Dallas who had bought it at Sotheby's in
New York January 30, 1998 when it was attributed to Schiavone.
It measures 23 1/4 by 14 inches, and has a modest estimate of
$150,000 to $200,000. It sold for $158,500.
catalogue entry notes that his "striking" work is "almost surreal in
its conception and presentation."
131 is a large oil on canvas that depicts "Emperor Charles V Receiving
The World." It measures 68 by 47 inches. The
catalogue states that it is attributed to Giralamo Francesco Maria
Mazzola, called Parmigianino, Parma 1503-1540, and Studio. It has an
estimate of $800,000 to $1,200,000 and is being sold to benefit The
Morgan Library and The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
It failed to sell. The painting is mentioned in Vasari's book of artists as
presented to Charles V by Pope Clement VII but taken back by
Parmigianino after which it passed to Cardinal Ippolitode Medici who
gave it Cardinal Ercole Gonzaga of Mantua. It eventually was
acquired by Sir Franics Cook of Doughty House,
Richmond, Surrey. Nicholas Penny believes that it is the
work of a studio assistant who use a sketch by Parimigianino for the
composition, the catalogue notes. The two angels are clearly
in the style of Parmigianino but the king is rather clumsy.
129, "Jupiter and Antiope," by Luca Giordano, oil on canvas, 71 3/4 by
129 is a very large and impressive painting of "Jupiter and Antiope" by
Luca Giordano, Naples 1634-1705. An oil on canvas, it
measures 71 3/4 by 93 inches. It has a modest estimate of
$600,000 to $800,000. It failed to sell.
120, "St. Andrew," by Jacob Jordaens, oil on canvas, 21 1/2 by 19 5/8
120 is a superb painting of St. Andrew by Jacob Jordaens, Antwerp,
1593-1678. An oil on canvas, it measures 21 1/2 by 19 5/8
inches. It has a modest estimate of $80,000 to $120,000. It sold for $278,500.
110, "Portrait of a Jeweler, Probably Giovanni Pietro Crivelli," by
Lorenzo Lotto, oil on canvas, 30 3/8 by 25 1/4 inches
110 is a very fine portrait of a jeweler, probably Giovanni Pietro
Crivelli, by Lotenzo Lotto, Venice circa 1480-1556. An oil on
canvas, it measures 30 3/8 by 25 1/4 inches. It has a modest
estimate of $250,000 to $350,000. It is being sold by the J.
Paul Getty Museum. It sold for $578,500.
124, "Portrait of a Bearded Man with a Sword," Lombard School,
circa 1520-1530, oil on canvas, 29 by 24 1/2 inches
of the world's great paintings hangs in the Borghese Gallery in Rome
and depicts a man with a large broad-brimmed black hat wearing a white
ruffled shirt and holding his right hand to his chest. For
many years, it was attributed to Giorgione but that attribution is now
not so certain. It was about the same size of Lot 124 in this
auction, "Portrait of a Bearded Man with a Sword," that the catalogue
says is Lombard Schhol, circa 1520-1530.
painting is an oil on canvas that measures 29 by 24 1/2 inches.
In a exhibition in 1914-5 at the Grosvenor Gallery in London
the work was attributed to Giorgione but at a 1930 exhibition
at the Burlington House in London it was attributed bo Guilio Campi, an
attribution endorsed by Berenson. Ridolfo Palluchini
published it as awork of Romanino in the1960s after it was cleaned and
entered the collection of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection in Lugano.
Zeri endorsed the attribvution to Romanino and others have more
recently suggeseted Giovanni Cariani. It has a modest
estimate of $100,000 to $200,000. It sold for $146,500.
164, "Portrait of a Lady," by Lucas Cranach II, oil on panel, 24 1/4 by
15 1/2 inches
164 is a stunning oil on panel by Lucas Cranach II, Wittenberg
1515-1586 that measures 24 1/4 by 15 12 inches. It is entitled
"Portrait of a Lady, Three-Quarter-length in a Green Velvet and Orange
Dress and a pearl-embroidered black hat." It sold for
$3,656,92 at Christie's in London July 5, 2007. At this
auction, it has an estimate of $3,000,000 to $4,000,000. It failed to sell. The
catalogue notes that "the faithful attention to the details of costume
and jewelry are dazzling," adding that "this elegant portrait is
characteristic of the style Cranach perfected during his
years in Wittenberg studying with his father."
194, "Summer Evening with Storm Clouds," by John Constable, oil on
paper, 9 1/2 by 12 inches
194 is a very strong and abstract oil on paper by John Constable
(1776-1837) entitled "Summer Evening with Storm Clouds." It
measures 9 1/2 by 12 inches. It was sold at Sotheby's June 7,
2006 in London for 295,000 pounds. At this auction it has an estimate of $300,000 to $400,000. It failed to sell.
183, "A Grand View of the Sea Shore Enriched with Buildings, Shipping
and Figures," by Claude-Joseph Vernet, sold for $7,026,500, an auction
record for the artist, to Carol Strone Art Advisory. It had an
estimate of $1,500,000 to $2,000,000.
177, "Adam and Eve," by Joachin Anthonisz. Wtewael, sold for
$6,242,500, an auction record for the artist. It had an estimate
of $800,000 to $1,200,000.
151, "An Elderly Woman, Seated by a Window at her Spinning Wheel,
Eating Porridge," sold for $5,346,500, an auction record for the
artist. It had an estimate of $2,000,000 to $3,000,000.
141, "A Scholar in his Study with Figures with Masks," by Willem
Willemsz van de Vliet, sold for $2,994,500, an auction record for the
artist. It was the cover illustration of the catalogue and had an
estimate of $1,200,000 to $1,800,000.
113, "The Holy Family with the Infant Saint John the Baptist," by
Pietro Buonacorsi, called Perino del Vaga, sold for $2,098,500, an
auction record for the artist, to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
It had an estimate of $300,000 to $400,000.
City Review article on the Important Old Masters auction at Christie's
City Review article on the Important Old Masters auction at Sotheby's