NEW YORK, NY.- Christies
announced Old Master & British Drawings, an online sale that will be open for bidding January 14-28. The sale features 76 lots from the 16th to the 19th Centuries from the Italian, French, Northern European, and British schools.
The sale highlight is a recently rediscovered work by the 19th century Romantic artist, Caspar David Friedrich, Bohemian landscape with a chapel in a field, executed in graphite, pen and gray ink, and watercolor (estimate:$150,000-$250,000); from The Estates of Bernard and Helga Kramarksy is an important example of a pen drawing by Guercino, Mars holding a sword (estimate: $70,000-$100,000), and a Study of a female head in red chalk by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (estimate $20,000-$30,000).
Among the French works in the auction are two gouaches by the 17th Century artist Pierre-Paul Sevin after Paolo Veroneses monumental canvases of The Wedding at Cana and The Feast in the house of Levi. Also among works from the same school is a rediscovered work by the French Rococo artist Jean Restout, The Rest on the Flight into Egypt (estimate $15,000-$25,000). Only known to scholars from black-and-white photos, the works whereabouts were previously unknown and was formerly attributed to Restouts younger and more famous contemporary, François Boucher.
TERESA DEL PÒ (Rome 1649-1713 Naples), Pan and Syrinx; Apollo and Daphne. $15,000- $20,000
GIOVANNI BATTISTA TIEPOLO (Venice 1696-1770 Madrid), Study of a female head and of drapery. $20,000- $30,000
JEAN RESTOUT (Rouen 1692-1768 Paris), Rest on the flight into Egypt. $15,000-$25,000
PIERRE-PAUL SEVIN (Tournon-Sur-Rhône 1650-1710), Marriage at Cana, after Paolo Veronese. $30,000-$40,000
CHARLES-LOUIS CLÉRISSEAU (Paris 1721-1820 Auteuil), An artist sketching and other figures among the ruins of the Temple of Diana at Nîmes (recto); Sketch of the Maison Carrée at Nîmes (verso). $20,000- $30,000
CASPAR DAVID FRIEDRICH (Greifswald 1774-1840 Dresden), Bohemian landscape with a chapel in a field. $150,000-$250,000