Old Master Paintings and Sculpture

Christie's
London

Date of the auction: 04.12.2019

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Sebastien Vrancx (Antwerp 1573-1647)

Sebastien Vrancx (Antwerp 1573-1647) An allegory of Winter oil on panel 19 1/8 x 25 ¼ in. (48.6 x 64.2 cm.) Provenance (Probably) Vilain XIIII collection, Belgium

Lot #: 162

Estimate: £100,000 - £150,000

Date: 4 Dec 2019

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CIRCLE OF DONATELLO (1386-1466), FLORENTINE, CIRCA 1420-40

CIRCLE OF DONATELLO (1386-1466), FLORENTINE, CIRCA 1420-40 BUST OF A BOY, PROBABLY SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST Polychrome gesso; depicted with head facing slightly to sinister, mouth open, wearing a tunic with a mantle over the left shoulder 14 ½ in. (37 cm.) high Provenance Noble Italian Family, and by

Lot #: 111

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 4 Dec 2019

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Jan Mijtens (The Hague c. 1614-1670)

Jan Mijtens (The Hague c. 1614-1670) The Crowning of Mirtillo oil on canvas 61 ½ x 66 7/8 in. (156.3 x 169.8 cm.) Provenance Dingley collection. Dr Goldschmidt and Dr Wallenstein, Berlin, 1931. H. Behner collection, Berlin, 1943. Anonymous sale [The Property from a German Collection]; Sotheby's

Lot #: 141

Estimate: £100,000 - £150,000

Date: 4 Dec 2019

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ARTUS QUELLINUS (1609-1668), ANTWERP, MID-17TH CENTURY

ARTUS QUELLINUS (1609-1668), ANTWERP, MID-17TH CENTURY MARIA LACTANS Terracotta relief; with a label on the proper right edge inscribed 'S317'; some losses and restorations to the borders 12¾ in. (32.5 cm.) high Provenance Mallet, London, where acquired by Professor Michael Jaffé in 1963, and by

Lot #: 223

Estimate: £25,000 - £40,000

Date: 4 Dec 2019

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Gioacchino Assereto (Genova 1600-1650)

Gioacchino Assereto (Genova 1600-1650) Jehoram saved from Athaliah's wrath signed 'Axeret' (lower centre) oil on canvas 59 x 77 ½ in. (149.8 x 196.8 cm.) Provenance Descalzi-Gagliardo Collection, Palazzo Descalzi, Chiavari, circa 1826 (no. 70, in a drawing room on the second floor). Luigi Koelliker

Lot #: 227

Estimate: £100,000 - £150,000

Date: 4 Dec 2019

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ATTRIBUTED TO DAMIAN FORMENT (1480-1540), SARAGOSSA, CIRCA 1520-30

ATTRIBUTED TO DAMIAN FORMENT (1480-1540), SARAGOSSA, CIRCA 1520-30 PORTRAIT OF AN EMPEROR Alabaster relief; with extensive traces of polychromy and gilding; wearing armour and a crown of laurel leaves; set on a later black-velvet covered support 13 7/8 in. (34.8 cm.) high; 17 x 13 in. (43 x 33 cm

Lot #: 118

Estimate: £50,000 - £70,000

Date: 4 Dec 2019

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CASTRUCCI WORKSHOPS, PROBABLY GIULIANO DI PIERO PANDOLFINI (ACTIVE...

CASTRUCCI WORKSHOPS, PROBABLY GIULIANO DI PIERO PANDOLFINI (ACTIVE 1615-1637), BOHEMIAN, PRAGUE, CIRCA 1615-1625 ARCHITECTURAL CAPRICCIO Plaque with mixed marbles, agates and jaspers; in a later gilt-bronze frame 10 ¼ x 8 1/8 in. (25.9 x 20.5 cm.), overall Provenance G. Sarti, Paris, 2006, where

Lot #: 153

Estimate: £25,000 - £35,000

Date: 4 Dec 2019

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AFTER THE ANTIQUE, ITALIAN, 19TH CENTURY

AFTER THE ANTIQUE, ITALIAN, 19TH CENTURY THE DANCING FAUN AND THE APOLLINO Pair of bronze figures; each on an integrally cast base 58 ½ and 56 ¾ in. (148.3 and 144 cm.) high (2) Provenance Madeline, Countess of Midleton (1876-1966), Eastwell Park, Kent

Lot #: 183

Estimate: £40,000 - £60,000

Date: 4 Dec 2019

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Antwerp School, third quarter of the 16th century

Antwerp School, third quarter of the 16th century The Adoration of the Magi oil on panel 57 ½ x 47 5/8 in. (146 x 121 cm.) Provenance Commander Sir John Francis Whitaker Maitland (1903-1977), Harrington Hall, Spilsby, Lincolnshire, as 'Pietro del Piombo', and by inheritance to his wife, Bridget

Lot #: 102

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 4 Dec 2019

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Georg Lemberger (?Nuremberg c. 1490-after 1537)

Georg Lemberger (?Nuremberg c. 1490-after 1537) Portrait of a cleric, half-length, holding a beret dated 'ANNO DNI / M D XIII' (upper left) and inscribed 'ETATIS SVE / ANNO XXXX' (upper right) oil on panel 16 ¼ x 10 7/8 in. (41.2 x 27.7 cm.) Provenance Richard F. Sterba (1898-1989), Detroit, inv

Lot #: 107

Estimate: £50,000 - £80,000

Date: 4 Dec 2019

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Antwerp School, mid-17th century

Antwerp School, mid-17th century Portrait of a young girl, bust length, in a white cap oil on panel, the reverse stamped with the panel maker's mark of Guilliam Gabron (active 1609-1662) 14 ¼ x 10 ½ in. (36.3 x 26.7 cm.), with additions of 1/8 in. (0.3 cm.) width to each edge Provenance Mrs D.S.F

Lot #: 122

Estimate: £25,000 - £35,000

Date: 4 Dec 2019

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Gerrit van Honthorst (Utrecht 1592-1656) and Studio

Gerrit van Honthorst (Utrecht 1592-1656) and Studio Double portrait of a gentleman and lady, possibly Christian Albrecht zu Dohna (1621-1677) and his wife Sophie Dorothea of Brederode-Vianen (1620-1678), full-length, in a landscape, a military encampment beyond oil on canvas 87 1/8 x 62 3/8 in

Lot #: 131

Estimate: £60,000 - £80,000

Date: 4 Dec 2019

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Jan van der Heyden (Gorinchem 1637-1712 Amsterdam)

Jan van der Heyden (Gorinchem 1637-1712 Amsterdam) A townscape with figures promenading, a church beyond oil on panel 15 ¾ x 19 1/8 in. (40 x 48.6 cm.) Provenance Charles T.D. Crews, London and Billingbear Park, Berkshire, by 1890; his sale (†), Christie's, London, 1 July 1915 (=1st day), lot 32

Lot #: 146

Estimate: £40,000 - £60,000

Date: 4 Dec 2019

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Hendrik van Steenwijck II (?Antwerp c. 1580-1649 ?Leiden)

Hendrik van Steenwijck II (?Antwerp c. 1580-1649 ?Leiden) Interior of a church with a seated figure by lamplight signed and dated 'HvS / 163[8]' (lower left) oil on panel 3 7/8 x 5 5/8 in. (10 x 14.1 cm.) Provenance Elizabeth Maitland, Duchess of Lauderdale, 2nd Countess of Dysart (1626-1698), Ham

Lot #: 168

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 4 Dec 2019

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Agnolo Gaddi (Florence c. 1345-1396)

Agnolo Gaddi (Florence c. 1345-1396) Pietà on gold ground panel 6 ¾ x 22 ¼ in. (17.2 x 56.5 cm.) Provenance with Luigi Grassi, Florence, circa 1920. with De Boer, Amsterdam, 1932. Private collection, Frankfurt

Lot #: 185

Estimate: £50,000 - £70,000

Date: 4 Dec 2019

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North Italian School, circa 1480

North Italian School, circa 1480 The Adoration of the Magi oil on panel 23 ½ x 18 in. (59.6 x 45.7 cm.) inscribed 'NATVSES / REDEMPTOR / MONDE' (lower left, on the cartellino) Provenance Art Market, Modena

Lot #: 186

Estimate: £70,000 - £100,000

Date: 4 Dec 2019

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Andrea Piccinelli, called il Brescianino (Siena c. 1487-after 1525)

Andrea Piccinelli, called il Brescianino (Siena c. 1487-after 1525) The Madonna and Child with Saints Sebastian and Catherine of Siena, and the Infant Saint John the Baptist oil on panel 26 ½ x 19 ¾ in. (67.3 x 50.2 cm.) inscribed '· AGNVS · DEI' (on the Baptist's scroll

Lot #: 194

Estimate: £60,000 - £80,000

Date: 4 Dec 2019

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Mattia Preti (Taverna 1613-1966 Valletta)

Mattia Preti (Taverna 1613-1966 Valletta) The Execution of Saint John the Baptist oil on canvas 39 ½ x 50 1/8 in. (100.4 x 127.3 cm.) Provenance with Appleby Bros., London, by 1948. Private collection, Rome, by 1948. with Sestieri, Rome, by 1949. Professor Michael Jaffé, and by descent to the

Lot #: 206

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 4 Dec 2019

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Circle of Jacob Cornelisz. van Oostsanen (Oostsanen 1460/1465-1533 Amsterdam)

Circle of Jacob Cornelisz. van Oostsanen (Oostsanen 1460/1465-1533 Amsterdam) A triptych: the central panel: The Virgin and Child; the wings: Saint Catherine of Alexandria; Saint Barbara oil on panel, shaped top open: 30 ¾ x 41 ½ in. (78.2 x 105.4 cm.); closed 30 ¾ x 20 ¾ in. (78.2 x 52.6 cm

Lot #: 101

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 4 Dec 2019

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The Master of the Mansi Magdalen (Netherlandish, active first quarter of...

The Master of the Mansi Magdalen (Netherlandish, active first quarter of the 16th century) The Holy Family oil on panel, with an incised pattern on the reverse 35 5/8 x 26 ¼ in. (90.4 x 66.6 cm.) Provenance In the collection of the family of the present owners since around the early 20th century

Lot #: 103

Estimate: £60,000 - £80,000

Date: 4 Dec 2019

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Jan Sanders van Hemessem (Hemixem, Near Antwerp c. 1504-1566 Haarlem)

Jan Sanders van Hemessem (Hemixem, Near Antwerp c. 1504-1566 Haarlem) The Virgin of Humility with monogram 'I·MSc.' (lower right, 'MSc' in ligature) oil on panel 36 7/8 x 25 5/8 in. (93.7 x 65 cm.) Provenance Private collection, Brussels

Lot #: 104

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 4 Dec 2019

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Circle of Colijn de Coter (Brussels 1450/1455-1539/1540)

Circle of Colijn de Coter (Brussels 1450/1455-1539/1540) Pietà oil on panel 17 x 12 ½ in. (43.2 x 29.2 cm

Lot #: 105

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 4 Dec 2019

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German or Netherlandish School, circa 1520

German or Netherlandish School, circa 1520 Portrait of an old man, bust-length, in a black cloak and cap oil on panel, shaped top, unframed 14 ¾ x 12 ¼ in. (37.5 x 31.2 cm.) Provenance Samuel Herman de Zoete (1810-1884), Pickhurst Mead, Hayes; his sale (†), Christie's, London, 8 May 1885, lot 244

Lot #: 106

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 4 Dec 2019

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Hendrik de Clerck (Brussels c. 1560-1630)

Hendrik de Clerck (Brussels c. 1560-1630) The Baptism of Christ oil on panel 33 ¾ x 27 7/8 in. (85.7 x 70.8 cm.) Provenance with Pawsey & Payne, London; Christie's, London, 12 April 1940, lot 130, as 'Scorel' (12 gns. to Hartveldt). Anonymous Sale; Sotheby Parke Bernet, London, 16 April 1980, lot

Lot #: 109

Estimate: £15,000 - £25,000

Date: 4 Dec 2019

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Attributed to the Master of the Liège Disciples at Emmaus (possibly Jan van...

Attributed to the Master of the Liège Disciples at Emmaus (possibly Jan van Amstel) (active Antwerp, mid-16th century) Leda and her children in a mountainous landscape with Saint Antony Abbot and the centaur beyond with the owl device of Herri met de Bles (lower centre) oil on panel 16 ¼ x 22 1/8

Lot #: 110

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 4 Dec 2019

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SICILIAN OR TUSCAN, CIRCA 1310-1320

SICILIAN OR TUSCAN, CIRCA 1310-1320 CRUCIFIXUS DOLOROSUS Polychrome wood figure; carved in the round; on a later wood cross 18 ½ in. (47 cm.) high; 26 ¼ in. (67 cm.) high, overall Provenance Private collection, Sicily, and by descent

Lot #: 112

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 4 Dec 2019

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MASTER OF THE CROCIFISSI SCAPIGLIATI (ACTIVE IN FLORENCE CIRCA 1475-1520...

MASTER OF THE CROCIFISSI SCAPIGLIATI (ACTIVE IN FLORENCE CIRCA 1475-1520), CIRCA 1490-1500 CORPUS Polychrome wood and gesso; on a modern bronze stand 19 in. (48.2 cm.) high, the corpus Provenance Private collection, Florence

Lot #: 113

Estimate: £15,000 - £25,000

Date: 4 Dec 2019

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FRENCH, EARLY 16TH CENTURY

FRENCH, EARLY 16TH CENTURY TRIPTYCH Polychrome wood triptych; with three panels depicting the Adoration of the Magi, the Death of the Virgin and the Circumcision of Christ; in a later wooden frame 35 ½ in. (90 cm.) high; 57 in. (145 cm.) wide, overall

Lot #: 114

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 4 Dec 2019

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NORDIC, 15TH CENTURY

NORDIC, 15TH CENTURY PAWN FROM A CHESS SET Ivory; with a protruding triangular head and decorated with circle and dot motifs 3 in. (7.6 cm.) high

Lot #: 115

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 4 Dec 2019

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MOSAN, SECOND QUARTER 14TH CENTURY

MOSAN, SECOND QUARTER 14TH CENTURY VIRGIN AND CHILD ENTHRONED Boxwood; on an integrally carved base 12 ¾ in. (32.5 cm.) high Provenance With Kunstzalen A. Vecht, Amsterdam. Private collection, United Kingdom

Lot #: 116

Estimate: £15,000 - £25,000

Date: 4 Dec 2019