Old Masters Evening Sale

Christie's
London

Date of the auction: 03.12.2019

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Giovanni di Paolo (Siena c. 1399-1482)

Giovanni di Paolo (Siena c. 1399-1482) Saint Clare rescuing the shipwrecked tempera and gold on panel, the composition extended to the edges of the panel 7 ¾ x 11 5/8 in. (19.7 x 29.5 cm.) Provenance Richard von Kaufmann (1850–1908), Berlin; his sale (†), Hugo Helbing and Paul Cassirer, Berlin, 4

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £1,500,000 - £2,000,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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Ambrosius Bosschaert, the Elder (Antwerp 1573-1621 The Hague)

Ambrosius Bosschaert, the Elder (Antwerp 1573-1621 The Hague) Flowers in a Wan-li gilt-mounted vase in a niche with shells and insects signed with artist's monogram '.AB.' (lower right) oil on copper 13 x 8 ½ in. (33 x 21.6 cm.) Provenance (Possibly) T. Schoormans (according to an inscription on the

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £1,500,000 - £2,500,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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Giovanni di Paolo (Siena c. 1399-1482)

Giovanni di Paolo (Siena c. 1399-1482) The Investiture of Saint Clare: the Saint receiving the clothes of her Order from Saint Francis tempera and gold on panel, the composition extended to the edges of the panel 8 1/8 x 11 ½ in. (20.6 x 29.2 cm.) Provenance Richard von Kaufmann (1850–1908), Berlin

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £600,000 - £800,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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Lucas Cranach, the Younger (Wittenberg 1515-1586 Weimar)

Lucas Cranach, the Younger (Wittenberg 1515-1586 Weimar) The Virgin and Child with the Infant Saint John the Baptist and Angels signed with the artist's device of a serpent with wings folded (centre left, on the stone parapet) oil on panel 30 x 21 7/8 in. (76.3 x 55.5 cm.) Provenance M.J. Ruhl

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £700,000 - £1,000,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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Thomas Gainsborough, R.A. (Sudbury 1727-1788 London)

Thomas Gainsborough, R.A. (Sudbury 1727-1788 London) Double portrait of Master John Truman Villebois (c. 1773-1837) and his brother Henry Villebois (1777-1847) oil on canvas 61 ¾ x 52 in. (156.9 x 132.1 cm.) Provenance By descent in the family of the sitters to, Henry Villebois (1807-1886), on whose

Lot #: 41

Estimate: £1,000,000 - £1,500,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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Caspar Netscher (?Heidelberg 1635/36-1684 The Hague)

Caspar Netscher (?Heidelberg 1635/36-1684 The Hague) Portrait of a gentleman, three-quarter-length, in black; Portrait of a lady, three-quarter-length, in black, holding a fan; and Portrait of a gentleman, three-quarter-length, in grey the first signed and dated 'C. Netscher. f. 1656.' (upper

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £300,000 - £500,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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Abraham Mignon (Frankfurt-am-Main 1640-c. 1679)

Abraham Mignon (Frankfurt-am-Main 1640-c. 1679) Flowers in a glass vase, with snails and insects, in a niche signed 'AB Mignon: f.' (lower right, 'AB' in ligature) oil on panel 18 7/8 x 16 3/8 in. (47.9 x 41.5 cm.) Provenance In the family of the present owner since at least the late-nineteenth

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £400,000 - £600,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (Venice 1727-1804)

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (Venice 1727-1804) The birth of Punchinello’s father signed ‘Dom. o Tiepolo f’ (lower right) and numbered, probably by the artist, ‘1’ (in the border, upper left) black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash, watermark three crescents (cf. Heawood 867) 13 5/8 x 18 3/8 in

Lot #: 42

Estimate: £400,000 - £600,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (Venice 1727-1804)

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (Venice 1727-1804) Punchinello carried off by an eagle signed ‘Dom.o Tiepolo f’ (lower right) and numbered, probably by the artist, ‘47’ (in the border, upper left) black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash, watermark three crescents (cf. Heawood 867) 13 5/8 x 18 3/8 in

Lot #: 44

Estimate: £250,000 - £350,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (Venice 1727-1804)

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (Venice 1727-1804) Punchinellos at a fruit and vegetable stall signed ‘Dom.o Tiepolo f’ (lower right) and numbered, probably by the artist, ‘51’ (in the border, upper left) black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash, watermark three crescents (cf. Heawood 867) 13 ½ x 18 ¼

Lot #: 46

Estimate: £300,000 - £500,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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ATTRIBUTED TO CORNELIS FLORIS (ANTWERP 1514-1575 ANTWERP), CIRCA 1561-1565

ATTRIBUTED TO CORNELIS FLORIS (ANTWERP 1514-1575 ANTWERP), CIRCA 1561-1565 ADAM AND EVE LAMENT THE DEATH OF ABEL Alabaster relief; Adam, Eve and their daughters surround the body of Abel in the foreground with Cain confronted by God the Father in the background; in an elaborate giltwood rococo frame

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £100,000 - £150,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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LIMOGES, CIRCA 1190-1210

LIMOGES, CIRCA 1190-1210 PATRIARCHAL CROSS Champlevé enamel on copper with traces of gilding; with the hand of God the Father and a half-length angel above the figure of Christ and Saint Peter below; half-length figures of the Virgin and Saint John on the terminals of the long tranverse arm; on a

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £80,000 - £120,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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Follower of Rogier van der Weyden

Follower of Rogier van der Weyden The Virgin and Child oil on panel, in an integral frame, arched top 15 ¼ x 11 7/8 in. (38.7 x 30.3 cm.) with inventory number '219' (lower centre) Provenance In the family of the present owner since the 19th Century

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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Attributed to Ambrosius Benson (?Lombardy c. 1495-1550 Bruges)

Attributed to Ambrosius Benson (?Lombardy c. 1495-1550 Bruges) Elegant Company with musicians seated at a table in a landscape oil on panel 36 ¾ x 51 in. (93.4 x 129.6 cm.) Provenance M. [?] Dansette, Brussels. Count Ivan du Monceau de Bergendal (1915-1984), Brussels. Anonymous sale [The Property of

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £100,000 - £150,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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Attributed to the Master of the Antwerp Adoration (active Antwerp c. 1501-1530)

Attributed to the Master of the Antwerp Adoration (active Antwerp c. 1501-1530) A triptych: the central panel: The Adoration of the Magi; the wings: The Adoration of the Shepherds; and The Presentation in the Temple oil on panel, shaped top central panel: 42 5/8 x 28 5/8 in. (108.2 x 72.6 cm.); left

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £150,000 - £250,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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Ambrosius Benson (?Lombardy c. 1495-1550 Bruges)

Ambrosius Benson (?Lombardy c. 1495-1550 Bruges) Salvator Mundi oil on panel 36 x 33 7/8 in. (91.4 x 86.1 cm.) with inventory number '9' (lower left, on the frame) Provenance M. Laffitte, Madrid; his sale (†), Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 7 March 1861, lot 39, as ‘Joanès (Vincent)’. Don Enrique Traumann

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £300,000 - £500,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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Workshop of the Master of the Magdalen (active Florence 1265-1290)

Workshop of the Master of the Magdalen (active Florence 1265-1290) Mary Magdalen and scenes from her life on gold ground panel, shaped top 37 ½ x 16 in. (95.2 x 40.6 cm.) inscribed 'NEDES P / ETIS . / UOSQUI / PECCARE / SOLETIS / EXEMPIO / OBMEO / UOSREPA / RTTEDE / O' (centre, on the scroll

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £200,000 - £400,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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Bartolomeo Caporali (Perugia c. 1420-c. 1505)

Bartolomeo Caporali (Perugia c. 1420-c. 1505) The Madonna and Child oil on panel 5 7/8 x 4 ¼ in. (14.9 x 10.7 cm.) Provenance Private collection, Belgium, since the 1920s

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £40,000 - £60,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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Pseudo-Granacci (Florence active 1490-1520)

Pseudo-Granacci (Florence active 1490-1520) The Madonna and Child with an angel oil on panel, tondo 33 5/8 in. diam. (85.3 cm. diam.) in a 19th century Italian giltwood frame Provenance (Possibly) Cardinal Gabriele Ferretti (1795-1860), Rome (according to a label on the reverse). with Galerie

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £100,000 - £130,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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Associate of Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio (Milan 1466/67-1516)

Associate of Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio (Milan 1466/67-1516) The Madonna and Child oil on panel 23 7/8 x 17 ¾ in. (60.6 x 45.1 cm.) Provenance (Probably) with Baslini, Milan, where acquired in 1883 by the following, Charles Brinsley Marlay (1831-1912), by whom bequeathed in 1912 to the following

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £150,000 - £250,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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Macrino d'Alba (Alba c. 1470-before 1528)

Macrino d'Alba (Alba c. 1470-before 1528) Portrait of Philip II, Duke of Savoy (1438-1497), bust-length, in armour oil on panel 13 ¼ x 12 5/8 in. (33.6 x 32.2 cm.) inscribed 'PHILIPPVS DVX SABAVDIA MAR · IN ITALIA' (around the portrait roundel) Provenance (Probably) commissioned by the sitter, and

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £100,000 - £200,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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Flemish School, circa 1550

Flemish School, circa 1550 Portrait of a knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece, three-quarter-length, in a white padded doublet and a slashed black jerkin oil on panel 43 ¼ x 32 7/8 in. (110.2 x 83.6 cm.) Provenance with George J. France, from whom acquired in March 1871 for £150 by the

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £300,000 - £500,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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Hendrick van Steenwijck, the Younger (?Antwerp c. 1580-1649 ?Leiden)

Hendrick van Steenwijck, the Younger (?Antwerp c. 1580-1649 ?Leiden) Cathedral interior signed and dated 'H·V·Steinw / 1621' (lower left) oil on copper, circular 6 5/8 in. diam. (16.7 cm. diam.) in the original ebonised fruitwood frame Provenance Elizabeth Maitland, Duchess of Lauderdale, 2nd

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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Hendrik van Balen (Antwerp 1573-1632) and Jan Breughel, the Younger...

Hendrik van Balen (Antwerp 1573-1632) and Jan Breughel, the Younger (Antwerp 1601-1678) Massacre of the Innocents signed 'H V BALEN' (lower right) oil on copper 20 5/8 x 27 ½ in. (52.3 x 69.8 cm.) Provenance G. Langhorne Burton, Somersby, Lincolnshire; Christie's, London, 11 March 1895, lot 83, as

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £60,000 - £80,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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Marten van Cleve (Antwerp 1524-1581)

Marten van Cleve (Antwerp 1524-1581) Visit to the Tenants oil on panel 27 x 57 in. (68.6 x 144.8 cm.) Provenance with de Jonckheere, Paris, by 2002

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £150,000 - £250,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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Pieter Brueghel, the Younger (Brussels c. 1564-1638 Antwerp)

Pieter Brueghel, the Younger (Brussels c. 1564-1638 Antwerp) Winter landscape signed and dated 'P·BRVEGHEL·1612·' (lower right) oil on panel 15 ½ x 21 ½ in. (39.4 x 54.6 cm.) Provenance Acquired by the father of the present owner

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £150,000 - £250,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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Jan Breughel, the Elder (Brussels 1568-1625 Antwerp)

Jan Breughel, the Elder (Brussels 1568-1625 Antwerp) Lilies, tulips, roses and other flowers in an ornamental vase on a ledge, with butterflies and beetles oil on panel 41 ¾ x 28 5/8 in. (106.1 x 72.7 cm.) Provenance In the collection of the present owner’s family since the second half of the 19th

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £150,000 - £250,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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Daniel Seghers (Antwerp 1590-1661)

Daniel Seghers (Antwerp 1590-1661) Roses, tulips, irises and other flowers in a glass vase with a cabbage white butterfly signed 'D. Seghers. Soc tis . JESV .' (lower left) oil on copper 15 x 10 3/8 in. (38.1 x 26.4 cm.) Provenance Wahlberg, Sweden. Lind, Sweden, by 1886. Olof Wijk (1833-1901

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £250,000 - £350,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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Frans Francken, the Younger (Antwerp 1581-1642) and Alexander Keirincx...

Frans Francken, the Younger (Antwerp 1581-1642) and Alexander Keirincx (Antwerp 1600-1652 Amsterdam) Diana and her nymphs in a wooded landscape oil on panel 26 5/8 x 39 ¾ in. (67.6 x 101 cm.) Provenance Borromeo-Monti Collection, Milan, by 1830, no. 32 (according to a label on the reverse

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £150,000 - £250,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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Pieter Brueghel, the Younger (Brussels 1564/5-1637/8 Antwerp)

Pieter Brueghel, the Younger (Brussels 1564/5-1637/8 Antwerp) The Payment of the Tithes signed and dated '·P· BREVGHEL·1618·' (lower left) oil on panel 23 ¼ x 34 ¼ in. (59 x 86.9 cm.) Provenance with Spiller, London, June 1955, from whom acquired by the present owner

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £400,000 - £600,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019