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Auction Preview: Old Master & British Drawings at Christie’s, New York, Jan 31

What: Old Master & British Drawings

Where: Christie’s; 20 Rockefeller Center

When: January 31; 02.00 pm

Public Viewing: 25 Jan, 10am – 5pm; 26 Jan, 10am – 5pm; 27 Jan, 1pm – 5pm; 28 Jan, 10am – 5pm; 29 Jan, 10am – 5pm; 30 Jan, 10am – 5pm; 31 Jan, 10am – 12pm

Top lots of the sale:

– Polidoro Caldara, called Polidoro da Caravaggio (Caravaggio 1499-1543 Messina): Design for a banner with Saint Mark and two friars. Black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash, heightened with white on greenish-blue paper. 16 ¾ x 11 3/8 in. (42.5 x 28.4 cm). Estimate: USD 200,000 – USD 300,000

Joseph Mallord William Turner, R.A. (London 1775-1851): Lake Lucerne, with the Rigi. Pencil and watercolor, heightened with touches of white. 9 ¾ x 14 ¼ in. (24.8 x 36.2 cm). Estimate: USD 200,000 – USD 300,000

– Pietro Berrettini, called Pietro da Cortona (Cortona 1596-1669 Rome): Study of a nymph, her arms outstretched. Black and white chalk. 7 ¼ x 9 ¼ in. (18.3 x 23.5 cm). Estimate: USD 180,000 – USD 250,000

Thomas Girtin (London 1775-1802): St. Paul’s Cathedral from St. Martin’s-le-Grand, London, signed ‘Girtin’ (lower left). Pencil and watercolor heightened with bodycolor on a light oatmeal paper. 19 x 15 5/8 in. (48.3 x 39.7 cm). Estimate: USD 180,000 – USD 250,000

– Niccolo dell’Abate (Modena 1509 or 1512-1571 Fontainebleau): The Conversion of Saul. Black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash, heightened with white, on light-brown prepared paper, watermark grapes. 21 x 15¼ in. (53.5 x 38.7 cm). Estimate: USD 100,000 – USD 150,000

Francesco Primaticcio (Bologna 1504-1570 Paris): Polymestor killing Polydorus (or King Priam and Sinon): Inscribed ‘Bologne’ (upper right), black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash heightened with white on light brown paper, squared in red chalk. 10 x 6 ½ in. (25.3 x 16.4 cm). Estimate: USD 100,000 – USD 150,000

– Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto (Venice 1697-1768): A capriccio with an ancient tomb monument to the left, and a watermill to the right. Black chalk, pen and brown ink, grey wash heightened with white. 9¾ x 14 5/8 in. (24.6 x 37.3 cm). Estimate: USD 100,000 – USD 150,000

Thomas Girtin (London 1775-1802): Above Lyme Regis, looking across Marshwood Vale, Dorset. Pencil and watercolor. 9 ¾ x 20 3/8 in. (24.8 x 51.7 cm). Estimate: USD 100,000 – USD 150,000

– Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues (Dieppe ca. 1533-1588 London): Two narcissi and a columbine, a dragonfly and a stag beetle, inscribed in ink, probably by the artist, black chalk, watercolor, bodycolor on an old album sheet, watermark crescents with a crown. 6 ½ x 7 5/8 in. (16.4 x 19.3 cm). Estimate: USD 80,000 – USD 120,000

– Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues (Dieppe ca. 1533-1588 London): A bearded iris and three violets. Inscribed in ink, probably by the artist, black chalk, watercolor, bodycolor on an old album sheet, watermark indistinct. 7 ¾ x 5 3/8 in. (19.7 x 13.7 cm). Estimate: USD 60,000 – USD 80,000

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