Event Date8–23 APR 2021 | Online 20459

The Kagan Collection

New York
Sale Total USD 240,625

8–23 APR 2021

Sale Overview

Christie’s is thrilled to present a selection of works spanning nearly two centuries from the exceptional Kagan Collection. Impassioned by Classical Antiquity, Jonathan Kagan was drawn to the Neoclassical art created by artists across Europe from circa 1740–1820 who reinterpreted subjects from Roman and Greek history and mythology according to contemporary political themes. Kagan’s collection began with ancient coins and grew to incorporate paintings, sculpture and drawings from the Neoclassical period.

Highlights of the online sale include drawings and paintings by Guillaume Guillon-Lethière, Heinrich Friedrich Füger, Salomon-Guillaume Counis, Thomas Fearnley, Edward Lear, Friedrich Rehberg and Pietro Benvenuti. A selection from the Kagan Collection will also be offered in a dedicated group that will conclude the Old Master Part I live sale on 22 April. Portraits by Sir Thomas Hudson, Jacques Sablet and Louis-Vincent-Léon Pallière; marble busts by Benedetto Pistrucci, Antonio d’Este and attributed to Bartolomeo Cavaceppi; and a spectacular nightscape by Johann Christian Clausen Dahl will be featured.

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