The Old Master Paintings and Sculpture online sale offers a broad selection of works across all schools of European painting and sculpture, from the 13th to the mid-19th century, with estimates ranging from £500 - £120,000. The sale features a pair of idyllic scenes by the Neapolitan Carlo Bonavia, whose landscapes betray a strong influence of the rococo palette of Claude-Joseph Vernet. A fine view by Jean-Baptiste Lallemand depicts the Château de Montmusard in Dijon, a masterpiece of the Greek style in France. The Dutch and Flemish schools are well represented, with a fascinating grand family portrait by Hendrick Martensz. Sorgh, a pupil of David Teniers the Younger and Willem Buytewech, an exquisitely rendered cabinet piece by Pieter Neefs the Elder of the Antwerp Cathedral of Our Lady and a forest scene by Gillis d'Hondecoeter, painted with the realism of early pen landscape drawings.
The Sculpture & Works of Art section includes a fine group of early northern wood sculptures originally in the collection of Franz Koenigs. Early Italian pieces are well represented in the sale with a rare early Renaissance rock crystal bowl and large Embriachi casket. Later works include the monumental bust by Baroque sculptor Giuseppe Rusnati depicting Cesare II Visconti. Also in the sale are several works ‘after the antique’ from a 16th century cameo ring depicting Medusa to a marble and onyx bust after the Venus de’ Medici.
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