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Lotto 8
CHRISTIE’S. Londra, 7 dicembre 2010 

La vendita ha totalizzato £25,318,500 con 39 lotti venduti su 59 offerti. (venduto per lotto 75%). Richard Knight, International co-Head, and Paul Raison, Head of Old Masters and 19th Century Art at Christie’s London stated: “This sale had real energy, demonstrating that the market for classical European art continues to be strong. We saw a deep pool of international collectors participating in this evening’s auction in a packed saleroom and with over 60 registered telephone bidders, there were robust prices throughout. We noted particularly strong demand for English and Netherlandish pictures and it is significant that 8% of lots sold were bought by Asian buyers, a new development for our market. It was a disappointment that the superb painting by Poussin did not sell in the auction.  This masterpiece was admired and appreciated around the world, generating considerable excitement. Overall, we saw strong private institutional and trade bidding from Europe including Russia, Asia and the United States of America. We look forward to our sale tomorrow and the sale in New York in January 2011.”

Un portavoce della Trustees of the Belvoir Estate ha commentato: ‘Naturally this is a disappointing outcome given that the Trustees had made the difficult decision, after careful consideration, to offer this painting at auction. The Trustees remain committed to the restoration and long-term preservation of Belvoir Castle and Estate.’ 

Lotto 8


New world auction record:

  • Gerrit Adriaensz. Berckheyde (Haarlem 1638-1698), A view of Haarlem from the northwest corner with the Kruispoort and St. Bavo’s Cathedral beyond realised £2,617,250/ $4,127,403/ €3,083,121.
  • Claude Gellée, called Le Lorrain (Chamagne ?1604/5-1682 Rome), An extensive landscape with shepherds and shepherdesses dancing realised £2,057,250/ $3,244,283/ €2,423,441.
  • Gerrit van Honthorst (Utrecht 1592-1656 Utrecht), The Adoration of the Shepherds achieved £1,105,250/ $1,742,979/ €1,301,985.
  • Jean-Baptiste Pater (Valenciennes 1695-1736 Paris), Fête champêtre with a musician and a statue of Venus behind; and Fête champêtre with bathers in front of a fountain realised £457,250/ $721,083/ € 538,641.
  • Vittore Carpaccio (Venice 1460/6-c. 1522/5), The Pietà with two Angels fetched £337,250/ $531,843/ €397,281.
  • Paul Hippolyte Delaroche (Paris 1797-1856), Napoleon at Fontainebleau, 31 March 1814 realised £289,250/ $456,147/ € 340,737. 
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Purchase Price

8 The Master of the Baroncelli Portraits (active Bruges, circa 1489), Pentecost 1,000,000 – 1,500,000 £4,185,250$6,600,139
20 Gerrit Adriaensz. Berckheyde (Haarlem 1638-1698), 
A view of Haarlem from the northwest corner with the Kruispoort and St. Bavo’s Cathedral beyondWORLD RECORD PRICE FOR THE ARTIST AT AUCTION
500,000 – 700,000 £2,617,250$4,127,403
51 Claude Gellée, called Le Lorrain (Chamagne ?1604/5-1682 Rome), An extensive landscape with shepherds and shepherdesses dancingWORLD RECORD PRICE FOR THE ARTIST AT AUCTION 2,000,000 – 3,000,000 £2,057,250$3,244,283
15 Pieter Brueghel II (Brussels 1564-1637/8 Antwerp), The Combat between Carnival and Lent 2,000,000 – 3,000,000 £2,001,250$3,155,971
45 Sir Thomas Lawrence, P.R.A. (Bristol 1769-1830 London), Portrait of Mary, Countess of Wilton(1801-1858), three-quarter-length, seated, in a red velvet dress with a brooch, a landscape beyond 400,000 – 600,000 £1,777,250$2,802,723
17 Domenikos Theotokopoulos, called El Greco (Candia, Crete 1541-1614 Toledo), Saint Francis ofAssisi in meditation 600,000 – 800,000 £1,161,250$1,831,291
25 Gerrit van Honthorst (Utrecht 1592-1656 Utrecht),The Adoration of the ShepherdsWORLD RECORD PRICE FOR THE ARTIST AT AUCTION 800,000 – 1,200,000 £1,105,250$1,742,979
18 Sir Anthony van Dyck (Antwerp 1599-1641 London), 
Portrait of a gentleman, traditionally called a Senator of Antwerp, half-length, leaning on a plinth
1,000,000 – 1,500,000 £1,049,250$1,654,667
7 Giovanni di ser Giovanni Guidi, lo Scheggia (San Giovanni Valdarno, near Arezzo 1406-1486 Florence), The Story of Coriolanus: a cassone front 500,000 – 800,000 £993,250$1,566,355
42 Carlo Bossoli (Davesco 1815-1884 Turin), A panorama of Constantinople from Uskudar 250,000 – 350,000 £553,250$872,475

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