Old Masters take center stage in NY next week

On June 5, Christie’s will hold it’s midseason Old Masters sale, featuring many 17th century Dutch and Flemish paintings.  One of the highlights will be The Duet, by Gerrit van Honthorst (1592 – 1656), which is estimated to sell for between $2,000,000 and $3,000,000.

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Gerrit van Honthorst (Utrecht 1592-1656), The Duet, oil on canvas
30¾ x 37¼ in.

The sale will also include a varied selection of paintings from Italian, French, British, German/Austrian and Spanish schools.

Uptown at Sotheby’s, the Old Masters sale will be held on June 6.  Offerings will range from Early Northern and Italian paintings to 18th century.  One highlight will be the recently discovered A Praying Monk, by the 16th-century Flemish painter Jan Massys, estimated to sell for between $100,000 and $150,000.

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Jan Massys (Antwerp circa 1509), A Praying Monk, oil on oak panel in an engaged frame,
13 5/8 x 11 in.

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