Sotheby’s London – Old Master & British Paintings

April 27th, 2012 by

Highlighting the Flemish pictures in this year’s mid-season sale of Old Master and British pictures are a restituted depiction of St. Christopher and the Christ child by the Master of Frankfurt, a finely preserved and typical Wedding Feast by Hieronymous Francken and a beautiful pair of river landscapes by Theobald Michau. There is a host of Italian paintings from four centuries, including a fascinating Deposition by an unknown seventeenth century Genoese painter and a number of interesting religious panels from the early 16th century such as the Sienese Giorgio di Giovanni’s Madonna and child with saints. Two single-owner groups of landscapes anchor the Dutch section, while there is a particularly large selection of British marine and sporting art, including works by Brooking, Swaine, Huggins and Whitcombe.