After the containment, the art market is reborn from its ashes. Sales dedicated to Old Master and Nineteenth century have earned 6.3 million € (fee included) Wednesday the auction house Artcurial, well beyond the estimates, with a Pieter Brueghel the younger and a drawing by Polidoro da Caravaggio, who have surpassed every 600,000 euros.read also : In a church in italy, burglars will think to steal a Brueghel, but it is a copy
This new session of the auction in the house of the Rond-Point des Champs-Élysées shows once again that collectors are waiting for you in France, despite the crisis of the sars coronavirus. Ten lots have exceeded the threshold of 100.000 euros. "A full hall and enthusiastic together after the difficult tests faced in recent months is a tribute to the joy of collecting," commented Matthew Fournier, the auctioneer and associate director of Artcurial.Italian painting also featured
The collection of baron François Empain, Praise of folly, has triumphed with the painting The king drinks! Pieter Brueghel the younger, which is mounted to 629.000 euros. A rare sheet of the pupil of Raphael, Polidoro da Caravaggio, Joseph thrown into the well by his brothers, was sold to 604.200 euros, three times its estimate.
The Italian painting was also honored with the masterpiece of baroque Bernardo Strozzi, David holding the head of Goliath, acquired by a collector european 505.000 euros.
Finally, an oil on copper of another Brueghel, Street of a village with animated figures with a traveller at rest of Jan Brueghel the Elder, flew to 579.400 euros (almost triple its estimate), while Madeleine, attributed to Pieter Pourbus, was awarded to 517.400 euros (over 5 times its estimate).
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