A multi-figure painting by Renaissance master Titian, one of the few remaining in private hands, highlights Sotheby’s Old Masters week in New York, where “Sacra Conversazione: The Madonna and Child with Saints Luke and Catherine of Alexandria” is expected to sell for $15-$20 million. Works belonging to the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Cleveland Museum of Art are also featured at the two-day sale beginning on January 26.
Drawings are the focus in the first day’s sale, which includes two works by Rembrandt, including his never before exhibited “Judas Returning the Thirty Pieces of Silver” (est.$600-$800,000). In addition, there’s a drawing by Rubens, “Venus Nursing the Cupids (est. $500-$800,000) as well as a tapestry drawing by a Raphael associate, Perino del Vaga (est.$600-$800,000).Â Attention turns to paintings and sculpture on the 27th, when the standouts are expected to be works by Lucas Cranach II, Gerrit Dou, Pieter Breughel the Younger, and Giampietrino, whose “The Virgin and Child by a Window, ‘Madonna of the Cherries” is expected to sell for $7-$9 million.
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