16 Apr 2014

Recovered Paintings By Pissarro & Van De Velde II

Recovered Paintings By Pissarro & Van De Velde II Image

Recovered Paintings By Pissarro & Van De Velde II

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Amsterdam/London – Christie’s will offer seven paintings across four sales in Amsterdam and London between May and November 2014. Comprising four Old Master and three Impressionist paintings, the works are being offered for sale on behalf of insurers, having been recovered by the Art Loss Register; they were previously taken from the Noortman Gallery, Maastricht, in 1987.  

Schedule of sales:

Old Masters and 19th Century Art 
13 May, Amsterdam
- An English Royal Yacht, probably the Katherine, and a man-of-war beyond, probably the Harwich with Charles II aboard on his way to, or from Portsmouth in 1675, on the occasion of the Launch of the Royal James, oil on canvas, by Willem van de Velde II (1633-1707) (estimate: €120,000 to €180,000) [1]
-Two orange tamarins with a fruit basket and a ring tailed lemur, with fruit in an interior, oil on copper, by Circle of Jan  van Kessel I (Antwerp 1627-1679) (estimate: €10,000 to €15,000) [2]

Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale
25 June, London
-Bords de la Seine à Bougival, 1871, oil on canvas, by Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) (estimate: £250,000 to £350,000) [3]
La Clairière, 1885, oil on canvas, by Pierre-August Renoir (1841-1919) (estimate: £120,000 to £180,000) [4]
Bouquet de fleurs, oil on paper, by Eva Gonzalès (1849-1883) (estimate: £25,000 to £35,000) [5] 

Old Master and British Paintings Evening Sale
8 July, London
- Dutch States Yacht, a smalschip, a Rhine ark and other vessels in a calm, 1673, oil on canvas, by Willem van de Velde II (1633-1707) (estimate: £180,000 to £250,000, illustrated above)

Old Masters and 19th Century Art
25 November, Amsterdam
-Peasants dancing outside an inn at Perck, with the Château de Drij Toren beyond, by David Teniers II (1610-1690) oil on canvas (estimate: €120,000-180,000)

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