30 June 7 July 2017 | PREVIEW 29 JUNE

30 June 7 July 2017
preview 29 June


Sale by auction of Old Master Paintings 2 pm Wednesday 9 July. Bonhams' Old Master Paintings department has achieved some spectacular results in recent years, culminating in the sale of Jean-Honoré Fragonard's Portrait of the duc d'Harcourt in December 2013 for £15.2 million, more than double the artist's previous record and a record price for an Old Master worldwide last year. We have seen a huge increase in demand from buyers for works of quality by leading artists, particularly if they are in exceptional condition and fresh to the market. In addition to this, increasing numbers of private collectors are turning to this sector, encouraged by its established track record and disenchanted by alternative investments. Other recent successes include works by Diego Velázquez, Adriaen Coorte, Lucas Gassel, Pietro Fabris, Vanvitelli, Giuseppe Zocchi and Jan Lievens.

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Andrew McKenzie
020 7468 8261
101 New Bond Street
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William Dobson
Self portrait of the artist