Thursday, September 22, 2016

Art from the Collection of Brian Sewell

CHRISTIE'S
Brian Sewell in 1966 with Andrea Sacchi's The Madonna and Child with Saints Ignatius of Loyola
Brian Sewell: Critic & Collector, the sale devoted to the renowned art critic, award-winning journalist and author, will take place at Christie’s in London on 27 September 2016. Brian Sewell (1931-2015), the renowned and controversial art critic, award-winning journalist and author, worked at Christie’s as a picture expert between 1958 and 1967, having graduated in Art History at the Courtauld Institute. Acquired over many decades, approximately 200 lots from his collection, including important Old Master Paintings and Drawings and 19th and 20th-Century British Art, will be offered in Brian Sewell: Critic & Collector at Christie’s in London on 27 September 2016. [link]
Brian Sewell in 2012 on the sofa in his home. Photo courtesy of Robert Wilson
Andrea Sacchi (1599–1661 Rome), The Madonna and Child with Saints Ignatius of Loyola, Francis Xavier, Cosmas and Damian – a bozzetto. Oil on canvas. 24 x 15⅞ in. Estimate: £50,000–80,000.
Matthias Stomer (Amersfoort c. 1600-after 1652 ?Sicily or northern Italy) The Adoration of the Magi (Estimate USD 194,550 - USD 324,250)
Matthias Stomer (Amersfoort c. 1600-after 1652 Sicily or Northern Italy) Saint Jerome (Estimate USD 129,700 - USD 194,550)