Wednesday, September 28, 2016

'Brian Sewell: Critic & Collector' Sale Realizes $473,405 for "Saint Jerome" by Matthias Stomer

Brian Sewell in 2012 seated below "Saint Jerome" by Matthias Stomer which sold at auction this week of $473,405
Taking place at Christie’s on September 27, 2016, Brian Sewell: Critic & Collector saw spirited bidding in an exceptionally crowded saleroom with attendance from collectors, friends and admirers of the renowned art critic, award-winning journalist and author, and former specialist at Christie’s. The auction achieved $4,852,483 for over 200 lots that reflected the personal tastes of Brian Sewell, selling 90% by lot. The results demonstrated international appreciation for the passion Sewell had for collecting throughout his life with registered bidders from 32 countries across 4 continents. Saint Jerome, a painting bought at auction by Sewell who recognized it to be by the Flemish painter Matthias Stomer, doubled its low estimate to sell online for $473,405. [link]
Four artist records at auction achieved. © Christie’s Images Limited 2016.