Tuesday, January 26, 2021

A Subject Guide to Collecting in the Old Master Paintings

Austrian School, 17th centuryThe disrobing of Christoil on canvascanvas: 10 1/2 by 7 1/2 in.
Sotheby's New York Masters Week 2021, taking place from 22-30 January, comprises seven sales of paintings, drawings, works of art and sculpture spanning across four centuries. Understanding the unique history which underlies each subject category within the Old Masters canon is key to discerning an artwork's value in the evolving marketplace. Below, we've compiled a helpful guide to navigating this landscape, along with highlight lists of works from Master Paintings Part II, open for bidding at 10 AM EST on 22 January and closing at 10 AM EST on 30 January. [More