Monday, January 25, 2021

Sotheby's: Master Paintings & Sculpture Part I January 28, 2021 • 10:00 EST

Property of a Private Collector, New York: Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Leiden 1606 - 1669 Amsterdam; "Abraham and the Angels" signed and dated lower edge, left of center: Rembrandt f. 1646; oil on panel; 6 3/8 by 8 3/8 in.; 16.1 by 21.1 cm.
This January’s marquee sale of Master Paintings and Sculpture is led by two masterpieces of art history: the magnificent Botticelli Portrait of a Youth Holding a Roundel and Rembrandt’s intimate painting of Abraham and the Angels. This small panel by Rembrandt has remained in private hands for over a century and a half. Nevertheless, it is one of the most well-documented paintings by the artist, and it has the distinction of never being doubted in the literature. [More