Monday, December 5, 2016

Old Masters Day Sale at Christie's features Jacopo Ligozzi's "Christ carrying the Cross"

Jacopo Ligozzi's "Christ Carrying a Cross." Estimate USD $75,000 - USD $100,000
LONDON, UK---The December 9th, Old Masters Day Sale at Christie's will include over a dozen Renaissance painters including Jacopo Ligozzi (1547 - 1627), an Italian painter, illustrator, and designer of the late Renaissance and early Mannerist styles with an estimate of USD 75,000 - USD 100,000. Ligozzi was one of the most prolific artists of the 1600s in Florence, Jacopo Ligozzi signed many of his works with the title di minio, miniaturist, suggesting the importance he attached to his small-scale works. His contribution to Medici art of this period, however, was anything but small, as he was a versatile large-scale painter, draftsman, and printmaker, as well as miniature painter. His work can also be found in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, and Ohio's  Oberlin College. [Bid]