Friday, January 12, 2018

Sotheby's New York to offer property from the collection of Otto Naumann

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
Giovanni Baglione's "Saint John The Baptist in the Wilderness" | Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 USD
Sotheby's New York to offer property from the collection of Otto Naumann, who, in addition to being a world-renowned art dealer, is an art historian and voracious collector. The sale will feature European paintings by artists from the 16th to the 19th centuries including Giovanni Baglione (1566 - 1643) and Giancinto Diano (1731 - 1804). Baglione’s impressive and exquisitely painted "Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness" was rediscovered in a private collection where it had remained since 1970, bearing a later inscription in the lower right corner. Giacinto Diano was born in Pozzuoli and studied under both Francesca de Mura and Anton Mengs before settling in Naples in 1752. Diano painted dynamic compositions filled with color and light, combining both Rococo and Neoclassical elements. The sale will take place January 31 at 6:00 pm. [Catalogue]
Giacinto Diano's "The Massacre of the Innocents" | Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD