Khaimraj on the GoodArt list asked about the Chasseriau Angel From the Christie’s auction. It’s a study from the painting Christ on the Mount of Olives. The final painting is apparently fairly heavily damaged but may have been restored since this image was recorded.
The same day I went to Sotheby’s I also went to a pretty similar showing of auction items at Christie’s. Here are a few highlights…
I was particularly impressed by the Monsted landscapes I saw that day, though I had not heard of him before then. There was a particularly impressive one called A Wooded River Landscape, Deer Grazing in the Distance at the Sotheby’s auction that was similar to this, but which was impossible for me to scan because of how it was printed in the catalogue (it spanned the spine of the book). He was definitely an under-appreciated genius!
A few weeks ago several Art Renewal Center people met in New York to view some 19th century paintings being auctioned off later that week. There was a lot of amazing stuff to be seen there including some artists I had not been aware of. Here are a few highlights of what I saw there.