Mid-season Old Master sales

October 26 2015

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The mid-season Old Master sales are on this week, and there are bargain pictures galore to be snapped up. A contemporary and unique portrait of Henry VIII, at £10k-£15k, just months after a Holbein studio portrait made nearly £1m? Click right here. Or a Gaspard Poussin landscape at £5k-£7k? A large and fine still life by Gerard van Berleboch at £5k-£7k, signed and dated 1650?

Sotheby's is tomorrow, Bonhams on Wednesday, and Christie's on Thursday. 

I viewed the sales yesterday, and was delighted to meet a new collector who had seen Will Gompertz's programme on the art market, and how cheap Old Masters are. I alos thought Sotheby's window display, with a doll's house full of miniature lots from the sale was charming. Top marks to whoever came up with that idea.

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