Cornelis van der Geest's Quentin Metsys Discovered

May 23 2024

Image of Cornelis van der Geest's Quentin Metsys Discovered

Picture: Christie's

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Christie's London have released news that the prime version of Quentin Metsys' Madonna of the Cherries has been discovered. The work had actually appeared as 'Studio of' back in 2015 (pictured left), however, the recent cleaning of the picture has shown it to be a painting of high quality. Furthermore, it appears that this picture is the same that was once owned by Cornelis van der Geest and appears in a famous painting of his gallery by Willem van Haecht.

The painting will be offered in the upcoming Christie's London Old Masters Part I sale carrying an estimate of £8m - £12m.

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