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Rubens' work will be presented at the auction of old Sotheby’s masters in January 2020

  • 01.01.2020 - 31.01.2020
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Rubens' work will be presented at the auction of old Sotheby’s masters in January 2020

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Rubens' work, which no one has seen for more than half a century, will be presented at the auction of old Sotheby’s masters in January 2020.

 

“The Madonna and Child with Christ, Saint Elizabeth and John the Baptist” has been kept in a private collection for over 60 years. The last time it was presented to the public was in 1951.

A one and a half meter work depicting the holy family in an evening landscape was previously in the collection of Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid with the attribution "copy from Rubens' work" and dated to about 1618. However, a little earlier this year, Otto Naumann, who is currently a private dealer, and until July last year, chief vice president of the Department of Old Masters at Sotheby's auction house, after further consultations with specialists in Rubens’s creativity, said that the painting was an original work of the artist. It was painted between 1611 and 1614, shortly after Rubens returned from a trip to Italy.

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