Saturday, 9 October 2010

Sorolla Sale

These two paintings by Spanish artist Joaquín Sorolla will be up for sale in Sotheby’s auction of 19th Century European Paintings in London on 23 November (L10104). Both were painted in 1904 and were featured in Sorolla’s first major international exhibition at Galerie Georges Petit in Paris in 1906. They have remained in two private collections for more than a century. Top is Niños en la Playa, estimated value £1m to £1.5m. Below is El Pescador, estimated at £2m to £3m. So important is the emergence of these two works that they will be shown in Moscow, New York, Madrid and Barcelona ahead of the London sale (title link).


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