Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Sorolla For Sale

This famous painting by Spanish artist Joaquín Sorolla is up for grabs in Sotheby’s London auction of 19th Century European Paintings on 20 November. Pescadores Valencianos (1895) depicts fishermen cleaning their nets on the beach at Valencia. It was one of Sorolla's earliest works to be painted in the open air and won a gold medal at the Internationale Kunstausstellung in Berlin in 1896. It was snapped up for Berlin's Nationalgalerie, but deaccessioned - a work of art sold by a museum in order to acquire more works of art - in 1930. Since then it has languished in private hands with occasional loans for major exhibitions. Its estimated price is £1m to £1.5m (CLICK).


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