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Christie's announces Old Master Drawings and Paintings Sales in New York
Adriaen van de Velde (Amsterdam 1636-1672), Study of a seated boy leaning on a flagon with inscription 'Carel Du Jardin' black and red chalk, watermark crowned shield with bunch of grapes and monogram CP, 7 ⅝ x 10 in. (19.5 x 25.5 cm.). $100,000-150,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2016.

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces that the Old Master and British Drawings auction on January 27 will be accompanied by a series of exhibitions and previews at its Rockefeller Center galleries from January 22 through February 7. Christie’s is partnering with the Royal Drawings School for its first exhibition in the United States (January 23 – February 7), and collaborating with prominent dealers to present Christie’s first private selling exhibition in New York devoted to Old Master Paintings (January 22 - February 7). A selection of highlights from the new themed week of April sales, Classic Art Week, will be unveiled to the public this month including Old Master Paintings, Antiquities, Sculpture and Decorative Arts (January 23 – 29).

Old Master and British Drawings
Auction: January 27 | 2pm
Preview: January 23 – 27

Highlighting a selection of works from the late fifteenth century through the nineteenth century, the Old Master and British Drawings sale in New York offers drawings from Italian, French, British, Flemish and Dutch schools and features architectural drawings from the collection of Paul Walter. The auction includes the most celebrated draftsman of the European school such as Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Théodore Géricault, Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, Adriaen van de Velde, and Jean-Antoine Watteau, among others. With 131 lots, pre-sale estimates range from $800 to $200,000.

Old Master Paintings: A Private Selling Exhibition
Exhibition: January 22 – February 7

Christie’s Old Master Paintings: A Private Selling Exhibition, features an exceptional selection of rare and important European pictures, in collaboration with the art world’s principal Old Master Painting dealers. Spanning a period from 1400 to 1800, the exhibition will offer works by artists such as Jan Provoost, Gaspar van Wittel, Jean-Batiste Oudry, Gaetano Gandolfi and Richard Parkes Bonington. This remarkable selling exhibition is an exciting opportunity to view the world of Old Masters through the discerning eye of the dealer. The view will be open to the public in the Christie’s West Galleries.

Royal Drawing School: A Private Selling Exhibition
Exhibition: January 23 – February 7

Christie’s partnered with the Royal Drawings School for its first exhibition in the United States. Comprising over 70 works by alumni, faculty and artists closely associated with the Royal Drawing School, this selling exhibition will benefit the School’s Scholarship Fund. The Royal Drawing School was founded in 2000 by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to provide classes for teaching drawings from observation. The School offers two full-time courses with no tuition fees: the graduate-level Drawing Year for up to 30 students, and the Foundation Year for 45 high school graduates. In addition, the School runs a Young Artists program for over 200 children, and it holds more than 50 courses each term that are open to the public.

CLASSIC ART WEEK: Preview of April Sales
Select Highlights on Preview: January 23 – 29
Auctions: April 12 - 14

A grouping of highlights from Christie’s new themed week of April sales, Classic Art Week, will be unveiled to the public this January. This marquee week of sales will include Old Master Paintings, Sculpture, Antiquities and Christie’s signature Exceptional Sale of decorative arts. A new curated sale entitled “Revolution” will be the centerpiece of this auction series, and will feature masterworks from the 18th to the 20th centuries, including paintings, drawings, prints, photography and sculpture, which will explore the radical social, political and artistic changes that defined this period of history.

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