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Christie's Old Masters total: $14.5 Million
Pieter Brueghel The Younger (Brussels 1564-1638 Antwerp), The Tower of Babel. Price realized: $2,580,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2022.



NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s Old Masters sale on 10 June, realized a total of $14,430,900, selling 88% by low estimate, with strong prices for Northern Renaissance and Baroque masters, as well as spirited bidding on sculptures from across centuries. The top lot in the sale was The Tower of Babel by Pieter Brueghel the Younger, an ambitious, monumental picture on panel that shows the strong influence of his father, Pieter Brueghel the Elder. It brought $2,580,000. Other highlights among paintings include Roses, lilies, an iris and other flowers in an earthenware vase by Clara Peeters, which realized $1,500,000; The Bagpiper and Marry Wife, by Jan van Hemessen, which fetched $1,134,000; and A View of Beverwijk, by Salomon van Ruysdael, which sold for $567,000. Two sculptures sold well above their estimates, A Group of Composite Figures of Ceres, Venus, Apollo, and Mercury in the Manner of Joseph Chinard, which brought $604,800, more than eight times its low estimate; and A Polychrome And Gilt Limestone Figure Of Saint Roch attributed to Gilbert Betrand, which made more than 20 times its low estimate, at $592,000.

• CLARA PEETERS (ANTWERP 1589-1657)
Roses, lilies, an iris and other flowers in an earthenware vase
signed and dated
oil on panel
Price realized: $1,500,000

• JAN SANDERS VAN HEMESSEN (HEMESSEN C. 1504-1556 ANTWERP)
The Bagpiper and Merry Wife
signed(?) 'IOÊS DE HEMESSEN PINXIT' (lower right, on the tankard)
oil on panel
Price realized: $1,134,000

• SALOMON VAN RUYSDAEL (NAARDEN 1600/03-1670 HAARLEM)
A view of Beverwijk
signed and dated
oil on panel
Price realized: $567,000

• MANNER OF JOSEPH CHINARD (FRENCH, 1756-1813)
A Group Of Composite Figures Of Ceres, Venus, Apollo And Mercury
Price realized: $604,800

• ATTRIBUTED TO GILBERT BERTRAND, (FRENCH, CIRCA 1494-1510
A Polychrome And Gilt Limestone Figure Of Saint Roch
Price realized: $592,200










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