From famous impressionist paintings to the pieces by the founders of the Israeli modern movement, and works of natural history from explorers and travelers, found in the exhibition halls of New York, London, Paris, and Hong Kong, here’s a look at some of the special auctions and events slated for Sotheby’s Auctions House in November.
Boasting accounts of exploration and travel, along with important works of natural history, these collections include botanical and animal illustrations as well as early cartography among many other accounts of expeditions around Europe, China, Asia, and the Americas.
Highlights of the sale include the Claude Monet serene seascape Étretat, coucher de soleil, Georges Braque’s crisp still life Compotier, fruits, verre et branche, and a luminous landscape by Camille Pissarro. The sale features selections of paintings, works on paper, as well as sculptures from some of the finest artists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
An auction of about 50 books from the 20th century brings together artists alongside the greatest bookbinders of their time. Rounding out the collection is a legendary copy of Apollinaire’s Case d’Armons.
This annual sale is highlighted by some of the most beloved Israeli artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, including works rarely seen before, like those from a private European collection boasting some of the most important paintings by the founders of the Israeli modern movement.
Sir Q.W. Lee was a banker and philanthropist well-known for his passion for collecting outstanding Chinese works of art, and highlights of the collection for sale include rare examples of Ming and Qing porcelain and jades and a celadon jade ‘landscape’ screen from the Qianlong period.