FrontRunners: Art Sale

  • Sheila Gibson Stoodley

For the first time since 1921, a Vermeer painting is going to auction. Sotheby’s (www.sothebys.com) will sell Young Woman Seated at the Virginals July 8 in London. Sotheby’s issued a modest presale estimate of $5.3 million. “We opted for the relatively conservative figure to focus people’s attention on the painting, rather than on the price,” says Alex Bell, Sotheby’s European head of Old Master paintings.

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The antiquities dealer Les Enluminures will offer a large collection of biblical manuscripts…
The sale will feature architectural treasures salvaged from around the world…
Sotheby's
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Illustration by Bruce Morser
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Photo by Michiel Elsevier Stokmans
The top lot could fetch as much as $450,000…
timothy c. fabrizio and george f. paul
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Bloomsbury Auctions
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The show will exhibit exceptional offerings from 72 dealers and galleries…