The focus turns to London and the upcoming sales of Old Master works in July. Here’s Reuters on Sotheby’s find:
A long-lost masterpiece by French painter Jacques-Louis David was shown publicly for the first time in 84 years at Sotheby’s in New York on Tuesday ahead of its auction in London.
The 1813 drawing called “Alexander watching Apelles painting Campaspe,” will be sold at an Old Master Drawings sale at the auction house in London on July 8. It is expected to fetch up to 800,000 pounds ($1.2 million).
“There are very few of these large elaborate drawings by him,” Gregory Rubinstein, Sotheby’s head of old master drawings, said in an interview from London.