Carol Vogel previews some of the works in Sotheby’s New York Old Master sales coming up in late January. She talks to Sotheby’s poobah of paint, George Wachter, about Charles Forte’s collection which features these works:
Up for sale at Sotheby’s is Canaletto’s “Venice, a View of the Churches of Redentore and San Giacomo,” which has not been on the market since a London auction in 1986. The classic Venice scene is estimated to sell for $5 million to $7 million. Van Huysum’s “Still Life of Roses, Tulips, Peonies and Other Flowers in a Sculpted Stone Vase,” an oil painting on copper, and de Hooch’s “Child Feeding a Parrot,” a domestic interior, are also for sale. The van Huysum has an estimate of $4 million to $6 million; the de Hooch, $1.5 million to $2 million.
“The de Hooch is Vermeer-like and elegant,” Mr. Wachter said. “It’s got the works.”
Inside Art: Old Master Sale at Sotheby’s (Inside Art/New York Times)