Arrow Fat Left Icon Arrow Fat Right Icon Arrow Right Icon Cart Icon Close Circle Icon Expand Arrows Icon Facebook Icon Pinterest Icon Twitter Icon Youtube Icon Hamburger Icon Information Icon Down Arrow Icon Mail Icon Mini Cart Icon Person Icon Ruler Icon Search Icon Shirt Icon Triangle Icon Bag Icon Play Video
  • Pieter Brueghel the Younger painting to lead old master sale
  • Post author
    Paul Fraser
  • brueghelkermessepieteryoungers

Pieter Brueghel the Younger painting to lead old master sale

Pieter Brueghel the Younger's Return from the Kermesse is valued at £2m-3m ($2.5m-3.7m) ahead of a sale of old master paintings at Sotheby's London on December 7.

Brueghel (1564-1637) was a Flemish painter and the eldest son of Pieter Brueghel the Elder.

Pieter Brueghel the Younger came from a family of renowned Flemish painters

The Kermesse of the work's title is a Dutch religious festival that would typically involve plenty of feasting and frivolity.

Brueghel produced three variations on this theme.

His work is in high demand among collectors after a long period spent in the shadow of his father, meaning the present lot could easily surpass its estimate.

The younger Brueghel's record is £5.7m ($7.2m), set for a version of The Procession to Calvary in London in 2011.

A portrait of two boys by Titian and his studio is valued at £1m-1.5m ($1.2m-1.8m).

They're believed to be members of the Pisaro family, an important Venetian dynasty who were among the artist's most generous patrons.

Titian (1490-1576) is a towering figure in renaissance art, acclaimed for his extraordinary use of colour.

His record stand at $16.5m for a Madonna and Child.

Other highlights of the auction include pieces by Lorenzo Lotto, Francesco Albini and Jacob Savery the Elder.

  • Post author
    Paul Fraser
  • brueghelkermessepieteryoungers