In a week that was characterized in the field of the Old masters rather by solidity and connoisseurship, has stolen a drawing of the paintings in the London auction market. The hammer price of ten million pounds for Lucas van Leydens small-format black chalk study of a young man can be explained by the combination of rarity and quality. It is the last example of the small graphic Oeuvre of the Dutchman, not in the Museum. With up to 2.5 million pounds estimated, by an unknown telephone bidder at Christie’s against two interested parties, one of them is the dealer Luca Baroni, take the rank as the second most expensive old master drawing auction operation ever. The record of Raphael six years ago, holds for 26.5 million pounds to the American collector Leon Black auctioned Apostle of the head.

Gina Thomas

feuilleton correspondent, based in London.

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came The drawing of Lucas van Leydens from the extensive collection of drawings, paintings, books and Ancient, has bequeathed to the ancient connoisseurs Matthew Holbeche Bloxam, is a nephew of the painter and collector of drawings by Thomas Lawrence, the renowned Rugby school in Warwickshire, and at the end of the nineteenth century. The private school was famous was owned by the rector, Thomas Arnold, Thomas brown’s schooldays developed, in the novel “” by Thomas Hughes described the Ideal of character education, which also includes its own version of the football game. The Rugby School had no facilities, the works of art from Bloxams legacy and other donations of their Eleven issue, including Lewis Carroll, Neville Chamberlain, and Salman Rushdie. Therefore, the works of the research were little known. Retaining of one part, which is for the school, Rugby has separated from another part of its holdings, including drawings by Pietro da Cortona, Lelio Orsi, and the Cavaliere d’arpino, the found now strong resonance. From the expectations by far surpassing total proceeds in the amount of nearly fifteen millions of pounds, among other things, a Museum for the remaining collection will be funded.

In a rather sluggish evening auction with paintings at Christie’s, the dealer Bob Haboldt was 8.7 million pounds, the successful bid for the three-quarter portraits of a man and a woman of the Dutchman Frans Hals. The night before had secured Haboldt for 1.3 million pounds at Sotheby’s, the small triptych of the Veronica master, which once belonged to Konrad Adenauer. The Pair of Frans Hals, the Centerless from the collection of Dutch and Flemish art compiled by the Dutch entrepreneur and winery owner Eric Albada Jelgersma. As is the case with numerous other plants of this Evening at Christie’s, the result for the two portraits of fell behind higher expectations of up to twelve million pounds. Of the total of 75 Lots in the auction of 26 non-stayed bought. The full-length portrait of the young English Princess Mary, daughter KarlsI. and one of the last works of Antonis van Dyck’s, reached five million pounds just the lower estimate.

Curiously, was auctioned in Sotheby’s the night before for 650,000 pounds of a poor, probably mostly from the workshop of the artist out version of the portrait. It came in addition to a higher quality of presentation of Mary’s brother, the future KarlII. as elfjährigem boys, the call, which brought it up to 2.3 million pounds. The small pasty Jesus is the head of Rembandt, was not published for sixty years on the market, it was an art consultant in the hall for 8.2 million pounds, against the irrevocable bid by a third party. The particular popularity of the extremely worldly Magdalene by Ambrosius Benson, who doubled with 600000 pound of your estimate. The Christ-representation of the unknown, the inner circle of Leonardo attributed to surpassing artist, and perhaps with the success of the “Salvator Mundi” in the back, the Obertaxe with 720,000 pounds. As a particularly sought-after in the Sotheby’s auction, in which only six of the 36 Lots went back, proved to be the low-countries, including Jacob van Ruisdael’s view of his native city of Haarlem, which had been confiscated for the “führer Museum” in Linz from the possession of the brothers Rathenau and now for 2.2 million pounds in the joined Own.