Past Auction

Old Master & 19th Century Paintings & Drawings

Wed, May 19, 2021 at 10am EDT |
New York
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View of Venice from 1857 by Ippolito Caffi Sells for $44,100

  • Successful Auction of Old Master & 19th Century Paintings & Drawings on May 19, 2021
  • Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted For Future Auctions
  • We Invite You to Contact Us for Complimentary Auction Estimates for Your Old Master & 19th Century Paintings & Drawings

NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle held a successful auction of Old Master & 19th Century Paintings & Drawings on May 19, 2021. The sale offered a wide range of works including landscapes, still lifes, portraits and religious subjects by European artists from the Renaissance through the 19th century.

With international competitive bidding, the sale totaled $506,898, within the pre-sale estimate of $356,800-628,200, with a strong 84% sold by lot and 100% sold by value.

The top lot was a Venetian scene by Ippolito Caffi (1809-1866) that realized $44,100. Caffi is regarded as the father of 19th century Italian cityscape painting, and this sunlit view from 1857 of the Grand Canal in Venice shows his work at its sparkling best.

A curious 18th century painting of dwarfs slicing a large block of cheese by Italian artist Enrico Albrici (1714-1775) captured bidders' imagination and drove competition on the work to $31,500, well over its $10,000-20,000 estimate. Property from the Collection of Ambassador and Mrs. Alfred Hoffman of North Palm Beach, Florida, the painting was one of two examples by Albrici depicting dwarfs in the sale. Read Essay by Specialist Elaine Stainton

Special sections of the sale showcased Russian Works of Art (Read More) and English & Continental Silver (Read More).

All prices include the Buyer's Premium.


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  • Collection of David G. Carter
  • Estate of Alexandra Lichine
  • Estate of Ambassador and Mrs. Evan G. Galbraith
  • Estate of Ann M. Osora
  • Estate of Loucel G. Lipman
  • Estate of Mildred C. Brinn
  • Estate of Miriam S. Poser
  • Estate of Nancy Hoguet Tilghman
  • Estate of Simonne Stone
  • Estates of WR Appleby and Elinor Appleby
  • Property from a Distinguished Private Collection
  • Property from a Distinguished Private Collection
  • Property from a New York Private Collection
  • Property from a Private Collection
  • Property from a Private Collection, Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Property from the Collection of Ambassador and Mrs. Alfred Hoffman, North Palm Beach
  • Property from the Descendants of Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna
  • Property from The Estate of Dr. Alex Eliseo Asencio
  • Property from the Penthouse of a European Collector
  • Property of a New York Family
  • Property of a Private Collector, Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Property of a Private Collector, London, Fifth Avenue and Southampton, New York
  • Property of a Private Pennsylvania Collection
  • Property of an European Private Collector
  • The Collection of Joseph Cicio
  • The Estate of a Los Angeles Family
  • The Estate of Catherine Ann Moore Cavanaugh
  • The Estates of Harvey and Ruth Spear

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