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Old Master & 19th Century Paintings & Drawings

Wed, Nov 10, 2021 at 10am EST |
New York
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Newly Rediscovered Work by French Artist Pierre Patel Achieves $340,200


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  • Successful Auction of Old Master & 19th Century Paintings & Drawings on October 10, 2021
  • Newly Rediscovered Work by French Artist Pierre Patel Achieves $340,200
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NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle held a successful auction of Old Master & 19th Century Paintings & Drawings on November 10, 2021 that drew trans-Atlantic competition. Strong prices were realized on the wide range of offerings that included landscapes, still lifes, portraits and religious subjects by European artists from the Renaissance through the 19th century. A special section of the auction was devoted to English & Continental Silver. Read More

With competitive international bidding, the November 10 sale totaled a strong $1,037,031, far surpassing the pre-sale estimate of $399,500-665,300, with a robust 92% sold by lot and 99% sold by value.

Newly Rediscovered Work by Pierre Patel - Sold for $342,200

Highlighting the sale was a newly rediscovered painting of Classical ruins in a landscape by the 17th-century French landscape artist Pierre Patel (1605-1676) that soared past its estimate to achieve $340,200. An Italian Landscape with a Goatherd and other Figures near a Classical Ruin is a particularly beautiful example of the fanciful views of Italy that Patel painted in the 1640s, and an early instance of a type that would be carried forward into the 18th and 19th centuries by such artists as Giovanni Paolo Panini and Charles-Louis Clérisseau.

The painting was also an exciting rediscovery. Last seen publicly in 1951, when it was exhibited at Newhouse Galleries in New York, it has been in a private hands since that time, its whereabouts unknown to scholars. The painting’s reappearance at Doyle offered a splendid opportunity for it to be seen once again by lovers of French art.

A Walkabout with the Specialist

Specialist Elaine Stainton led a preview tour of the exhibition on November 5 livestreamed on Instagram @doylenewyork
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