Four exceptional paintings by 19th century masters, worth over $1 million each, will be up for sale through Sotheby’s 19th Century European Paintings auctions in New York City, on November 8. Headlining the sale is La coiffure by Federico Zandomeneghi, from an private American collection, estimated to fetch $2 – 3 milllion. Another highlight of the sale is Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot’s Les Gaulois, which refers to the figures in the paining who are easily identifiable as Gaul soldiers of the warrior-tribes who onhabited France during Roman times, estimated at $800,000 – 1,2 million.
Recently re-discovered painting by Spanish master Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida – Buscando Mariscos, Playa de Valencia, from 1907 which is currently the property of an estate in New York, estimated to fetch $1 – 1,5 million. With the same estimated price, William Bouguereau’s Blessures d’amour, inspired by Greco-Roman mythology was exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1897, after which it was sold to Ferdinard William Roebling (1842-1917), a New Jersey industrial magnate.