A fair price for an outsize painting

On 18 October 2018, by Sophie Reyssat

During the European Heritage Days, the public flocked to the rooms of the Arturo Lopez Hotel, which for the occasion became the refined setting for a fine selection of Old Master works going under the hammer with Aguttes. Given the success of this "Passion patrimoine" sale – with a result up by 29% on its first edition last year – a third event is now in the pipeline. The star lot of this afternoon sale was this canvas by Jean-Baptiste-Marie Pierre, which merrily swept far beyond its high estimate of €80,000. Apart from the prestige of his signature, it also stood out for its exceptional size and rarity: very few sketches for ceilings – the painter's speciality – have come down to us.

Sunday 16 September 2018 - 14:30 - Live
Hôtel Arturo Lopez, 12, rue du Centre 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine
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