Old Master drawings: including the Castle Howard Michelangelo (catalogue for an auction conducted by Sotheby’s, London, 11 July 2001)
London, Sotheby’s, 2001
(29 cm), 259 (5) pp., illustrations (some in colour). 277 lots. List of prices realised loosely inserted. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Michelangelo’s “Study of a Mourning Woman” (lot 81), discovered by Julien Stock of Sotheby’s “while flicking through a scrapbook”, realised £5.9 million. Also sold were four exceptional 16th century heraldic gouaches, probably from Nuremberg (lots 37-38, 40-41); and a fine group of architectural drawings from a French private collection (lots 231-242). Lots 93-147 are frames. Named consignors include Trustees of the Will of George Howard, Baron Howard of Henderskelfe, JP (1920-1984); Heirs of Professor I. Q. van Regteren Altena (1899-1980); William and Patricia Redford Collection. Annotated copy, partly priced.