Nicolas Lancret (1690–1743), “Winter,” c. 1719–21, oil on canvas, 45 1/4 x 37 in., estimate $1,500,000–$2,000,000

Evening Sale of “Winter” by Nicolas Lancret at Sotheby’s
February 1–2, 2018 (Preview exhibition January 26)
New York, New York

Sotheby’s will soon auction a range of Old Master and 19th-century paintings and sculptures. At the evening sale, the highlight will be “Winter” from Nicolas Lancret’s “Four Seasons” cycle, a masterwork unlocated since 1889. “Winter” was commissioned from the artist by Jean-François Lériget de la Faye (1674–1731), Paris.

The day sale’s highlight also dates from the 18th century: Pierre-Antoine Demachy’s “Book Market Beneath the Louvre Galleries” (estimate $100,000–$150,000). Both auctions will include impressive British portraits and Dutch paintings.

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  1. Ladies/Gentlemen
    I have an original Nicholas Lancret.
    Please let me know if you are interested to have it in your Feb.1-2, auction.
    Please provide me with your email address so that I can send you more specific info.


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