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Country Life Every Week - - Art Market -

As I have men­tioned be­fore, tra­di­tional paintings tend to do well in trou­bled times and there was ev­i­dence for this dur­ing Lon­don Art Week. Johnny van Haeften, the Duke Street spe­cial­ist in Dutch works, not only sold 17th-cen­tury still-lifes, but also two works in a sim­i­lar vein by the con­tem­po­rary Chi­nese painter Song Yu with ask­ing prices of € 55,000 and € 25,000. Un­doubt­edly, they ben­e­fited from the as­so­ci­a­tion.

Else­where, Col­naghi sold the 45in by 311∕ 2in Philoso­pher hold­ing a Mir­ror ( above) by Jusepe Rib­era, Lo Spag­no­letto (1591–1652) for a price in the re­gion of £1.25 mil­lion.

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