Homes and Antiques Magazine - - THE MONTH -

Un­cover sub­lime paint­ings by Europe’s sem­i­nal Old Masters at Bonhams this sea­son. Star lots in­clude this re­li­gious por­trait of Arch­bishop San Carlo Bor­romeo kneel­ing in prayer be­fore the Santo Clavo (pic­tured be­low). Painted by Span­ish artist Fran­cisco de Zur­barán (1598-1664), this ex­traor­di­nar­ily life­like paint­ing is es­ti­mated to reach be­tween £100,000-£150,000 on 4th July. Also ad­mire vast bib­li­cal works by Ital­ian artist Orazio Sa­mac­chini (1532-77) and land­scape scenes by Dutch Golden Age painter Mein­dert Hobbema (1638-1709).

With works for sale by in­flu­en­tial Euro­pean artists, prices are ex­pected to soar at Bonhams’ Old Mas­ter Paint­ings sale.

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