Guns! Ruffs! Monkeys! Cocks! (and a Dead Bunny)

Nothing's more of a drag than shopping out of one's price range, so, we'll ignore all those zeros and pretend like this is a cyber museum tour!  Sotheby's Amsterdam puts these Old Master Paintings on the block Tuesday May 5 at 2 p.m. Dutch time.

The Property Of A Gentleman, Johannes Leemans, The Hague, 1633 – 1688, A Trompe L'oeil Hunting Still Life With A Rifle, A Bird In A Cage, A Hunting Horn, A Bird-Whistle And Other Hunting Gear.  Estimated at 50,000—70,000 EUR

Attributed to Michiel Jansz. van Mierevelt, Portrait of Abraham van der Meer (1584-1638), half length, wearing a black costume with a white ruff, and a signet-ring. Estimated at 30,000 to 50,000 EUR.

(I'd love it more without those birds, but...) Melchior D'hondecoeter, Utrecht 1636 – 1695, Amsterdam, A Diana Monkey On A Chain In A Landscape With Four Colourful Birds In The Sky. Estimated to go for 40,000—60,000 EUR.

(Perhaps too soon to show Easter's pagan mascot in this state, but...) Bartholdt Wiebke, A hunting still life of a dead hare and a cockerel suspended from a hook, a dead partridge and two songbirds, together with various hunting gear. Estimated to go for 15,000—20,000 EUR

2 comments

  1. Mary says:

    I love Dutch Old Masters--show me more!!! If I had the cash, I definitely would be bidding. Thanks!

  2. Clark says:

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