Sotheby’s to Sell Collection of Old Master Paintings Assembled by Saam and Lily Nijstad

LONDON.- Sotheby’s London announces the sale of the collection of Old Master Paintings, on Thursday 7th July 2011, formed by Saam & Lily Nijstad over the last four decades. Saam Nijstad was for many years a leading dealer in Dutch Old Masters based in The Hague, but he and his wife were also passionate collectors for nearly sixty years. Assembled with care and knowledge, the collection of 38 lots is estimated to fetch in excess of £2 million. Speaking about the sale, George Gordon, Sotheby’s Co—- Chairman, Old Master Paintings and Drawings Department, commented, “Saam Nijstad established a distinguished reputation in the trade for his expertise and eye for the highest quality works in his field, and this is reflected in the wonderful collection that he and his wife Lily assembled privately. As in their approach to