British, Dutch and Flemish Masters to Lead Sotheby’s 2010 Summer Sale

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J.M.W. Turner’s Breathtaking Masterpiece Modern Rome – Campo Vaccino, Estimated at £12-18 Million. Photo: Sotheby's

LONDON.- Sotheby’s summer Evening Sale of
Old
Master and British Paintings in London will take place on Wednesday,
July 7,
2010 and taking centre stage will be J.M.W. Turner’s breathtaking
masterpiece
Modern Rome – Campo Vaccino. The sale will further comprise: a strong
selection
of works by Dutch and Flemish 17th century artists including members of
the
Brueghel dynasty, Frans Hals and Jan Lievens; a rare painting by the
British
artist James Ward; and little-known and newly-discovered works by the
great
Spanish still life painter of the 18th century, Luis Meléndez, the 14th
century
Italian artist Barnaba da Modena and John Constable. Some 57 lots will
be
presented for sale overall, with a combined pre-sale estimate in the
region £35
million.