Sotheby’s Milan Sale of 19th Century and Old Masters Paintings Achieves Outstanding Results

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MILAN.- Two Magnificent views of Venice and Istanbul by Boldini and Zonaro lead the Top ten list in Sotheby’s 19th Century Paintings auction, just before the beautiful Betsabea by Artemisia Gentileschi and the magnificent portrait of a gentleman by Lavinia Fontana. 87.5% is a high percentage for this Milanese sale – one of the highest sold percentages for a Milan Old Master and 19th Century Paintings auction – which was characterized by a packed and active saleroom and twenty telephones connected with Italian private collectors, international art dealers and Italian Bank Foundations. Alberto Chiesa, Director of Old Master paintings department comments:” I am very satisfied since all the important paintings of the sale were successfully sold and, besides this, I would like to underline the constant interest for the fondi oro”. The Renaissance was well represented by the brilliant prices of Giove e Antiope by Cavali