A landscape painter based in France, Georges Michel (1763 – 1843) remained relatively unknown during his lifetime. Inspired by Dutch landscape artists such as Meindert Hobbema and Jacob van Ruisdael, he captured rural Parisian landscapes in his paintings. The upcoming sale featuring the estate of Paul W. Doll, Jr., presented by Brunk Auctions, will feature an oil on canvas painting by Michel. Titled Windmill on a Hillside, the painting is offered with a 19th-century Italian giltwood reverse profile frame.
Another key highlight of the auction is a Cleopatra VII and Mark Antony silver tetradrachm (circa 36 BCE). The coin was possibly minted in Antioch at the time of Antony and Cleopatra’s alliance. The silver tetradrachm is noteworthy for its details. Cleopatra is portrayed wearing a pearl embroidered dress with her hair braided and head crowned. Similar to the Hellenistic coins that favored matching couple portraits, Cleopatra’s features are designed to bear a resemblance to Antony. However, her bust is on the obverse side of the coin and not behind Antony’s portrait, which signifies her importance as a ruler and Ptolemaic queen. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Bidsquare.
# of Lots:289
Price Range:$50- $10,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Georges Michel|| Estimate: |
|Cleopatra and Marc Antony Silver Tetradrachm|| Estimate: |
|John R. Grabach|| Estimate: |
|Gary T. Erbe|| Estimate: |
|Gothic Spanish Shrine Cabinet|| Estimate: |