An Italian painter of the late-Baroque period, Giuseppe Gambarini (1860-1725) was widely popular in Bologna. He also painted frescoes in the Palazzo Buonaccorsi in Macerata. Among the highlights of the upcoming Stair auction of the collection of Matthew Rutenberg is Gambarini’s oil on canvas painting titled Three Franciscan Monks Resting on a Journey. The auction also showcases Portrait of a Boy, which is an acrylic and pigment on paper piece by Tony Bevan. This painting is a classic example of Bevan’s style, which focuses on the human figure with the use of jagged lines.
The collection of Matthew Rutenberg ranges from works by the Old Masters to contemporary artists. Rutenberg’s academic interests led him to European landscapes from the late 18th and early 19th centuries, as well as contemporary British art. Owing to his in-depth knowledge of classic paintings, Rutenberg bought many unattributed works that he would research until an attribution could be made. His estate has donated art to several museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Yale University Art Gallery and Center for British Art, and the Ringling Museum. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (89), Drawings & Watercolors (10), Paintings (60), Sculptures & Carvings (12)
# of Lots:89
Price Range:$50 - $2,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Giuseppe Gambarini (1860-1725)|| Estimate: |
|Attributed to Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792)|| Estimate: |
|Philippe-Auguste Hennequin (1762-1833)|| Estimate: |
|Tony Bevan (b. 1951): Portrait of a Boy|| Estimate: |
|Germain Fabius Brest (1823-1900)|| Estimate: |