Success for Greuze, Vallayer-Coster and Bruegel

La Gazette Drouot
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This sale was a delightful invitation to explore centuries of the past and indulge in reverie—whatever Molière might think. Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725-1805), Rêverie, oil on canvas, 61.5 x 52 cm/24.2 x 20.5 in.Result: €322,000 Unlike the young model here, bidders’ minds were not in the clouds but decidedly in the real world, concentrated on each of the Old Masters assembled here for their quality and inclusion in long-established collections. The sale made a total of €2,744,217. The Velvet Brueghel panel on the cover of Gazette no. 33 lived up to its promise, as did a painting by Jean-Baptiste Greuze. This light, dreamy Rêverie was drawn out of its silent meditation—with

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