HALO EFFECT – NEWLY DISCOVERED 14TH CENTURY MASTERPIECE AT BONHAMS OLD MASTER PAINTINGS SALE IN LONDON


Old Master Paintings
6 Dec 2017
London, New Bond Street

A splendid newly discovered Crucifixion by Lorenzo Veneziano leads Bonhams Old Master Paintings Sale in London on Wednesday 6 December. It is estimated at £400,000-600,000.

This colourful and ornate panel has been in the same family for a century during which time it was unseen by art historians and, until last month, had never been published. In an article dated October 2017, Professor Gaudenz Freuler of Zürich University, wrote, "Despite its tragic content and its high emotional temperature, the animated scene of the Crucifixion is rendered here with the utmost elegance and finesse amazingly producing an appearance of sophisticated grace and dignity."

Lorenzo Veneziano was the leading Venetian painter of the second half of the 14th century and played an influential role in moving Venetian art away from Byzantine models towards the Gothic style. While absorbing the influence of Paolo Veneziano (no relation) who had dominated art in Venice in the first half of the 14th century, Lorenzo reflected in his work the ideas and artistic innovations he had encountered on his extensive travels throughout northern Italy.

Writing in Bonhams Magazine about what he calls 'this stunning picture', Bonhams Director of Old Master Paintings, Andrew Mckenzie said: "It is a very exciting addition to our knowledge of Venetian painting in the third quarter of the Trecento. Lorenzo Veneziano introduced a naturalism, a fluency of draughtsmanship and a vitality in his figure poses that had never before been seen in Venetian art."

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Sale: Old Master Paintings
Location: 101 New Bond Street, London
Date: Wednesday 6 December at 3.30. p.m.
Specialist: Andrew McKenzie, Director of Old Master Paintings

Enquiries

For further information and images call Pippa MacNeil on +44 (0) 20 7468 8210, or email pippa.macneil@bonhams.com or press@bonhams.com.

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NOTES FOR EDITORS

Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. Today, the auction house offers more sales than any of its rivals. The main salerooms are in London, New York and Hong Kong. Sales are also held in the UK in Knightsbridge and Edinburgh; in the US, in San Francisco and Los Angeles; in Europe, in Paris and Stuttgart and in Sydney, Australia. Bonhams also has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full listing of forthcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments, please visit bonhams.com

Contacts
  1. Andrew McKenzie
    Specialist
    Bonhams
    Work
    101 New Bond Street
    London, United Kingdom W1S 1SR
    Work +44 20 7468 8261
    FaxFax: +44 20 7447 7439

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