Significant sales are being notched up at TEFAF, which runs all this week at Maastricht in The Netherlands. Among them was Jupiter as a Satyr – a fragment cut from Jupiter and Antiope, c.1620, oil on canvas, by Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641), which was acquired from The Weiss Gallery by a private collector who is making a long-term loan of the work to the Rubenshuis museum, Antwerp. The Metropolitan Museum, New York, acquired Aristoteles Head, 1925, woodcut print, by Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita (1868-1944), from E.H. Ariëns Kappers. James Butterwick sold two 1916 works by Alexander Bogomazov to the Kröller-Müller Museum, The Netherlands – Memories of the Caucasus and Landscape, Caucasus.
TEFAF reports that sales across all collecting categories are strong. Over 10,000 international private collectors, curators and representatives from the world’s leading museums and public institutions visited on the preview day and there was more than 7,000 visitors on the opening day.