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    Monday, February 11th, 2019

    Hidden Treasures, Impressionist and Modern Masterpieces from an Important Private Collection will launch Christie’s 20th century season in London on February 27.  The sale of 23 seminal works will be led by Claude Monet’s Saule pleureur et bassin aux nympheas. Further highlights include Paul Cezanne’s Nature morte de peches et poires and Vincent van Gogh’s Antwerp period Portrait de femmel buste, profil gauche.  It will be followed on the same day by the Impressionist and Modern Art evening sale in a series that will continue until March 7.

    The evening sale will be led by a group titled An Adventurous Spirit: An Important Private Collection Sold to Benefit a Charitable Foundation. The group consists of six paintings of rare importance and quality by Paul Signac, Gustave Caillebotte, Félix Vallotton, Édouard Vuillard and Giovanni Boldini. Further highlights include Monet’s Au bord du fjord de Christiania (1895) (£4.5-6.5 million), Deux figures au tronc d’arbre jaune by Le Corbusier (1937) (£2-3 million), Edgar Degas’s Danseuses dans une salle d’exercice (Trois Danseuses) (1873))£800,000-1,200,000), Pablo Picasso’s Nature morte au crâne de taureau (1942) (£4-6 million) and Alexej von Jawlensky’s boldly coloured Blaue Schürze (1909) (£2-3 million).

    Vincent van Gogh Portrait de femme: buste, profil gauche Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd., 2019

    Gustave Caillebotte – Chemin montant. Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd., 2019