BOCA RATON, Fla. – Carstens Galleries will present estate art collections in an auction on Thursday, July 26. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
The event includes the Virgin of La Silla (above), an 18th-century Peruvian oil on canvas in its magnificent original frame. The painting of Lima’s patron also pictures St. Ignatius of Loyola and St. Rose of Lima. This masterpiece is well known, having been the property of President Leguia of Peru, who gifted it to the ambassador of Venezuela in Peru upon his return to Venezuela in the 1920s. The artwork was later part of the Martinez Collection at the Carabobo Hacienda in the town of Turgua-Miranda Estate. Its present provenance is from the collection of the Bello Family Estate.
Lot 125 is a 19th-century Russian icon titled Principal Feasts (below), painted in the traditional style depicting the resurrection of Christ in the center, with 12 feasts, including the Nativity of the Mother of God, the Presentation of the Mother of God into the Temple, the Annunciation, the Nativity of Christ, the Presentation of Christ into the Temple, the Baptism, the Entry into Jerusalem, the Transfiguration, the Ascension, the Old Testament and the Holy Trinity. The border of the icon is decorated with floral and geometrical patterns simulating cloisonné enamel.
A Francisco Zuñiga work dated 1974 is sanguine on paper, 20 by 25 inches.
David Siqueiros’ piroxilin on wood painting of a horse and rider is a study for a mural and includes a certificate from his daughter, Adriana Siqueiros.
Several photographs are offered in the auction including a 40-by-21-inch enlargement titled Rive Gauche, which was taken in Bruges, Belgium, by Alessandro Fanghella of Lecce, Italy. Printed on professional baryta photo paper, the image was previously presented at the Louvre des Artistes in Paris.
The auction will begin Thursday, July 26, at 7 p.m. Eastern time.