London auction house Sotheby’s is scheduled to host its first-ever Old Masters online sale devoted to a single dealer next month.
The works come from the collection of Rafael Valls and encompass works from Western European painters from the 16th to the 20th centuries, amassed over a 30-year period.
More than 100 paintings will feature in the online-only sale, which will be open from 1-8 April, with accessible estimates ranging from less than £1,000 to £30,000.
Andrew Fletcher, Sotheby’s Head of Old Master Paintings, said: “Since launching in 2017, our online Old Masters sales have proven to be a powerful platform for opening the field to new audiences while affording established buyers a new means of adding to their collections.”
Valls’ St James’s gallery is a leading dealer in Old Master Paintings, with specialist areas in Dutch, Flemish and Spanish works. The gallery is well known for the exhibitions it holds once a year around Old Master Paintings Week.
Fletcher added: “In offering this diverse selection of paintings in a dedicated sale we hope to present our buyers with a unique opportunity to acquire high-quality works chosen over the course of an entire career by one of the most esteemed Old Masters dealers in Europe.”