Da Sotheby’s a New York
di Paul Jeromack
More Brekelenkam! Coming from the same collection as “The Lacemakers School” (the estate of the late Paula and Don Gaston) is another work by the artist at Sotheby’s in its online “Part II”
Old Masters sale. A sensitively rendered spinner happily relishing his herring lunch (monogrammed and dated “Q B 1661”), this modestly sized panel (17½ by 13¾ in.; 43.8 by 35 cm.) was probably painted for the middle-class market. Estimated at $30-50,000 (far exceeding the meager budget of a certain scraggly 61 year old bear who would love to share his living room with this hungry fellow).