Sotheby’s London is to auction Gustav Klimt’s recently rediscovered landscape "Seeufer mit Birken ( Lakeshore with Birches)," which has not been seen in public in over a century and is now valued at £6 - 8 million. The art treasure is among several masterpieces to be sold on February 8.
To allow more of the public to see the works in advance, Sotheby’s is holding an exhibition ahead of the sale at the Hotel Beau-Rivage, Geneva, on Friday January 27 from 9am to 6pm.
The exhibition presents a selection of works of exceptional quality and importance, many of which are appearing at auction for the first time or returning to the market after many decades in private collections.
Highlights include Joan Miró’s monumental "Peinture" (right) of 1933, estimated at £7-10 million, a rare and atmospheric winter scene by Claude Monet, "L’entrée de Giverny en hiver" (est. £4.5 - 6.5 million), and one of Fernand Léger’s definitive compositions of the 1940s, "La Jeune fille à l'échelle" (est. £3.8 - 4.5 million). The exhibition also features a particularly strong Surrealist group, with works by Salvador Dalí, Giorgio de Chirico, Max Ernst, Yves Tanguy, as well as outstanding works by Paul Cezanne, Kees Van Dongen, Chaïm Soutine, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Lyonel Feininger.
The actual Sotheby’s London auction details can be found at Sotheby's website.