Considered lost Goya painting auctioned

Considered lost Goya painting auctionedSwiss auction house Koller put up for sale written on the biblical story of the painting by Francisco Goya "Lot and his daughters", reports ArtDaily. The painting will go under the hammer on September 21 at the auction, "the Art of the old masters" which will take place in Zurich.About 80 years, the picture was in the family of a collector, who bought it in the 1920-ies; to this work of art was kept in a private collection in Bilbao. The last eight decades in the film did not recognize the work of Goya, and it was considered lost, but in a recent audit of the collection, the painting was identified as the work of Goya."Lot and his daughters" usually dates from the second half of the 1770s. In these years the artist worked in Spain; in 1771 he returned to Zaragoza after traveling through Italy, and in 1773 moved to Madrid.As the newspaper notes, the painting, which is estimated at 614-818 thousand dollars, is the top lot of the upcoming auction. The auction house noted that the emergence of Goya's paintings on the market is an event, since only in the last twenty years, were put up for sale less than 10 works of Spanish masters. In addition, "Lot and his daughters" is considered important for the early period of art by Goya.The last significant exhibition of works by Goya was the exhibition in April-July was held at Istanbul's Pera Museum. On it were displayed around 230 engravings and Goya paintings from museums and private collections in Spain and Italy.In the week from 17 to 22 September Koller will also hold an auction of rare books, graphics, furniture and decorations. Source: Considered lost Goya painting auctioned.

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