Cambi’s department of old master paintings is undoubtedly one that has given us major satisfactions over the years, with sales that have often represented the top lots of our antique paintings auctions. Some of the most important examples of ancient paintings sold by Cambi are surely artworks such as the couple of paintings by Panini sold for € 393,000, a figure that in 2007 was Cambi’s highest sale made up to that point.
Excellent sales were also achieved by the ancient paintings of Italian painters such as Sandro Botticelli for his Madonna and Child, sold for € 250,000, the Gaspare Diziani, sold at € 160,000, or the Baths View of Diocletian Van Lint, painting sold for € 190,000.
Cambi’s old master paintings auctions usually take place twice a year, in spring and autumn, offering a wide selection of paintings of great importance, with a predominance of Genoese School artworks from the seventeenth and eighteenth century, paintings that were often for the first time properly credited to Cambiaso, Paggi, Bernardo Castello, Fiasella, Strozzi, De Ferrari, Guidobono, Tavella, Coal, De Wael, Borzone, Bertolotto, Travi, Ansaldo, Piola, Asseretos, Valerio Castello.
The department of ancient paintings boasts many years of experience and a rich tradition in the antique art sales; Cambi’s auction catalogues include artworks representing historical and religious scenes, social motives and landscapes, portraits and still lifes, paintings of famous artists from different artistic periods such as the Renaissance, Romanticism, Realism, Mannerism, Baroque, Rococo, Gothic, as well as various art schools.