Otto Naumann, a formative figure in the collecting and dealing of Old Master paintings, announced his retirement. He also will be selling his collection at Sotheby’s, which will be on view from January 26 – 31, 2018. Naumann’s collection is particularly remarkable for his attention to ‘unfinished works,’ and paintings on unusual supports such as glass and slate.
Naumann received his Masters from Columbia University and his Ph.D. From Yale University. He taught briefly at the University of Delaware before pursuing his passion for collecting. In particular, he is a scholar of Frans van Mieris, writing the authoritative work, Frans van Mieris the Elder, 2 vols. (Davaco, 1981), and leading an exhibition on the artist at the Mauritshuis in 2005. Although his expertise and eye are valued in a breadth of geographic and historic areas, Naumann is particularly renowned as a specialist in Dutch and Flemish art. He has also been a long-time member and supporter of HNA.
The Sotheby’s sale will take place at the same time as the sale of the drawings collection of Professor Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann. All works will be on display at Sotheby’s from January 26 – 31, 2018.
For more information, see: http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/2018/the-otto-naumann-sale-n09810.html