Van Diest paintings from the 1600s up for auction

A pair of Old Master paintings are estimated to sell for between £8,000 and £10,000 at Charterhouse’s two-day auction in Sherborne on October 6-7.

“The paintings have been in the same family for many years and are an exciting find.” said Richard Bromell of Charterhouse.

“Dating from the late 1600’s they are quite typical of the art which was proudly displayed in country homes but is rarely seen today.”

The pair of paintings was painted by Adrian van Diest. Born in The Hague in 1655, he traveled to London aged just 17 where he was first employed by the Earl of Bath to paint views and ruins of the West Country.

Charterhouse’s paintings depict classic rural scenes. Measuring 61cm x 72cm, they are set in period carved giltwood frames and are valued as a pair at £8,000-10,000.

Richard Bromell and the Charterhouse team can be contacted for appraisals at The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, telephone 01935 812277 or email [email protected] where they are taking further entries for this auction of two-day October with sales of photos, prints, books and sporting goods and for their specialist classic cars and classic motorcycles also in October.

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