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Paris • The 4 auction houses gathered under the name OVA (The Auction Houses for the Aristophil Collections - Aguttes, Artcurial, Drouot Estimations and Ader) are pleased to announce the Spring series of sales will take place on 1 to 5 April 2019 at Drouot. 7 auctions will be offered, comprising over 1,500 lots estimated globally at €10M. For the first time since the inaugural sale on 20 December 2017, the Spring series will include the theme of ‘History’. 3 sales are curated upon this theme, 2 of which are dedicated to the most important figures of France and its neighbours and the third sale focuses on book bindings featuring the coat-of-arms of some of these personalities. 2 auctions will focus on Fine Arts, with interesting parallels between correspondences or essays and drawings and paintings by the same artists. A sale will present some of the greatest names of the French 19th and 20th centuries literature, and finally, an auction will consist of correspondences smuggled out of Paris by air during the siege of 1870-1871.

Since 20 December 2017, 14 auctions of the Aristophil Collections have been organised by the OVA (Aguttes, Artcurial, Drouot Estimations and Ader) at Drouot. Highlights include 3 lots selling above €1M among 10 lots that sold above €500K, 47 preemptions by museums and institutions and a total of sales that reaches €30.6M.

HENRI MARTIN (1860-1943)
Le bassin
Oil on canvas signed lower left
Estimate: €300,000-500,000

Auction n°15 • Aguttes • 1st April • 2pm
FINE ARTS • Works and correspondences of painters ; Impressionnist and Modern works
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Auction n°16 • Artcurial • 2 April • 2pm
FINE ARTS • Written and graphic works by artists from the 16th to the 20th centuries

Auction n°17 • Aguttes • 3 April • 2pm
LITERATURE • Writers of the 19th and 20th centuries
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Auction n°18 • Ader • 4 April • 2pm
HISTORY • Pages from History

Auction n°19 • Aguttes • 4 April • 4:30pm
HISTORY • Important historical figures
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Auction n°20 • Aguttes • 5 April • 2pm
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Auction n°21 • Drouot Estimations • 5 April • 4:15pm
LITERATURE • Napoleonic Library

For auctions n°15 and 17 to 21: Mathilde Fennebresque / +33 (0) 6 35 03 49 87 / mfennebresque@drouot.com
For auction n°16: Jean-Baptiste Duquesne / +33 (0) 6 78 58 76 98 / jbduquesne@artcurial.com



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