What are you taking to TEFAF?
An 1852 winter landscape by Andreas Schelfhout (1787-1870). Director of the gallery Mari Bies first saw the oil on panel as a young man in 1973 when it made a spectacular record of Dfl 417,600 (approx €190,000) at an auction in Amsterdam. Coming from a private Dutch collection – the same family who bought it at the auction – Bies has placed an asking price of €500,000-600,000 at TEFAF.
Are you optimistic about TEFAF 2017?
The fair is always good for us, even though 2008-14 was a more difficult period due to international crisis. We’ve seen the market get stronger in the last two years and we go into the fair very confident.