Wannenes, from Italy, sells on 29 November 2017 an interesting collection of Old Masters, on which I will spend a few posts.
As a start, let's look at two paintings attributed to or from the circle of two early women painters.
attributed to Lucia Anguissola (1536-1565), the younger sister of the more famous Sofonisba Anguissola. The work is certainly in her style. It is estimated at 4,000 to 6,000 Euro.
It would need further investigation to be sure of any of this, but it definitely is a very interesting one and if authentic is again a nice find.
The other work Il'd like to highlight in this first post is by another famous female painter I haven't discussed yet; Rachel Ruysch (1664, 1750), a Dutch painter specialized in still lifes (one of the genres where women were more accepted as you didn't need to know anatomy (i.e. nude painting) for it).
Dutch painter, 17th century", the description indicates that the work is signed by Ruysch and dated 1663. They consider the signature to be apocryphal, which isn't surprising as the date is one year before her birth ;-) It is estimated at 3,000 to 5,000 Euro.
Looking at the work and comparing it with other Ruysch' paintings, I wouldn't have been surprised if this was an original after all. However, other punters have thought the same and seem to have no success in convincing experts or auction houses to sell it as a tue Ruysch. It was for sale at Lempertz in 2011, again as "Netherlandish School, 17th century", where they indicated that another version of the work can be found in the Museum of Rostock (I haven't found an image so far). It was sold then for 21,780 Euro against an estimate of 18,000 to 20,000 Euro; to see it now for 3,000 Euro is quite a disappointment then, but in auctions the things that matter are quality and originality, and while this one has quality, it lacks originality apparently and is considered a copy.