Master of the Parrot Saint Mary Magdalene before a curtain supported by angels in an architectural niche(Mary Magdalen with an Ointment Jar) Uncleaned state ca. 1510-15 $1,426,500 Christie’s New York June 8, 2011-06-15
Serving as an appetizer of sorts before the big July Old Master sales London, the Old Master painting auctions in New York in June are relatively small but can feature unusual, often reasonably priced pictures for the astute buyer. Christie’s sale on June 8, 2011, started the week with an imposing panel of Mary Magdalen with an Ointment Jar, ca. 1510-1515, by the Master of the Parrot, estimated at $600,000-$800,000.