15/06/2021 Old Masters
Head of Paintings & Fine Art, Adrian Biddell, commented on Albert’s appointment: ‘I am very excited that Albert has come on board to head up the Old Masters Department. We have three Old Master sales a year, and it is an area that has been growing in stature in recent years. Albert brings us great depth and considerable breadth to build on our strengths in this ever-fascinating field and constantly evolving market.’ Albert is currently an Associate Lecturer at the Courtauld Institute of Art, where he will continue to teach. Before joining the Courtauld, he was the Harry M. Weinrebe Curatorial Fellow at the National Gallery, contributing to exhibitions including Rembrandt: The Late Works and Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure among others. Godetzky gained further expertise in works on paper at the Courtauld’s collection of Prints and Drawings. He has also worked with several private collectors of Old Masters, building and managing their collections, and has collaborated extensively with UBS Wealth Management on broadening client engagement with historical art.
“I am delighted to be joining the dynamic team at Chiswick at a moment when the business is poised for growth”, said Albert. “I am looking forward to building on the success of recent Old Master sales while deepening the focus on research, scope and quality of the paintings and works on paper at Chiswick”. Albert will also work on developing the auctioneer’s increasingly international client base for Old Masters. A specialist in 16th-18th century Northern European art, Albert holds a PhD from the Courtauld Institute with a thesis examining depictions of the human body among the work of the ‘Haarlem Mannerists’ Hendrick Goltzius and Cornelis van Haarlem in light of the unprecedented sociopolitical changes surrounding the Dutch Revolt. His research has appeared in The Burlington Magazine and Art History among other scholarly publications, and he continues to lecture widely.
If you would like a free and confidential valuation or to discuss the market further please contact Dr Albert Godetzky.