This January’s marquee sale of Master Paintings and sculpture is led by Botticelli’s arresting Man of Sorrows, a seminal masterpiece of the Florentine artist’s late career. Also featured are two incredibly important rediscoveries by other leading Italian Renaissance artists, Correggio and Andrea del Sarto, as well as a beautiful, early work by Giovanni Bellini. Highlights by Northern artists include a captivating panel by Peter van Mol and a jewel-like still-life by Adriaen Coorte; highlights by Spanish artists include a late example by El Greco and a luminous canvas by Murillo; highlights by French artists include an enchanting portrait by Largilliere and a monumental still life by Anne Vallayer-Coster. Other strong examples by leading female artists like Vallayer-Coster anchor this sale, in particular two works by Artemisia Gentileschi, a small and delicate still-life by Rachel Ruysch and a monumental mythological scene by Sophie Rude. Two important sculptures also lead this sale: a rare Madonna and Child attributed to Hans Kamensetzer and an Egyptian limestone figure of a man from the late 5th dynasty (circa 2350-2290 B.C.).