Paintings either by, or attributed to, Old Masters Maerten Vos (Neth., 1532-1603), Guido Reni (Ital., 1575-1642), Giovanni Carnovali (Ital., 1804-1873), and Francesco Albani (Ital., 1578-1660), were acquired by the Miami woman, now 80, earlier in life, when she and her husband acquired them at auction houses and antique shops while living in Italy and Venezuela.

 MAERTEN DE VOS 16th C OIL PAINTING ON BOARD MAERTEN DE VOS 16th C OIL PAINTING ON BOARD

The painting by the Flemish Master Maerten Vos (aka Martin de Vos) is a museum-quality oil on wood board depiction of a woman and a man preparing to fish and hunt, as cherubs look on. The work measures 20 inches by 16 inches minus frame, and is expected to bring $6 000-$8 000. Maerten Vos enjoyed a career as one of the leading history painters in the Spanish Netherlands.

GUIDO RENI OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS CRUCIFIXION GUIDO RENI OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS CRUCIFIXION

The beautiful oil on canvas painting of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, attributed to Guido Reni, is 23 inches by 17 inches in the frame and carries a pre-sale estimate of $4 000-$5 000. Reni was an Italian painter of high-Baroque style. A 19th century oil depiction of the Madonna, attributed to Giovanni Carnovali, measuring 18 inches by 14 inches, framed, should realize $4 000-$5 000.

FRANCESCO ALBANI OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS OF BABY FRANCESCO ALBANI OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS OF BABY

An oil on canvas rendering of a sleeping baby, attributed to Francesco Albani (or Albano), the Italian Baroque painter who was active in Bologna, Rome and Florence, measures 28 inches by 23 inches, framed, and should realize $2 500-$3 500. An unsigned Italian School Old Master oil painting of S. Jerome, re-lined, 31 inches by 28 inches framed, is expected to hit $4 000-$6 000.

17TH C REMBRANDT SCHOOL OIL PAINTING PORTRAIT 17TH C REMBRANDT SCHOOL OIL PAINTING PORTRAIT

Not from the same collection, but still from the 17th century, is an unsigned portrait oil painting from the Rembrandt School, possibly of Rembrandt himself. The re-lined work is 26 inches by 21 inches (sight) and should garner $800-$1 200. A more recent oil painting on card, by Alfred Schwarz (German, 1867-1951), 23 inches by 19 inches in the frame, should easily surpass its modest pre-sale estimate of $500-$700.

The sale will take place on March 26. Search the full catalog on Barnebys here.

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