Rembrandt's Hundred Guilder Print to see $200,000 in New York?

Rembrandt van Rijn's Hundred Guilder Print looks set to see some impressive bids when it comes to auction on October 31 in New York.

The Halloween sale has plenty of treats in store for old master collectors, with Picasso, Renoir and Van Gogh prints all making an appearance. Also featuring will be a collection of prints, drawings and livres d'artiste by Salvador Dali.

Rembrandt van Rijn Christ Healing the Sick
The Dutch bought Manhattan for 60 guilders, Rembrandt's print cost 100

Highlighting the section of 50 Rembrandt etchings is his Christ Healing the Sick, which is also known as the Hundred Guilder Print. The name originates from the reported sale of the work for 100 guilders in the 17th century, which is almost twice what the Dutch paid for the island of Manhattan in 1626.

The work is considered one of Rembrandt's most accomplished, complex and detailed works as a printmaker and was created between 1643 and 1649. Created using etching, engraving and drypoint, it will sell with a $150,000-200,000 estimate.

Another smaller print of the work, which comes from a later reworked plate, is expected to sell for $50,000-80,000.

Also expecting strong results is Van Gogh's only etching, Homme a la Pipe: Portrait de Docteur Gachet. The piece is one of only four that were printed in red in 1890, and was completed just two months before Van Gogh's suicide. It is expected to bring $60,000-90,000.

Van Gogh Homme a La Pipe: Portrait de Docteur Gachet
The piece was completed just two months before Van Gogh's suicide

The Salvador Dali collection will be highlighted by the artist's Femmes au Soliel, a watercolour and ink piece created in 1970. Believed to have been created in association with Petites Nus, a portfolio of eight colour drypoints, it will sell for $30,000-50,000.

Old master works have enjoyed a brilliant year so far in 2012, with the sector's value up 5.6% since January according to the respected Mei Moses index. Paul Fraser Collectibles is currently offering a fantastic Salvador Dali signed drawing, as well as letters from Monet and Renoir. See more of our art collectibles here.

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