30 août 2016

A small and rare Qingbai censer, Northern Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 726. A small and rare Qingbai censer, Northern Song dynasty (960-1279); 3. 1/4 in. (8.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The vessel is potted with a wide circular flange surmounting a columnar body, raised on a three-tiered ribbed foot, and is covered inside and out with a pale blue-tinged glaze pooling to a slightly darker tone in the recesses. The base is left unglazed, revealing the white body, Japanese wood box Provenance: Uragami... [Lire la suite]

30 août 2016

Center for Maine Contemporary Art's late summer exhibitions: Lauren Henkin and Don Voisine

Lauren Henkin, Poppies, detail, 2014, pigment on rag, 32 x 40". Don Voisine, Reset, 2015, oil on wood panel, 40 x 60″ ROCKLAND, ME.- The Center for Maine Contemporary Art announces its 2016 late summer exhibition schedule at the art center's new campus at 21 Winter Street, Rockland, Maine. CMCA’s striking new building, designed by internationally acclaimed architect Toshiko Mori, opened on June 26, 2016. The new facility, located in the heart of downtown Rockland’s burgeoning arts district, provides more than... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2016

Matthieu Platte-Montagne, after Jean Morin, Still Life with Skull, Pocket Watch, and Roses (Memento Mori), mid-17th century

Matthieu Platte-Montagne (Flemish, 1607/08–1660), after Jean Morin (French, 1605–1650), Still Life with Skull, Pocket Watch, and Roses (Memento Mori), mid-17th century. Etching and engraving. Prints and Drawings Acquisition Fund, 2016.3. Allen Memorial Art Museum.
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30 août 2016

Inside Nepal's forgotten medieval kingdom

This file photograph taken on June 14, 2016, shows a general view of animals near a stupa (chorten) at Ghemi village in Lo Manthang in Upper Mustang. PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP LO MANTHANG (AFP).- In Nepal's isolated, high-altitude desert of Upper Mustang, a new road to China is bringing economic transformation to the former Buddhist kingdom, once a centre for trans-Himalayan commerce. The remote region is ringed with vast canyons and red mountains that, legends say, are stained with the blood of a demon killed by the... [Lire la suite]
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30 août 2016

Getty announces intention to acquire Renaissance painting by Parmigianino

Parmigianino (Italian, 1503-1540),  Virgin with Child, St. John the Baptist, and Mary Magdalene, about 1530-40. LOS ANGELES, CA.- The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today its intention to acquire Virgin with Child, St. John the Baptist, and Mary Magdalene (about 1530-40) by Parmigianino (Italian, 1503-1540), one of the most celebrated painters of the Italian Renaissance. Extremely well-preserved, the painting is a supreme example of the artist’s mature Mannerist style and represents sixteenth-century painting at its... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2016

Hubert Vos, Photograph of the portrait of Empress Dowager Cixi, 1905-1906

Lot 931. Hubert Vos, Photograph of the portrait of Empress Dowager Cixi, 1905-1906. Estimate 1,000 — 2,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. gelatin silver print, mounted for framing. Height: 12 3/8  in., 31.5 cm. Width: 8 7/8  in., 22.6 cm Provenance: Collection of Hubert Vos, and thence by descent. Note: The oil on canvas portrait, titled H. I. M., the Empress Dowager of China, Cixi (1835-1908), is now in the collection of the Fogg Museum, Harvard Art... [Lire la suite]
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29 août 2016

Hubert Vos (1855 - 1935), Still Life, 1933

Lot 930. Hubert Vos (1855 - 1935), Still Life, 1933. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. oil on canvas. Height 27 1/2  in., 69.9 cm; Width 21 1/4  in., 54 cm Provenance: Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Andrew I. McKee. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 17 sept. 2016, 10:00 AM
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29 août 2016

Hubert Vos (1855 - 1935), Still Life, 1933

Lot 929. Hubert Vos (1855 - 1935), Still Life, 1933. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. oil on canvas. Height 21 in., 53.3 cm; Width: 27 1/4  in., 69.2 cm Provenance: Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Andrew I. McKee. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 17 sept. 2016, 10:00 AM
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29 août 2016

Hubert Vos (1855 - 1935), Still Life, 1933

Lot 928. Hubert Vos (1855 - 1935), Still Life, 1933. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. oil on canvas. Height 27 1/2  in., 69.9 cm; Width 21 1/4  in., 54 cm Provenance: Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Andrew I. McKee. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 17 sept. 2016, 10:00 AM
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29 août 2016

Chope couverte en argent et vermeil, Ulm, vers 1660, orfèvre HL.K non identifié (Rosenberg, n°4782)

Lot 6. Chope couverte en argent et vermeil, Ulm, vers 1660, orfèvre HL.K non identifié (Rosenberg, n°4782). Estimation 10,000 — 15,000 €. Photo: Sotheby's. le corps orné de putti dansant et jouant de la flute, gravé postérieurement sous le corps JFD. Haut. 21 cm, 949 g ; 8 1/4 in, 30oz 10dwt A GERMAN COVERED SILVER AND SILVER-GILT TANKARD, ULM, CIRCA 1660   Sotheby's. Robert de Balkany, Rue de Varenne, Paris – Vente du Soir. Paris, 20 sept. 2016, 05:00 PM