02 juillet 2018

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Proserpine

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Proserpine. Courtesy Agnews Truly “iconic” paintings define an artist’s oeuvre, are milestones in an artistic movement and pivotal images in history. Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s haunting image of Proserpine is one such picture that should be regarded as no less than an icon of European art – representing the artist at the zenith of his originality and one of the most immediately recognizable images of the nineteenth century. The painting tells the story of the mythological goddess Proserpine, daughter of... [Lire la suite]
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02 juillet 2018

Legion of Honor organizes first major exhibition to explore the Pre-Raphaelites' relationship to the Old Masters

John Roddam Spencer Stanhope, 'Love and the Maiden', 1877. Oil, gold paint and gold leaf on canvas, 54 x 79 in. (137.2 x 200.7 cm). Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Museum purchase, European Art Trust Fund, Grover A. Magnin Bequest Fund and Dorothy Spreckels Munn Bequest Fund, 2002.176.  SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Truth and Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters is the first major international exhibition to assemble works by England’s nineteenth-century Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood with the... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2018

CHIALE FINE ART, Stand D18 at Masterpiece London 2018.

Antonio Del Pollaiolo (Attribute to), Portrait of young gentlewoman, Florence, 1465-70. Carved, painted and gilded lime, 45X41X23 cm. Courtesy CHIALE FINE ART Provenance: Private collection.Literature: • L. Barzaretti, a cura di, Tesori di scultura, Novara 1961: pp.95-96, fig. 56; • Giancarlo Gentilini, a cura di, Antonio del Pollaiolo. Ritratto di giovane gentilidonna, Savigliano 2013; • Scritti degli amici di Renato Poso, a cura di, L’arte di studiare l’arte. Kronos 15, ‘Una donzella in legno dipinto per Antonio del... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2018

Rob and Nick Carter exhibit entire 'Transforming' series for the first time at Masterpiece London 2018

Rob and Nick Carter, Transforming Landscape Painting,  2013-2017, 2.5-hour looped film, monitor with player, frame, 99 × 81 × 13 cm (39 × 32 × 5 in.), edition of 12 + 5 AP. Courtesy Ben Brown Fine Arts © Rob and Nick Carter 2018 LONDON.- Celebrated British artists Rob and Nick Carter are exhibiting their acclaimed Transforming series at Masterpiece 2018, from 28 June – 4 July. The husband-and-wife artistic duo present... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2018

A Dehua figure of a 'Thousand-armed' Avalokitesvara, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2013. A Dehua figure of a 'Thousand-armed' Avalokitesvara, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 33 cm., 13 in. Estimate 300,000-300,000 HKD (28,922 — 38,562 EUR). Lot Sold: 375,000 HKD (36,152 EUR).  Photo Sotheby's the deity finely modelled with sixteen arms, the hair partially drawn up in a knotted jatamakuta behind an elaborate foliate crown securing a miniature effigy of Amitabha, with long tresses of hair falling to the shoulders, his principal hands before his chest... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2018

A carved and incised white brushpot, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2012. A carved and incised white brushpot, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 16.5 cm., 6 1/2 in. Estimate 250,000-300,000 HKD (24,101 — 28,922 EUR). Lot Sold: 312,500 HKD  (30,127 EUR).  Photo Sotheby's the exterior carved with a continuous scene of a mountainous riverscape with thatched cottages with the details further incised, one side carved with a lone fisherman sailing across the river in a sampan with a fishing rod while a scholar meditates below a pine tree in... [Lire la suite]
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02 juillet 2018

A fine lavender-blue glazed bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 2010. A fine lavender-blue glazed bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 13 cm., 5 1/8 in. Estimate 250,000-350,000 HKD (24,101 — 33,742 EUR). Lot Sold 524,000 HKD (50,517 EUR). Photo Sotheby's supported on a slightly tapered foot, the shallow curved sides gently flaring at the mouthrim, the exterior applied with a lustrous glaze of a periwinkle tone, the interior reserved in white, the countersunk base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within double... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2018

A pair of copper-red saucer dishes, seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 2007. A pair of copper-red saucer dishes, seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 14.6 cm., 5 3/4 in. Estimate 80,000-100,000 HKD (7,712 — 9,641 EUR). Lot Sold 137,500 HKD (13,256 EUR). Photo Sotheby's each potted with shallow rounded sides supported on a slightly tapered foot, gently rising to a flaring rim, the exterior applied with a rich strawberry-red glaze fired to a glossy finish, stopping neatly and slightly pooling below the mouthrim and just above the footrim,... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2018

A yellow carved imitation bamboo brushpot, Incised seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 2003. A yellow carved imitation bamboo brushpot, Incised seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 11.8 cm., 4 5/8 in. Estimate 100,000-150,000 HKD (9,641 — 14,461 EUR). Lot Sold 620,000 HKD (59,772 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. well potted with cylindrical sides rising from a slightly recessed base, the exterior meticulously carved in relief with an old man in a loose-fitted robe, riding on a donkey, followed by an attendant carrying a branch of plum blossoms, all in a craggy... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2018

An incised celadon-glazed ovoid bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period, Shende Tang mark

Lot 2002. An incised celadon-glazed ovoid bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period, Shende Tang mark; 31.3 cm., 12 3/8 in. Estimate 200,000-300,000 HKD (19,281 — 28,922 EUR). Lot Sold 596,000 HKD (57,458 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the ovoid body supported on a slightly flared base, rising to a sloped shoulder below a slender waisted neck and an everted mouth, densely incised on the exterior with floral blooms including aster and lotus borne on undulating leafy stems, all between... [Lire la suite]