03 juillet 2018

Johannes Vermeer's 'Woman in Blue Reading a Letter' visits Alte Pinakothek

Johannes Vermeer, Woman in Blue Reading a Letter, c. 1663, oil on canvas, 46.5 cm x 39 cm, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, on loan from the City of Amsterdam (A. van der Hoop Bequest) © Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. MUNICH.- To mark the reopening of all galleries and the collection display in the Alte Pinakothek, the public has the unique opportunity to see in Munich the famous ‘Woman in Blue Reading a Letter’ by the Dutch master Johannes Vermeer (1632–1675). The canvas will be on show for the limited period of 03 July to 30 September... [Lire la suite]

03 juillet 2018

A copper-red 'dragon' vase, laibozun, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 2049. A copper-red 'dragon' vase, laibozun, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 21.5 cm., 8 1/2 in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD (57,843 — 77,125 EUR). Lot Sold 1,460,000 HKD (140,752 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of ovoid form with a short neck below a lipped mouthrim, the exterior freely painted with two dragons in vivid tones of copper-red, each with arms out-stretched, eyes picked out in blue and their scaly bodies leaping vigourously amid trailing flame swirls,... [Lire la suite]
03 juillet 2018

Major rediscovered portrait by Joseph Wright of Derby among master paintings unveiled at London Art Week

Joseph Wright of Derby, A.R.A. (Derby, 1734 – 1797), Portrait of a Young Boy with a drum inscribed with the letter “R”, c. 1780. Oil on canvas, 27 1/2 x 36 inches (69.8 x 91.4 cm). Courtesy Ben Elwes Fine Art. LONDON.- A major rediscovery from the mature period of Joseph Wright of Derby is among many important paintings being unveiled at London Art Week Summer 2018, open now through Friday 6 July at 40 galleries across Mayfair and St. James’s. Presented by Ben Elwes Fine Art, the painting by Joseph Wright of... [Lire la suite]
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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]