21 septembre 2023

Hong Kong Palace Museum unveils 'Gazing at Sanxingdui: New Archaeological Discoveries in Sichuan'

Mask, 1300–1100 BCE. Gold. H. 17.5, W. 31, D. 16 cm. Sanxingdui Pit 3, excavated in 2021. Sichuan Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology © Sanxingdui Museum HONG KONG.- The Hong Kong Palace Museum announced the arrival of priceless artefacts from the Sanxingdui Museum in Guanghan and Jinsha Site Museum in Chengdu for the upcoming special exhibition “Gazing at Sanxingdui: New Archaeological Discoveries in Sichuan” (“Gazing at Sanxingdui”). The exhibition will be on view... [Lire la suite]

21 septembre 2023

'Why have there been no great women artists?' at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

Katherine Read, Scottish, 1723–1779, Portrait of a Woman, c. 1765, Pastel on paper, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ross, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. ST. PETERSBURG, FL.- The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, has announced the reattribution of a key work in the collection. In 1969 the MFA was gifted an exceptional pastel portrait long believed to be by noted British painter Francis Cotes. The sitter, an elegant woman in a fur-trimmed coat, was identified as the artist’s wife, whom he married in 1765. This... [Lire la suite]
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21 septembre 2023

Porcelain from Barbara and Lester Levy Collection to be sold at Sotheby's New York, 19 September 2023

Mrs. Barbara Jean and Mr. Lester A. Levy  Barbara and Lester Levy were the quintessential ‘collector’ couple. She, bright and always cheerful, with a sharp eye for beauty and a love of surrounding them both with objects of fascination; he, quiet and yet acutely observant, missing nothing. Lester’s business, based in Dallas, Texas, took him around the world and Barbara often travelled with him opening his eyes to the cultural side of the exotic places they visited. In Hong Kong they visited the gallery of Patrick and Ellen Wang... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2023

A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a camel, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 239. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a camel, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 55.4 cm. Lot sold 15,240 USD (Estimate 40,000 - 60,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2023 with a four-character inscription reading jun yi gao guan (wish you achieve success and prosperity). Provenance: Hartman Rare Art, New York, 1980-81. Note: The Tang dynasty, a glorious chapter in China's history, marked a period when the country embraced and admired influences from beyond its borders. The Silk Route... [Lire la suite]