05 juillet 2018

One of J.M.W.Turner's greatest watercolours left in private hands sells for £2 million

Lot 209. Joseph Mallord William Turner, R.A., The Lake of Lucerne from Brunnen, Watercolour over traces of pencil, heightened with bodycolour, scratching out and stopping out, 308 by 469mm. Estimate £1,200,000-1,800,000. Lot sold £2,050,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. LONDON.- Today at Sotheby’s, a stunning Swiss landscape by Britain’s favourite artist, J.M.W. Turner sold for £2 million, among the top prices ever achieved for a watercolour by the artist. Created in the final years of the artist’s life and widely... [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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29 juin 2018

The Leopold Museum opens a comprehensive exhibition of Gustav Klimt's work

Gustav Klimt, Friends I (Sisters), detail, 1907 © Klimt-Foundation, Vienna | Photo: Klimt-Foundation, Vienna. VIENNA.- Marking the transition from historicism to Jugendstil, Gustav Klimt’s oeuvre shaped the beginning of modern art in Vienna. 100 years after his death, the Leopold Museum pays tribute to the figurehead of the period of “Vienna around 1900” with a comprehensive exhibition divided into eight thematic emphases and illustrating all the periods of the artist’s oeuvre by means of some 35 paintings, 90... [Lire la suite]
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25 juin 2018

A silver-gilt-mounted hardstone cup, possibly created by Edward Farrell in the early 19th century

Lot 102. Property from the Collection of Baroness Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza. A silver-gilt-mounted hardstone cup, possibly created by Edward Farrell in the early 19th century, incorporating 16th century elements, after a design by Virgil Solis; 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 120,000 - GBP 180,000 (USD 159,120 - USD 238,680). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The agate carved as a turbo shell surmounted by the figure of Neptune holding a cornucopia and a trident, astride a... [Lire la suite]
19 juin 2018

Antonio Canova (1757-1822) Italian, Rome, Bust of Peace, 1814

Lot 25. Antonio Canova (1757-1822) Italian, Rome, Bust of Peace, 1814, white marble, on a white marble socle, 53cm., 20 7/8 in. including the socle. Estimate Upon Request. Courtesy Sotheby's.  Provenance: John Campbell, 1st Baron Cawdor (1753-1821), early 1815;John Campbell, 1st Baron Cawdor, and Lady Isabella Caroline Campbell, née Howard (1771-1848), eldest daughter of Frederick Howard, 5th Earl of Carlisle (1748-1825), Stackpole Court, Pembrokeshire, Wales;John Frederick Campbell, 1st Earl... [Lire la suite]
12 juin 2018

One of J.M.W. Turner's greatest watercolours to be offered at Sotheby's

JMW Turner, The Lake of Lucerne from Brunnen, 1842. Estimate: £1,200,000 - 1,800,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. LONDON.- This July, Sotheby’s will present at auction one of the greatest and most beautiful watercolours by J.M.W. Turner left in private hands. Commissioned in 1842, The Lake of Lucerne from Brunnen is part of a celebrated group of 25 ‘finished’ Swiss landscapes that Turner made during the final decade of his life - a collection of works widely considered the pinnacle of the artist’s achievements in the medium.... [Lire la suite]
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29 mai 2018

Lost masterpiece by Antonio Canova appears at auction

Antonio Canova (1757-1822), Bust of Peace. White marble. Courtesy Sotheby's LONDON.- The artist behind one of the most celebrated sculptures in Britain, The Three Graces, Antonio Canova (1757-1821) is as revered today as he was during his lifetime. Honoured in verse by Lord Byron, Canova was considered the preeminent sculptor of his time, recognised not only for his skills as a carver, but also as a diplomat and dignitary for the Papal court. Now, on 4 July in London, Sotheby’s will offer one of the few... [Lire la suite]
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16 mai 2018

Koopman Rare Art at Masterpiece London 2018

Koopman Rare Art, the internationally renowned London based antique silver dealer, is exhibiting at the prestigious Masterpiece London 2018 Art and Antiques Fair from 28 June to 4 July in the grounds of Royal Hospital Chelsea. Lewis Smith, Director of Koopman Rare Art, said: “Driven by the recent high demand for top quality antique silver we have managed to secure several great pieces for the upcoming season. A number are fresh to the market including some superlative Regency examples by Paul Storr (1771-1844) and Benjamin Smith... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2018

Exhibition at the Frye Art Museum traces the development of French landscape painting

  Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot. Monte Cavo, ca. 1825–28. Oil on cardboard. © Musée des Beaux-Arts, Reims, Legacy Paul Jamot. Photo: C. Devleeschauwer.  SEATTLE, WA.- Towards Impressionism traces the development of French landscape painting from the informal schools of Barbizon and Honfleur to Impressionism. The majority of the works in the exhibition come from the extraordinary collection of the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Reims, France, with selections from the Frye Art Museum’s own holdings. Together, these... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2018

Claude Monet's 'Gare Saint-Lazare' to lead Christie's Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale

Claude Monet (1840-1926), La Gare Saint-Lazare, Vue extérieure, 1877, oil on canvas, 60 × 80 cm. Estimate on Request. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. LONDON.- Claude Monet’s iconic La Gare Saint-Lazare, Vue extérieure of 1877, will lead Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale on 20 June 2018. This magnificent painting, executed in 1877 as part of Monet’s celebrated ‘Gare Saint-Lazare’ series will be offered for sale from ‘The Collection of Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass’ (Estimate on Request). Works from... [Lire la suite]
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