17 juin 2017

Fitzwilliam Museum acquires newly discovered Gérôme portrait

Jean-Léon Gérôme, Portrait of Claude-Armand Gérôme, circa 1848. © The Fitzwilliam Musuem, Cambridge. CAMBRIDGE.- To commemorate its bicentenary year in 2016, the Fitzwilliam Museum has acquired a newly discovered portrait by Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904). Gérôme is one of the most important French painters of the 19th century, yet his work is only represented in six British public collections to date.  The picture had remained in the artist’s collection until his death in 1904 and was thought lost, until its... [Lire la suite]

15 mai 2017

Exhibition analyzes the Parisian art scene of the late 19th century

Louis Anquentin, Inside Bruant’s Mirliton (l’intérieur de Chez Bruant: Le Mirliton), 1886-87. Oil on canvas, 145 x 157 cm. Private collection. BILBAO.- The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is presenting Paris, Fin de Siècle: Signac, Redon, Toulouse - Lautrec, and Their Contemporaries , an exhibition that analyzes the Parisian art scene, underscoring the most important French avant-gardes of the late 19th century, particularly the NeoImpressionists, Symbolists, and Nabis. The leading... [Lire la suite]
04 mai 2017

An important early work by Eugène Delacroix is donated to the Neue Pinakothek

Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863), Two Farm Horses by a Barn, c. 1825-27. Oil on panel, 40.5 x 63.5 cm © Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Neue Pinakothek, Munich. MUNICH.- Christoph Heilmann, a curator at the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen from 1975 until 2000, has presented the Neue Pinakothek with an important painting by the French Romantic artist Eugène Delacroix. The picture depicts two horses in front of a stable, set in an expansive landscape, and may have been painted during the artist’s trip to England in... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2017

Dorotheum auctions portrait of Empress-to-be Elisabeth of Austria for 1.5 million

Lot 1138. Carl Theodor von Piloty and Franz Adam (Munich 1826–1886 Ambach on Lake Starnberg) and (Milan 1815–1886 Munich), Empress Elisabeth of Austria as bride on horseback in Possenhofen 1853, signed, dated and inscribed n. d. N. v. Carl Piloty. Pferd v. Franz Adam 1853 [painted from nature by Carl Piloty, horse by Franz Adam 1853], oil on canvas, 128 x 108 cm, original frame, (Rei). Estimate EUR 300,000 to 400,000 (USD 328,000 to 437,500). Realized price EUR 1,540,000... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2017

Exhibition explores Edgar Degas’ fascination with the hat makers of Paris

Edgar Degas, French, 1834-1917; “The Millinery Shop”, 1879-1886; oil on canvas; 39 3/8 x 49 9/16 inches; The Art Institute of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Larned Coburn Memorial Collection ST. LOUIS—Best known for his depictions of Parisian dancers and laundresses, Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917) was enthralled with another aspect of life in the French capital—high-fashion hats and the women who created them. The artist, invariably well-dressed and behatted himself, “was not afraid to go into ecstasies in front... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2017

One of the greatest works by J.M.W. Turner still in private hands to be sold at Sotheby's

J.M.W. Turner, Ehrenbreitstein, 1835. Estimate: £15-25 million (US$18.7-31.2m / €17.3-28.9m). Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- In July this year, Sotheby’s will offer for sale one of the greatest works by J.M.W. Turner still in private hands. Painted in 1835, Ehrenbreitstein is a late work, dating from a period that is widely considered Turner’s best: other works from this time now hang in the world’s greatest museums, with only a minute number of this importance and quality remaining in private ownership. The subject of... [Lire la suite]
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31 mars 2017

Royal curator sheds new light on reclusive Duke

The 5th Duke of Portland, Richard Dighton © The Harley Gallery.  WORKSOP.- Best known for the extensive tunnels he built underneath the family home at Welbeck Abbey on the Welbeck Estate, the eccentric and reclusive 5th Duke of Portland is revealed in a new light through his “extraordinary collection” of miniature paintings says Senior Curator of Paintings at the Royal Collection, Vanessa Remington.  Having catalogued the ‘miniatures’ in the Royal Collection, Remington was invited to curate a new... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2017

Princely Bureau mécanique "Aux bustes de romains", owned par Eugène de Beauharnais, Empire, ca. 1802-05

Lot 1266. Princely Bureau mécanique "Aux bustes de romains", owned par Eugène de Beauharnais, Empire, from a Parisian master workshop, the design is attributable to L.E. BATAILLE (Laurent Edme Bataille, died 1819), the bronzes by P.P. THOMIRE (Pierre Philippe Thomire, 1751 Paris 1843), with label PE GARDE MEUBLE DE MUNICH (No.) 18, ca. 1802-05. Estimate CHF 150 000 / 200 000 (€ 138 890 / 231 480). Photo: Koller. Flame mahogany. Rectangular, sliding top. Pull-out, hinged drawer lined inside... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2017

Sotheby's to offer quintessential Hammershøi interior from the Estate of Jens Risom

Vilhelm Hammershøi, White Doors. Interior, Strandgade 30, oil on canvas, 39.5 by 42.5cm., 15½ by 16¾in. Estimate: £400,000 - 600,000. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- This June, Sotheby’s will offer at auction a quintessential interior by Vilhelm Hammershøi, long revered as one of Denmark’s most celebrated artists. Painted in 1899, White Doors perfectly reflects the interests and sensibilities of its distinguished owners, aesthetes from three generations of the same family. The work comes to sale from the estate of Jens... [Lire la suite]
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20 mars 2017

Comprehensive and spectacular retrospective of the work of Giovanni Boldini on view in Rome

Giovanni Boldini, Self-Portrait at sixty-nine years, 1911. Oil on canvas, 105x97 cm, Ferrara, Museo Giovanni Boldini © Ferrara, Galleries of Modern and Contemporary Art ROME.- The exhibition devoted to Giovanni Boldini (Ferrara, 1842 – Paris, 1931), from 4 March to 16 July at the Complesso del Vittoriano – Ala Brasini in Rome, is one of the most comprehensive and spectacular retrospectives of last decades, comprising over 150 works by Boldini and the most important artists of his time. Feminine charms,... [Lire la suite]