23 mai 2015

Rare guéridon en bronze ciselé, doré ou patiné, attribué à Pierre-Philippe Thomire, Epoque Restauration

Rare guéridon en bronze ciselé, doré ou patiné, le plateau en marqueterie de marbres et pierres dures. Attribué à Pierre-Philippe Thomire,  Epoque Restauration. Estimation : 40 000 € / 60 000 €. © Aguttes décoré au centre d’une rose stylisée de pétales délimitées par des filets de marbre blanc et circonscrites dans une frise de ruban ; il est composé notamment de serpentine, marbre jaune de Sienne, granit d’Assouan, porphyre, grand antique…et repose sur une frise de lierre en bronze. Fût balustre à acanthes en applique... [Lire la suite]

19 mai 2015

Monet, Munier, and Pellegrini among Heather James Fine Art sales at Spring Masters New York

Claude Monet, Pots de tulipes, 1885. Oil on canvas, 20 x 15 in. Photo courtesy Heather James Fine Art PALM DESERT, CA.- Claude Monet’s 1885 oil Pots de Tulipes was among the traditional and contemporary sales at the Heather James Fine Art booth at Spring Masters New York, taking place May 8-12. Amid the city’s week of art fairs and auctions, which included a record-setting Picasso sale at Christie’s, Heather James exhibited at the second edition of Spring Masters New York, presenting a selection of... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2015

Quartet of flower paintings, two of irises, two of roses, by Van Gogh on view at the Metropolitan

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890), Roses, 1890. Oil on canvas, 27 15/16 x 35 7/16 in. (71 x 90 cm) National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Gift of Pamela Harriman in memory of W. Averell Harriman 1991.67.1. NEW YORK, NY.- The exuberant bouquets of spring flowers that punctuate Van Gogh’s work in Provence have been reunited in Van Gogh: Irises and Roses at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibition brings together for the first time the quartet of flower paintings—two of irises, two of roses, in contrasting... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2015

Art Gallery of Hamilton announces sale of painting to government of Hungary for US$5.7 million

Mihály Munkácsy (Hungarian 1844-1900), Christ Before Pilate, 1881. oil on canvas, 417 x 636 cm The Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Collection, 2002. Photo: Roy and Carole Timm of Wavelength. HAMILTON, ON.- Shelley Falconer, President and CEO of the Art Gallery of Hamilton today announced that the Government of Hungary has purchased the painting Christ Before Pilate by Mihály Munkácsy (1844-1900), one of Hungary’s most venerated artists, for US$5.7 million. The sale, which is about to close, is the culmination of a... [Lire la suite]
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06 mai 2015

Two major works by Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet bring more than $120 million

Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890), L’Allée des Alyscamps. Oil on canvas, 36 1/8 by 28 7/8 in. 91.7 by 73.5 cm. Painted on November 1, 1888. sold for $66,330,000 to an Asian Private Collector. Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s flagship sale of Impressionist & Modern Art is underway in New York and a number of outstanding prices have already been achieved, including two major works by Van Gogh and Monet together commanding more than $120 million. Hotly contested by no fewer than five bidders, Vincent van... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2015

Study for Leighton's Flaming June re-emerges at Sotheby's London after 120 years

Frederic, Lord Leighton, 'Study for Flaming June', pencil and white chalk. Estimated at £40,000-60,000. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- The only known head study for one of the most famous masterpieces of the nineteenth century has re-emerged 120 years after it was last reproduced in an art magazine in 1895. The important rediscovery of pencil and white chalk study for Frederic, Lord Leighton’s Flaming June, provides the missing link in the preparatory work for the painting that has become known as ‘The Mona Lisa of the... [Lire la suite]

21 avril 2015

Works by Rossetti, Burne-Jones, Poynter and Leighton to be offered at Christie's

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882), Beatrice: A portrait of Jane Morris, 1879. oil on canvas, 14.3/8 x 11.7/8 in. (36.5 x 30 cm.). Estimate: £700,000 - 1 million. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2015. LONDON.- This summer, Christie’s London presents a stellar collection of Pre-Raphaelite and Victorian drawings and paintings – one of the very best collections in private hands with museum-quality works, some of which have not been seen for decades. Offered as part of the Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2015

Van Gogh Museum acquires, for the first time, a unique print by Edgar Degas

Edgar Degas (1834-1917), La lecture après le bain, 1879-1883. Monotype.  AMSTERDAM.- The Van Gogh Museum has for the first time acquired a work by Edgar Degas: the La lecture après le bain monotype. A monotype is a print of an ink drawing made on a plate. Degas’ monotypes are rare and they were a hidden treasure, because they never left his studio during his lifetime. La lecture après le bain is the first black monotype in any Dutch public art collection. The Mondriaan Fund and the Rembrandt Association... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2015

Nationalmuseum Sweden announces acquisition of 'View of Vesuvius from Villa Quisisana'

Johan Christian Dahl, View of Vesuvius from Villa Quisisana, 1820. Photo: Cecilia Heisser/Nationalmuseum STOCKHOLM.- Nationalmuseum has acquired View of Vesuvius from Villa Quisisana, one of the few Italian landscapes by Johan Christian Dahl (1788–1857) still in private hands. The artist is best known for his landscapes from his native Norway, but his outdoor scenes from Italy have also attracted great interest among museums and collectors. The newly acquired painting is an important document from a particularly... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2015

Important Courbet discovery highlights the April Sale of 19th Century European Art at Christie's

Gustave Courbet (French, 1819-1877), La Bohémienne et ses enfants, oil on canvas. Painted in 1853-1854. Estimate: $1,800,000 – 2,500,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2015. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces the spring sale of 19th Century European Art on April 28. This carefully curated auction boasts a superb selection of paintings by Federico Zandomengeghi, Gustave Courbet, and Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, among others as well as a strong collection of Barbizon, French Academic, Victorian, Orientalist and Maritime... [Lire la suite]