02 août 2014

Celebrated Edouard Manet portrait to be offered for the first time at auction in New York

Edouard Manet (1832-1883), Le Printemps oil on canvas, 29 1/8 x 20 1/4 in. (74 x 51.5 cm.), painted in 1881 Estimate: $25-35 million. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced the sale of acclaimed Le Printemps by Edouard Manet as a highlight of the Fall auction season. It will be included in the Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art on Wednesday, 5 November with a $25-35 million estimate. This masterwork comes completely fresh to the market, having remained in the same collection for over... [Lire la suite]
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29 juillet 2014

On 29 July 1890 Vincent van Gogh passed away

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Tree Roots, 1890. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation). On 29 July 1890 Vincent van Gogh passed away. The painting ‘Tree Roots’ stood on his easel when he died. Many people believe that the more dramatic ‘Wheatfield with Crows’ is Van Gogh’s final work. The painting 'Tree Roots'  is a much likelier candidate, however, as he was unable to complete it, which helps explain its irregular, unfinished character. Theo’s brother-in-law, Andries Bonger, described it as follows in a... [Lire la suite]
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26 juillet 2014

Amon Carter Museum of American Art Acquires Masterpiece by Raphaelle Peale in Memory of Ruth Carter Stevenson

Raphaelle Peale (1774-1825), Peaches and Grapes in a Chinese Export Basket, 1813, oil on panel, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, acquisition in memory of Ruth Carter Stevenson, President of the Board of Trustees, 1961-2013, with funds provided by the Ruth Carter Stevenson Memorial and Endowment Funds.  FORT WORTH, TX.- The Amon Carter Museum of American Art announced today the acquisition of the painting Peaches and Grapes in a Chinese Export Basket (1813) by Raphaelle Peale (1774–1825). The first work by... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2014

Collectors and curators converge on the capital for London Art Week

The Stowe Rosso Antico Obelisco della Minerva. Roman, c. 1800. Rosso antico marble. Height: 73.5 cm. Asking price: in the region of £40,000. Tomasso Brothers Fine Art.  LONDON.- London Art Week, 4 to 11 July 2014, a week-long celebration of paintings, drawings and sculpture in Mayfair and St James’s, has proved to be a winning formula with dealers reporting significant sales and important international visitors.  Many of the dealers staged special exhibitions and Tomasso Brothers Fine Art brought the Grand Tour to town,... [Lire la suite]
22 juin 2014

A pair of Imperial tables, reunited after over 150 years, will be offered for sale by Mallett at Masterpiece London

Pair of King Wilhelm III's Malachite Centre Tables attributed to Heinrich Gambs after a design of Andrej Voronikhin. . LONDON.- In June 1802 Tsar Alexander I met Queen Luise of Prussia, wife of King Wilhelm III, during a state visit. The Tsar was so enchanted by the young Queen that upon his return to Russia, he instructed his vice-chancellor, Graf Victor Pavlovitch Kotschubej to commission an opulent collection of state gifts for her. Queen Luise, a famous beauty, cherished and beloved by her people, was renowned... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2014

More than 140 historic French masterworks on view at The Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (French, 1780–1867). Torso (Painted Half-Figure), 1800. Oil on canvas, 40 3/16 x 31 1/2 in. (102 x 80 cm). École des Beaux-Arts, Paris (Torse 15). Courtesy American Federation of Arts.  OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA.- The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is the opening venue for the national tour of “Gods and Heroes: Masterpieces from the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris.” Opening June 21, the blockbuster exhibition is organized by American Federation of Arts and the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris. The exhibition... [Lire la suite]


14 juin 2014

Nearly 100 striking works of art by Gustave Doré on view at the National Gallery of Canada

Gustave Doré, The Triumph of Christianity over Paganism, 1868. Oil on canvas, 300 × 200 cm. Art Gallery of Hamilton, Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Collection, 2002 (2002.33.18) OTTAWA.- From now until September 14, nearly 100 striking works of art by Gustave Doré—one of the most extraordinary artists of the 19th century—are being showcased at the National Gallery of Canada for the North American exclusive exhibition Gustave Doré (1832 – 1883): Master of Imagination. These spectacular and familiar works, in which fantasy and reality... [Lire la suite]
12 juin 2014

Sotheby's to offer £20-30m Water Lilies from the most iconic and celebrated of Monet's painting series

Claude Monet (1840 - 1926), Nymphéas (Water Lilies),signed Claude Monet and dated 1906 (lower right), oil on canvas, 88.5 by 100cm. 34 3/4 by 39 3/8 in. Painted in 1906. Estimate £20-30 million / $33–50 million. Photo: Sotheby's.  LONDON.- Sotheby’s London is delighted to announce that a highlight of the Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale on Monday 23rd June 2014 is Claude Monet’s Nymphéas (Water Lilies) of 1906, estimated at £20-30 million/ $33-50 million. Instantly recognisable and revered the world over,... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2014

Previously unknown early work by Paul Gauguin discovered at Bonhams in London

Paul Gauguin (French, 1848-1903), Bouquet de roses, signed and dated 'p Gauguin 84' (lower right), oil on canvas, 46.4 x 55.4cm (18 1/4 x 21 13/16in). Painted in 1884. Estimate £800,000 - 1.2 million (€990,000 - 1.5 million). Photo: Bonhams. LONDON - As summer arrives in London, yellow roses blossom at Bonhams. Bouquet de roses by Paul Gauguin (French, 1848-1903) is the highlight of the Impressionist and Modern Art sale on 23rd June at Bonhams New Bond Street. Previously... [Lire la suite]
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08 juin 2014

The Morgan explores the beauty and innovation of British and German Romantic landscape drawing

Carl Philipp Fohr (1795-1818), The Ruins of Hohenbaden, 1814-15. Watercolour on wove paper; ruled border in brown ink; partially laid down on the original green wove paper album folio, 195 x 221 mm. The Morgan Library & Museum NEW YORK, NY.- At the close of the eighteenth century, while wars and revolutions rocked Europe, landscape art began a quiet transformation. British and German artists were pioneers in forging a new type of landscape, abandoning the certainties and formulas of the past in favor of a... [Lire la suite]


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