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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05 mai 2018

Delacroix (1798-1863) au Musée du Louvre

Eugène Delacroix, Le 28 juillet 1830. La Liberté guidant le peuple. 1830. Salon de 1831. Huile sur toile. 260 x 325 cm. Musée du Louvre © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Michel Urtado PARIS - Il est l’un des géants de la peinture française et pourtant Paris ne lui a pas consacré de rétrospective complète depuis 1963, année du centenaire de sa mort. Le musée du Louvre, en collaboration avec le Metropolitan Museum  of Art de New York, rend aujourd’hui hommage à l’ensemble de la carrière artistique d’Eugène Delacroix... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2018

Two major Raeburn portraits to enter Scotland's national art collection

  Sir Henry Raeburn (1756‑1823), William Stuart Forbes, elder son of Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo (1802–26). Oil on canvas, 135.26 x 109.86 cm. EDINBURGH.- Two outstanding portraits by Sir Henry Raeburn, one of the greatest Scottish artists of the early nineteenth century have entered the collection of the National Galleries of Scotland, thanks to the Acceptance in Lieu scheme, which enables works of art to be presented to the nation and offset against inheritance tax. Raeburn, who was born in Edinburgh and... [Lire la suite]
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24 avril 2018

A jewelled gold and frosted glass presentation box, Hanau, circa 1871

Lot 389. A jewelled gold and frosted glass presentation box, Hanau, circa 1871; 9.5cm., 3 3/4 in. wide. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. cartouche form, the lid applied with a rose diamond and ruby-set coat of arms of the House of Hohenzollern and the initial of Emperor William I, surrounded by the chain of the Order of the Black Eagle on a matte cobalt blue glass ground, framed with diamond-set scrollwork and flowers over a pierced trellis pattern on... [Lire la suite]

24 avril 2018

A jewelled gold and enamel presentation box, probably Hanau, circa 1880

Lot 388. A jewelled gold and enamel presentation box, probably Hanau, circa 1880; 9.5 cm., 3 3/4 in. long. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. of cartouche form, the lid applied with a rose diamond-set cypher of Leopold II of Belgium (1835-1909) on a wavy engine-turned blue enamel ground under leafy cagework, flanked by a rose-diamond crown in each corner and a star on each side, the thumbpiece with crossed branch motifs, the bombé baluster sides and base... [Lire la suite]
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24 avril 2018

A jewelled gold and enamel presentation box, Charles Colins & Söhne, Hanau, circa 1855

Lot 387. A jewelled gold and enamel presentation box, Charles Colins & Söhne, Hanau, circa 1855; 10.2cm., 4 in. wide. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. of cartouche form, the lid applied with the rose diamond-set cypher of Emperor Alexander II of Russia on a translucent blue engine-turned enamel ground with applied scrollwork, a collet-set rose diamond at each corner, the baluster sides and base engraved with scrolls and applied in relief with... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2018

National Gallery opens first purely Monet exhibition to be staged in London in 20 years

LONDON.- In a landmark show at the National Gallery – the first purely Monet exhibition to be staged in London for more than twenty years – there is a unique and surprising opportunity to discover the artist as we have never seen him before. We typically think of Claude Monet as a painter of landscape, of the sea, and in his later years, of gardens – but until now there has never been an exhibition considering his work in terms of architecture.   Claude Monet, The Saint-Lazare Railway Station... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2018

A pair of gilt-bronze mounted Fahua enamelled stoneware stools, Ming, 16th-17th centuries, French, 19th century

Lot 305. A pair of gilt-bronze mounted Fahua enamelled stoneware stools, the stoneware Chinese, Ming, 16th-17th centuries, the mounts French, 19th century. Haut. 44 cm., diam. 38 cm.; Height 17 1/4 in., diameter 15 in. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 €. Lot sold 18,750 €. Courtesy Sotheby's. in barrel-shape, with cranes and lotus, each stool with two handles, the mounts Rocaille; (one cover and one stool restored). Quantity: 2 Sotheby's. Important Mobilier,... [Lire la suite]