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]
08 avril 2015

Claude Monet's Haystacks at Giverny to highlight Christie's Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art

Claude Monet (1840-1926), Les Meules à Giverny, oil on canvas, painted in 1885 | $12,000,000- 18,000,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2015.  NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s will present Claude Monet’s Les meules à Giverny (Haystacks at Giverny), as a highlight of its spring Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale in New York, taking place on 14 May. This idyllic, summertime view of the countryside in Giverny where Monet made his home is an important precursor to the iconic Haystacks series of 1890-91. Estimated at... [Lire la suite]
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07 mars 2015

New-York Historical Society presents the swan song of Audubon's masterpiece

John James Audubon, American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), Study for Havell pl. 431, 1838. Watercolor, graphite, gouache, black ink, and pastel with glazes on paper, laid on card. New-York Historical Society, Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon, 1863.17.431. NEW YORK, NY.- This spring, the New-York Historical Society concludes its acclaimed series of once-in-a-lifetime exhibitions celebrating the legendary John James Audubon’s original watercolor models for The Birds of America... [Lire la suite]

26 février 2015

Tate opens exhibition devoted to the sculpture produced during Queen Victoria’s reign

Sir Francis Chantrey, Queen Victoria, 1838 – 1841. Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014 LONDON.- Sculpture Victorious is the first major exhibition devoted to the innovative and compelling sculpture produced during Queen Victoria’s reign (1837-1901). It shows how sculpture featured in all aspects of Victorian politics, empire and industry and includes major Victorian sculptors like Francis Chantrey and Alfred Gilbert, alongside lesser-known artists such as Mary Watts and William... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2015

First major West Coast international loan exhibition focuses on Turner's late work

The Blue Rigi, Sunrise, 1842, J. M. W. Turner, watercolor. Courtesy of Tate: Purchased with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Art Fund (with a contribution from the Wolfson Foundation and including generous support from David and Susan Gradel, and from other members of the public through the Save The Blue Rigi appeal), Tate Members, and other donors 2007. Photo © Tate, London 2014 LOS ANGELES, CA.- One of the most influential painters of nature who ever lived, Joseph Mallord William Turner... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2015

Barnes Foundation Discovers Two Hidden Sketches by Paul Cézanne

Paul Cézanne (French, 1839–1906), Recto: The Chaîne de l'Etoile Mountains (La Chaîne de l'Etoile avec le Pilon du Roi), 1885–1886. Watercolor and graphite on wove paper, 12 3/8 x 19 1/8 in. (31.4 x 48.6 cm). BF650. Image © 2015 The Barnes Foundation Paul Cézanne (French, 1839–1906). Verso: Unfinished Landscape, undated. Watercolor and graphite on wove paper, Sheet: 12 3/8 x 19 1/8 in. (31.4 x 48.6 cm). BF650. Photo © 2015 The Barnes Foundation Philadelphia PA - During a recent paper conservation treatment,... [Lire la suite]
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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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