30 juin 2017

"Canova and His Legacy" launches new Jermyn Street gallery for Tomasso Brothers Fine Art

LONDON.- Tomasso Brothers Fine Art is opening a new London gallery space at Marquis House, 67 Jermyn Street, St. James’s with a very special exhibition timed for London Art Week 2017. Canova and His Legacy will focus on the Italian master Antonio Canova (1757-1822), arguably the greatest and most illustrious sculptor of his age, and synonymous to this day with the height of Neoclassicism. His works, celebrated for their timeless beauty and grace, have never ceased to inspire generations of artists and collectors alike, and... [Lire la suite]

24 juin 2017

Exhibition of masterpieces by Victorian painter and sculptor George Frederic Watts opens

George Frederic Watts (1817 - 1904), Self-Portrait of the Artist in Middle Age, 1879, Watts Gallery Collection COMPTON.- Watts Gallery Trust today announced an unprecedented exhibition of the most important masterpieces by the celebrated Victorian painter and sculptor George Frederic Watts (1817-1904).. Celebrating 200 years since the birth of the artist in London in 1817, England’s Michelangelo brings together the artist’s most significant paintings from public and private collections. For the first time since... [Lire la suite]
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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]