10 mai 2017

First exhibition to focus on view paintings as depictions of contemporary events opens in L.A.

The Rialto Bridge with the Festive Entry of the Patriarch Antonio Correr (detail), 1735, Michele Marieschi, oil on canvas. Osterley Park, The Palmer-Morewood Collection, National Trust (accepted in lieu of tax and transferred to the National Trust by Her Majesty's Government in 1984). Photo: National Trust Photo Library / Art Resource, NY LOS ANGELES, CA.- Long before today’s fast-paced news cycle, the visual memory of contemporary events in eighteenth-century Europe was shaped and sometimes even manipulated by great... [Lire la suite]

02 mai 2017

Bernardo Canal, The Grand Canal: looking South-West from the Rialto Bridge to the Palazzo Foscari

Lot 170. Bernardo Canal (Venice 1674 - 1744),  The Grand Canal: looking South-West from the Rialto Bridge to the Palazzo Foscari, oil on canvas, unframed, 72.5 x 111.3 cm.; 28 1/2  x 43 7/8  in. Est:  £30,000 - £40,000. Photo: Sotheby's Provenance: The Landesmuseum, Darmstadt, no. 137 (as School of Bellotto), until 1936. Literature: W. G. Constable, Canaletto, vol. II, Oxford 1976, p. 292, under cat. no. 219 (as 'school version' C). Sotheby's. Old Masters,... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2017

Bernardo Canal, The Grand Canal: looking South from Palazzi Foscari and Moro-Lin to Santa Maria della Carità

Lot 169: Bernardo Canal (Venice 1674 - 1744), The Grand Canal: looking South from Palazzi Foscari and Moro-Lin to Santa Maria della Carità, oil on canvas, unframed, 72.5 x 111.3 cm.; 28 1/2  x 43 7/8  in. Est:  £40,000 - £60,000. Photo: Sotheby's Provenance: The Landesmuseum, Darmstadt, no. 138 (as School of Bellotto), until 1936. Literature: W. G. Constable, Canaletto, vol. II, Oxford 1976, p. 286, under cat. no. 203 (as 'school version' C). Note: This, and the... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2017

First-ever exhibition dedicated to works by the last great painter of the Baroque period opens

Francesco de Mura (Italian, 1696–1782), Portrait of Cardinal Antonio Sersale, May 20, 1756. Oil on canvas. Collection of Myron Laskin (Malibu, Calif.), on extended loan to the Milwaukee Art Museum. POUGHKEEPSIE, NY.- A first-ever exhibition of the works of Francesco de Mura makes its only northeast stop at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center this spring. In the Light of Naples: The Art of Francesco de Mura is on view April 21-July 2, 2017. This exhibition is free and open to the public. Organized by the Cornell... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2017

Boîte à thé en argent et parties dorées à six pans arrondis, Breslau, circa 1730 - 1740, Maître orfèvre Johann Christoph Müller

Lot 61. Boîte à thé en argent et parties dorées à six pans arrondis, Breslau, circa 1730 - 1740, Maître orfèvre Johann Christoph Müller, actif de 1721 à 1758 . Estimation: 5 000 € / 6 000 €. Photo: Ader travaillés au repoussé gravés de motifs rocaille encadrant sur trois pans trois médaillons représentant des membres de la noblesse polonaise alternés sur les autres pans d’un blason surmonté d’une couronne. Le couvercle, à vis, est terminé à l’extérieur par une pièce dite « szostak » de 1684, à l’intérieur d’une pièce... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2017

Last portrait of Duke of Wellington acquired following £1.3m public appeal

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, detail, by Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1829 © National Portrait Gallery, London. LONDON.- The National Portrait Gallery has acquired Sir Thomas Lawrence’s unfinished final portrait of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, following a successful public fund-raising appeal, it was announced today, 6 April 2017. Offered to the National Portrait Gallery for £1.3 million, the portrait’s fund-raising appeal has just been completed with a grant of £200,000 from the G and K Boyes... [Lire la suite]

06 avril 2017

Masterpiece by Francesco Guardi to lead Christie's Classic Week Old Masters sale

 Francesco Guardi, (Venice 1712–1793), The Rialto Bridge with the Palazzo dei Camerlenghi, Signed ‘F. co. Guardi’ (lower left), Oil on canvas, 122 x 200 cm. Estimate on request. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. LONDON.- Christie’s Old Masters Evening Sale, 6 July 2017, will be led by Francesco Guardi’s masterpiece The Rialto Bridge with the Palazzo dei Camerlenghi (estimate on request), which is expected to fetch more than £25 million. This magnificent picture is one of the celebrated pair of views of the Grand... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2017

Sir Joshua Reynolds, Portrait of Mrs Connock, three-quarter-length, in a white satin dress with blue ribbons, in a landscape

Lot 28. Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A. (Plympton, Devon 1723-1792 London), Portrait of Mrs Connock (d.1804), three-quarter-length, in a white satin dress with blue ribbons, in a landscape, oil on canvas, 49 7/8 x 40 in. (126.8 x 101.6 cm.) in a George III giltwood frame carved with pierced C-scrolls and cabochon-centred cartouches. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000 (USD 37,620 - USD 62,700). Price realised GBP 47,500 (USD 59,565) © Christie's Images Ld 2017 Provenance: Treworgey Manor,... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2017

Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806), La coquette fixée, ca. 1755

Lot 331. Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806), La coquette fixée, ca. 1755. Oil on canvas, 55.9 x 45.7 cm. Estimate: € 200.000 - 400.000. Photo Hampel Accompanied by certificate. Provenance: J. Porgès, Château de Rochefort. Mme L. Surmont. sale, Galerie Charpentier, Paris, 15 March 1935, lot 3 (to Gibour). Private collection, England. Private collection, France; sale Sotheby's, New York, 28 January 2000, lot 93, from where purchased by Hall & Knight, Ltd., by whom sold to... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2017

Pair of Boulle encoignures "Aux Espagnolettes", Louis XV, by J. BAUMHAUER, Paris, ca. 1755

Lot 1070. Pair of Boulle encoignures "Aux Espagnolettes", Louis XV, by J. BAUMHAUER (Joseph Baumhauer, "ébéniste du Roi" ca. 1749), Paris, ca. 1755. Estimate CHF 150 000 / 200 000 (€ 138 890 / 231 480). Photo: Koller. Brown tortoiseshell, exquisitely inlaid with brass mounts "en première-partie"; blossoms, leaves, scrolls, cartouches and decorative frieze. Front with central door and 2 drawers. Exquisite matte and polished gilt bronze mounts and applications. The busts and the central cartouche... [Lire la suite]