10 février 2017

Exhibition at Yale Center for British Art features nearly three hundred objects from international collections

Johan Joseph Zoffany, Queen Charlotte, 1771, oil on canvas, Royal Collection Trust, UK, © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016 NEW HAVEN, CONN.- This February, the Yale Center for British Art premiered the first exhibition to explore the instrumental roles of the Hanoverian princesses Caroline of Ansbach (1683–1737), Augusta of Saxe-Gotha (1719–1772), and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744–1818)—all of whom married into the British royal family—and how they shaped the nation’s society and culture during a time of... [Lire la suite]

03 février 2017

The Morgan presents treasures from the Nationalmuseum of Sweden

François Boucher (French, 1703-1770), The Triumph of Venus, 1740 (detail), oil on canvas. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm. Photo: Cecilia Heisser / Nationalmuseum.  NEW YORK, NY.- The Nationalmuseum, Sweden’s largest and most distinguished art institution, is collaborating with the Morgan Library & Museum to bring more than seventy-five masterpieces from its renowned collections to New York in an extraordinary new exhibition opening February 3. The show features work by artists such as Albrecht Dürer, Raphael,... [Lire la suite]
01 février 2017

Exhibition at Kunsthalle Bremen focuses on French printmaking in the age of Louis XIV

Gérard Edelinck (1640–1707), The Battle of Anghiari, after a sketch by Peter Paul Rubens, after the lost fresco by Leonardo da Vinci, etching, 50 x 64 cm, © Kunsthalle Bremen – Der Kunstverein in Bremen / Photo: Karen Blindow. BREMEN.- This exhibition presents outstanding French prints from 1650 to 1715, an era in which the magnificence of Absolutism reached its climax. During the reign of Louis XIV, a principal task of the fine arts was to spread the glory and splendour of the Sun King as a statesman, general and... [Lire la suite]
01 février 2017

Rare 18th century pagoda form musical automaton clock soars to $998,250 at Fontaine's auction

Lot 118. Extremely Rare 18th Century English Pagoda Automaton Musical Clock For Chinese Qing Imperial Court. Price Realized: $825,000.00. Courtesy Fontaine's auction. PITTSFIELD, MASS.- An exceedingly rare 18th century English-made pagoda form automaton musical clock, produced for the Chinese Qing Imperial Court, fell just shy of the $1 million mark when it sold for $998,250 (including buyer’s premium) at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery’s Antiques and Fine Art Auction, held January 21st in the firm’s... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2017

Adriaen Coorte (Holland, Middelburg (?), active 1683-1707), Wild Strawberries in a Wan Li Bowl, 1704

Adriaen Coorte (Holland, Middelburg (?), active 1683-1707), Wild Strawberries in a Wan Li Bowl, 1704. Oil on paper, mounted on wood. Frame: 19 × 15 × 2 in. (48.26 × 38.1 × 5.08 cm) 11 5/8 x 8 7/8 in. (29.5275 x 22.5425 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward William Carter (M.2009.106.5). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
26 janvier 2017

Jan van Huysum (Holland, 1682-1749), Bouquet of Flowers in an Urn, 1724

Jan van Huysum (Holland, 1682-1749), Bouquet of Flowers in an Urn, 1724. Oil on wood. Frame: 42 × 32 × 5 in. (106.68 × 81.28 × 12.7 cm) 31 1/2 x 23 3/8 in. (80.01 x 59.3725 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward William Carter (M.91.164.2). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

23 janvier 2017

Theunissen & de Ghellinck. Stand 137a. Brafa Art Fair, 21-29 janvier 2017

French Louis XV commode with two drawers ‘sans traverse’. Stamp of Mathieu Criaerd (Paris, 1689-1776), cabinetmaker who became master in Paris on 29 July 1738. Chinese and European lacquer, adorned with chiselled and gilt bronze mounts, Breche d’Alep marble top. H 88 x W 112 x D 58 cm. Courtesy Theunissen & de Ghellinck.  Portrait of a gentleman, Louis René Vialy (Aix-en-Provence 1680-1770 Paris), pupil of Hyacinthe Rigaud (Perpignan 1659-1743 Paris), portrait painter and first master... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2017

Galerie Steinitz. Stand 6c. Brafa Art Fair, 21-29 janvier 2017

Console by the Bâtiments du Roi (The King’s official builders and furnishers), Paris, late Louis XIV period, circa 1715. Sculpted and gilt wood, red Languedoc marble. H 72.5 x L 110 x D 42.5 cm. Courtesy Galerie Steinitz Provenance: private collection Exceptional chest of drawers, First 3rd of the 18th century. Hungarian oak, solid rosewood, chiseled and gilt bronze. H 85 x L 143 x P 67 cm. Courtesy Galerie Steinitz Provenance: former collection of Sir Lionel Philips, 1st Baronet (1855-1936),... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2017

Honourable Silver Objects - Cabinet of Curiosities. Stand 122b. Brafa Art Fair, 21-29 janvier 2017

Gregory van der Toorn (The Hague, 1715- probably 1771), Dutch soup tureen. Silver. Weight: 2635 gr. H 27 x W 36.2 x D 22 cm. Courtesy Honourable Silver Objects - Cabinet of Curiosities Coat of arms of the family Van Lintelo tot Ehse found in the Heraldic collection Steenkamp-Damstra thanks to the Central office for Genealogy. Gregory van der Toorn (The Hague, 1715- probably 1771), silversmith, master in 1738. One of the most prolific and best silversmiths in the Hague, his pieces exemplify his... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2017

Nationalmuseum Sweden acquires oil sketches by Pierre Henri de Valenciennes and Simon Denis

Pierre Henri de Valenciennes, View of the Roman Campaign near Subiaco, c 1782, NM 7359. Photo: Cecilia Heisser/Nationalmuseum. STOCKHOLM.- Nationalmuseum has acquired three landscape studies from Italy in oil by Pierre Henri de Valenciennes and Simon Denis. The works were hastily painted on paper on location, which was a novel approach in the late 18th century. This significant acquisition enables Nationalmuseum to better chart the beginnings of plein air painting in the 19th century. Views of Rome and the... [Lire la suite]