21 décembre 2022

Johann Martin Metz, Still life with roses, honeysuckle, passion flower, daffodils and other flowers in a glass vase on a ledge

Lot 116. Johann Martin Metz (Bonn 1717 - c. 1790 Cologne), Still life with roses, honeysuckle, passion flower, daffodils and other flowers in a glass vase on a ledge, oil on canvas; unframed: 50 x 44 cm.; 19⅝ x 17¼ in., framed: 62.2 x 57 cm.; 24½ x 22½ in. Lot sold: 20,160 GBP (Estimate: 2,500 - 3,500 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. of shallow rounded form, decorated in underglaze green, red and dark blue with thick black outlines, a central saz leaf rising from a... [Lire la suite]

08 décembre 2022

Nationalmuseum acquires portrait of Marie-Gabrielle Capet

Unknown French artist, Portrait of Marie-Gabrielle-Capet, 1780s. Oil on canvas. NM 7658. Photo: Anna Danielsson/Nationalmuseum STOCKHOLM.- Nationalmuseum has acquired a portrait of Marie-Gabrielle Capet, a French painter of pastels and miniatures. The portrait depicts the artist in the 1780s, when she was a close associate of Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, one of the most celebrated portrait painters of the day, and her future husband François-André Vincent. There is ample evidence to suggest that it was Vincent who... [Lire la suite]
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05 novembre 2022

Huntington acquires major work by female 18th-century master

Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (1755–1842), Portrait of Joseph Hyacinthe François-de-Paule de Rigaud, comte de Vaudreuil (1740–1817), ca. 1784. Oil on canvas, 51 x 38 in. Gift of The Ahmanson Foundation. The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens. SAN MARINO, CALIF.- The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens has acquired a major painting by Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (1755–1842), the most important female artist of 18th-century France. Portrait of Joseph Hyacinthe François-de-Paule de... [Lire la suite]
09 octobre 2022

Newly discovered work by Sebastiano Ricci on view in New York for the first time

Sebastiano Ricci (Belluno 1659 – Venice 1734), Diana and Endymion, ca. 1720. Oil on canvas, 94.3 x 147.3 cm. Courtesy Christopher Bishop Fine Art. NEW YORK, NY.- Christopher Bishop Fine Art is exhibiting a long-lost work of art from the 18th century by Italian master Sebastiano Ricci from October 7 through November 22, 2022 in a special exhibition at Highline Nine, Gallery 8, 507 West 27th Street in Chelsea. The painting, titled Diana and Endymion, generated great excitement during its debut at the prestigious art... [Lire la suite]
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02 octobre 2022

World class collection visits Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum

Canaletto, View on the Grand Canal: From the Palazzo Bembo to that of Grimani Calerghi, now Vendramini, 1730s. Oil on canvas. © From the Woburn Abbey Collection. With kind permission of The Duke of Bedford and the Trustees of the Bedford Estates.  WORCESTER.- Canaletto: A Venetian’s View arrived at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum on 1 October until 7 January 2022. The exhibition celebrates the wonderful work of Canaletto, featuring stunning paintings on loan from the Woburn Abbey... [Lire la suite]
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09 septembre 2022

Nationalmuseum acquires pastel portraits by de La Tour, Danloux and Boze

STOCKHOLM.- Nationalmuseum has acquired pastel portraits by Maurice Quentin de La Tour, Henry-Pierre Danloux and Joseph Boze, three artists active during the golden age of pastel in 18th-century France. In recent years Nationalmuseum has acquired several works exemplifying this major trend in 18th-century European painting, and as a result the museum now has one of the world’s foremost collections of pastels.Developed in the 16th and 17th centuries, the pastel technique was originally used exclusively for preliminary... [Lire la suite]

30 août 2022

Getty Museum presents 18th-century pastels

 Young Woman with a Fan (detail), early 1750s, Pietro Antonio Rotari. Pastel on blue-green paper, mounted on canvas. Getty Museum. LOS ANGELES, CA.- The J. Paul Getty Museum presents Eighteenth-Century Pastels, an exhibition that explores the popularity of pastels across eighteenth-century Europe and showcases their striking physical properties. Presenting works from the Getty Museum collection along with four loans, the exhibition is on view at the Getty Center from August 30, 2022 to February 26, 2023.By the... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2022

Spectacular View of Verona worth £11 million at risk of leaving UK

Bernardo Bellotto, called il Canaletto (Venice 1721–1780 Warsaw), A View of Verona with the Ponte delle Navi, about 1745–47. Oil on canvas, 133.3 x 234.8 cm. © Christie's 2022 LONDON.- A rare early masterpiece by Italian painter Bernardo Bellotto is at risk of leaving the UK unless a buyer can be found. Dating from the mid-18th century and measuring over two metres wide,View of Verona with the Ponte delle Navi marks an important turning point in the young Bellotto’s career as he began a series of journeys around Italy... [Lire la suite]
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01 mai 2022

'Vive le Pastel!' at Alte Pinakothek, 07.05.2022 ‐ 23.10.2022

 Joseph Vivien, Self-Portrait with Fur Cap, 1730. Pastel, 80 x 64,2 cm. © Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, München Pastels were extremely popular in the 18th century. In France in particular numerous works were created. Colours were applied dry, with the help of pencils, but covered the entire surface, and therefore cannot be categorised as either painting or drawing. Pastels from this period continue to fascinate us today – sometimes with their immediacy and closeness to nature, sometimes with the... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2022

Saved! Appeal successfully raises 25k needed to purchase Hogarth's portrait of Walpole for Strawberry Hill

William Hogarth (1697-1784), Portrait of Horace Walpole, later 4th Earl of Orford (1717-1797), aged 10, the sundial inscribed with the hours in Roman numerals, Cupid pointing at ‘X’, oil on canvas, 17 x 14 in. TWICKENHAM.- A public appeal has raised the £25k needed to ensure that Portrait of Horace Walpole, later 4th Earl of Orford (1717 – 1797), a highly significant and rare early (1727-28) work by William Hogarth (1697-1784) will remain on public view in the UK at Walpole’s, Strawberry Hill House.This means... [Lire la suite]
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