06 novembre 2019

'Cent portraits pour un siècle' au Musée Lambinet

Cent portraits pour un siècle au Musée Lambinet VERSAILLES - Parce qu’il est riche de près de cinquante portraits peints et dessinés et qu’il est largement consacré à l’art de vivre au XVIIIe siècle, le musée Lambinet était le lieu idéal pour accueillir Cent portraits pour un siècle. De la cour à la ville sous les règnes de Louis XV et Louis XVI. Cette exposition rassemble une sélection d’œuvres issues de l’exceptionnelle collection privée réunie par le « Conservatoire du portrait du XVIIIe siècle » (CPDHS). Depuis plus de trente... [Lire la suite]

21 octobre 2019

Export bar placed on unique 18th century work by Joseph Wright of Derby

Two Boys with a Bladder by Joseph Wright of Derby (1734 - 1797), oil paint on canvas, 927 x 730 mm, probably 1768-70, at the recommended price of £3,500,000 plus VAT.  LONDON.- Arts Minister Helen Whately has placed an export bar on Joseph Wright of Derby’s ‘Two Boys with a Bladder’. The work, completed between 1768 and 1770, is valued at £3,500,000 plus VAT and is at risk of being lost abroad unless a UK buyer can be found.Joseph Wright of Derby (1734 - 1797) was an English painter and one of the most important artists... [Lire la suite]
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20 octobre 2019

A Louis XV silver tureen to lead Sotheby's October Auctions of Furniture & Decorative Arts in New York

Lot 690. The Tureen “Aux Écrevisses”. A Louis XV silver Pot-à-Oille, Cover, Liner, and Stand, Thomas Germain, Paris, 1740-42;  The arms changed by his son François-Thomas Germain, c. 1764. Estimate: 2,000,000 - 3,000,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s will present their autumn series of furniture & decorative arts auction from 23–25 October 2019 in New York. Spanning three sales, this season’s offering is distinguished by an impressive selection of works from important private... [Lire la suite]
16 octobre 2019

The shock of the old: Rousseau discovery heads a new-look auction for the capital

Lot 37. François Guérin (fl.1751-91), Portrait of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-78). Oil on canvas, signed, 76cm x 61cm (30in x 24in). Estimate £10,000 - £15,000. Courtesy Lyon & Turnbull. LONDON.- A recent rediscovered portrait of a great Enlightenment Age thinker comes for sale in London later this month. The portrait by French artist François Guérin (fl.1751-91) of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-78) shows the political philosopher in his pomp, seated at a desk with quill pen and envelope in hand. It forms... [Lire la suite]
08 octobre 2019

Sir John Soane's Museum to unite all William Hogarth's painted series for the first time

William Hogarth (1697-1764), A Rake’s Progress, 3: The Orgy. Oil on canvas, 1734. Photo: © The Trustees of Sir John Soane’s Museum. LONDON.- Hogarth: Place and Progress will unite all of the paintings and engravings in Hogarth’s series for the first time, displayed across the Georgian backdrop of Sir John Soane’s Museum. Through these works the exhibition will explore the artist’s complex stance on morality, society, and the city, and the enduring appeal of his satires.• The concept of progress has positive... [Lire la suite]
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05 octobre 2019

'Tiepolo. the best painter in Venice' at Staatsgalerie Stuttgart

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Saint James the Elder, detail, 1749-50, Budapest, Szépművészeti Múzeum, © Budapest Szépművészeti Múzeum - Museum of Fine Arts Budapest 2019 Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770) was celebrated by his contemporaries as »the best painter in Venice«. Born in Venice, he rose to become one of the most important artists of the 18th century, who was as sought after in Italy as in Würzburg and Madrid. On the occasion of the 250th anniversary of his death, the Staatsgalerie is... [Lire la suite]
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02 octobre 2019

August the Strong's Royal State Apartments reopen in Dresden

Parade bedroom, virtual reconstruction of the parade rooms of 1719, Dresden, 2014 © Sächsisches Immobilien- und Baumanagement (mic-vis.de, Studio für Visualisierung) DRESDEN.- August the Strong’s Royal State Apartments (Paraderäume) and the Porcelain Cabinet in the Turmzimmer (Tower Room) were opened on Saturday, 28 Saturday 2019, marking the culmination of the restoration of Dresden’s Residenzschloss, which started in 1986. The prestigious suite of rooms in the west wing – conceived by the Elector-King personally as a... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2019

Jean-Baptiste Oudry, 1686 Paris – 1755 Beauvais, Still life with partridge, rabbit, oranges, lemons and tea kettle

Lot 628. Jean-Baptiste Oudry, 1686 Paris – 1755 Beauvais, Still life with partridge, rabbit, oranges, lemons and tea kettle. Oil on canvas. 113 x 88 cm. Signed and dated “Oudry 1740” lower right. Estimate € 100,000 - 140,000. Courtesy Hampel. In gilt Regence frame. (†)Provenance: Heim Gallery, London.Auction, Paris, Palais Galliera, 23.03.1962.Wrightsman collection, New York.Literature: Hal N. Opperman, Jean-Baptiste Oudry, 1972, vol. I, p. 565, no. 539.Notes: Jean-Baptiste Oudry... [Lire la suite]
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23 septembre 2019

L'Âge d'or de la peinture anglaise au Musée du Luxembourg

L'Âge d'or de la peinture anglaise au Musée du Luxembourg PARIS - Le début du règne de George III (1760-1820) marque un tournant pour la peinture anglaise avec l'émergence de deux grandes figures, Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) qui deviendra le premier président de la Royal Academy of Arts en 1768 et Thomas Gainsborough (1727- 1788). Reconnus comme les précurseurs d'un renouveau artistique en Grande-Bretagne, ces deux artistes ont rivalisé pour élever le genre du portrait notamment à des niveaux d’innovation visuelle et... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2019

A set of three gold-mounted Du Paquier porcelain flasks and an agate cup in a Japanese lacquer box, Vienna, circa 1725-1730

A set of three gold-mounted Du Paquier porcelain flasks and an agate cup in a Japanese lacquer box, Vienna, circa 1725-1730. © Galerie Kugel Provenance: -Empress Maria Theresa (1717-80);-Brandýs Castle, Brandýs nad Labem (Brandeis an der Elbe), near Prague, by ca. 1918;-Dr. Quido Szopkó, Southern Slovakia, acquired ca. 1920, thence by descent;-Sold by the descendants of the above after 1993. An inscription at the bottom of this small agate cup contained within the Japanese lacquer casket reads, “de la cassette de... [Lire la suite]