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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13 mars 2022

Reynolds' Portrait of Omai at risk of leaving UK

Portrait of Omai, oil on canvas 236 by 145.5 cm. (93 by 57 in.) Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) painted c. 1776. LONDON.- A painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds depicting a Pacific Islander who travelled with Captain Cook on HMS Adventure to London in 1774 is at risk of leaving the country unless a UK buyer can be found. Worth £50 million, Portrait of Omai is a full-length, life-size painting from the 18th century. It depicts one of the earliest and most celebrated Polynesian visitors to England in flowing white Tahitian dress.The... [Lire la suite]
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24 février 2022

'Jacques Louis David: Radical Draftsman' at the MET NewYork, February 17–May 15, 2022

NEW YORK - Regarded in his time as the most important painter in France, Jacques Louis David (1748–1825) produced major canvases that shaped the public’s perceptions of historical events in the years before, during, and after the French Revolution. Drawings were the primary vehicle by which he devised and refined his groundbreaking compositions. Opening February 17, 2022, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jacques Louis David: Radical Draftsman is the first exhibition devoted to works on paper by this celebrated and... [Lire la suite]
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21 février 2022

A pair of Louis XV ormolu-mounted Chinese and French porcelain 'parrot' candelabra, circa 1745, the Chinese porcelain Kangxi per

Lot 21. A pair of Louis XV ormolu-mounted Chinese and French porcelain 'parrot' candelabra, circa 1745, the Chinese porcelain Kangxi period (1662-1722); 10 ½ in. (27 cm.) high; 9 ¾ in. (24.5 cm.) wide. Price Realised GBP 47,500 (Estimate GBP 40,000 - GBP 60,000). © Christie's 2022 Each with a turquoise parrot resting on a pierced aubergine rockwork base, on a shaped plinth, issuing two entwining flowering branches terminating in incised foliate nozzles, on melon-shaped feet. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2022

A pair of Regence ormolu-mounted Chinese porcelain cache pots, circa 1720, the porcelain Kangxi period, circa 1662-1722

Lot 7. A pair of Regence ormolu-mounted Chinese porcelain cache pots, circa 1720, the porcelain Kangxi period, circa 1662-1722; 7 ¾ in. (20 cm.) high; 10 ½ in. (26.5 cm.) wide. Price realised GBP 27,500 (Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000). © Christie's 2022 Each with a blue and white vase flanked by pierced shell, female mask and scrolling foliage handles, surmounted by a gadrooned rim and base. Note: A pair of lidded vases with almost identical mounts is in the J. Paul Getty Museum (72.DI.50),... [Lire la suite]