21 avril 2018

Dutch Delft at Sotheby's London, 01 May 2018

Lot 213. A Dutch Delft blue and white double gourd vase, 1685-1700; 29.5cm., 11 5/8 in. high. Estimate 1,000 — 1,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. painted in Kangxi style with continuous panels of birds perched in flowering branches, the shoulder painted with a band of foliate scrolls reserving cartouches of flowers, blue GK monogram for Gerrit Pietersz Kam of Drie Postelyne Astonne (The Three Porcelain Ash-Barrels) factory, or De Paeuw (The Peacock) factory. ... [Lire la suite]

16 avril 2018

Exhibition at The Met illustrates what visitors encountered at The palace of Versailles

NEW YORK, NY.- The palace of Versailles has attracted travelers since it was transformed under the direction of the Sun King, Louis XIV (1638–1715), from a simple hunting lodge into one of the most magnificent public courts of Europe. French and foreign travelers, royalty, dignitaries and ambassadors, artists, musicians, writers and philosophers, scientists, Grand Tourists and day-trippers alike, all flocked to the majestic royal palace surrounded by its extensive formal gardens. Opening April 16 at The Metropolitan Museum... [Lire la suite]
12 avril 2018

A porcelain figure of Hotei seated, Japan, Edo period, late 17th/early 18th century with a gilt-bronze mount, German, circa 1740

Lot 94. A porcelain figure of Hotei seated, Japan, Edo period, late 17th-early 18th century with a gilt-bronze mount, German, circa 1740. Haut. 30 cm., larg. 21 cm. ; Height 11 3/4  in., width 8 1/4  in. Estimate 5,000 — 8,000 €. Lot sold 13,750 €. Courtesy Sotheby's. the headdress decorated with hard stones and glass and rose leaves; (restorations to the porcelain) Provenance: Accorsi Gallery, Turin Sotheby's. Important Mobilier, Sculptures... [Lire la suite]
12 avril 2018

An oval tortoiseshell, mother-of-pearl and gold piqué box, Naples, first half 18th century

Lot 101. An oval tortoiseshell, mother-of-pearl and gold piqué box, Naples, first half 18th century. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 €. Lot sold 181,250 €. Courtesy Sotheby's. with velums, mascarons, figures and exotic animals; (minor accident to the border of the cover). Haut. 6,5 cm., long. 16,5 cm., prof. 11,5 cm. ; Height 2 1/2  in., width 6 1/2  in., depth 4 1/2  in. Related literature: G. de Bellaigue, The James A. de Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2018

Painting at University of Aberdeen confirmed as hidden treasure by Canaletto

Canaletto, The Ruins of a Temple © University of Aberdeen ABERDEEN.- A painting gifted to the University of Aberdeen has been identified as a £2million work by a prominent Italian artist - more than 150 years after it was donated. The image of Roman ruins outside a city has now been positively identified by two experts as an original work by 18th century Venetian artist Canaletto. Senior lecturer in History of Art at the University of Aberdeen, John Gash, and leading Canaletto expert Charles... [Lire la suite]
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08 mars 2018

Antonio Gianlisi, Trompe-l'oeil with rosary, spectacles, book and ink well/ Trompe-l'oeil with globe, musical instruments, score

Lot 3068. Antonio Gianlisi (Rizzolo 1677 - 1727 Cremona), Trompe-l'oeil with rosary, spectacles, book and ink well & Trompe-l'oeil with globe, musical instruments, score and hour glass. Oil on canvas. Pair of works. Each 92.5 x 70.5 cm. Estimate CHF 12 000 / 18 000 (€ 10 000 / 15 000). © Koller Auctions Zurich Provenance: - Finarte auction, Milan, 14.11.1990, Lots 33 A and B (as Benedetto Sartori).- Swiss private collection. Literature: - Battistini, R. / Cleri, B. /... [Lire la suite]
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07 mars 2018

The Hamburger Kunsthalle opens Germany's first large-scale monographic exhibition on Thomas Gainsborough

Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788), Robert und Frances Andrews (»Mr. und Mrs. Andrews«), um 1750. Öl auf Leinwand, 69,8 × 119,4 cm, London, The National Gallery © The National Gallery, London HAMBURG.- The Hamburger Kunsthalle is mounting Germany’s first large-scale monographic exhibition on the English painter Thomas Gainsborough (1727–1788), concentrating on his role as a pioneer of ›modern‹ landscape painting. Curated by the director of the Hamburger Kunsthalle, Christoph Martin... [Lire la suite]
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04 mars 2018

The Cleveland Museum of Art presents "Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe"

The Bucintoro Departing from Molo (detail), 1710. Luca Carlevarijs (Italian, 1663–1730). Oil on canvas; 134.8 × 259.4 cm. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 86.PA.600.  CLEVELAND, OH.- Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe showcases outstanding masterworks by revered artists who recorded some of the most newsworthy events and impressive spectacles of eighteenth-century Europe. Whether depicting a triumphal procession, a joyous celebration, or the catastrophic eruption of a volcano, the... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2018

Charles Beddington Ltd at TEFAF Maastricht, March 10-18, 2018

The Bateman Master, Venice: The Piazzetta, looking North; and The entrance to the Grand Canal, looking East, with the Church of Santa Maria Della Salute, Venice, circa 1739. Oil on canvas, 148.5 x 225 cm (58.5 x 88.6 in.). Charles Beddington Ltd (Stand 373) © TEFAF 2018. This unusually large pair of Venetian views is the work of a talented and distinctive imitator of Canaletto active in the late 1730s. If he did not work in Canaletto’s studio, he must have been employed by Canaletto’s agent Joseph Smith to help satisfy the... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2018

Didier Aaron & Cie at TEFAF Maastricht, March 10-18, 2018

Jacques Bertaux (1745 - Arcis-Sur-Aube - 1818), Hunting with the Duc Louis-Philippe d'Orléans or The Scent, 1773. Oil on canvas, 130 x 195 cm (51.2 x 76.7 in.) Signed and dated. Didier Aaron & Cie (Stand 314). © TEFAF 2018 Provenance: Louis-Philippe d’Orléans (1725-1785), probably at the Château de Saint-Cloud; his son, Louis-Philippe II d’Orléans, “Philippe-Egalité” (1747-1793); his son, Louis-Philippe III d’Orléans (1773-1850), King of the French (1830-1848); his son, Antoine-Marie-Philippe... [Lire la suite]