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]
21 février 2022

A pair of Regence ormolu-mounted Japanese and Chinese porcelain pot-pourris, circa 1725, the porcelain late 17th century

Lot 1. A pair of Regence ormolu-mounted Japanese and Chinese porcelain pot-pourris, circa 1725, the porcelain late 17th century; 5 in. (12.5 cm.) high, overall. Price realised GBP 5,000 (Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000). © Christie's 2022 The Japanese kakiemon and celadon-ground censer and cover with applied flower-head handles and small bird finials, supported by three laughing boys in various famille verte robes, the ormolu with melon-form feet. Provenance: With Ralph M. Chait Galleries,... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2022

Louis XV silver-mounted Japanese Imari from the Collection of Baroness Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza sold at Christie's 2019

Lot 120. A Louis XV silver-mounted Japanese Imari écuelle, cover and associated stand, the silver mounts Paris, 1726-1732, the porcelain Edo period; the stand 8 ¾ in. (22.5 cm.) diam. Price Realised GBP 7,500 (Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000). © Christie's 2022 The écuelle and cover with gadrooned mounts, the bowl applied with two leaf-capped scroll handles, the cover with fruiting finial, the stand with reeded border, the cover restored, the handle, cover and finial with... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2022

A Louis XV silver-mounted Japanese Imari jar and cover, the silver mounts Paris, 1717-1722, the porcelain Edo period

Lot 43. A Louis XV silver-mounted Japanese Imari jar and cover, the silver mounts Paris, 1717-1722, the porcelain Edo period; 4 1⁄4 in. (10.8 cm.) high. Price Realised GBP 3,750 (Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500). © Christie's 2022 Tapering cylindrical, the detachable cover with gadrooned rim, the cover with foliage strapwork engraved finial, the rim and finial with décharge of Étienne de Bouges, Charles Yvon, Armand Pillavoine and Charles Cordier. From the Collection of... [Lire la suite]