13 janvier 2020

A Collector’s Vision: Highlights from the Dietrich American Foundation at Philadelphia Museum of Art

George Washington, 1788, by James Peale (American, 1749–1831) (Dietrich American Foundation) A rare selection of American art from the 1700s and 1800s, including portraits of George Washington, a teapot made by Paul Revere, and silver from colonial Philadelphia. Explore H. Richard Dietrich Jr.’s vision as a collector and his foundation’s mission to share important examples of American art with the public. H. Richard Dietrich Jr. (1938–2007) began to collect American art and artifacts for himself as a young man and later to... [Lire la suite]

05 janvier 2020

Jean-Étienne Liotard, Portrait of Francis Owen, three-quarter-length, in seventeenth-century Van Dyck costume

Lot 58. Jean-Étienne Liotard (Geneva 1702 - 1789), Portrait of Francis Owen, three-quarter-length, in seventeenth-century Van Dyck costume, signed and dated on the plinth, center right: J.E. LIOTARD/1773, oil on unlined canvas, 50 by 40 in.; 127 by 101.6 cm. Estimate: 400,000 - 600,000 USD. © Sotheby's. Provenance: Francis Owen (1745–1774), the sitter; By descent to Margaret Owen, the sitter's sister; By descent to her daughter Mary Jane Ormsby; By descent to her son John Ralph Ormsby-Gore; By descent in... [Lire la suite]
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05 janvier 2020

Henri-Pierre Danloux (Paris 1753 - 1809), Portrait of Lum A'Kao

Lot 57. Henri-Pierre Danloux (Paris 1753 - 1809), Portrait of Lum A'Kao, inscribed upper left in Chinese script: 番山林亞九, oil on canvas, 35¼ by 28 in.; 92 by 71 cm Estimate: 400,000 - 600,000 USD. © Sotheby's. Provenance: Collection of the artist and by descent to his son, in whose possession still in 1860; Anonymous sale (‘Mme X’), Paris, Galerie Charpentier, 31 March 1938, reproduced; Baronne Cassel van Doorn; Her sale, Paris, Galerie Charpentier, 30 May 1956, lot 29; Hubert de Givenchy... [Lire la suite]
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04 janvier 2020

Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto (Venice 1697 – 1768), A Venetian capriccio view of an oval church beside the lagoon

Lot 68. Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto (Venice 1697 – 1768), A Venetian capriccio view of an oval church beside the lagoon, oil on canvas; 23⅛ by 35¾ in.; 58.7 by 90.8 cm. Estimate: 700,000 - 900,000 USD. © Sotheby's. Provenance: Mary, Lady Carbery (d. 1949), Castle Freke, County Cork, Ireland; Her sale et al., London, Christie’s, 4 March 1921, lot 5 (as B. Bellotto) for 40 Guineas to F. Sabin; With F. Sabin; With Julius Böhler, Lucerne and Baden Baden, 1932; From whom acquired by Thomas Harris,... [Lire la suite]
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04 janvier 2020

Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto, Venice, a view of the Grand Canal looking East with Santa Maria della Salute

Lot 60. Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto (Venice 1697 – 1768), Venice, a view of the Grand Canal looking East with Santa Maria della Salute, oil on canvas; 18 ¾by 31 ¼in.; 47.6 by 79.4 cm. Estimate: 3,000,000 - 5,000,000 USD. © Sotheby's. Property from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sold to Benefit the Acquisition Fund. Provenance: With Caspari Galleries, Munich, by 1926; Where acquired by Colnaghi, London, 1926 - 27; Where acquired by Leggatt, London, 1927 - 28; Where... [Lire la suite]
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04 janvier 2020

Francesco Guardi (Venice 1712 - 1793), Capriccio view of a Venetian campo

Lot 51. Francesco Guardi (Venice 1712 - 1793), Capriccio view of a Venetian campo, oil on canvas, 12⅜ by 10⅝ in.; 31.4 by 27 cm. Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 USD. © Sotheby's. Property from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sold to Benefit the Acquisition Fund.  Provenance: Derveaux, Paris; Madame Raymond Thome-Patenôtre, until shortly before 1962; From whom acquired by Rosenberg & Stiebel, New York; From whom acquired by Lesley and Emma A. Sheafer, 1962; Thence by bequest to the Metropolitan Museum... [Lire la suite]
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27 décembre 2019

Luis Meléndez, Still life with a plate of apricots, cherries, bread, a wine cooler and receptacles

Lot 33.  Luis Meléndez (Naples 1716 - 1780 Madrid), Still life with a plate of apricots, cherries, bread, a wine cooler and receptacles, signed and dated on the table edge lower right: L.S E. M.Z D.ZO I S.TO P.E ANO. 1765, oil on canvas, 48 x 35 cm.; 19 x 13 in. Estimate: 600,000 - 800,000 GBP. Lot sold 735,000 GBP. © Sotheby's. Provenance: Private collection, North America; Whence sold (‘Property of an East Coast Private... [Lire la suite]
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22 décembre 2019

Exhibition embarks the visitor on an enchanting voyage of discovery

BESANÇON.- From 9 November 2019 to 2 March 2020, Besançon’s Museum of Fine Art and Archaeology is presenting Une des provinces du Rococo. La Chine rêvée de François Boucher (One of the provinces of Rococo. François Boucher’s idealised China), an exhibition which embarks the visitor on an enchanting voyage of discovery.The illustrious yet little known François Boucher was one of the key figures in eighteenth century painting along with Watteau or Fragonard, and was one of the artists displaying the greatest talent in... [Lire la suite]
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07 décembre 2019

Goya, Fragonard, Tiepolo: The Freedom of Imagination at Hamburger Kunsthalle, Berlin

BERLIN - With Goya, Fragonard, Tiepolo: The Freedom of Imagination, the Hamburger Kunsthalle is devoting a large-scale show to one of the most momentous chapters in European art history: the 18th century. This heyday and period of great change in European art brought forth such disparate figures as Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746–1828), Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732–1806) and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696–1770). The exhibition assembles around 100 important paintings and works of graphic art from major national and... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2019

Painting by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo to headline Sotheby's Master Paintings Evening Sale

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Madonna of The Rosary with Angels. Signed and dated on the pedestal: JOA. BATTA: TIEPOLVZ.F. / ...1735, oil on canvas, 96¾ by 61½ in.; 246 by 156 cm. Estimate in excess of $15 million. Courtesy Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s announced that one of the greatest works by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo remaining in private hands will be offered as the headline work in their Master Paintings Evening Sale in New York on 29 January 2020. Painted in 1735, The Madonna of the Rosary with Angels is an... [Lire la suite]
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