21 mars 2017

"Or virtuose à la cour de France : Pierre Gouthière, 1732-1813" au musée des Arts Décoratifs

 PARIS - Le musée des Arts décoratifs présente l’œuvre de celui qui fut l’un des plus célèbres artisans d’art du XVIIIe siècle, Pierre Gouthière, doreur et ciseleur des rois Louis XV et Louis XVI. 104 objets d’art et 85 dessins et estampes, replacent l’œuvre de Gouthière au cœur de la création ornementale du dernier tiers du XVIIIe siècle. Cette exposition est le fruit d’une collaboration du musée avec la Frick Collection de New York. Le projet parisien présente une version enrichie de l’exposition new yorkaise et offre... [Lire la suite]

21 mars 2017

"De Watteau à David. La collection Horvitz" au Petit Palais

De Watteau à David, la collection Horvitz : Affiche. PARIS - Le Petit Palais est heureux de présenter un florilège de près de 200 tableaux, sculptures et dessins du XVIIIe siècle français de la Collection Horvitz à Boston. Constituée depuis trois décennies, il s’agit de la plus importante collection privée de dessins français du XVIIIe siècle à l’étranger. Riche d’œuvres de premier plan de Watteau, Boucher, Fragonard, Greuze et David... Cette collection offre aussi une vue d’ensemble de tous les artistes notables de la période,... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2017

Eighteenth-Century French Paintings From Across America on View at National Gallery of Art, Washington

Nicolas de Largillierre, Self-Portrait, 1707, oil on canvas, original canvas (approximate size): 90.5 x 71.1 cm (35 5/8 x 28 in.), overall: 92.7 x 73 cm (36 1/2 x 28 3/4 in.). National Gallery of Art, Washington, Patrons' Permanent Fund Washington, DC—When Joseph Bonaparte, elder brother of Napoleon I, fled to America in 1815, he packed his collection of 18th-century French painting. In an effort to spread his native country's culture across the United States, he put his works on public display, causing a sensation and inspiring a... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2017

Christie's achieves highest price for an Old Master painting at auction in France over the past two decades

Francesco Guardi (1712-1793), Piazza San Marco with the Basilica and the Campanile. Sold for: €6,738,500 / £5,829,476 / $7,158,309. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. PARIS.- On 7 March 2017, Christie’s Boniface de Castellane and Anna Gould ‘A way of Life’ auction realised a total of €14,266,563 / £12,342,004 / $15,155,370. These exceptional results reflect the relevant choices Boni had made when furbishing his legendary Palais Rose with the most exquisite works of art. Lionel Gosset, Head of Collection sales,... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2017

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions to offer silver from the descendants of the van den Steen de Jehay family

Lot 35. A pair of late 17th-early 18th century silver parcel gilt figure groups by Abraham Drentwett II, Augsburg, French occupation silver marks circa 1800. Estimate £30000–50000 © Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions NEWBURY.- Featuring in the Jewellery, Silver and Watches sale at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions on 15th March at Donnington Priory is a wonderful collection of 18th and 19th century Belgian, Dutch and French silver and objects of vertu,... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2017

Exhibition at Yale Center for British Art features nearly three hundred objects from international collections

Johan Joseph Zoffany, Queen Charlotte, 1771, oil on canvas, Royal Collection Trust, UK, © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016 NEW HAVEN, CONN.- This February, the Yale Center for British Art premiered the first exhibition to explore the instrumental roles of the Hanoverian princesses Caroline of Ansbach (1683–1737), Augusta of Saxe-Gotha (1719–1772), and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744–1818)—all of whom married into the British royal family—and how they shaped the nation’s society and culture during a time of... [Lire la suite]

03 février 2017

The Morgan presents treasures from the Nationalmuseum of Sweden

François Boucher (French, 1703-1770), The Triumph of Venus, 1740 (detail), oil on canvas. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm. Photo: Cecilia Heisser / Nationalmuseum.  NEW YORK, NY.- The Nationalmuseum, Sweden’s largest and most distinguished art institution, is collaborating with the Morgan Library & Museum to bring more than seventy-five masterpieces from its renowned collections to New York in an extraordinary new exhibition opening February 3. The show features work by artists such as Albrecht Dürer, Raphael,... [Lire la suite]
01 février 2017

Exhibition at Kunsthalle Bremen focuses on French printmaking in the age of Louis XIV

Gérard Edelinck (1640–1707), The Battle of Anghiari, after a sketch by Peter Paul Rubens, after the lost fresco by Leonardo da Vinci, etching, 50 x 64 cm, © Kunsthalle Bremen – Der Kunstverein in Bremen / Photo: Karen Blindow. BREMEN.- This exhibition presents outstanding French prints from 1650 to 1715, an era in which the magnificence of Absolutism reached its climax. During the reign of Louis XIV, a principal task of the fine arts was to spread the glory and splendour of the Sun King as a statesman, general and... [Lire la suite]
01 février 2017

Rare 18th century pagoda form musical automaton clock soars to $998,250 at Fontaine's auction

Lot 118. Extremely Rare 18th Century English Pagoda Automaton Musical Clock For Chinese Qing Imperial Court. Price Realized: $825,000.00. Courtesy Fontaine's auction. PITTSFIELD, MASS.- An exceedingly rare 18th century English-made pagoda form automaton musical clock, produced for the Chinese Qing Imperial Court, fell just shy of the $1 million mark when it sold for $998,250 (including buyer’s premium) at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery’s Antiques and Fine Art Auction, held January 21st in the firm’s... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2017

Adriaen Coorte (Holland, Middelburg (?), active 1683-1707), Wild Strawberries in a Wan Li Bowl, 1704

Adriaen Coorte (Holland, Middelburg (?), active 1683-1707), Wild Strawberries in a Wan Li Bowl, 1704. Oil on paper, mounted on wood. Frame: 19 × 15 × 2 in. (48.26 × 38.1 × 5.08 cm) 11 5/8 x 8 7/8 in. (29.5275 x 22.5425 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward William Carter (M.2009.106.5). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA