03 avril 2020

Antonio Joli, London, A View from the River Thames, with St. Paul’s Cathedral

Antonio Joli (Modena circa 1700 – 1777 Naples), A View from the River Thames, with St. Paul’s Cathedral, oil on canvas, 15 by 28 in.; 38 by 71 cm. Asking price £795,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Possibly William, Marquis of Powis, Hendon Hall;Possibly David Garrick, who acquired Hendon Hall circa 1756 and by descent to his nephew the Rev. Carrington Garrick;Possibly John Bond, who bought Hendon Hall in 1790;Possibly Brian Scotney, who bought Hendon Hall in 1822;Samuel Ware, who... [Lire la suite]
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03 avril 2020

Antonio Joli, View of the Royal Palace of Aranjuez from the North-East, with King Ferdinand VI of Spain and Queen María Bárbara

Antonio Joli (Modena circa 1700 – 1777 Naples), View of the Royal Palace of Aranjuez from the North-East, with King Ferdinand VI of Spain and Queen María Bárbara of Braganza on the Royal Barge. Indistinctly inscribed, signed and dated lower centre: Imbarco di piacere di S.M. in Aranjuez di Madrid, Joli 175.. Oil on canvas, 75.5 by 129.4 cm.; 29 ¾ by 51 in. Asking price £895,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Possibly in the Collection of Isabella Farnese, Queen of Spain (1692 – 1776);The 2nd... [Lire la suite]
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02 avril 2020

Apollonio Domenichini, formely called The Master of the Langmatt Foundation Views, A view of the River Brenta at Stra ...

Apollonio Domenichini, formely called The Master of the Langmatt Foundation Views (Active Venice circa 1740 – 1770), A view of the River Brenta at Stra with the Villa Cappello and the Villa Pisani, oil on canvas, 28 3/4 by 47 5/8 in.; 72 by 120 cm. Asking price: $245,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby's, 11 December 2003, lot 43;There acquired. Note: Villa Pisani, visible in the distance of this view, was built between 1735 and 1740 based on designs by the... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2020

Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto (Venice 1697-1768), Architectural Capriccio with Classical Ruins

Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto (Venice 1697-1768), Architectural Capriccio with Classical Ruins, oil on canvas, 70 3/4 by 127 1/4 in.; 179.5 by 323.5 cm. Price Available Upon Request. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Commissioned by Count Giovanni Benedetto Giovanelli (1652–1732) and his brother Count Giovanni Paolo Giovanelli (1658–1734) for their Villa Giovanelli, Noventa Padovana;By descent within the Giovanelli family until circa 1800;Anonymous sale (‘The Property of a Gentleman’),... [Lire la suite]
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03 mars 2020

Exhibition focuses on a significant period in George Stubbs' career

George Stubbs, Whistlejacket, c.1762. Canvas, 292 x 246.4 cm, London, The National Gallery (bought with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund, 1997). THE HAGUE.- The Mauritshuis is presenting an exhibition about England’s most celebrated horse painter: George Stubbs (1724-1806). This artist established his reputation with exceptional compositions of horses, which he painted in an lifelike fashion that was unprecedented. An in-depth study of the horse’s anatomy, for which the artist dissected... [Lire la suite]
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20 février 2020

300th anniversary of Piranesi's birth marked by exhibition of his work as a draughtsman

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720 – 1778), A colonnaded atrium with domes, c. 1740-43 © The Trustees of the British Museum. LONDON.- Virtuosic and turbulent, Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720 – 1778) was a visionary printmaker, architect, antiquarian and dealer. These varied aspects of his career were based on his practice of drawing, which has received comparatively little attention. The British Museum will mark the 300th anniversary of Piranesi’s birth through a new exhibition focusing on his work as a draughtsman.... [Lire la suite]
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19 février 2020

'Angelica Kauffman Artist, Superwoman, Influencer' at Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf

Angelika Kauffmann, Self-portrait of the artist at the crossroads between music and painting, detail, Rome 1794, oil on canvas, 147.3 x 215.9 cm, Nostell Priory, West Yorshire © National Trust Images / John Hammond. The Kunstpalast dedicates a major overview exhibition to Angelika Kauffmann (1741–1807), the most famous female artist in the age of Enlightenment and Sentimentalism. Angelika Kauffmann (1741-1807) exemplarily represents the new type of a Europe-wide networked and cosmopolitan artist. Her broad oeuvre... [Lire la suite]
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05 février 2020

Casa Museo of the Fondazione Paolo e Carolina Zani opens in Brescia

Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal, called il) (Venice 1697 - 1768), The Piazzetta of Venice, detail, 1732-1738, oil on canvas. © 2020 Paolo and Carolina Zani Foundation for Art and Culture. BRESCIA.- More than eight hundred works of art, including important paintings by Canaletto, Longhi, Tiepolo, Guardi, Boucher, sculptures by Filippo Parodi, from Genoa and by Della Porta from Rome beside precious baroque and rococo furnishings mostly French and Venetian and extraordinary applied art from XVII and... [Lire la suite]
31 janvier 2020

Sotheby's Masters Week kicks off with record-setting sales for Tiepolo, Mantegna & more

NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s annual Masters Week sale series kicked off yesterday in New York, with 142 paintings and drawings sold across two auctions for an overall total of $76.2 million.The day began with Andrea Mantegna’s drawing of The Triumph of Alexandria selling for $11.7 million – a new world auction record for a drawing by the artist. This result helped propel the Old Master Drawings sale to a total of $15.1 million, which marks a new record for an Old Master Drawings sale at Sotheby’s worldwide—the second year in... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2020

Portrait of Pauline Bonaparte by Marie-Victoire Lemoine Highlights Doyle’s February 5 Auction

Marie-Victoire Lemoine (French, 1754-1820), Madame Leclerc, née Pauline Bonaparte, circa 1798-99, Signed, Oil on canvas, 77 x 54 1/8 inches. Est. $40,000-70,000. © Doyle NEW YORK, NY --Doyle's auction on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 10am will present Old Master Paintings & Drawings and English & Continental Furniture, Silver and Decorative Arts. The auction showcases a wide range of landscapes, still lifes, portraits and religious subjects by European artists from the Renaissance to the 19th century.Highlighting... [Lire la suite]