14 juillet 2017

The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum has acquired View of Bermeo (1783) by Luis Paret y Alcázar (1746-1799)

Luis Paret y Alcázar (1746-1799), View of Bermeo, 1783 © 2017 Bilbao Fine Arts Museum BILBAO.- The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum is presenting View of Bermeo of 1783 by Luis Paret y Alcázar (Madrid, 1746-1799), acquired from the heirs of José Luis Várez Fisa. The painting has been obtained with an interest-free loan thanks to the sponsorship of BBK, to be repaid over the following years with the contribution from the Friends of the Museum. In addition to its undoubted artistic value, View of Bermeo of 1783... [Lire la suite]

12 juillet 2017

Sketches in the Royal Collection re-attributed to Thomas Gainsborough

A black chalk drawing of a landscape, showing trees beside a road, squared for transfer in pencil. Lindsay Stainton has noted that this drawing is a squared-up study for Thomas Gainsborough's (1727-88) early landscape painting of Cornard Wood, 1748, now in the National Gallery, London. Photo: Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017. LONDON.- An album of 25 landscape drawings in the Royal Collection, which have been contained in an album lettered 'Sketches by Sir E Landseer', have now been... [Lire la suite]
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08 juillet 2017

Francesco Guardi (Venice 1712-1793), Venice: the Rialto Bridge with the Palazzo dei Camerlenghi

Lot 25. Francesco Guardi (Venice 1712-1793), Venice: the Rialto Bridge with the Palazzo dei Camerlenghi, signed ‘GUARDI’ (lower left), oil on canvas, 47 1/8 x 80½ in. (119.7 x 204.3 cm). Estimate On Request. Price realised GBP 26,205,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  Provenance: Probably acquired in Venice in 1768 by Chaloner Arcedeckne, M. P. (1741-1804) of Glevering Hall, Suffolk and 1 Grosvenor Square, London, and by descent through his son, Andrew... [Lire la suite]
06 juillet 2017

Francesco Guardi (Venice 1712 - 1793), Venice, Piazza San Marco, looking East towards the Basilica

Lot 68. Francesco Guardi (Venice 1712 - 1793), Venice, Piazza San Marco, looking East towards the Basilica, oil on canvas, 39.2 x 52 cm.; 15 3/8  x 20 1/2  in. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 GBP. Lot sold 284,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's Provenance: With Thos. Agnew and Sons, Ltd., London, 1919; Le comte de Feuilhade de Chauvin, Paris; Federico Gentili di Giuseppe (1868–1940), Paris; Anonymous sale ('Monsieur G... di G...'), Paris, Galerie Charpentier, 5 April 1938, lot 32,... [Lire la suite]
06 juillet 2017

Auction record for drawing by Canaletto achieved at Sotheby's in London

Lot 44. Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto (Venice 1697 - 1768), The Coronation of the Doge on the Scala dei Giganti. Pen and brown ink and three shades of grey wash, heightened with touches of white over black chalk, within original brown ink framing lines, 389 by 554 mm. Estimate: £2,500,000-3,500,000. Sold for £2,633,750 / $3,404,385 / €2,999,591. Courtesy Sotheby’s. LONDON.- A superbly preserved drawing ranking among the greatest ever made by Canaletto sold for a record £2,633,750 /... [Lire la suite]
27 juin 2017

Secret drawers on view for the first time in the Rijksmuseum

Collector’s Cabinet with Miniature Apothecary’s Shop, anonymous, 1730. AMSTERDAM.- In the last few years no fewer than 50 experts have been involved in conducting research on the only eighteenth-century miniature apothecary’s shop in the Netherlands. The Rijksmuseum is now presenting the results of this research and conservation project in an extensive publication, designed by Irma Boom and showing the miniature pharmacy and 56 secret drawers for the first time, at almost actual size. Collector's cabinet with... [Lire la suite]

10 mai 2017

First exhibition to focus on view paintings as depictions of contemporary events opens in L.A.

The Rialto Bridge with the Festive Entry of the Patriarch Antonio Correr (detail), 1735, Michele Marieschi, oil on canvas. Osterley Park, The Palmer-Morewood Collection, National Trust (accepted in lieu of tax and transferred to the National Trust by Her Majesty's Government in 1984). Photo: National Trust Photo Library / Art Resource, NY LOS ANGELES, CA.- Long before today’s fast-paced news cycle, the visual memory of contemporary events in eighteenth-century Europe was shaped and sometimes even manipulated by great... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2017

Bernardo Canal, The Grand Canal: looking South-West from the Rialto Bridge to the Palazzo Foscari

Lot 170. Bernardo Canal (Venice 1674 - 1744),  The Grand Canal: looking South-West from the Rialto Bridge to the Palazzo Foscari, oil on canvas, unframed, 72.5 x 111.3 cm.; 28 1/2  x 43 7/8  in. Est:  £30,000 - £40,000. Photo: Sotheby's Provenance: The Landesmuseum, Darmstadt, no. 137 (as School of Bellotto), until 1936. Literature: W. G. Constable, Canaletto, vol. II, Oxford 1976, p. 292, under cat. no. 219 (as 'school version' C). Sotheby's. Old Masters,... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2017

Bernardo Canal, The Grand Canal: looking South from Palazzi Foscari and Moro-Lin to Santa Maria della Carità

Lot 169: Bernardo Canal (Venice 1674 - 1744), The Grand Canal: looking South from Palazzi Foscari and Moro-Lin to Santa Maria della Carità, oil on canvas, unframed, 72.5 x 111.3 cm.; 28 1/2  x 43 7/8  in. Est:  £40,000 - £60,000. Photo: Sotheby's Provenance: The Landesmuseum, Darmstadt, no. 138 (as School of Bellotto), until 1936. Literature: W. G. Constable, Canaletto, vol. II, Oxford 1976, p. 286, under cat. no. 203 (as 'school version' C). Note: This, and the... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2017

First-ever exhibition dedicated to works by the last great painter of the Baroque period opens

Francesco de Mura (Italian, 1696–1782), Portrait of Cardinal Antonio Sersale, May 20, 1756. Oil on canvas. Collection of Myron Laskin (Malibu, Calif.), on extended loan to the Milwaukee Art Museum. POUGHKEEPSIE, NY.- A first-ever exhibition of the works of Francesco de Mura makes its only northeast stop at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center this spring. In the Light of Naples: The Art of Francesco de Mura is on view April 21-July 2, 2017. This exhibition is free and open to the public. Organized by the Cornell... [Lire la suite]
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