30 mai 2019

Important William Hogarth painting saved for the nation

William Hogarth (1697 – 1764), William Wollaston and his Family in a Grand Interior. Oil on canvas, signed and dated 1730, 99 cm by 124.5 cm. LEICESTER.- The painting William Wollaston and his Family in a Grand Interior by eminent 18th century English artist William Hogarth, has been allocated to New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester, via the Acceptance in Lieu scheme, following a campaign to save it for the nation. Tax of £903,672 was settled by the acceptance of the painting. The value of the painting exceeded the... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2019

Élisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun, Portrait of Madame du Barry (1743-1793), three-quarter-length, seated in a landscape

Lot 33. Élisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun (Paris 1755-1842), Portrait of Madame du Barry (1743-1793), three-quarter-length, seated in a landscape, oil on canvas, 51 3/8 x 38 ½ in. (130.4 x 97.8 cm.) Estimate USD 1,000,000 - USD 2,000,000. Price realised USD 975,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Provenance: The sitter, by whom commissioned at the old Château de Louveciennes in summer 1789, but left unfinished and presumably entrusted toLouis Hercule Timoléon de Cossé (1734-1792), Duc de Brissac, and... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2019

Tiepolo in Milan: The Lost Frescoes of Palazzo Archinto at The Frick Collection

Perseus and Andromeda (detail; 1730), Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. Photo: Michael Bodycomb; courtesy Frick Collection, New York. NEW YORK - The Frick Collection will reunite a series of preparatory paintings and drawings related to Giambattista Tiepolo’s (1696–1770) first significant project outside of Venice, a series of ceiling frescoes for Palazzo Archinto in Milan, executed between 1730 and 1731. The paintings were commissioned by Count Carlo Archinto (1670–1732), whose family distinguished itself in the... [Lire la suite]
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13 avril 2019

Commode d'époque Louis XV, Estampille de Pierre Fléchy, Milieu du XVIIIe siècle

Lot 55. Commode d'époque Louis XV, Estampille de Pierre Fléchy, Milieu du XVIIIe siècle. H.: 86,5 cm. (34 in.) ; L.: 145 cm. (57 in.) ; P.: 68 cm. (26 ¾ in.). Estimate EUR 20,000 - EUR 30,000 (USD 22,597 - USD 33,896). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  En vernis européen, ornementation de bronze ciselé et doré, le dessus de marbre brèche d'Alep, à décor d'une pagode et de personnages inscrits dans un paysage arboré, la façade ouvrant par deux tiroirs sans traverse, estampillée sur le montant... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2019

"Eloge de la sensibilité" au Musée d'Arts de Nantes

NANTES - Éloge de la sensibilité réunit les plus importants tableaux français du 18e siècle conservés dans les institutions de Bretagne, depuis Antoine Watteau, au tout début du siècle, jusqu’à l’aube du 19e siècle. L’exposition suit l’évolution de la peinture française sur un siècle sous l’angle de la naissance du nouveau concept de sensibilité, à travers la peinture de genre : des portraits de Jean-Baptiste Greuze aux sensibles natures mortes de Jean-Baptiste Siméon Chardin, en passant... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2019

Nationalmuseum Sweden acquires three works by English miniaturists

STOCKHOLM.- Nationalmuseum has acquired three English works by miniaturists Jeremiah Meyer, Ozias Humphry and John Cox Dillman Engleheart. The portraits in question are all examples of the blossoming of portrait miniatures as an art form from the mid-eighteenth to early nineteenth centuries. The acquisitions represent an important addition to the museum’s collection of portrait miniatures, which is one of the foremost in the world. Despite the name, a portrait miniature is defined not by its format but by its materials... [Lire la suite]

19 mars 2019

Mauritshuis receives Portrait of Van Kretschmar by Perronneau

Jean-Baptiste Perronneau, Portrait of Jacob van Kretschmar (1721-1792), 1754. Pastel and crayon on paper, 60 x 45 cm, Mauritshuis, The Hague. Gift of Jonkheer F.G.L.O. van Kretschmar, 2018. THE HAGUE.- Last year the Mauritshuis received a generous gift from Jonkheer F.G.L.O. van Kretschmar: a magnificent pastel portrait by the French artist Jean-Baptiste Perronneau (c. 1715-1783), 1754. The portrait shows Jacob van Kretschmar of The Hague, the donor’s ancestor. The pastel, which had remained in the family, is a... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2019

Galerie Neuse at TEFAF Maastricht, Stand 112

Elias Adam, Beaker and cover depicting the death of the Swedish King Gustav Adolf in the Battle of Lützen 1632, Augsburg, circa 1707-11. Ivory with silver-gilt mounts, Height 29.5 cm (11.6 in.). Galerie Neuse at TEFAF Maastricht, Stand 112, March 16-24, 2019. Provenance: Noble family, Rhineland.    Heinrich Winterstein & George Müllner & Esaias zur Linden, Four drinking cups in nef-form, Augsburg and Nuremberg, between 1609 and 1629. Silver-gilt, Heights 31, 34, 35 and 45 cm (12.2, 13.4, 13.8 and 17.7 in.).... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2019

Bellotto exhibition at the Kimbell Art Museum transports viewers to the splendor of 18th-century Dresden

FORT WORTH, TX.- Bernardo Bellotto is recognized as one of the greatest view painters in history, acquiring his fame in mid-18th-century Dresden as the court painter for the elector of Saxony, Frederick Augustus II—who was also King Augustus III of Poland. Over the course of a decade, Bellotto produced dozens of breathtaking depictions of the city and its environs, most measuring over eight feet in width. The success and renown of these grand, comprehensive works would earn Bellotto... [Lire la suite]
09 février 2019

A big partgilt Baroque coin set silver tankard and lid, Raudten-Silesia, dated 1721. Maker's mark of Friedrich Lenten

Lot 3. A big partgilt Baroque coin set silver tankard and lid, Raudten-Silesia, dated 1721. Maker's mark of Friedrich Lenten (worked 1701-1736). H. 25 cm. Estimate 6000 EUR. Courtesy Nagel  Cast and chased silver, the cylindric body, removable lid, bottom and handle set with several silver coins with the monogram of Duke August Wilhelm of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel, dated 1719/1720/1721. Engraved monogram to bottom: "EBVB/AKBGVL" and dated 1721. Hallmark of Raudten and maker's mark. C. 1200g. Minor... [Lire la suite]