30 mai 2020

Christie's Paris Classic Week realises $6,048,279

  PARIS.- The first sales to be held by an international auction house since lockdown, concluded this evening at Christie’s Paris headquarters on avenue Matignon and saw strong sell through rates of 75% of lots sold with 76% bought by clients bidding remotely, either online or via telephone. In a specially arranged saleroom to comply with social distancing rules, The Collector Le Goût Français, Books and Manuscripts and Old Master Drawings auctions were held across the last 2 days. More than 750 clients chose to... [Lire la suite]

22 mai 2020

The National Gallery acquires three significant 18th-century pictures

LONDON.- The National Gallery today announced the acquisition of three significant works: Jean-Etienne Liotard’s The Lavergne Family Breakfast (1754); Thomas Gainsborough’s Portrait of Margaret Gainsborough holding a Theorbo (about 1777) and Sir Thomas Lawrence’s Portrait of the Hon. Peniston Lamb (about 1790). They will each have a dedicated artwork page on the National Gallery’s website which will go live from today.All have been received by the nation from the estate of George Pinto under the Acceptance in Lieu scheme. An... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2020

Christie's announces 'Out of Office: Art that Transports'

Lot 7. Hubert Robert (Paris 1733-1808) and another hand, A Mountainous landscape with ramparts and buildings of an Italian village, oil on canvas, 767⁄8 x 471⁄8 in. (195.2 x 119.6 cm). Estimate : GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000 (EUR 34,149 - EUR 56,915). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. LONDON.- Christie’s announces Out of Office: Art that Transports, a themed sale encompassing 46 lots ranging from £1,000 to £30,000 across a selection of paintings dating from the 16th Century through to the 20th Century. In a... [Lire la suite]
06 mai 2020

Nationalmuseum Sweden acquires Jean Baptiste Oudry's Views from Arcueil

Jean-Baptiste Oudry, View of the Garden in Arcueil, Facing North with the Orangery Terrace and the Peak of the Forest Park or So-Called ‘Talus Cone’, 1744–1747. Photo: Viktor Fordell/Nationalmuseum. STOCKHOLM.- Nationalmuseum has acquired two drawings with views from the garden and park of Arcueil by the French Rococo master Jean-Baptiste Oudry. The drawings depict a geometrically landscaped garden with elements of a freer park in a state of picturesque decay. The artist presents both immediate visual impressions and more... [Lire la suite]
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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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