02 octobre 2019

August the Strong's Royal State Apartments reopen in Dresden

Parade bedroom, virtual reconstruction of the parade rooms of 1719, Dresden, 2014 © Sächsisches Immobilien- und Baumanagement (mic-vis.de, Studio für Visualisierung) DRESDEN.- August the Strong’s Royal State Apartments (Paraderäume) and the Porcelain Cabinet in the Turmzimmer (Tower Room) were opened on Saturday, 28 Saturday 2019, marking the culmination of the restoration of Dresden’s Residenzschloss, which started in 1986. The prestigious suite of rooms in the west wing – conceived by the Elector-King personally as a... [Lire la suite]

24 septembre 2019

Jean-Baptiste Oudry, 1686 Paris – 1755 Beauvais, Still life with partridge, rabbit, oranges, lemons and tea kettle

Lot 628. Jean-Baptiste Oudry, 1686 Paris – 1755 Beauvais, Still life with partridge, rabbit, oranges, lemons and tea kettle. Oil on canvas. 113 x 88 cm. Signed and dated “Oudry 1740” lower right. Estimate € 100,000 - 140,000. Courtesy Hampel. In gilt Regence frame. (†)Provenance: Heim Gallery, London.Auction, Paris, Palais Galliera, 23.03.1962.Wrightsman collection, New York.Literature: Hal N. Opperman, Jean-Baptiste Oudry, 1972, vol. I, p. 565, no. 539.Notes: Jean-Baptiste Oudry... [Lire la suite]
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23 septembre 2019

L'Âge d'or de la peinture anglaise au Musée du Luxembourg

L'Âge d'or de la peinture anglaise au Musée du Luxembourg PARIS - Le début du règne de George III (1760-1820) marque un tournant pour la peinture anglaise avec l'émergence de deux grandes figures, Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) qui deviendra le premier président de la Royal Academy of Arts en 1768 et Thomas Gainsborough (1727- 1788). Reconnus comme les précurseurs d'un renouveau artistique en Grande-Bretagne, ces deux artistes ont rivalisé pour élever le genre du portrait notamment à des niveaux d’innovation visuelle et... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2019

A set of three gold-mounted Du Paquier porcelain flasks and an agate cup in a Japanese lacquer box, Vienna, circa 1725-1730

A set of three gold-mounted Du Paquier porcelain flasks and an agate cup in a Japanese lacquer box, Vienna, circa 1725-1730. © Galerie Kugel Provenance: -Empress Maria Theresa (1717-80);-Brandýs Castle, Brandýs nad Labem (Brandeis an der Elbe), near Prague, by ca. 1918;-Dr. Quido Szopkó, Southern Slovakia, acquired ca. 1920, thence by descent;-Sold by the descendants of the above after 1993. An inscription at the bottom of this small agate cup contained within the Japanese lacquer casket reads, “de la cassette de... [Lire la suite]
06 juillet 2019

A Meissen white porcelain model of a hen with her chicks, 1732 

Lot 108. The Williams-Wynn Meissen Hen from the Royal Saxon Porcelain Menagerie. A Meissen white porcelain model of a hen with her chicks, 1732; 13 ½ in. (34.5 cm.) high. Estimate 300,000 - GBP 500,000. Price realised GBP 467,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 Naturalistically modelled by J.J. Kändler, with her head turned towards her tail, a chick preening itself on her back and further chicks peeping out from under her wings and feathers. Provenance: Commissioned by Augustus II... [Lire la suite]
04 juillet 2019

Auction record for a drawing by Canaletto

Lot 338. Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto (Venice, 1697-1768), The Presentation of the Doge in S. Marco. Pen and brown ink and three shades of grey wash, heightened with touches of white over black chalk within original brown ink framing lines, 381 by 550 mm. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,000,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,135,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. LONDON.- Today, in Sotheby’s Old Master & British Works on Paper Sale, a rare drawing by Canaletto realised £3.1m/ $3.9m, setting a new auction record... [Lire la suite]
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02 juillet 2019

A Louis XV ormolu-mounted chinese celadon porcelain vase, the porcelain Kangxi period (1662-1722), the mounts mid-18th century

  Lot 49. A Louis XV ormolu-mounted chinese celadon porcelain vase, the porcelain Kangxi period (1662-1722), the mounts mid-18th century; 23 ¼ in. (59 cm.) high; 16 ½ in. (42 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 40,000 - GBP 60,000 (USD 50,640 - USD 75,960).Price realised GBP 212,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The baluster body incised with peonies on an overall of stylised foliage, the cover with berried finial on pierced frieze, flanked by scrolled foliate handles headed by double shells, on a broad... [Lire la suite]
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29 juin 2019

Christie's to offer masterpieces from a Rothschild Collection

  LONDON.- Telling the remarkable story of objects collected across centuries and treasured for generations, Christie’s will offer a landmark collection sale Masterpieces from a Rothschild Collection in London on 4 of July. Comprising approximately 57 lots each with exceptional provenance, this sale includes important European Furniture, Works of Art and Old Master Paintings, collected by members of the prominent Rothschild banking family, particularly by Baron Gustave de Rothschild (1829-1911), and housed in some of the... [Lire la suite]
22 juin 2019

The Morgan presents the satirical drawings of celebrated British artist William Hogarth

William Hogarth (1697–1764), Self-Portrait, ca. 1735, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, B1981.25.360. NEW YORK, NY.- The Morgan Library & Museum opened a new exhibition of satirical drawings and prints by renowned artist William Hogarth (1697–1764). Best known for his humorous political commentary, Hogarth’s work engaged a broad audience and agitated for legislative and social change. His intricate drawings and richly anecdotal scenes depict the ills and injustices of eighteenth-century urban life,... [Lire la suite]
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21 juin 2019

S Franses Ltd at London Art Week 2019

Royal Mortlake Workshop, Vulcan Cast Down. From the series “Vulcan and Venus”. Woven by Philip de Maecht, c. 1620. Hand woven with coloured wools and silks and golds and silver threads, 5.59m width x 4.62m height (18ft 4in x 15ft 2in). Weaver and manufactory marks England. S Franses Ltd. © 2019 London Art Week Tapestries owned or commissioned by Charles I and other smaller textiles of the period, including the lost tapestry of "Vulcan Cast Down." The other tapestries from this set are in The Tapestry... [Lire la suite]