08 mars 2018

Antonio Gianlisi, Trompe-l'oeil with rosary, spectacles, book and ink well/ Trompe-l'oeil with globe, musical instruments, score

Lot 3068. Antonio Gianlisi (Rizzolo 1677 - 1727 Cremona), Trompe-l'oeil with rosary, spectacles, book and ink well & Trompe-l'oeil with globe, musical instruments, score and hour glass. Oil on canvas. Pair of works. Each 92.5 x 70.5 cm. Estimate CHF 12 000 / 18 000 (€ 10 000 / 15 000). © Koller Auctions Zurich Provenance: - Finarte auction, Milan, 14.11.1990, Lots 33 A and B (as Benedetto Sartori).- Swiss private collection. Literature: - Battistini, R. / Cleri, B. /... [Lire la suite]
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07 mars 2018

The Hamburger Kunsthalle opens Germany's first large-scale monographic exhibition on Thomas Gainsborough

Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788), Robert und Frances Andrews (»Mr. und Mrs. Andrews«), um 1750. Öl auf Leinwand, 69,8 × 119,4 cm, London, The National Gallery © The National Gallery, London HAMBURG.- The Hamburger Kunsthalle is mounting Germany’s first large-scale monographic exhibition on the English painter Thomas Gainsborough (1727–1788), concentrating on his role as a pioneer of ›modern‹ landscape painting. Curated by the director of the Hamburger Kunsthalle, Christoph Martin... [Lire la suite]
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04 mars 2018

The Cleveland Museum of Art presents "Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe"

The Bucintoro Departing from Molo (detail), 1710. Luca Carlevarijs (Italian, 1663–1730). Oil on canvas; 134.8 × 259.4 cm. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 86.PA.600.  CLEVELAND, OH.- Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe showcases outstanding masterworks by revered artists who recorded some of the most newsworthy events and impressive spectacles of eighteenth-century Europe. Whether depicting a triumphal procession, a joyous celebration, or the catastrophic eruption of a volcano, the... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2018

Charles Beddington Ltd at TEFAF Maastricht, March 10-18, 2018

The Bateman Master, Venice: The Piazzetta, looking North; and The entrance to the Grand Canal, looking East, with the Church of Santa Maria Della Salute, Venice, circa 1739. Oil on canvas, 148.5 x 225 cm (58.5 x 88.6 in.). Charles Beddington Ltd (Stand 373) © TEFAF 2018. This unusually large pair of Venetian views is the work of a talented and distinctive imitator of Canaletto active in the late 1730s. If he did not work in Canaletto’s studio, he must have been employed by Canaletto’s agent Joseph Smith to help satisfy the... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2018

Didier Aaron & Cie at TEFAF Maastricht, March 10-18, 2018

Jacques Bertaux (1745 - Arcis-Sur-Aube - 1818), Hunting with the Duc Louis-Philippe d'Orléans or The Scent, 1773. Oil on canvas, 130 x 195 cm (51.2 x 76.7 in.) Signed and dated. Didier Aaron & Cie (Stand 314). © TEFAF 2018 Provenance: Louis-Philippe d’Orléans (1725-1785), probably at the Château de Saint-Cloud; his son, Louis-Philippe II d’Orléans, “Philippe-Egalité” (1747-1793); his son, Louis-Philippe III d’Orléans (1773-1850), King of the French (1830-1848); his son, Antoine-Marie-Philippe... [Lire la suite]
18 février 2018

Goya exhibition at the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum presents new discoveries

Francisco de Goya (Fuendetodos, Zaragoza, 1746-Bordeaux, 1828), Blind Man's Buff, 1788. Oil on canvas. 269 x 350 cm.   BILBAO.- Having studied in Italy, Francisco de Goya (Fuendetodos, Zaragoza, 1746 – Bordeaux, 1828) moved to Madrid in 1775 and was first employed at the court of Charles III to work on the production of tapestry cartoons on hunting themes for El Escorial. Goya achieved recognition some years later when he was first appointed painter to the King (1786) then First Court Painter (1799).... [Lire la suite]
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03 février 2018

Nicolas Lancret (Paris 1690 - 1743), Winter, 1719–21

Lot 69. Nicolas Lancret (Paris 1690 - 1743), Winter, oil on canvas, 45 1/4  by 37 in.; 115 by 94 cm. Estimate 1,500,000–2,000,000 USD. Lot sold 2,655,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Commissioned from the artist by Jean-François Lériget de la Faye (1674-1731), Paris, and mentioned in his estate inventory of 26 September 1731, no. 87 (as part of a set of four, see catalogue note);By descent to his nephew, Jean-François Lériget de la Faye II, Paris;Pierre Vigné de Vigny (1690-1772), Paris, by... [Lire la suite]
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21 janvier 2018

Galerie Berger at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 105c

Attributed to Pierre Gole (Bergen, Holland 1620-1684 Paris), French middle-table, France, Louis XIV period, circa 1680. Ebony and fruitwood marquetry, H 77 x W 117 x D 73 cm. © Galerie Berger Pierre Gole, an important cabinetmaker who was raised to 'furniture maker-in-ordinary’ under King Louis XIV. He was the first to create marquetry in tortoiseshell and brass, a technique which became famous with André Charles Boulle (1642-1732).   Attributed to Robert Osmond (Canisy 1711-1789... [Lire la suite]
16 janvier 2018

Exhibition takes a close look at how eighteenth-century pastels were made

Portrait of Joseph and his Brother John Gulston (detail), 1754, Francis Cotes, pastel on blue paper, mounted on canvas. The J. Paul Getty Museum. LOS ANGELES, CA.- In the eighteenth century, paper was made by hand, pulled in sheets that were no wider than the span of a paper maker’s arms. Artists who worked in pastels at first worked on a small scale, but as they began to compete with oil painters for major portrait commissions, some started piecing together multiple sheets of paper to create large, continuous surfaces for... [Lire la suite]
07 janvier 2018

Arts minister steps in to prevent Venetian masterpiece from export

Francesco Guardi, The Rialto Bridge with the Palazzo dei Camerlenghi. Oil on canvas, 47⅛ x 80½ in (119.7 x 204.3 cm). Sold for £26,796,000 at Christie's London, 6 July 2017. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 LONDON.- Arts Minister John Glen has placed a temporary export bar on the Rialto Bridge with the Palazzo dei Camerlenghi by Francesco Guardi to provide an opportunity to keep it in the country. The extraordinary painting is at risk of being exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found to match... [Lire la suite]