28 mai 2018

la collection Jean de Bestegui, le 10 septembre chez Christie's à Paris

Collection Jean de Bestegui. Somptueuse paire de bustes en bronze par Robert Le Lorrain (1666-1743) représentant Mars et Venus. Estimation: €120.000-180.000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Paris – La maison de ventes Christie’s est honorée d’annoncer une vente aux enchères en l’honneur de feu Juan de Beistegui qui sera présentée le 10 septembre prochain à l’occasion de La Biennale Paris. Cette vacation, qui comprend environ 150 lots estimés entre 5 et 8 millions d’euros, offrira une large sélection d’œuvres... [Lire la suite]

23 mai 2018

Clark Art Institute acquires Guillaume Guillon Lethière's masterpiece 'Brutus Condemning His Sons to Death'

Guillaume Guillon Lethière (Sainte-Anne, Guadeloupe 1760–1832 Paris), Brutus Condemning His Sons to Death, 1788. Oil on canvas, 23.375” x 39” (59.4 x 99.1 cm.). © Clark Art Institute. WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS.- The Clark Art Institute today announced the recent acquisition of Brutus Condemning His Sons to Death, an important early work by neoclassical French artist Guillaume Guillon Lethière (1760–1832), marking a significant addition to its permanent collection. Completed in 1788 when Lethière was at the French... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2018

Largest-ever display of Canaletto paintings in Scotland goes on show at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Canaletto & the Art of Venice. 11 May - 21 October 2018 at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse. EDINBURGH.- A new exhibition at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse includes the largest group of Canaletto paintings ever shown in Scotland. Canaletto & the Art of Venice explores the work of Italy's most famous view-painter, and how he and his contemporaries captured the essence and allure of 18th-century Venice. The Royal Collection contains one of the world's greatest holdings of... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2018

The Morgan opens an exhibition solely focused on Thomas Gainsborough's works on paper

Thomas Gainsborough, Lady Walking in a Garden, ca. 1785, black and white chalk with smudging, worked wet and dry, watercolor, on laid paper, purchased by Pierpont Morgan in 1909. The Morgan Library & Museum, III, 63b. Photography by Steven H. Crossot, 2014.  NEW YORK, NY.- Renowned for his portraiture and depictions of rural landscapes, the eighteenth-century British artist Thomas Gainsborough (1727–1788) is best known as a painter. However, he was also a draftsman of rare ability who extended the traditional... [Lire la suite]
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12 mai 2018

Giovanni Battista Piazzetta (1682 Venice - 1754 Venice), Saint Francis of Paola

Lot 1107. Giovanni Battista Piazzetta (1682 Venice - 1754 Venice), Saint Francis of Paola. Oil on canvas. 44.5 x 36 cm. Estimate: € 80,000 - € 90,000. © Lempertz Certificate. Provenance: Belgium private collection. Literature: Quoted literature: A. Mariuz: L'opera completa del Piazzetta, 1982. - MA Chiari Moretto Wiel (ed.): Exhibition catalog: L'ereditá di Piazzetta. Volti e figure nell'incisione del Settecento, Venice Palazzo Ducale 1996. Note: Venetian painting of the 18th century unfolds between two great... [Lire la suite]
12 mai 2018

Francesco Guardi (1712 Venice - 1793 Venice), Capriccio con arco rovinato e mura di paese

Lot 1108. Francesco Guardi (1712 Venice - 1793 Venice), Capriccio con arco rovinato e mura di paese. Oil on canvas (relined). 37.5 x 27.5 cm. Estimate: € 180,000 - € 200,000. © Lempertz Provenance: Schaeffer Galleries, New York. - Private collection Switzerland. - Gallery Fischer Auktionen, Lucerne 11.11.1994, Lot 2047. - German private collection. Exhibited: Mostra dei Guardi, Palazzo Grassi, Venice 5.6.-10.10.1965, no. 131. Literature: Mostra dei Guardi, Exhibition Catalog, Palazzo Grassi, Venice 1965, p. 252,... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2018

Andrea Belvedere, called Abate Andrea, Large floral still life with peonies, parrot tulips, mallows, larkspur, iris and...

Lot 1094. Andrea Belvedere, called Abate Andrea (1652 Naples - 1732 Naples), Large floral still life with peonies, parrot tulips, mallows, larkspur, iris and nasturtium. Oil on canvas (relined). 98 x 173 cm. Estimate: € 70,000 - € 80,000 © Lempertz Certificate: Mina Gregori, Florence, 18.1.2003. Provenance: Italian private collection. Note: Belvedere was one of the most important representatives of Neapolitan still life painting. He was inspired by the works of his teacher Paolo Porpora and Giovanni Battista... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2018

Wright of Derby masterpiece at risk of leaving the UK

 Joseph Wright of Derby, A.R.A. (1734 - 1797), An Academy by Lamplight, oil on canvas, 127 x 101.5 cm.; 50 x 40 in. Photo courtesy Sotheby's. LONDON.- Arts Minister Michael Ellis has placed a temporary export bar on An Academy by Lamplight by Joseph Wright to provide an opportunity to keep it in the country. An Academy by Lamplight is one of the most ambitious and earliest paintings by Joseph Wright and is at risk of being exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found to match the asking price of... [Lire la suite]
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21 avril 2018

Dutch Delft at Sotheby's London, 01 May 2018

Lot 213. A Dutch Delft blue and white double gourd vase, 1685-1700; 29.5cm., 11 5/8 in. high. Estimate 1,000 — 1,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. painted in Kangxi style with continuous panels of birds perched in flowering branches, the shoulder painted with a band of foliate scrolls reserving cartouches of flowers, blue GK monogram for Gerrit Pietersz Kam of Drie Postelyne Astonne (The Three Porcelain Ash-Barrels) factory, or De Paeuw (The Peacock) factory. ... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2018

Exhibition at The Met illustrates what visitors encountered at The palace of Versailles

NEW YORK, NY.- The palace of Versailles has attracted travelers since it was transformed under the direction of the Sun King, Louis XIV (1638–1715), from a simple hunting lodge into one of the most magnificent public courts of Europe. French and foreign travelers, royalty, dignitaries and ambassadors, artists, musicians, writers and philosophers, scientists, Grand Tourists and day-trippers alike, all flocked to the majestic royal palace surrounded by its extensive formal gardens. Opening April 16 at The Metropolitan Museum... [Lire la suite]