22 juillet 2019

Exhibition at Watts Gallery explores the life, art and travels of John Frederick Lewis

John Frederick Lewis, In the Bezestein, El Khan Khalil, Cairo, detail, 1860, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery. GUILDFORD .- John Frederick Lewis: Facing Fame - on view at Watts Gallery – is the first exhibition in more than 40 years to explore the life, art and travels of this leading British Orientalist painter. Including many self-portraits and hidden likenesses, this exhibition explores Lewis’s sustained and complex relationship with his own success over a long and distinguished career. John... [Lire la suite]
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10 juillet 2019

Two Meissen porcelain Chinoiserie beakers and one saucer, circa 1735, blue crossed swords marks

Lot 34. Two Meissen porcelain Chinoiserie beakers and one saucer, circa 1735, blue crossed swords marks. Estimate GBP 1,200 - GBP 1,800. Price realised GBP 2,125. © Christie's Images Ltd  Each painted with a chinoiserie figure on a gilt diaper-pattern bracket. The beakers 2⅞ in. (7.7 cm.) high. The saucer 5⅛ in. (13 cm.) diameter. Christie's. Meissen Porcelain from a Private German Collection, 2 - 9 July 2019  
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27 avril 2019

Rudolf Ernst (Austrian, 1854-1932), The palace guard (Awaiting an audience)

Lot 25. Rudolf Ernst (Austrian, 1854-1932), The palace guard (Awaiting an audience), signed 'R. Ernst.' (lower right) oil on panel 24 1/8 x 19 3/8in (61.3 x 49.3cm). Estimate: US$200,000 - 300,000 (€ 180,000 - 270,000). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Provenance:with M. Newman, Ltd., London;Sale, Phillips, London, 19th Century European Paintings and Watercolours, 23 June 1998, lot 49;Acquired from the above by the present owner. Illustrated: Tom Verde, A Man of Two Worlds, Saudi Aramco World [online edition]... [Lire la suite]
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25 mars 2019

Rare masterpiece by Jean-Léon Gérôme leads Sotheby's annual Orientalist Sale

Lot 26. Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, 1824-1904), Rider and his Steed in the Desert, 1872, signed J.L.GÉRÔME lower right, oil on canvas, 60 by 101cm. Estimate £1,000,000-1,500,000. Lot sold 1,155,000 GBP (1,336,563 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. LONDON.- A rare masterpiece by Jean-Léon Gérôme will lead Sotheby’s annual Orientalist Sale in London. Cinematic in scale and impact, Rider and His Steed in the Desert is a unique work in Gérôme’s oeuvre. The highly charged picture captures... [Lire la suite]
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11 mars 2019

« L’Orient des peintres, du rêve à la lumière » au Musée Marmottan Monet

« L’Orient des peintres, du rêve à la lumière » au Musée Marmottan Monet Le musée Marmottan Monet présente, du 7 mars au 21 juillet 2019, l’exposition « L’Orient des peintres, du rêve à la lumière ». Riche d’une cinquantaine de chefs-d’œuvre provenant des plus importantes collections publiques et privées d’Europe et des États-Unis (musée du Louvre, musée d’Orsay, musée des Augustins de Toulouse, la Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau de Munich, la collection Thyssen-Bornemisza de Madrid, le... [Lire la suite]
08 février 2019

Masterpieces of Orientalist Art at Bonhams 19th Century Picture Sale in London

Lot 42. Ludwig Deutsch (1885-1935), At the Mosque, signed, inscribed and dated 'L. Deutsch PARIS 1895' (lower right), oil on panel, 60.3 x 39.4cm (23 3/4 x 15 1/2in). Estimate: £300,000 - £500,000 (€ 340,000 - 570,000). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Three paintings by the Austrian Orientalist painter, Ludwig Deutsch (1885-1935), feature prominently in Bonhams 19th Century European, Victorian and British Impressionist Art in London on Wednesday 20 February 2019. At the Mosque (1895) is estimated at £300,000-500,000; Respect... [Lire la suite]
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14 avril 2018

The Orientalist Sale pulls in to London

LONDON.- The Orientalist Sale, launched as an annual event by Sotheby’s in London in 2012 and now in its seventh season, brings together paintings and sculpture representing the landscapes, people, and customs of North Africa, Egypt, the Levant, Arabia, and the Ottoman world during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Comprising over 60 lots, this year’s sale on 24th April features exquisite works which provide fascinating historical insights into the Arab, Ottoman, and Islamic worlds of the time. Exhibited alongside the... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2017

Théodore Jacques Ralli (Greek, 1852-1909) On the Balcony, Cairo, 1880

Lot 18. Théodore Jacques Ralli (Greek, 1852-1909), On the Balcony, Cairo, signed and dated 'Ralli/80' (lower centre) oil on canvas 29 x 21 ½ in. (73.6 x 54.6 cm). Estimate GBP 100,000 - GBP 150,000 (USD 129,000 - USD 193,500) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Provenance: Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, Billinghurst, 24 May 1988, lot 289A.with Mathaf Gallery, London (inv. no. R88).Acquired from the above by the present owner. Note: Born in Constantinople of Greek descent, Ralli received his artistic... [Lire la suite]
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11 juillet 2017

Rudolf Ernst (Austrian, 1854-1932), The Rug Merchant, 1888

  Lot 12. Rudolf Ernst (Austrian, 1854-1932), The Rug Merchant, signed and dated 'R. Ernst 88.' (lower right), oil on panel, 24 x 19 ¼ in. (62 x 50 cm). Estimate GBP 100,000 - GBP 150,000 (USD 129,000 - USD 193,500) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Provenance: Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 23 May 1989, lot 47.with Mathaf Gallery, London (inv. no. S257).Acquired from the above by the present owner. Note: Ernst came from a family of distinguished artists. His father, Leopold... [Lire la suite]
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11 juillet 2017

Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, 1824-1904), The Mandolin Player, 1858

Lot 54. Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, 1824-1904), The Mandolin Player, signed and dated ‘J.L. GEROME/1858.’ (centre left), oil on canvas, 16 ¼ x 11 3/8 in. (41.2 x 29 cm). Estimate GBP 150,000 - GBP 200,000 (USD 193,500 - USD 258,000) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Note: Gérôme was an indefatigable traveller. He seemed always to be on the go, even into his seventies. They were often long trips, sometimes of several months. One wonders how he got so much work done. When his studio assistant, the... [Lire la suite]
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