13 avril 2009

Marcel Proust. L.A.S., Lundi [Versailles 5 novembre 1906, à Mme Anatole Catusse] ; 17 pages in-8 (deuil).

Marcel Proust. L.A.S., Lundi [Versailles 5 novembre 1906, à Mme Anatole Catusse] ; 17 pages in-8 (deuil). Très longue lettre, en partie inédite, où il est longuement question du partage des meubles de sa mère avec son frère, de l'aménagement de son appartement du boulevard Haussmann, et de la famille Daudet. Il évoque lecomportement de sa belle-sœur Marthe lors du partage : je ne doute pas un instant que la névralgie n'ait été absolument réelle, car elle est hélas terriblement névralgique [...] Mais je crois qu'à cette... [Lire la suite]
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13 avril 2009

Circle of Hans Maler Zu Schwaz (Schwaz circa 1485-circa 1529) Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, in black costume

Circle of Hans Maler Zu Schwaz (Schwaz circa 1485-circa 1529) Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, in black costume with fur-trimmed robes inscribed and dated 'ANNO' (upper left) and 'MDXXVIII' (upper right). oil on canvas, probably transferred from panel. 77 x 61.5cm (30 5/16 x 24 3/16in). Estimate: £3,000 - 5,000, €3,200 - 5,300 Bonhams. Old Master Paintings, 21 Apr 2009. Knightsbridge www.bonhams.com (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved) Hans Maler zu Schwaz (1480... [Lire la suite]
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13 avril 2009

La collection d’un amateur japonais, Makoto Kitani @ Alde - Paris

Makoto Kitani 1953-2008) Il n'est pas exagéré de dire de Makoto Kitani que toute sa vie a été consacrée au livre. Dès sa jeunesse familiarisé avec la poésie moderne française, il fut particulièrement admirateur de Baudelaire. Grâce aux livres, il a effectué des recherches sur l'époque où Baudelaire vivait, et il était heureux d'en comprendre son univers esthétique et de le partager. Il avait baptisé sa demeure « Maison Joujou » 玩具荘 (gangou-so) et la bibliothèque contenant ses livres occidentaux « Bibliothèque de la Maison... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2009

Marten van Mytens II (Stockholm 1695-1770 Vienna) and studio, Portrait of the Emperor Francis I and of the Empress Maria Theresa

Marten van Mytens II (Stockholm 1695-1770 Vienna), and studio, Portrait of the Emperor Francis I and Portrait of the Empress Maria Theresa The Emperor, three-quarter-length, in a gold brocade coat and breeches, wearing the Order of the Golden Fleece and standing before a curtain; and the Empress Maria Theresa, three-quarter-length, in a blue velvet dress, seated before a gold curtain. a pair, oil on canvas. 157 x 116.2cm (61 13/16 x 45 3/4in).(2). Estimate: £15,000 - 20,000, €16,000 - 21,000 PROVENANCE: Jay... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2009

Important Diamond Bow Brooch. French. circa 1870

Important Diamond Bow Brooch. French. circa 1870 A Bow Brooch with Tassels. A diamond (approx. 29 cts) bow brooch set in silver and gold with interchangeable pendant fitting. French, 1870 - 1890. Price contact dealer Note: The diamond bow brooch is comparable to the brooch from the French Crown Jewels recently purchased by the Louvre, shown below, and originally made for the wife of Napoleon III, the Empress Eugénie. It is known that variations and alterations to pieces in the Crown Jewels were often made so that pieces could... [Lire la suite]
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13 avril 2009

After Cornelisz. Mahu, 18th Century. A roemer of white wine with a pewter tankard and peeled lemons and oysters on a draped tabl

After Cornelisz. Mahu, 18th Century. A roemer of white wine with a pewter tankard and peeled lemons and oysters on a draped table-top oil on panel. 46.4 x 60.4cm (18 1/4 x 23 3/4in). Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000, €2,100 - 3,200 Footnote: The original composition by Mahu is in the Staatsgemäldegalerie, Berlin (inv. no. 944) although the Delft jug in the Berlin picture is absent in the present work. Bonhams. Old Master Paintings, 21 Apr 2009. Knightsbridge www.bonhams.com (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd.,... [Lire la suite]
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13 avril 2009

Davud Webb Dragon. USA. 1960's

Davud Webb Dragon. USA. 1960's 18K Yellow gold cuff bangle by David Webb. Price $19,500 Frank Pollak and Sons. New York E-Mail: frank@diadust.com
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13 avril 2009

After Antonio Canal, called il Canaletto, 19th Century. San Nicolò di Castello, Venice

After Antonio Canal, called il Canaletto, 19th Century. San Nicolò di Castello, Venice oil on panel. 29.8 x 40.3cm (11 3/4 x 15 7/8in). Estimate: £3,000 - 4,000, €3,200 - 4,300 Footnote: The present painting is after Canaletto's original composition now in a private collection, Milan. Bonhams. Old Master Paintings, 21 Apr 2009. Knightsbridge www.bonhams.com (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved)
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13 avril 2009

Venetian School, early 19th Century. The Grand Canal, Venice, with Santa Maria della Salute

Venetian School, early 19th Century. The Grand Canal, Venice, with Santa Maria della Salute oil on canvas. 82.5 x 101.2cm (32 1/2 x 39 13/16in). Estimate: £4,000 - 6,000, €4,300 - 6,400 Footnote: The present painting is based on the original by Canaletto now in the Kimbell Art Foundation, Fort Worth. Bonhams. Old Master Paintings, 21 Apr 2009. Knightsbridge www.bonhams.com (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved)
13 avril 2009

After Hyacinthe Rigaud, 18th Century. Self-portrait of the artist

After Hyacinthe Rigaud, 18th Century. Self-portrait of the artist half-length, in a blue velvet wrap holding a palette and seated before an easel. oil on canvas. 77 x 63.8cm (30 5/16 x 25 1/8in). Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000, €2,100 - 3,200 Footnote: The present composition is based on Rigaud's self-portrait now in the Gallerie degli Uffizi, Florence. Bonhams. Old Master Paintings, 21 Apr 2009. Knightsbridge www.bonhams.com (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved)
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