30 avril 2017

Two dated Suzhou 'golden bricks', Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, dated 1749 and 1784

Lot 292. Two dated Suzhou 'golden bricks', Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, dated 1749 and 1784. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. each of square form, inscribed to the side with a date and place of manufacture, the brick of dark grey tone, later mounted on simple wood bases to form a table. Quantity: 4. Tile: 72 by 70 by 10 cm, 28 1/4  by 27 1/2  by 4 in., and 68.5 by 66 by 8 cm, 27 by 26 by 3 1/8  in.  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 10 May 2017,... [Lire la suite]

08 août 2016

George Romney, Self-portrait, 1784

George Romney (British, Beckside, Lancashire 1734–1802 Kendal, Cumbria), Self-portrait, 1784. Oil on canvas, 51 3/8 × 40 15/16 in. (130.5 × 104 cm) Framed: 59 5/8 × 49 1/2 in. (151.5 × 125.7 cm). National Portrait Gallery, London. Purchased, 1894 (NPG 959) © National Portrait Gallery, London / Art Resource, NY This unfinished self-portrait was begun for the artist’s friend and biographer William Hayley during a trip that Romney and the artist John Flaxman made to Hayley’s villa. Romney took it back to his... [Lire la suite]
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12 mars 2016

Hubert Robert (1733-1808) Un peintre visionnaire au Louvre

Hubert Robert (1733-1808) : Affiche. PARIS- Bien plus que le peintre de ruines et de paysages dont la postérité a gardé l’image, Hubert Robert fut surtout l’un des plus grands créateurs d’imaginaire poétique du XVIIIe siècle. Cette dimension est au cœur de l’exposition monographique ─ la première depuis 1933 ─ que le Musée du Louvre et la National Gallery of Art de Washington ont décidé de lui consacrer. Cette rétrospective rend compte de la brillante diversité et de la féconde curiosité de cet artiste inspiré et... [Lire la suite]
04 février 2016

Le «Vase Dashkov», vase à anses en sardoine, probablement Rome, Ier siècle apr. J.-C.

Le «Vase Dashkov», vase à anses en sardoine, probablement Rome, Ier siècle apr. J.-C.  © Galerie J. Kugel Hauteur : 9,5 cm. La surface du vase est lisse si ce n’est une fine moulure sur le pourtour de la partie basse de la panse. Etat : l’une des deux anses cassée, deux petites ébréchures au pied et très légère entaille dans la panse.  Provenance : -Princesse Catherine Dashkov (1743-1810), Saint-Pétersbourg, Acquis à Rome en 1780 pour 300 ducats ; -Miss Martha Wilmot (1775-1873),... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2016

Bow Brooch, Adrianus Steen, Amsterdam, 1784

Bow Brooch, Adrianus Steen, Amsterdam, 1784, silver, gold, diamond, h 4.0cm × w 9.6cm. BK-1971-1. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Brooch silver with diamonds in the shape of a bow. On both sides of the middle part two bow loops 20 each set with diamonds. Through the loops run the slippage of the ribbon. In each loop a twig. At the rear a new gold pin.
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23 décembre 2015

"Vigée Le Brun: Woman Artist in Revolutionary France" at the MET in February 2016

Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (French, Paris 1755-1842 Paris), Self-portrait, 1790. Oil on canvas. Galleria degli Uffizi, Corridoio Vasariano, Florence (1905). Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (1755–1842) is one of the finest 18th-century French painters and among the most important of all women artists. An autodidact with exceptional skills as a portraitist, she achieved success in France and abroad during one of the most eventful, turbulent periods in European history. Vigée Le Brun: Woman Artist in Revolutionary... [Lire la suite]

12 mars 2014

Deborah Elvira @ TEFAF Maastricht. 2014

Pendant. Gold filigree and pearls; 11 x 11,5 cm. Spain, circa 1670. Photo courtesy Deborah Elvira A two part filigree structure in a bow shape, covered in pearls, with a cluster of bigger gems in the middle. This type of jewel, known in Spanish as corbatas were popular towards the end of the 17th century, set either with pearls or gemstones (see the portrait of María Luisa de Orléans, by Carreño de Miranda, in the Royal Monastery of Guadalupe ). However, examples like this are rare as such delicate work is so fragile that it has... [Lire la suite]
24 mai 2013

A Massive Chinese Black, Gilt And Red Lacquered Twelve-Panel Screen. The Black Lacquer Panels Qianlong With Date Inscription

A Massive Chinese Black, Gilt And Red Lacquered Twelve-Panel Screen. The Black Lacquer Panels Qianlong With Date Inscription For 1784 And Later Mounted Within A Red And Gilt Lacquer Frame. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Depicting various courtly pursuits including an Emperor with dancers, ladies at their toilette and scholars gatherings all within relief-carved scarlet and gilt panels of stylized fretwork and auspicious symbols, the reverse carved with a lengthy inscription; 133 in. (333 cm.) high, 22 in. (56 cm.)... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2012

A rare pair of "Battle of the Saintes" bowls, circa 1784

A rare pair of "Battle of the Saintes" bowls, circa 1784. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Each finely painted en grisaille with a grand panorama of the battle, on one centering an oval inscribed Breaking of the Line on the ever Memorable 12th of April, on the other two figures, an Englishman with faint inscription above You be damned and a Frenchman with Vous etez un Bete: 15¾ inches (40 cm) diameter (2). Estimlte $30,000 - $50,000 Notes: Four or five of these striking bowls... [Lire la suite]
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06 décembre 2010

Yongzheng & Qianlong Blue and White from the Shorenstein Collection

Lot 2966. A fine and very rare underglaze-blue vase, meiping, Yongzheng six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1723-1735); 9 1/4 in. (23.3 cm.) high. Estimate HK$3,000,000 - HK$5,000,000. Price Realized HK$4,580,000 ($592,195). © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Of slender form with the steeply rounded shoulder tapering gently to a broad ring foot inset from the slightly bulbous base, superbly painted in underglaze-blue of strong vibrant blue tone with scrolling tendrils growing... [Lire la suite]