24 décembre 2018

Elisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun, Portrait of Muhammad Dervish Khan, full-length, holding his sword in a landscape, 1788

Lot 48. Elisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun (Paris 1755 - 1842), Portrait of Muhammad Dervish Khan, full-length, holding his sword in a landscape, signed and dated lower right: L. Vigée Le Brun / 1788, oil on canvas, 88 3/4  by 55 1/2  in.; 225.5 by 136 cm. Estimate $4,000,000 - $6,000,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Collection of the artist; Jean-Baptiste Pierre Le Brun (1748-1813), husband of the artist, Paris; His estate sale, Paris, Constantin and Paillet, 23 May... [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]
09 août 2016

Kunsthistorisches Museum presents an important exhibition on "the art of celebration"

Francisco de Goya (1746 – 1828), Blind Man’s Buff (La Gallina Ciega), 1788. Canvas, 269 x 350 cm © Photographic Archive, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid. VIENNA.- In 2016 the Kunsthistorisches Museum is celebrating a jubilee: 125 years ago, on October 17, 1891, Emperor Franz Joseph formally opened the new main museum on Vienna’s Ringstrasse. To celebrate this anniversary in style the museum is showing an important exhibition on “the art of celebration” showcasing precious artworks from all the collections of the... [Lire la suite]
26 juin 2016

First Monographic Exhibition on Prominent French Artist Hubert Robert Presented by National Gallery of Art, Washington

Hubert Robert (1733–1808), The Landing Place, 1788, oil on canvas. The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Richard T. Crane. Washington, DC—Celebrated for the fundamental role he played in promoting the architectural capriccio, Hubert Robert combined famous monuments of antiquity and modernity in unexpected ways to create strikingly new and imaginative city scenes and landscapes. On view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, from June 26 through October 2, 2016, Hubert Robert, 1733–1808 is the first... [Lire la suite]
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]
10 avril 2014

A bamboo 'Scrolling Cloud' inkstick rest, Mark and period of Qianlong, dated in accordance with 1788

A bamboo 'Scrolling Cloud' inkstick rest, Mark and period of Qianlong, dated in accordance with 1788. Photo: Sotheby's of rectangular form, deftly carved in openwork as ruyi-shaped cloud swirls resting on four small ruyi-shaped scroll feet, the underside incised with a four-character reign mark reading Qianlong wushen above a seal mark reading Wang Qi, the bamboo patinated to a warm honey-brown tone;9.7 cm., 3 3/4 in. Estimation 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD Inkstick rests fashioned in bamboo are extremely rare and even more... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2013

Plate. France, Sèvres, 1788

Plate. France, Sèvres, 1788. Soft-paste porcelain, Diam. 24 cm. State Hermitage Museum.  Formerly in the Collection of A.S. Dolgorukov, Petrograd. 1918
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21 août 2011

Isidore Helman. -Abrégé historique des principaux traits de la vie de Confucius, Paris Chez l'auteur et Ponce sd (1788)

Isidore Helman. -Abrégé historique des principaux traits de la vie de Confucius, Célèbre Philosophe Chinois, orné de 24 estampes in-4°. Gravées par Helman, d'après des dessins originaux de la Chine envoyés à Paris par M. AMIOT, Missionnaire à Pékin, et tirés du Cabinet de Mr. BERTIN Ministre et ancien secrétaire d'Etat.-Paris Chez l'auteur et Ponce sd (1788). Photo Etude Galateau  in-8 pl.veau marbré ép., dos à nerfs orné, p. de titre en mar.rouge. Texte entièrement gravé. Bien complet des 24 gravures. Très bel... [Lire la suite]
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04 juillet 2009

A pair of Sèvres gilt-bronze-mounted biscuit vases (Vases Cordelier à ornaments)decorated by Pierre-Louis-Philippe Armand

A pair of Sèvres gilt-bronze-mounted biscuit vases (Vases Cordelier à ornaments)decorated by Pierre-Louis-Philippe Armand circa 1788 the underside with a crowned interlaced LL monogram enclosing date code LL in blue for 1788. each 52cm. high, 34cm. wide, 34cm. deep; 1ft. 8½in., 1ft. 1½in., 1ft. 1½in. Estimate 100,000—150,000 GBP PROVENANCE: Château de Rotalier, Beaufort, where these vases were already recorded in 1886 as part of a family donation and were present till 1995.Sold in these rooms on 8th June 2005, lot 54 for... [Lire la suite]