06 juillet 2019

The William Beckford's heraldic green dahlia bowl. A George III silver-gilt mounted Chinese porcelain bowl

Lot 134. The William Beckford's heraldic green dahlia bowl. A George III silver-gilt mounted Chinese porcelain bowl, the porcelain 18th century; the silver-gilt mounts with mark of John Robins, London, 1811. 4 ½ in. (11.5 cm.) diameter. Estimate 20,000 - GBP 40,000. Price realised GBP 60,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The bowl on stepped foot and with green dahlia on black background, and with gilt-mounts of stiff leaf foliage, the bowl with silver-gilt lining engraved with heraldic... [Lire la suite]

31 mars 2017

Royal curator sheds new light on reclusive Duke

The 5th Duke of Portland, Richard Dighton © The Harley Gallery.  WORKSOP.- Best known for the extensive tunnels he built underneath the family home at Welbeck Abbey on the Welbeck Estate, the eccentric and reclusive 5th Duke of Portland is revealed in a new light through his “extraordinary collection” of miniature paintings says Senior Curator of Paintings at the Royal Collection, Vanessa Remington.  Having catalogued the ‘miniatures’ in the Royal Collection, Remington was invited to curate a new... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2015

'Gods and Heroes: Masterpieces from the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris' at The Baker Museum

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Ambassadors Sent by Agamemnon to Urge Achilles to Fight, 1801. Oil On Canvas. National School of Fine Arts. Giraudon / The Bridgeman Art Library. NAPLES, FL. - Gods and Heroes: Masterpieces from the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris explores the dramatic impact of the École des Beaux-Arts’ curriculum on Western visual culture. Born from the legendary Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture, founded in 1648, the École was a highly competitive, government-run school which rigorously trained... [Lire la suite]