17 avril 2016

'Eckersberg ∙ Fascination with Reality. The Golden Age of Danish Painting' at Hamburger Kunsthalle, to 30 May 2016

Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg (1783-1853), Standing male nude, Carl Frørup , 1837, Oil on Canvas, 94,5 x 62,5 cm, The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The Academy Council, Photo: Frida Gregersen. HAMBURG.- OnWith an encompassing retrospective on Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg (1783–1853), presented for the first time outside of Denmark in Europe, the Hamburger Kunsthalle is paying tribute to the most prominent Danish painter of the first half of the 19th century. On 9 May 1814 Eckersberg had bought a portable paintbox and a folding... [Lire la suite]

20 décembre 2015

The fashion gallery at Kunstgewerbemuseum, Berlin

Gown in dark-green Gros de Tour brocade, England, 1730-1740. This gown with adjusted back is typical of English ladies’ fashion during the 18th century and is outstanding in the quality of its stiff, beautifully brocaded silk, with its pattern of tulips and chrysanthemum flowers. Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.  Jacket ca. 1750. Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Bodice, ca. 1750. Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Men’s suit made of blue wool in twill weave... [Lire la suite]
10 novembre 2015

Selfies on paper: Self-portraits from Rembrandt to Willink on view at the Rijksmuseum

Self-portrait of John Lutma, signing, John Lutma (II), 1643-1689, etching, h 159mm × 133mm. AMSTERDAM.- The Rijksmuseum is exhibiting ninety drawings, prints and photographs spanning a period from the seventeenth century to the twentieth to tell the story of the ‘selfie’ on paper. Virtually every artist in the past looked in a mirror and captured his or her image for posterity – just as we do now. Self-portraits by such artists as Rembrandt, Moses ter Borch, Leendert van der Cooghen, Wouter Johannes van Troostwijk,... [Lire la suite]
21 août 2015

Rare gold coin designed as a king lay dying expected to fetch up to £250,000 at Dix Noonan Webb

Gold George III (1760-1820), New coinage, Pattern Five Pounds, 1820, by B. Pistrucci. Estimate £200,000 - £250,000  at Dix Noonan Webb. LONDON.- An extremely rare Pattern Five Pounds gold coin which was designed as George III lay dying in 1820 and effectively became a commemorative piece for the king is expected to sell for £200,000 to £250,000 at an auction held by Dix Noonan Webb, the international coins and medals specialists, in London on 16 September 2015. Just 25 of the coins are believed to have been... [Lire la suite]
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04 août 2015

National Gallery announces an exhibition focusing solely on Goya's work as a portraitist

Francisco de Goya, 'Self Portrait in his studio', 1793-5 © Museo de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid. LONDON.- Portraits make up a third of Goya’s output – and more than 150 still survive today – but there has never been an exhibition focusing solely on Goya’s work as a portraitist, until this autumn when almost half this number will come together at the National Gallery, London. Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746–1828) is one of Spain’s most celebrated artists. He was an incisive social... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2015

Nationalmuseum Sweden announces acquisition of 'View of Vesuvius from Villa Quisisana'

Johan Christian Dahl, View of Vesuvius from Villa Quisisana, 1820. Photo: Cecilia Heisser/Nationalmuseum STOCKHOLM.- Nationalmuseum has acquired View of Vesuvius from Villa Quisisana, one of the few Italian landscapes by Johan Christian Dahl (1788–1857) still in private hands. The artist is best known for his landscapes from his native Norway, but his outdoor scenes from Italy have also attracted great interest among museums and collectors. The newly acquired painting is an important document from a particularly... [Lire la suite]

21 janvier 2014

Royal and aristocratic heirlooms from important European dynasties to be auctioned by Sotheby's London

 LONDON.- On 23 January 2014, Sotheby’s London will present Of Royal and Noble Descent, a sale featuring royal and aristocratic heirlooms from important European dynasties. Spanning centuries of history, these works of art, precious objects and mementoes are not only testament to the bygone splendour of European courts, they also give a fascinating glimpse into the lives and sometimes extravagant tastes of their royal and noble owners.  Discussing the forthcoming sale, Heinrich Graf von Spreti, President Sotheby’s Germany,... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2013

A George IV black and gilt lacquered side cabinet,circa 1820

A George IV black and gilt lacquered side cabinet, circa 1820. Photo Sotheby's with verde antico marble top above two panelled cupboard doors, enclosing two drawers and a shelf, decorated all-over with exotic chinoiserie scenes98.5cm. high, 113cm. wide, 49.5cm. deep; 3ft. 2¾in., 3ft. 8½in., 1ft. 7½in. Estimate 1,000 — 2,000 GBP  PROVENANCE: Acquired from O. F. Wilson Ltd, London, 2 February 1966 Sotheby's. Collections. London | 24 sept. 2013 - http://www.sothebys.com/
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01 août 2013

Famille Rose porcelain in the Royal Collection (part 1)

Three Chinese famille rose porcelain plates, c.1730-50, 2.7 x 22.7 x 22.7 cm. RCIN 59717. Royal Collection © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II painted at the centre with sprays of peony and plum blossom with other flowers; pink diaper well border with four reserves with pink blossoms; border painted with four pink peony trails within pink line borders. A Chinese famille rose porcelain plate, c.1725-50, 2.9 x 22.9 x 22.9 cm. RCIN 59719. Royal Collection © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II painted at the centre w ceramic... [Lire la suite]
24 mai 2013

A parure circa 1820 Gold and silver set with imperial topazes and diamonds.

A parure circa 1820 Gold and silver set with imperial topazes and diamonds. photo courtesy Véronique Bamps Price on request MASTERPIECE 2013 LONDON. 27 june-3 july. Véronique Bamps. "Le Patio Palace" # 626, 41 avenue Hector Otto 98000 Monaco France. T + 377 97 97 37 57 - M + 33 643 91 74 65 - F + 377 97 97 37 57 - www.veroniquebamps.com - info@veroniquebamps.com
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