07 avril 2017

Last portrait of Duke of Wellington acquired following £1.3m public appeal

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, detail, by Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1829 © National Portrait Gallery, London. LONDON.- The National Portrait Gallery has acquired Sir Thomas Lawrence’s unfinished final portrait of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, following a successful public fund-raising appeal, it was announced today, 6 April 2017. Offered to the National Portrait Gallery for £1.3 million, the portrait’s fund-raising appeal has just been completed with a grant of £200,000 from the G and K Boyes... [Lire la suite]

04 novembre 2016

National Portrait Gallery launches public appeal for Duke of Wellington portrait

Sir Thomas Lawrence, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, 1829. © Private Collection. LONDON.- The National Portrait Gallery has launched a public appeal to acquire Sir Thomas Lawrence's unfinished final portrait of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, it was announced today, Thursday 3 November 2016. The portrait has been offered to the National Portrait Gallery for £1.3 million. The appeal was kick started today by a donation of £350,000 from the Art Fund, whose generous support means that alongside the... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2016

Koopman Rare Art to exhibit at Masterpiece London 2016 – June 30 to July 6, 2016

A George III silver-gilt ‘Royal’ Presentation Tray, London, 1802, Maker’s mark of Joseph Preedy. Length: 66.75cm, 26.2in. Width: 44cm, 17.3in. Weight: 6,540g,210oz 4dwt. Asking price: £350,000. LONDON - Leading London silver dealers, Koopman Rare Art will once again be showing an outstanding selection of silver masterpieces and works of art at Masterpiece London 2016, from Thursday June 30 to Wednesday July 6, 2016. (Stand C29.  Highlights this year on the Koopman Rare Art stand include a stunning... [Lire la suite]
27 mai 2014

A yellow-glazed carved biscuit 'Landscape' panel by Chen Guozhi, Daoguang period, dated in accordance with 1829

A yellow-glazed carved biscuit 'Landscape' panel by Chen Guozhi, Daoguang period, dated in accordance with 1829. Photo: Sotheby's. of rectangular form, well carved in relief with a scene of a figure in a flat-bottomed boat being poled towards a humpback bridge beneath a tall overhanging pine tree, with jagged mountains in the distance, and an inscription above giving the title and the date Daoguang jichou nian chun yue shang wan, 'the first week of Spring of the jichou year (1829) of Daoguang', and the signature Chen Guozhi... [Lire la suite]