19 mai 2015

Idyllic, pre-First World War painting unveiled at Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Cecile Walton (1891-1956), Eric Robertson (1887-1941), artist, with Mary Newbery (1890-1985), 1912. Oil on canvas, 94 x 186.10 cm. Scottish National Portrait Gallery © The family of the artist. Photograph by John McKenzie. EDINBURGH.- A double portrait by the celebrated Edinburgh painter Cecile Walton is the highlight of a new exhibition on view at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery this spring. The painting joined nearly 50 paintings, drawings and photographs in Collecting Now, for a celebration of some of the... [Lire la suite]

16 avril 2015

"Adolfo Wildt (1868-1931) : Le dernier symboliste" au musée de l'Orangerie

Adolfo Wildt (1868-1931) : Le dernier symboliste. Affiche PARIS - Ce sculpteur italien, proche du mouvement Liberty et du symbolisme, a su élaborer un langage ou l'expressionnisme se mêle aux réminiscences de l'art antique, de la Renaissance, mais aussi néogothiques, dans un équilibre inédit entre la force expressive du modèle et la grâce de motifs purement décoratifs. Etranger au monde des avant-gardes, Wildt connut un succès critique controversé, tant en raison des sujets de ses oeuvres parfois obscurs, que de... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2015

"Enchanted Time". Masterpieces from the Arthur and Hedy Hahnloser-Bühler Collection on view at the Hamburger Kunsthalle

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Le Semeur, 1888. Öl auf Leinwand, 72 x 91,5 cm. Hahnloser/Jaeggli Stiftung, Winterthur. Photo: Reto Pedrini, Zürich. HAMBURG.- The exhibition Enchanted Times features the historical art collection of Arthur and Hedy Hahnloser-Bühler, a Swiss couple who between 1906 and 1936 amassed an impressive number of Post-Impressionist masterpieces at the Villa Flora in Winterthur. Having been introduced into leading artistic circles in Paris by the Swiss painter Félix Vallotton (1865–1925) in the early years... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2015

Schirn Kunsthalle opens exhibition devoted to previously neglected chapter of European modern art

Egon Schiele, Self-portrait with lowered Head, 1912, Leopold Museum, Vienna FRANKFURT.- In the large-scale exhibition entitled “Artists and Prophets. A Secret History of Modern Art 1872–1972” the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt presents an in-depth appraisal of a long, yet largely unknown chapter in the history of European – and most notably German – art. Featuring over 400 works and accompanying exhibits, including paintings, drawings, lithographs as well as extensive and rare documentary material, the show reveals... [Lire la suite]
07 juillet 2013

A large enamelled gold mounted nephrite desk knife by Carl Fabergé, Chief Workmaster: Henrik Wigstrom, St. Petersburg, 1912

A large enamelled gold mounted nephrite desk knife by Carl Fabergé, Chief Workmaster: Henrik Wigstrom, St. Petersburg, 1912. Photo courtesy Wartsky the blade fashioned from Siberian nephrite is sleeved with a green gold mount enamelled translucent lilac over a dappled ground, with rounded rectangular yellow gold reserves holding green gold bell flowers, encircled top and bottom with bands of opaque white enamel bound with leaves; inventory number: 22661; 31 cm by 4 cm. Price on... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2013

Bec-en-sabot (Balaeniceps rex). Origine Soudan, 1912

Bec-en-sabot (Balaeniceps rex). Origine Soudan, 1912. Photo Beaussant-Lefèvre Famille des Balaenicipitidae. Vit dans les marais d'eau douce en Afrique, du Soudan à la Zambie et au sud- est du Zaïre. Se nourrit de silures, grenouilles et serpents aquatiques. (Léger accident patte gauche). Estimation : 4 000 / 6 000 € Collection Radot.Beaussant-Lefèvre. Mardi 16 avril 2013. Drouot Richelieu - Salle 5 - 9, rue Drouot - 75009 Paris - www.beaussant-lefevre.com
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02 août 2012

Tiara of rock crystal panels engraved with arabesques by Cartier in February 1912 for Baron Pierre de Gunsburg

Tiara of rock crystal panels engraved with arabesques by Cartier in February 1912 for Baron Pierre de Gunsburg. The panels are mounted in platinum and decorated with three motifs of rose- and brilliant-cut diamonds, surmounted by a line of graduated old-cut diamonds in mille grain settings.
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21 juillet 2012

A charming early 20th century silver gilt tortoise bell with hallmarks on the side of the 'shell' for Grey and Company, Chester.

A charming early 20th century silver gilt tortoise bell with hallmarks on the side of the 'shell' for Grey and Company, Chester., 1912.  H: 2.0 in (5.0 cm). W: 3.1 in (8.0 cm). L/D: 5.7 in (14.5 cm)  © 2012 MALLETT ANTIQUES
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21 juillet 2012

A rare and charming early twentieth century gilt tortoise bell with a silver top with hallmarks on the side of the 'shell'

A rare and charming early twentieth century gilt tortoise bell with a silver top with hallmarks on the side of the 'shell' for Grey and Company, Chester, 1912. H: 2.0 in (5.0 cm); L/D: 6.7 in (17.0 cm) © 2012 MALLETT ANTIQUES
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21 juillet 2012

Paul Poiret (French, 1879–1944), Opera coat, 1912.

Paul Poiret (French, 1879–1944), Opera coat, 1912. Yellow and pale blue silk satin, black silk velvet, turquoise silk satin with gold and silver filé crocheted overlay, and silver filé trapunto half-belt and trim. L. at CB 16 1/2 in. (41.9 cm). Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1982 (1982.350.2). Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York © 2000–2012 The Metropolitan Museum of Art Of all his collaborations with artists, Poiret was proudest of his introduction of Paul Iribe to a wider audience through the... [Lire la suite]
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