08 juillet 2017

Francesco Guardi (Venice 1712-1793), Venice: the Rialto Bridge with the Palazzo dei Camerlenghi

Lot 25. Francesco Guardi (Venice 1712-1793), Venice: the Rialto Bridge with the Palazzo dei Camerlenghi, signed ‘GUARDI’ (lower left), oil on canvas, 47 1/8 x 80½ in. (119.7 x 204.3 cm). Estimate On Request. Price realised GBP 26,205,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  Provenance: Probably acquired in Venice in 1768 by Chaloner Arcedeckne, M. P. (1741-1804) of Glevering Hall, Suffolk and 1 Grosvenor Square, London, and by descent through his son, Andrew... [Lire la suite]

03 février 2017

The Morgan presents treasures from the Nationalmuseum of Sweden

François Boucher (French, 1703-1770), The Triumph of Venus, 1740 (detail), oil on canvas. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm. Photo: Cecilia Heisser / Nationalmuseum.  NEW YORK, NY.- The Nationalmuseum, Sweden’s largest and most distinguished art institution, is collaborating with the Morgan Library & Museum to bring more than seventy-five masterpieces from its renowned collections to New York in an extraordinary new exhibition opening February 3. The show features work by artists such as Albrecht Dürer, Raphael,... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2016

Städel Museum opens comprehensive exhibition of works by Antoine Watteau

Antoine Watteau, (1684-1721), Standing girl with bare feet, lifting her skirt, ca 1715–1717. Red, black and white chalk on reddish beige paper, 26.2 x 14.0 cm, Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main. Foto: Städel Museum – U. Edelmann – ARTOTHEK FRANKFURT.- From 19 October 2016 to 15 January 2017, the Städel Museum will present a comprehensive exhibition on one of the most outstanding draughtsmen in the history of French art – Antoine Watteau (1684–1721). The show in the Exhibition Gallery of the... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2013

The Crocker Art Museum presents an intimate look at the history of French drawings

Charles de la Fosse, Sleeping Rinaldo, 1686, Black, red and white chalk on blue laid paper, 10.5 x 14.625 in. Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame, gift of Mr. John D. Reilly. SACRAMENTO, CA.- The Crocker Art Museum presents “The Epic and the Intimate: French Drawings from the John D. Reilly Collection.” On view June 30 through September 29, 2013, this exhibition from the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame brings together 60 works illustrating the history of French drawing from before the... [Lire la suite]
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14 février 2013

First exhibition in Belgium to be devoted to Antoine Watteau opens at Bozar Expo

Antoine Watteau (1684-1721), LEnchanteur Vers 1712-1714. Huile sur cuivre, 18,8 x 25,6 cm. Troyes, musée des Beaux-Arts © RMN-Grand Palais - © Jean Schormans. BRUSSELS.- Bozar Expo presents, in cooperation with the Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, a major interdisciplinary project consisting of an ambitious exhibition, various concerts and debates, devoted to a great French master of the early 18th century, Antoine Watteau, with a particular focus on the musical scenes frequently depicted in the painter's work. The exhibition's... [Lire la suite]
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20 novembre 2012

Antoine Watteau (Valenciennes 1684-Nogent sur Marne 1721), Le Printemps, des « Saisons Julienne ». Vers 1710-1711

Antoine Watteau (Valenciennes 1684-Nogent sur Marne 1721), Le Printemps, des « Saisons Julienne ». Vers 1710-1711. Photo AuctionArt - Rémy Le Fur & Associés Huile sur toile, 44 x 54 cm. Estimation : 200 000 / 250 000 €Œuvre en rapport : Le dessin d'Antoine Dieu. Ancienne collection Didier Aaron. ParisLa gravure d'Etienne Brillon, 1732Le dessin de Watteau pour le « Jeune homme assis » Prat-Rosenberg, n° 63Provenance : Londres, vente Christie's, 8 juillet 1983, n° 48, repr. Londres, vente... [Lire la suite]
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14 décembre 2010

Three Major German Museums Announce an Exhibition on the Art of the Enlightenment in China

Georg Desmarées, The Artist with his Daughter Antonia, around 1760 © Bayerische Staatsgemaldesammlungen Munchen. Photo: Nicole Wilhelms. BERLIN.- – In spring 2011 three major German museum bodies – the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden and the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen Munich – will join forces with the National Museum of China to present an exhibition on the art of the Enlightenment, to be held in Beijing. The exhibition reveals the unfolding artistic and intellectual curiosity and... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2010

"Antoine Watteau et l’art de l’estampe" @ Musée du Louvre

François Boucher (1703-1770) d’après Watteau, La Troupe italienne. Eau-forte et retouches au burin, épreuve avant la lettre du 1er état, rognée à d. au coup de planche ; 27,9 x 20,8. Collection du baron Edmond de Rothschild, Département des Arts Graphiques, musée du Louvre, 21702 LR. © 2009 Musée du Louvre / Angèle Dequier Peintre, graveur et inlassable dessinateur, Antoine Watteau (1684-1721) a marqué le XVIIIe siècle par la grâce et la spontanéité de son art. De pure inspiration rocaille, son style novateur se diffuse dans... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2009

'Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings' @ the National Gallery of Art

Pierre-Antoine Baudouin, The Honest Model, 1769 gouache with touches of graphite on vellum. Overall: 40.6 x 35.7 cm (16 x 14 1/16 in.) framed: 57 x 53.3 x 6 cm (22 7/16 x 21 x 2 3/8 in.) National Gallery of Art, Gift of Ian Woodner WASHINGTON, DC.- Some 135 of the most significant and beautiful drawings made over a period of three centuries by the best French artists working at home and abroad and by foreign artists working in France will be on view in Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art,... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2009

'Rococo and Revolution: Eighteenth-Century French Drawings' @ The Morgan Library

Louis-Léopold Boilly (1761–1845), Portraits of the Artist’s Family and Servants. Black and white chalk, on light brown wove paper, 17 13/16 x 11 11/16 inches (450 x 297 mm)Thaw Collection, The Morgan Library & Museum NEW YORK, NY.- Few eras in French history witnessed the same degree of radical social and political changes as those of the eighteenth century. The efflorescence of the ancien régime and its eventual downfall provide the backdrop to a period of remarkable artistic vitality and variety that subtly chronicled the... [Lire la suite]