04 janvier 2020

Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto (Venice 1697 – 1768), A Venetian capriccio view of an oval church beside the lagoon

Lot 68. Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto (Venice 1697 – 1768), A Venetian capriccio view of an oval church beside the lagoon, oil on canvas; 23⅛ by 35¾ in.; 58.7 by 90.8 cm. Estimate: 700,000 - 900,000 USD. © Sotheby's. Provenance: Mary, Lady Carbery (d. 1949), Castle Freke, County Cork, Ireland; Her sale et al., London, Christie’s, 4 March 1921, lot 5 (as B. Bellotto) for 40 Guineas to F. Sabin; With F. Sabin; With Julius Böhler, Lucerne and Baden Baden, 1932; From whom acquired by Thomas Harris,... [Lire la suite]
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04 janvier 2020

Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto, Venice, a view of the Grand Canal looking East with Santa Maria della Salute

Lot 60. Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto (Venice 1697 – 1768), Venice, a view of the Grand Canal looking East with Santa Maria della Salute, oil on canvas; 18 ¾by 31 ¼in.; 47.6 by 79.4 cm. Estimate: 3,000,000 - 5,000,000 USD. © Sotheby's. Property from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sold to Benefit the Acquisition Fund. Provenance: With Caspari Galleries, Munich, by 1926; Where acquired by Colnaghi, London, 1926 - 27; Where acquired by Leggatt, London, 1927 - 28; Where... [Lire la suite]
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02 décembre 2019

Trésors de l'Albertina : Dessins d'architecture à la Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine

Trésors de l'Albertina : Dessins d'architecture à la Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine. L'exposition « Trésors de l'Albertina. Dessins d'architecture » est une occasion unique de découvrir les chefs-d’œuvre de l'une des plus grandes collections d'Europe, celle de l'Albertina Museum de Vienne. Pour la première fois en France sont rassemblés des dessins de grands maîtres ayant pour thème l'architecture. Le dessin d'architecture gagne ses lettres de noblesse aux XVIe et XVIIe siècle, en même temps qu'émerge la figure de... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2019

Bequest of Trustee Emerita and Longtime Patron Jayne Wrightsman to the Met

Jayne Wrightsman, wearing a satin gown by Givenchy, on a Louis XV cut-velvet sofa in her New York apartment. Photograph by Cecil Beaton, Vogue, October 1, 1966 (Cecil Beaton / Vogue; © Condé Nast) NEW YORK - The historic bequest includes over $80 million and more than 375 paintings, sculptures, works on paper, decorative art objects, and rare books. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced an exceptional bequest of over 375 works from the late Jayne Wrightsman (1919-2019), Trustee Emerita and one of the most... [Lire la suite]
04 juillet 2019

Auction record for a drawing by Canaletto

Lot 338. Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto (Venice, 1697-1768), The Presentation of the Doge in S. Marco. Pen and brown ink and three shades of grey wash, heightened with touches of white over black chalk within original brown ink framing lines, 381 by 550 mm. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,000,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,135,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. LONDON.- Today, in Sotheby’s Old Master & British Works on Paper Sale, a rare drawing by Canaletto realised £3.1m/ $3.9m, setting a new auction record... [Lire la suite]
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30 juin 2019

Sotheby's unveils 'Treasures from Chatsworth' with Leonardo Da Vinci drawing, Lucian Freud portraits, and more

 Chatsworth House. © Chatsworth House Trust NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s New York opened its doors today to Treasures from Chatsworth – a rare, public exhibition in the United States of works from the fabled Devonshire Collection, held at historic Chatsworth House in the United Kingdom. Chatsworth is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. The house is renowned for the quality of its art, landscape and hospitality, and has evolved... [Lire la suite]

21 juin 2019

Charles Beddington Ltd at London Art Week 2019

Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto (Venice 1697-1768), Westminster Bridge from the North with the Lord Mayor's Procession, 25 May 1750. Oil on canvas, 46.5 x 76.8 cm, Charles Beddington Ltd. © 2019 London Art Week Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto (Venice 1697-1768), Old Somerset House from the River Thames. Oil on chamfered mahogany panel, 57.5 x 109 cm, Charles Beddington Ltd. © 2019 London Art Week Charles Beddington Ltd. First Floor, 16 Savile Row, London,... [Lire la suite]
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24 mars 2019

Rare, private collection of Old Master paintings makes exclusive appearance in Florida

Jan Davidsz. de Heem (Dutch, 1606-1683/4), Still Life of flowers in a glass vase in a stone niche, Oil on oak panel, Grasset Collection. ST. PETERSBURG, FLA.- Dreamy landscapes and luscious still life paintings from one of the world’s greatest private collections join together in A Feast for the Eyes: European Masterpieces from the Grasset Collection, a stunning exhibition opening March 23 at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. The exhibition features 40 of the finest Old Master paintings by artists... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2019

Freeman's sells rare painting and sets new auction record

Lot 5. Master of the Embroidered Foliage (Netherlandish, active Brussels, late 15th century), Nursing Madonna, Oil on cradled panel, 33 3/4 x 28 in. (85.7 x 71.1 cm). Est: $150,000 - $250,000. Sold: $2,470,000. Courtesy Freeman's. PHILADELPHIA, PA.- On February 27, Freemans’s sold a rare work by the Master of the Embroidered Foliage for an impressive $2,470,000, setting a new world auction record for such a work. One of only 10 works attributed to the Master, the “Nursing Madonna” generated a great... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2019

Exhibition presents the most outstanding works from the Princely Collections

Peter Paul Rubens, Venus in front of the mirror, around 1614/1615. Oil on wood. © LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections, Vaduz–Vienna. VIENNA.- On the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the founding of the Principality of Liechtenstein in 2019, the Albertina Museum is presenting a comprehensive selection of the most outstanding works from the Princely Collections under the title From Rubens to Makart. The museum is also devoting a simultaneous, separate jubilee exhibition to the Viennese watercolor, an... [Lire la suite]