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]

12 février 2019

Bellotto exhibition at the Kimbell Art Museum transports viewers to the splendor of 18th-century Dresden

FORT WORTH, TX.- Bernardo Bellotto is recognized as one of the greatest view painters in history, acquiring his fame in mid-18th-century Dresden as the court painter for the elector of Saxony, Frederick Augustus II—who was also King Augustus III of Poland. Over the course of a decade, Bellotto produced dozens of breathtaking depictions of the city and its environs, most measuring over eight feet in width. The success and renown of these grand, comprehensive works would earn Bellotto... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2018

Centro Culturale Candiani exhibits over 70 works from the Hermitage in St. Petersburg

VENICE.- Over 70 works from the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, including 20 paintings by great sixteenth to eighteenth-century Venetian masters, which return to Venice after centuries, appear alongside drawings and paintings from the Venetian civic collections, revealing shared aspects of collecting history between Venice and St. Petersburg. Veronese, Titian, Tiepolo, Canaletto and Guardi Works never before displayed in Italy and which indeed in some cases have never left the Hermitage are on show in Mestre, including... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2018

Splendor and sophistication of Casanova's Europe on display in exhibition of more than 250 works from the 18th century

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (Italian, 1727–1804), The Charlatan, 1756. Oil on canvas. Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona. Bequest of Francesc Cambó 1949. Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. BOSTON, MASS.- In the dynamic world of mid-18th-century Europe, people, ideas and artistic styles crossed national boundaries. Interiors filled with masterful, opulent and at times playful paintings and furnishings also brimmed with intellectual exchange, flirtation and gossip. Casanova’s Europe: Art, Pleasure, and Power in the... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2018

Largest-ever display of Canaletto paintings in Scotland goes on show at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Canaletto & the Art of Venice. 11 May - 21 October 2018 at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse. EDINBURGH.- A new exhibition at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse includes the largest group of Canaletto paintings ever shown in Scotland. Canaletto & the Art of Venice explores the work of Italy's most famous view-painter, and how he and his contemporaries captured the essence and allure of 18th-century Venice. The Royal Collection contains one of the world's greatest holdings of... [Lire la suite]