30 novembre 2020

Giant killer: Florentine masterpiece at Bonhams Old Master Paintings Sale

Lot 26. Jacopo Vignali (1592-1664), David with the Head of Goliath, oil on canvas, 113.5 x 87.5cm (44 11/16 x 34 7/16in). Estimate £ 150,000 - 200,000 (€ 170,000 - 220,000). Photo: Bonhams.  LONDON.- The Biblical story of how the shepherd boy David slew the mighty giant Goliath with a well-aimed shot from his sling has long appealed to religious and secular audiences alike as an example of the little man defeating the odds to come out on top. The subject has inspired some of... [Lire la suite]

06 juillet 2018

Rubens, Canova and Turner lead $100 million sale week in London

Harry Dalmeny fielding bids. Courtesy Sotheby's. LONDON.- This week’s sales concluded today with a combined total of £77.7 million / $102.6 million, with strong results across Old Master and British paintings and drawings, decorative arts, sculptures and antiquities spanning over two millennia. OLD MASTERS EVENING, 4 July • Total up 70% on last December. • Participants spanning four continents, with buying from Asia, Russia and Latin America. • 77.3% of lots sold. • More than half of the lots achieved... [Lire la suite]
08 octobre 2016

National Gallery of Art acquires masterpiece by Caspar Netscher

Caspar Netscher, A Woman Feeding a Parrot, with a Page, 1666. Oil on panel. National Gallery of Art, Washington. The Lee and Juliet Folger Fund. © 2016 National Gallery of Art WASHINGTON, DC.- At the September meeting of the board of trustees, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, acquired its first work by Caspar (or Gaspar) Netscher, A Woman Feeding a Parrot, with a Page (1666). This captivating painting makes its US debut in the exhibition Drawings for Paintings in the Age of Rembrandt (October 4, 2016–January... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2014

Dutch and Flemish works of art lead Christie's Sale of Old Master Paintings in New York

Caspar Netscher (1639-1684), Woman feeding a parrot. Oil on panel, 18 1/8 x 14 5/8 in. (46 x 37 cm.) Estimate: $2,000,000-3,000,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2014. New York – Christie’s is pleased to present the spring auction of Old Master Paintings on June 4, which will feature 112 lots of exceptional rarity and importance, with Dutch and Flemish masterworks anchoring the sale.  The majority of the works are fresh to the market, hailing primarily from prominent private collections. The sale also features... [Lire la suite]
08 juillet 2010

General Wolfe Triumphs Again, Painting Sells for 400,000 Pounds @ Bonhams

Studio of Joseph Highmore (London 1692-1780 Canterbury) Portrait of General James Wolfe standing in a landscape, the Plains of Abraham at Quebec behind him, oil on canvas, 127 x 101.6cm (50 x 40in). Sold for £400,800. photo Bonhams LONDON.- Bonhams Old Master Paintings auction made £3,403,920 this afternoon with a packed saleroom and numerous telephone bidders. The highlight was the sale of the last privately owned portrait of General James Wolfe - the soldier from Kent who conquered Canada - which sold to a Canadian buyer... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2010

"Craeyvanger Family, A Unique Series of Portraits" @ The Mauritshuis

Paulus Lesire, Portret van Willem Craeyvanger, 1651 Paulus Lesire, Portret van Willem Craeyvanger, 1651 THE HAGUE.- The Mauritshuis is displaying ten exceptional portraits of Arnhem’s Craeyvanger family until 16 January 2011. The paintings are the only known series of portraits of the members of a single family - father, mother and eight children - to have survived from the seventeenth century. The series’ existence was relatively unknown until the paintings came up for auction in 2009. A private collection has lent the... [Lire la suite]