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]

23 décembre 2015

"Vigée Le Brun: Woman Artist in Revolutionary France" at the MET in February 2016

Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (French, Paris 1755-1842 Paris), Self-portrait, 1790. Oil on canvas. Galleria degli Uffizi, Corridoio Vasariano, Florence (1905). Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (1755–1842) is one of the finest 18th-century French painters and among the most important of all women artists. An autodidact with exceptional skills as a portraitist, she achieved success in France and abroad during one of the most eventful, turbulent periods in European history. Vigée Le Brun: Woman Artist in Revolutionary... [Lire la suite]
14 juin 2015

The Morgan explores the unique role of drawing in portraiture in a new exhibition

Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), Portrait of the Artist’s Brother Endres, ca. 1518, Charcoal on paper, background heightened with white. Gift of Mrs. Alexander Perry Morgan in memory of Alexander Perry Morgan, 1973, The Morgan Library & Museum.  NEW YORK, NY.- Drawing is often seen as the most immediate of the fine arts, capturing a subject’s essence in quick, suggestive strokes of chalk, pencil, or ink. This can be particularly evident in portrait drawing where the dynamism of the medium allows for the recording of a... [Lire la suite]
13 juillet 2010

Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (Paris 1755-1842) Portrait of Madame Hennet

Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (Paris 1755-1842) Portrait of Madame Hennet, bust-length, in a gold dress with a red wrap. photo Bonhams signed and dated 'L E Vigee/ Le Brun/ 1809' (lower left), oil on canvas, 73.7 x 59.4cm (29 x 23 3/8in).Estimate: £45,000 - 65,000, € 54,000 - 78,000, USD 66,000 - 95,000  Unsold. PROVENANCE: Collection of Comte C. His sale, Hôtel Drouot, 30 April 1898, lot 67 (550fr)Collection Comte A. de GanayHis sale, Hôtel Drouot, June 1903, lot 61 (4,700fr)Where purchased by Georges SortaisSale,... [Lire la suite]