16 janvier 2017

Seven Centuries from the Woodner Collections Celebrated at National Gallery of Art, March 12–July 16, 2017

Benvenuto Cellini, A Satyr, 1544/1545, pen and brown ink with brown wash over black chalk on laid paper; laid down, with framing line in brown ink, overall: 41.6 x 20.3 cm (16 3/8 x 8 in.), National Gallery of Art, Washington, Woodner Collection, Patrons' Permanent © 2016 National Gallery of Art Washington, DC—Ian Woodner assembled an extraordinary collection of over 1,000 old master and modern drawings, making him one of the 20th century's most important collectors. More than 150 works from his... [Lire la suite]

10 janvier 2017

François Boucher (Paris 1703 - 1770), Study of a Young Chinese Woman Seated at the Table

Lot 85. François Boucher (Paris 1703 - 1770), Study of a Young Chinese Woman Seated at the Table. Red, black and white chalk and brown wash on light brown paper, within pen and brown ink framing lines; signed, lower center, in black chalk: f Boucher.; 355 by 220 mm; 14 by 8 5/8  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD.  Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Possibly sale of the collections of MM. Bellanger and Nan, Paris, 18 March ff. 1776: one of the "Quatre Femmes... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2017

François Boucher (1703-1770), Étude de nu, esquisse pour «Sylvie délivrée par Aminte», vers 1755

François Boucher (1703-1770), Étude de nu, esquisse pour «Sylvie délivrée par Aminte», vers 1755, crayon noir et rehauts de craie blanche, 27 x 40,5 cm. Adjugé : 20 000 €. Mercredi 21 décembre, salle 5 - Drouot-Richelieu. Eve OVV. MM. de Bayser.
26 décembre 2016

“Reuniting the Masters: European Drawings from West Coast Collections” at the Crocker Art Museum

Friedrich Heinrich Fuger, The Three Graces Find Amor, 1815. Black chalk, pen and brown ink, brush and pinkish wash and white opaque watercolor, 43.8 x 55.9 cm. Crocker Art Museum, purchase with funds provided by Alan Templeton 2012.128. Friedrich Heinrich Fuger, Coriolanus Implored by his Family to Spare Rome, n.d. Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash over black chalk, 51 x 65.8 cm. Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, Committee for Art Acquisitions Fund 1980.78. Sacramento, Calif.... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2016

European drawings from West Coast collections on view at the Crocker Art Museum

Adriaen Frans Boudewijns, Two Houses along a Country Lane, n.d. Pen and green ink, brush and point of brush and green, blue, and brown washes, 19 x 29.9 cm. Crocker Art Museum, E. B. Crocker Collection 1871.132. SACRAMENTO, CA.- “Reuniting the Masters: European Drawings from West Coast Collections” brings together related European drawings, separated over centuries and continents, that are now in the possession of the West Coast’s great art collections.   By coincidence or by design, drawings by the same artist, for the... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2016

"Un Suédois à Paris au XVIIIe siècle". La collection Tessin au Musée du Louvre

  Louis Tocqué, Portrait du comte Carl Gustaf Tessin, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm © Cecilia Heisser / Nationalmuseum. PARIS- Homme de goût et de culture, le comte Carl Gustaf Tessin exerça les fonctions d’ambassadeur de Suède à Paris entre 1739 et 1742. Durant ces trois années, il collectionna peintures et dessins avec passion, constituant ainsi une très riche collection (Boucher, Dürer, Rembrandt…) aujourd’hui précieusement conservée au Nationalmuseum de Stockholm. L’hommage du Louvre rendu à ce Suédois à Paris au... [Lire la suite]

29 août 2016

Exhibition celebrates 25 years of major acquisitions

François Boucher, Academic Study of A Reclining Male Nude, about 1750. The Art Institute of Chicago, Regenstein Endowment Fund. CHICAGO, IL.- The Art Institute of Chicago presents 84 hitherto unexhibited masterful drawings carefully and thoughtfully acquired over the last quarter century in an exhibition titled Master Drawings Unveiled: 25 Years of Major Acquisitions. Building upon an established and world-renowned collection, these masterpieces range from the French and Italian schools of the 17th century to Swiss,... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2015

A rare Vincennes group of Venus and Adonis, circa 1750-52

A rare Vincennes group of Venus and Adonis, circa 1750-52. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. L'Heure du Berger, in the white, modelled as a reclining female figure wearing loose drapery, with a male youth sitting above her left side, upon a rockwork base, incised letter B to inside of tree trunk, 21.7cm., 8 1/2 in. high PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE TIM CLARKE Provenance: Christie's Geneva, 7th May 1979, lot 15 Bibliography: Comparative... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2015

François Boucher (Paris 1703 - 1770), Jacob obtenant la bénédiction d’Isaac

François Boucher (Paris 1703 - 1770), Jacob obtenant la bénédiction d’Isaac. Estimation 80,000 — 120,000 €. Photo: Sotheby's Huile sur toile, en camaïeu brun, 45 x 54 cm Provenance: Acquis chez Jean-François Heim, Paris, en 2006  Exposition: Esquisses, pastels et dessins de François Boucher dans les collections privées, Versailles, musée Lambinet, octobre 2004, p. 44-45, n° 18 et p. 72-73 Bibliographie: François Boucher 1703 – 1770, cat. exp., Paris, Galeries nationales du Grand... [Lire la suite]
30 juin 2014

Masterpieces of painting from French national museums on view at Macao Museum of Art

Jean Clouet, Portrait of François I, King of France, circa 1530. Oil on wood (oak), 96 x 74 cm. Collection of Musée du Louvre. © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Hervé Lewandowski.  MACAO.- After showcasing the treasures of Napoleon last year by Le French May, the Macao Museum of Art is celebrating its 15th anniversary in hosting 12 of the greatest masterpieces on loan from the most prestigious French museums: Musée d’Orsay, Château de Versailles, Musée du Louvre and Centre Pompidou.  Organized especially to... [Lire la suite]