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]
03 juin 2014

The most prestigious salon of art and antiques in Monaco to be held from 12 to 16 June 2014 in Monte-Carlo

MONTE-CARLO.- Under the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, the fourth edition of the prestigious event, the POINT ART MONACO – FINE ART FAIR is to be held from Thursday, June 12th, through Monday, June 16th, at the Sporting d’Hiver Monte Carlo. Five days of dreaming, to admire hundreds of exceptional pieces!  After only three editions of PAM, the impressive Fine Art Fair rose through the ranks of major international gatherings of top professionals and art collectors, of worldwide criticism. These artistic... [Lire la suite]

09 janvier 2014

Domenico Tiepolos lead Old Master Drawing Sale at Sotheby's New York on 29 January

NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s sale of Old Master Drawings in New York on 29 January 2014 will present a rich survey of three and a half centuries of European drawings, particularly from the Italian and Netherlandish schools, during Old Masters Week. Leading the sale are two very different, yet equally magical images by Giandomenico Tiepolo, who captures the spirit of 18th century Venetian life like no other artist. Incontro al molo: a ‘codega’ showing the way to a noble couple on a molo is a magnificent and superbly preserved drawing and... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2013

"The Poetry of Paper" at J. Paul Getty Museum

Cornelis Dusart (Dutch, 1660-1704),A Seated Peasant Looking Down to the Right, Holding a Pitcher, about 1680s, Dutch, Black and red chalk, 24.7 x 22.9 cm, 2004.72, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.  When looking at drawings, one generally focuses on what’s there: the figures, landscape, buildings, and other objects in the work. The Poetry of Paper however, focuses on what’s NOT there — the artists’ use of negative space, described as areas of paper left blank to create the illusion of light and form. Featuring... [Lire la suite]
03 juillet 2013

New show at Cantor Arts Center chronicles evolution of French master drawings

Henri-Joseph Hesse, Portrait of a Man, 1811. Brush with brown ink and white heightening over traces of black chalk on beige wove paper. 9 1/4 x 7 5/8 inches. Archer M. Huntington Museum Fund, 1987, 1987.19. The Blanton Museum of Art. STANFORD, CA.- Aspiring painters in 17th- and 18th-century France dreamed of studying at Paris’s Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture (Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture), one of the leading cultural institutions of the time. Instructors at the Académie emphasized... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2013

François Boucher (Paris 1703 - Paris 1770), Le repas de chasse

François Boucher (Paris 1703 - Paris 1770), Le repas de chasse. Photo Beaussant-Lefèvre Huile sur toile, rentoilée. 61 x 40 cm. Annotée en bas à droite “F. Boucher 1733”. Estimation : 120 000 / 150 000 €Provenance : - Paris Galerie Paul Cailleux (1922).- Acquis par Humbert de Wendel. Bibliographie : - P. De Nolhac, François Boucher, 1925, p. 61.- A. Ananoff, Boucher, Tome I, n° 236 (version du Musée Camondo).- X. Salmon, Versailles : Les chasses exotiques de Louis XV, Catalogue de... [Lire la suite]
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