19 novembre 2017

Nationalmuseum Sweden acquires 18th-century French master drawings

Edme Bouchardon (1698–1762), Little Girl in a Bonnet. Photo: Cecilia Heisser/Nationalmuseum. STOCKHOLM.- Nationalmuseum has acquired three drawings by Edme Bouchardon (1698–1762), François Boucher (1703–70) and Nicolas Bernard Lépicié (1735–84), some of the leading artists of the French 18th century. The works comprise two portraits and a figure study for one of the museum’s most famous paintings, The Triumph of Venus. Each exemplifies how drawing had become a significant art form in its own right in 18th-century... [Lire la suite]

02 novembre 2017

GURLITT: STATUS REPORT. Nazi Art Theft and its Consequences

Claude Monet (1840–1926), Waterloo Bridge, 1903. Oil on canvas, lined, 65 × 101.5 cm, www.lostart.de/532967. Kunstmuseum Bern, Bequest of Cornelius Gurlitt 2014. Provenance undergoing clarification / Currently no indications of being looted art. BERN - Gurlitt Status Report is the title of two concurrent exhibitions with different thematic focuses. The Bundeskunsthalle and the Kunstmuseum Bern present works from the estate of Cornelius Gurlitt, the son of the Third Reich art dealer... [Lire la suite]
13 octobre 2017

Harn Museum of Art displays French art featuring women in the 18th - early 19th centuries

GAINESVILLE, FL.- The Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida is presenting an exhibition of more than 150 drawings, pastels, paintings and sculptures addressing some of the most important and defining questions of women’s lives in the 18th and early 19th centuries. Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment: French Art from The Horvitz Collection is on view from Oct. 6 to Dec. 31, 2017. Ranging from spirited, improvisational sketches and figural studies to highly finished drawings of exquisite beauty, the... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2017

Eighteenth-Century French Paintings From Across America on View at National Gallery of Art, Washington

Nicolas de Largillierre, Self-Portrait, 1707, oil on canvas, original canvas (approximate size): 90.5 x 71.1 cm (35 5/8 x 28 in.), overall: 92.7 x 73 cm (36 1/2 x 28 3/4 in.). National Gallery of Art, Washington, Patrons' Permanent Fund Washington, DC—When Joseph Bonaparte, elder brother of Napoleon I, fled to America in 1815, he packed his collection of 18th-century French painting. In an effort to spread his native country's culture across the United States, he put his works on public display, causing a sensation and inspiring a... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2017

Dessins Anciens et du XIXe siècle chez Christie's Paris, le 22 mars 2017

© Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Paris - Le 22 mars, le département Dessins Anciens et du XIXe siècle présentera sa vente annuelle. La vente du 22 mars s’inscrit dans le cadre des Journées du Dessin qu’organise la maison du 22 au 24 mars à l’occasion des foires Le Salon du Dessin et Drawing Now Paris. Cinq ventes seront ainsi proposées aux amateurs des XIXe et XXe siècles : Une collection française et Dessins Anciens et du XIXe siècle le 22 mars, Atelier... [Lire la suite]
31 janvier 2017

Old masters at the Ashmolean

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669), Saskia in Bed. Photograph: Ashmolean Museum Raphael (1483-1520), Self Portrait. Photograph: Ashmolean Museum Leonardo da Vinci (1467-1519), A Maiden with a Unicorn. Photograph: Ashmolean Museum Lucas van Leyden (1489/94-1533), St Jerome. Photograph: Ashmolean Museum Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788), Study of a Woman, Seen from the Back. Photograph: Ashmolean Museum Ignace-Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904), A Woman Sewing. Photograph: Ashmolean Museum James Mallord William Turner... [Lire la suite]

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]