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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20 septembre 2011

"Life & Luxury: The Art of Living in Eighteenth-Century Paris" @ the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

François Boucher, Lady Fastening Her Garter (also known as La Toilette)?  1742, oil on canvas, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid HOUSTON, TX.- Beginning September 18, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents Life & Luxury: The Art of Living in Eighteenth-century Paris, which re-imagines, through art and material culture, the lifestyle of elite 18th-century Parisians. The exhibition follows the conventional ctivities in the cycle of a Parisian day—dressing, writing, collecting, eating, and evening entertainment—offering a... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2011

"Princely Treasures: European Masterpieces 1600 – 1800" @ The Art Gallery of Western Australia

François Boucher, Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour (1721–64) France, 1758. Oil on Canvas, V&A: 487-1882 ©Victoria and Albert Museum / V&A Images PERTH.- The Art Gallery of Western Australia is gearing up to host its second major international exhibition of the year ‐ a treasure trove of European decorative art from London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. Princely Treasures: European Masterpieces 1600 – 1800 from the Victoria and Albert Museum comprises more than 90 magnificent artworks and objects, rarely... [Lire la suite]