19 septembre 2020

Cambridge University's Fitzwilliam Museum acquires important paintings

Francesco Guardi (1712-1793), A capriccio ruined building by the coast, with figures. © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. CAMBRIDGE.- The Fitzwilliam Museum has acquired three important paintings: two delightfully solemn portraits of young boys by the Dutch artist, Adriaen van Ostade (1610-85), and a vibrantly imaginary Italianate coastal view by the Venetian painter, Francesco Guardi (1712-93).The paintings have been received from the estate of George Pinto under the Acceptance in Lieu scheme, which is administered by... [Lire la suite]

05 février 2020

Casa Museo of the Fondazione Paolo e Carolina Zani opens in Brescia

Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal, called il) (Venice 1697 - 1768), The Piazzetta of Venice, detail, 1732-1738, oil on canvas. © 2020 Paolo and Carolina Zani Foundation for Art and Culture. BRESCIA.- More than eight hundred works of art, including important paintings by Canaletto, Longhi, Tiepolo, Guardi, Boucher, sculptures by Filippo Parodi, from Genoa and by Della Porta from Rome beside precious baroque and rococo furnishings mostly French and Venetian and extraordinary applied art from XVII and... [Lire la suite]
04 janvier 2020

Francesco Guardi (Venice 1712 - 1793), Capriccio view of a Venetian campo

Lot 51. Francesco Guardi (Venice 1712 - 1793), Capriccio view of a Venetian campo, oil on canvas, 12⅜ by 10⅝ in.; 31.4 by 27 cm. Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 USD. © Sotheby's. Property from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sold to Benefit the Acquisition Fund.  Provenance: Derveaux, Paris; Madame Raymond Thome-Patenôtre, until shortly before 1962; From whom acquired by Rosenberg & Stiebel, New York; From whom acquired by Lesley and Emma A. Sheafer, 1962; Thence by bequest to the Metropolitan Museum... [Lire la suite]
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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]
26 juin 2019

Sotheby's to offer most valuable Gainsborough ever to come to auction

LONDON.- This summer, Sotheby’s will present a roll-call of the greatest names in Western art history at its flagship Old Masters Evening Sale on 3 July. With an overall estimate of £4665.9m/ $59.5-83.7m, the sale next week is one of the strongest sales ever staged in this category, both in value as well as in the quality of works on offer. From some of the finest works by the three key British landscape painters remaining in private hands, to masterpieces and newly discovered works by Renaissance and Baroque masters,... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2018

Centro Culturale Candiani exhibits over 70 works from the Hermitage in St. Petersburg

VENICE.- Over 70 works from the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, including 20 paintings by great sixteenth to eighteenth-century Venetian masters, which return to Venice after centuries, appear alongside drawings and paintings from the Venetian civic collections, revealing shared aspects of collecting history between Venice and St. Petersburg. Veronese, Titian, Tiepolo, Canaletto and Guardi Works never before displayed in Italy and which indeed in some cases have never left the Hermitage are on show in Mestre, including... [Lire la suite]

12 mai 2018

Francesco Guardi (1712 Venice - 1793 Venice), Capriccio con arco rovinato e mura di paese

Lot 1108. Francesco Guardi (1712 Venice - 1793 Venice), Capriccio con arco rovinato e mura di paese. Oil on canvas (relined). 37.5 x 27.5 cm. Estimate: € 180,000 - € 200,000. © Lempertz Provenance: Schaeffer Galleries, New York. - Private collection Switzerland. - Gallery Fischer Auktionen, Lucerne 11.11.1994, Lot 2047. - German private collection. Exhibited: Mostra dei Guardi, Palazzo Grassi, Venice 5.6.-10.10.1965, no. 131. Literature: Mostra dei Guardi, Exhibition Catalog, Palazzo Grassi, Venice 1965, p. 252,... [Lire la suite]
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04 mars 2018

The Cleveland Museum of Art presents "Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe"

The Bucintoro Departing from Molo (detail), 1710. Luca Carlevarijs (Italian, 1663–1730). Oil on canvas; 134.8 × 259.4 cm. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 86.PA.600.  CLEVELAND, OH.- Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe showcases outstanding masterworks by revered artists who recorded some of the most newsworthy events and impressive spectacles of eighteenth-century Europe. Whether depicting a triumphal procession, a joyous celebration, or the catastrophic eruption of a volcano, the... [Lire la suite]
07 janvier 2018

Arts minister steps in to prevent Venetian masterpiece from export

Francesco Guardi, The Rialto Bridge with the Palazzo dei Camerlenghi. Oil on canvas, 47⅛ x 80½ in (119.7 x 204.3 cm). Sold for £26,796,000 at Christie's London, 6 July 2017. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 LONDON.- Arts Minister John Glen has placed a temporary export bar on the Rialto Bridge with the Palazzo dei Camerlenghi by Francesco Guardi to provide an opportunity to keep it in the country. The extraordinary painting is at risk of being exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found to match... [Lire la suite]
16 décembre 2017

Francesco Guardi (Venice 1712 - 1793), Venice, A view of San Giorgio Maggiore

Lot 209. Francesco Guardi (Venice 1712 - 1793), Venice, A view of San Giorgio Maggiore, oil on canvas, 44 x 58.1 cm.; 17 1/4  x 22 7/8  in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 GBP. Lot sold 315,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's The great island monastery of San Giorgio Maggiore, with its church designed by Andrea Palladio and completed in 1610, was one of Guardi's most popular views, and nearly thirty autograph versions are recorded. The view in this hitherto unknown and unpublished work... [Lire la suite]