15 mai 2022

Private collection of 17th- and 18th-century art treasures on rare display at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Frans Hals (Dutch, ca. 1581–1666), Girl Singing, 1625–1630, oil on panel. Jordan and Thomas A. Saunders III Collection, L2020.6.14Frans Hals (Dutch, ca. 1581–1666), Boy Playing the Violin, 1625–1630, oil on panel. Jordan and Thomas A. Saunders III Collection, L2020.6.15. RICHMOND, VA.- The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts announced Elegance and Wonder: Masterpieces of European Art from the Jordan and Thomas A. Saunders III Collectionis now on view at the museum in Richmond. This exceptional private collection, which... [Lire la suite]

17 janvier 2022

Sotheby's Masters Week spans millennia of art history with $40 million Botticelli masterpiece

Property from a Family Collection. Lot 14. Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi, called Sandro Botticelli (Florence 1444/5 - 1510), The Man of Sorrows, inscribed along the neckline of Christ's robe: [CHR]ISTO/ JESVNAZAR/ ENOR[...], tempera and oil on panel; panel: 27 1/8 by 20 1/4 in.; 69 by 51.4 cm; framed: 45 3/4 by 39 1/4 in.; 116.2 by 100 cm. Estimate Upon Request. Courtesy Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- This January, Sotheby’s will offer a rich... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2021

"Trésors de Venise, la Collection Cini" à l'Hôtel de Caumont

AIX-EN-PROVENCE - À l’occasion du 70e anniversaire de la création de la Fondation Giorgio Cini, l'Hôtel de Caumont - Centre d'art propose un voyage à Venise en présentant pour la première fois hors d’Italie des chefs-d’œuvre de la collection Cini, l’une des plus importantes collections d’art ancien italien. Les 70 peintures, sculptures, dessins et objets précieux présentés font partie de l’un des plus prestigieux ensembles d’art italien, du XIVe au XVIIIe siècle, réuni par l’entrepreneur et philanthrope Vittorio Cini (Ferrare... [Lire la suite]
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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