03 mars 2020

Exhibition focuses on a significant period in George Stubbs' career

George Stubbs, Whistlejacket, c.1762. Canvas, 292 x 246.4 cm, London, The National Gallery (bought with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund, 1997). THE HAGUE.- The Mauritshuis is presenting an exhibition about England’s most celebrated horse painter: George Stubbs (1724-1806). This artist established his reputation with exceptional compositions of horses, which he painted in an lifelike fashion that was unprecedented. An in-depth study of the horse’s anatomy, for which the artist dissected... [Lire la suite]
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15 janvier 2020

Sixty European masterworks from the IMA collection exhibited in China for the first time

INDIANAPOLIS, IND.- For the first time in history, 60 European masterworks from the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s collection traveled to China in the exhibition, Rembrandt to Monet: 500 Years of European Painting from the Clowes Collection and the Indianapolis Museum of Art.The exhibition encompasses the most influential periods and schools of European art history. Highlights include works by Titian, Rubens, Rembrandt, Goya, Gauguin and Monet, among others. This international exhibition is curated by Kjell Wangensteen,... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2019

'George IV: Art & Spectacle' at Queen’s Gallery, London

Sir Thomas Lawrence, George IV, 1821. Photo: Royal Collection Trust/© HM Queen Elizabeth II 2019 LONDON - George IV (1762–1830) was the collector and commissioner of many of the finest works of art in the Royal Collection. He turned Buckingham House into a Palace, radically remodelled Windsor Castle inside and out, and built the Royal Pavilion at Brighton, an oriental-style pleasure palace by the sea. In London, his architectural vision extended to the laying out of Regent Street and Regent’s Park. From 1811,... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2019

L'Âge d'or de la peinture anglaise au Musée du Luxembourg

L'Âge d'or de la peinture anglaise au Musée du Luxembourg PARIS - Le début du règne de George III (1760-1820) marque un tournant pour la peinture anglaise avec l'émergence de deux grandes figures, Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) qui deviendra le premier président de la Royal Academy of Arts en 1768 et Thomas Gainsborough (1727- 1788). Reconnus comme les précurseurs d'un renouveau artistique en Grande-Bretagne, ces deux artistes ont rivalisé pour élever le genre du portrait notamment à des niveaux d’innovation visuelle et... [Lire la suite]
12 juin 2018

The pirate that saved England at Bonhams Old Masters sale

Lot 51. Anglo-Dutch School, late 16th-early 17th Century, Portrait of Sir Francis Drake (circa 1540-1596), three-quarter-length, in half-armour, blackened and gilded, ornately decorated with depictions of trophies of arms, holding a baton in his right hand and a rapier in his left, standing beside a plumed helmet on a table draped with a green cloth, oil on canvas, 104.6 x 79.7cm (41 3/16 x 31 3/8in). Estimate £ 300,000-500,000 (€ 340,000 - 570,000). Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- A portrait... [Lire la suite]
04 juin 2018

Finest collection of British paintings in America comes to Joslyn Art Museum

Attributed to Hans Eworth (1520-1573), Elizabeth I, 1570, oil on panel, 51.5 x 42 cm. Promised Gift of the Berger Collection Educational Trust, ID: TL-16735. OMAHA, NE.- Treasures of British Art 1400–2000: The Berger Collection presents a rare opportunity to view one of the most important collections of British art in America. The paintings in this exhibition tell the complex history of Great Britain and how matters such as religious conflict, the rise and fall of the monarchy, industrialization,... [Lire la suite]

30 novembre 2017

Sotheby's announces highlights from the Old Masters Evening Sale

A woman looks at works included in the sale. Courtesy Sotheby’s. LONDON.- Sotheby’s London Old Masters Evening sale on 6 December 2017 covers 400 years of art history, from the visually arresting gold-grounds of the Early Italian Renaissance to one of the last and most important candlelight pictures by Joseph Wright of Derby left in private hands. Highlights also include a luminous 18th-century view of Venice by Bellotto, two recently rediscovered landscapes by Constable, as well as a formidable gallery of portraits... [Lire la suite]
25 juin 2016

Exhibition of animal portraits by George Stubbs opens at the Holburne Museum

George Stubbs (1724-1806), Horse frightened by a lion (detail), 1770. Oil on canvas © National Museums Liverpool. Walker Art Gallery. BATH.- The Holburne Museum presents Stubbs and the Wild, an exhibition of animal portraits, grand fantasies, and exquisite prints and drawings by renowned British wildlife painter George Stubbs (1724-1806), on show from 25 June to 2 October 2016. Stubbs and the Wild delves into the many-sided eighteenth-century world of George Stubbs through his realistic animal studies and sublime... [Lire la suite]
29 juin 2014

Sotheby's sale includes masterworks from eminent aristocratic and private collections

  Francisco de Zurbarán, Christ on the Cross with the Virgin, Mary Magdalene, and Saint John at his Feet. Photo Sotheby's LONDON.- On 9th July 2014, Sotheby’s London Evening Sale of Old Master and British Paintings will be spearheaded by rare masterworks from some of the world’s most eminent aristocratic and private collections. Combining fascinating history with exceptional provenance, these works represent important moments in the artistic development of many schools and nations, from an early 14th century panel by... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2009

Théodore Géricault (1791-1824 ) Tigre royal couché au bord d'un ruisseau, copie d'après Stubbs.

Théodore Géricault (1791-1824 ) Tigre royal couché au bord d'un ruisseau, copie d'après Stubbs. Huile sur toile, 54 x 71, 6 cm. Rentoilage, 1820-1821 Au dos, sur le châssis, cachet de cire rouge de la collection Pierre Dubaut. Estimation : 80 000 / 120 000 €Provenance : - Collection George Aubry, dès 1931.- Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 16 décembre 1933 (selon Ph. Grunchec)- Collection Pierre-Olivier Dubaut (1886-1968), dès 1936.- Collection Maxime Dubaut (1920-1991).Expositions :- Exposition coloniale internationale de Paris.... [Lire la suite]