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]

30 novembre 2016

The wonders of China: Fine watches and jewellery bring a sparkle to Piguet Auction House's Christmas sale

GENEVA.- This year Piguet Auction House will hold its Christmas sale from 12 to 15 December, offering a selection of 3100 lots with a global estimate of CHF 3.5-4.5 million. This winter, the focus is on Chinese art with an exceptionally rare collection of Ming/Qing (17th century) dynasty huanghuali wood furniture from a private Swiss collection, an unseen painting from the internationally renowned Chu The-Chun (1920-2014) and original bound lithographs signed Zao Wou-ki (1921-2013).  The Fine Jewellery and Watches... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2015

Jean Etienne Liotard, Portrait de Pierre-Philippe Cannac d'Hauteville et Portrait d'Anne-Adrienne Huber

Jean Etienne Liotard (1702-1789), Portrait de Pierre-Philippe Cannac d'Hauteville (1705-1785) et Portrait d'Anne-Adrienne Huber (1704-1777). Estimation : 15 000 CHF / 25 000 CHF. Photo HÔTEL DES VENTES DE GENÈVE paire d'huiles sur toile, 50x41,2 cm Expositions: Lausanne, Art Vaudois, 1921, no.41, Lausanne, Musée historique de l'Ancien-Evêché, Le Refuge huguenot en Suisse, 7 juin-27 octobre 1985, no. 293 (uniquement Pierre Philippe Cannac) Bibliographie: F. Grand d'Hauteville, Le Château d'Hauteville, 1932, p.202,... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2015

Jean Etienne Liotard (1702-1789), Portrait de Pierre-Philippe Cannac d'Hauteville (1705-1785)

Jean Etienne Liotard (1702-1789), Portrait de Pierre-Philippe Cannac d'Hauteville (1705-1785). Estimation : 20 000 CHF / 30 000 CHF. Photo HÔTEL DES VENTES DE GENÈVE pastel sur feuilles de papier marouflées sur bois, 88,7x67,2 ,cm Bibliographie: F. Grand d'Hauteville, ,Le Château d'Hauteville, 1932, p. 201, illustré, N.Trivas, ,monographie sans titre et catalogue des oeuvres ,de Liotard, dans ,Musées d'Art et d'Histoire, Genève, 1936, nos. 96 (tel qu'exécuté vers 1760 à Genève, à la date où... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2012

A rediscovered pastel by the most important pastellist of the 18th century offered at Sotheby's in Paris

Jean Etienne Liotard, Portrait of Mademoiselle Jacquet.  Photo: Sotheby's PARIS.- Sotheby’s announced that their sale of Old Master & 19th Century Paintings & Drawings in Paris on 21 June 2012 will feature a very rare work of art by the most important pastellist of the 18th century, Jean Etienne Liotard. Estimated between 300.000 and 400.000 € (400.000-530.000 $ / estimate do not include buyer’s premium), this beautifully preserved pastel has been rediscovered by the Director of the Old Master Paintings Department... [Lire la suite]
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