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]

23 juin 2018

Christie's announces highlights from its Classic Week sales in July

Spanning 14 auctions in total, remarkable lots with extraordinary provenance will be offered across mediums, periods and price points. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018 LONDON.- Christie’s Classic Week sales in July present a vibrant array works of art dating from antiquity to the 20th century. Spanning 14 auctions in total, remarkable lots with extraordinary provenance will be offered across mediums, periods and price points. Works range from a rich offering of paintings, drawings and watercolours across Old Masters,... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2017

Exhibition at the Kimbell Art Museum focuses on the life of Giacomo Casanova

  Giacomo Casanova, by his brother Francisco Giuseppe Casanova, 1750-1755. FORT WORTH, TX.- Notorious today for his amorous pursuits, Giacomo Casanova (1725–98) was esteemed by his contemporaries as a charming conversationalist, expert on many topics, and an international man of letters. He traveled widely throughout the continent, with extended sojourns in his native Venice, Paris, London, and much of Eastern Europe, mingling with royalty, popes and luminaries such as Voltaire and Benjamin Franklin along the way. This... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2017

Dessins Anciens et du XIXe siècle chez Christie's Paris, le 22 mars 2017

© Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Paris - Le 22 mars, le département Dessins Anciens et du XIXe siècle présentera sa vente annuelle. La vente du 22 mars s’inscrit dans le cadre des Journées du Dessin qu’organise la maison du 22 au 24 mars à l’occasion des foires Le Salon du Dessin et Drawing Now Paris. Cinq ventes seront ainsi proposées aux amateurs des XIXe et XXe siècles : Une collection française et Dessins Anciens et du XIXe siècle le 22 mars, Atelier... [Lire la suite]
22 décembre 2016

The Rijksmuseum acquires 18th-century masterpiece by Jean-Etienne Liotard

Jean-Etienne Liotard (1702-1789), A Dutch girl at breakfast, ca. 1756-57. Oil on canvas, 46.8 x 39 cm. AMSTERDAM.- The British government today granted an export license for the painting 'A Dutch girl at breakfast' by Jean-Etienne Liotard which the Rijksmuseum has recently purchased from a private collection in which it had remained for more than 240 years.  A Dutch girl at breakfast is an intimate ode to Dutch Golden Age painting. The peripatetic Genevan pastellist Jean-Etienne Liotard (1702-1789) created the... [Lire la suite]
06 juillet 2016

Jean-Etienne Liotard (Geneva 1702- 1789), A Dutch girl at breakfast

Lot 36. Jean-Etienne Liotard (Geneva 1702- 1789), A Dutch girl at breakfast, oil on canvas, 46.8 x 39 cm.; 18 3/4  x 15 3/8  in. Estimate 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. Provenance: Jean Etienne Liotard, his exhibition sale, Great Marlborough Street, London, 6–9 July 1773, lot 55 ('A Dutch girl pouring coffee'), unsold; Jean Etienne Liotard, his sale, London, Christie's, 16 April 1774, lot 33 ('A Dutch girl at breakfast'), for £15.4s.6d.; Acquired at... [Lire la suite]

30 mars 2016

One of Liotard's last oil paintings in private hands to be auctioned at Sotheby's London

Jean-Etienne Liotard (Geneva 1702- 1789), A Dutch Girl at Breakfast. Oil on canvas, 46.8 x 39 cm.; 18¾ in by 15⅜ in. Est. £4-6 million. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Hot on the heels of the Scottish National Gallery and Royal Academy of Arts’ exhibitions which revealed the genius of Jean-Etienne Liotard (1702-1798) to a wider audience, Sotheby’s London will offer a rare work by the Swiss master whose pastel portraits caught the imagination of his contemporaries, from Europe to the Levant. A highlight of the recent show... [Lire la suite]
29 octobre 2015

Royal Academy of Arts opens exhibition of works by Swiss artist Jean-Etienne Liotard

Jean-Etienne Liotard, Self-portrait Laughing, c. 1770. Oil on canvas. 84 x 74 cm. Musée d’art et d’histoire, Geneva, inv. 1893-9. Photo Musée d'art et d'histoire, Geneva. Photography: Bettina Jacot-Descombes.  LONDON.- This exhibition is devoted to the idiosyncratic Swiss artist Jean-Etienne Liotard (1702-1789), who attained international recognition as one of the most highly accomplished portraitists of eighteenth-century Enlightenment Europe. Jean-Etienne Liotard brings together over 70 works, providing a... [Lire la suite]
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06 juillet 2015

Rarely-seen portraits by Jean-Étienne Liotard on view at the Scottish National Gallery

Jean-Etienne Liotard, Self-Portrait Laughing, c.1770. Geneva Musee d'Art et d'Histoire. EDINBURGH.- Rarely-seen breathtakingly candid portraits by one of the most sophisticated, witty and innovative artists of the eighteenth century are on show in a major new exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery this summer. Although now largely unknown in Britain, Jean-Étienne Liotard (1702-89) was a much-celebrated figure in the age of Mozart and Casanova. An adventurous traveller, who was hugely skilled both as an artist... [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]