14 février 2017

Bacri Frères-Antiquaires Paris, la collection d’un des plus grands marchands d’art du milieu du XXe siècle chez Sotheby's

Corneille de La Haye dit Corneille de Lyon, Portrait d’Anne de Pisseleu, duchesse d’Étampes (1508-1580), vers 1545. Estimation : 200.000-300.000 €. Photo: Sotheby's. PARIS – Sotheby’s a l’honneur d’annoncer la vente de la collection Bacri Frères - Antiquaires Paris qui se tiendra à Paris le 30 mars prochain. Héritiers du « connoisseur » du XVIIIe siècle, amateurs, collectionneurs et marchands influents, à l’instar des familles d’antiquaires Fabius ou Seligmann, ils furent les grands... [Lire la suite]

16 janvier 2017

Seven Centuries from the Woodner Collections Celebrated at National Gallery of Art, March 12–July 16, 2017

Benvenuto Cellini, A Satyr, 1544/1545, pen and brown ink with brown wash over black chalk on laid paper; laid down, with framing line in brown ink, overall: 41.6 x 20.3 cm (16 3/8 x 8 in.), National Gallery of Art, Washington, Woodner Collection, Patrons' Permanent © 2016 National Gallery of Art Washington, DC—Ian Woodner assembled an extraordinary collection of over 1,000 old master and modern drawings, making him one of the 20th century's most important collectors. More than 150 works from his... [Lire la suite]
10 janvier 2017

Jean-Honoré Fragonard (Grasse 1732 - 1806 Paris), The Fountain of Love

Lot 49. Jean-Honoré Fragonard (Grasse 1732 - 1806 Paris), The Fountain of Love, oil on canvas, 18 1/2  by 14 3/4  in.; 47 by 37.5 cm. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,500,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Monsieur Berend;His sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 2 December 1889, lot 4;There acquired by Marcel Bernstein;Thence by descent to Henry Bernstein;Bartoloni Collection;With Wildenstein, New York;Irwin Laughlin, Washington, D.C.;Thence by descent to his daughter, Mrs. Hubert Chanler, New York;By... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2015

"Fragonard amoureux" au musée du Luxembourg

Fragonard amoureux : Affiche.  PARIS - Le dix-huitième siècle fut, selon les frères Goncourt, celui de la séduction et de l’intrigue amoureuse, dont Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806) aurait été le principal illustrateur, voire le principal agent. L’inspiration amoureuse parcourt en effet l’œuvre protéiforme et généreuse du « divin Frago », depuis les compositions champêtres de ses débuts jusqu’aux allégories amoureuses qui occupèrent la fin de sa carrière. Tour à tour galant, libertin, audacieusement polisson ou au... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2015

Research reveals significantly different composition in Jean-Honoré Fragonard's Young Girl Reading

Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Young Girl Reading was a gift of Mrs. Ailsa Mellon Bruce in memory of her father, Mr. Andrew W. Mellon, in 1961. National Gallery of Art, Washington. WASHINGTON, DC.- One of the most beloved paintings in the National Gallery of Art's permanent collection, Young Girl Reading (c. 1770) by Jean-Honoré Fragonard, shows a young woman in profile, reading the book in her hand. It is now clear that a completely different face was painted underneath, that of an older woman looking out towards the... [Lire la suite]
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30 juin 2014

Masterpieces of painting from French national museums on view at Macao Museum of Art

Jean Clouet, Portrait of François I, King of France, circa 1530. Oil on wood (oak), 96 x 74 cm. Collection of Musée du Louvre. © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Hervé Lewandowski.  MACAO.- After showcasing the treasures of Napoleon last year by Le French May, the Macao Museum of Art is celebrating its 15th anniversary in hosting 12 of the greatest masterpieces on loan from the most prestigious French museums: Musée d’Orsay, Château de Versailles, Musée du Louvre and Centre Pompidou.  Organized especially to... [Lire la suite]

16 avril 2014

Jean-Honoré Fragonard's hymn to love and poetry at Bonhams Old Master Paintings Sale

Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Sappho inspired by Cupid estimated at £800,000-1,200,000. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- Sappho inspired by Cupid, a sensual work by the French 17th century Master, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, is to be sold at Bonhams Old Master Paintings Sale in London on 9 July. It is estimated at £800,000-1,200,000.  The painting is known informally as the Portanova Sappho to recognise its previous ownership by the socialite couple Sandra and Ricky di Portanova but also to distinguish it from Fragonard’s other works on the... [Lire la suite]
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14 décembre 2013

Important rediscoveries lead Sotheby's Old Master Paintings Sale in New York on 30 January

 Jacob Ochtervelt, A Child and Nurse in the Foyer of an Elegant Townhouse, the Parents Beyond, oil on canvas, est. $3/4 million. Photo: Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s announced the sale of Important Old Master Paintings and Sculpture, comprising an exceptional selection of works from schools throughout Europe, to be held on 30 January 2014 during our annual Old Masters Week auctions. The sale is highlighted by a number of important paintings from the Dutch Golden Age, particularly an exciting rediscovery of a work by Jacob... [Lire la suite]
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08 août 2013

Definitive Fragonard Portrait Leads Bonhams Sale of Works From World Famous Collection to Benefit UNICEF

Jean-Honoré Fragonard, The Portrait of François-Henri d'Harcourt. The portrait is one of a number of works on show from the renowned collection of the German philanthropist, the late Dr Gustav Rau which Bonhams will be selling in London on 5 December. Photo: Bonhams. GENEVA. A major work by the 18th century French artist Jean-Honoré Fragonard, The Portrait of François-Henri d'Harcourt, will lead Bonhams sale of works from the renowned collection of the German philanthropist, the late Dr Gustav Rau. The proceeds... [Lire la suite]
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14 juillet 2013

"The Poetry of Paper" at J. Paul Getty Museum

Cornelis Dusart (Dutch, 1660-1704),A Seated Peasant Looking Down to the Right, Holding a Pitcher, about 1680s, Dutch, Black and red chalk, 24.7 x 22.9 cm, 2004.72, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.  When looking at drawings, one generally focuses on what’s there: the figures, landscape, buildings, and other objects in the work. The Poetry of Paper however, focuses on what’s NOT there — the artists’ use of negative space, described as areas of paper left blank to create the illusion of light and form. Featuring... [Lire la suite]