23 décembre 2018

Exhibition provides rare opportunity to see works from the acclaimed Manton Collection of British Art

 WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS.- Joseph Mallord William Turner (English, 1775–1851) and John Constable (English, 1776–1837) rose to prominence as landscape artists in early nineteenth-century Britain. Their inspired subjects, their distinctive compositions, and their innovative brushwork combined to elevate a genre traditionally considered less important than history painting and portraiture. Turner and Constable: The Inhabited Landscape, on view at the Clark Art Institute December 15, 2018–March 10, 2019, explores the... [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]
29 décembre 2017

Sotheby's: Top 10 Old Masters of 2017

2017 was another impressive year for Old Masters at Sotheby's, with saleroom successes on both sides of the Atlantic including a record-breaking result for Joseph Wright of Derby's arresting An Academy by Lamplight which sold for £7.3 million, more than double its estimate. J.M.W. Turner's Ehrenbreitstein, one of only six works by the artist still in private hands, sold for £18.5 million in London in July. Click through to see the top results from across sales in New York and London. Joseph Mallord William... [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]
18 novembre 2016

Rediscovered sketch for Constable masterpiece offered at Bonhams Old Master Sale

John Constable, Flatford Lock on the Stour looking towards Bridge Cottage, estimated at £200,000-300,000. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- A sketch for a work by John Constable leads Bonhams Old Master Paintings sale in London on 8 December. Flatford Lock on the Stour looking towards Bridge Cottage is estimated at £200,000-300,000. It has been in a private collection overseas for many years and was unknown to Constable scholars.  The finished painting, Landscape: Boys Fishing was Constable’s submission to the... [Lire la suite]
23 juin 2016

The National Gallery explores great paintings from a unique perspective

LONDON.- Spanning over five hundred years of art history, Painters’ Paintings presents more than eighty works, which were once in the possession of great painters: pictures that artists were given or chose to acquire, works they lived with and were inspired by. This is an exceptional opportunity to glimpse inside the private world of these painters and to understand the motivations of artists as collectors of paintings. The inspiration for this exhibition is a painter’s painting: Corot’s Italian Woman, left to the nation... [Lire la suite]

10 décembre 2015

Constable's celebrated composition The Lock sells for $13.7 million at Sotheby's London

John Constable, The Lock, Oil on canvas, 139.7 by 122 cm.; 55 by 48 in. (est. £8-12 million), sold for £22.6 million / €31.2 million / $34 Million. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Tonight, The Lock, one of John Constable’s most famous compositions sold for £9,109,000 / €12,562,266 / $13,699,025 at Sotheby’s London, 160 years after its last appearance on the market. The monumental landscape depicting the countryside of the painter’s “careless boyhood” was the highlight of the Old Master & British Paintings... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2015

Constable's celebrated composition reappears on the market for the first time in 160 years

John Constable, The Lock, Oil on canvas, 139.7 by 122 cm.; 55 by 48 in. (est. £8-12 million). Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Next week, The Lock, one of John Constable’s most famous compositions will reappear on the market for the first time in 160 years. The monumental landscape - depicting the countryside of the painter’s “careless boyhood” - will lead Sotheby’s London Evening auction of Old Master & British Paintings on 9th December. The sale will be further distinguished by museum-quality works, an unusually... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2015

Exhibition at the Clark Art Institute tells stories of donors, gifts, and acquisitions

Quentin Massys (South Netherlandish, 1466–1530), Virgin and Child with Saints Elizabeth and John the Baptist, c. 1520–25. Oil on panel, 24 13/16 x 19 in. Clark Art Institute, 1998.45. WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS.- Sterling and Francine Clark began collecting art strictly for pleasure, but their discernment met with international recognition when they opened the Clark Art Institute in 1955. Sixty years later, the exhibition An Eye for Excellence: Twenty Years of Collecting reveals the remarkable story of how the Clark’s... [Lire la suite]
28 septembre 2015

The Lock, one of Constable's most celebrated masterpieces, to be offered at Sotheby's

John Constable (1776-1837), The Lock, oil on canvas, 55 x 48 inches, £8-12m. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- On 9th December this year, Sotheby’s London will offer for sale John Constable's The Lock - one of the small group of monumental landscapes, known as the 'Six Footers', which for many define the pinnacle of the artist's career. Depicting a bucolic scene on the River Stour in the artist’s native Suffolk, and painted in response to the huge critical acclaim that greeted Constable's first treatment of the composition... [Lire la suite]
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