22 juin 2014

“Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House” Launches Its American Tour at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Exterior view of Houghton Hall, Norfolk, England. Photo by Nick McCann. HOUSTON, TX.- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, opens an unprecedented exhibition: Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House, which will be on view at the Museum from June 22 to September 21, 2014. The exhibition marks the first time the renowned collection of the Marquesses of Cholmondeley, housed at Houghton Hall, the family estate in Norfolk, will travel outside of England.  The house and much of its collection were built in the early... [Lire la suite]

23 avril 2014

Christie's New York presents an American dynasty: Clark family treasures

Heir to a fortune: Huguette Clark, pictured in 1930, was notoriously exclusive. New York – Christie's is honored to announce early highlights and international tour dates for the upcoming sales of property from the Clark Family Collection. As one of the nation’s wealthiest men at the turn of the 20th century, William Andrews (W.A.) Clark’s (1839-1925) name is synonymous with American aspiration, having built a successful personal empire in multiple industries, most notably copper mining. His vast wealth allowed him to... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2014

Masterpieces: Art and East Anglia at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich

King John Cup, c. 1325. Silver, enamel, precious stones; height: 38.8 cm. King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council. Photo: Pete Huggins NORWICH- A major exhibition of works of art celebrating the rich and distinctive culture and artistic heritage of East Anglia, from antiquity through to the present day, will mark the unveiling of the newly-refurbished galleries by Foster + Partners at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich. Masterpieces: Art and East Anglia, opening on 14 September 2013,... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2013

10 masterpieces painting at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Attributed to Gentile Bellini, "A Seated Scribe" - The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum This singular painting, which has intrigued scholars and inspired whole exhibitions, shows a young scribe in the Ottoman court hunched over a writing pad. Attributed - though with no great certainty - to Bellini, it is one of the most evocative and popular works in the museum. Titian, "Europa" - The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Painting doesn’t get better than this. The mythological scene, which depicts Europa being abducted by Zeus... [Lire la suite]
19 juin 2012

The McCrindle Gift: A Distinguished Collection of Drawings and Watercolors @ the National Gallery of Art

John Singer Sargent, Sir Neville Wilkinson on the Steps of the Palladian Bridge at Wilton House, 1904/1905. Watercolor over graphite, 355 x 254 mm. Joseph F. McCrindle Collection. WASHINGTON, DC.- Paying tribute to the remarkable collector Joseph F. McCrindle (1923–2008), the National Gallery of Art presents The McCrindle Gift: A Distinguished Collection of Drawings and Watercolors, on view in the West Building Ground Floor galleries from June 17 through November 25, 2012. The McCrindle exhibition highlights 71 of the nearly 300... [Lire la suite]
02 novembre 2010

"Sargent and Impressionism" @ Adelson Galleries

John Singer Sargent, By the River, circa 1888-1889. Oil on canvas, 78.7 x 63.5 cm. Private collection Sargent and Impressionism – an exceptional selection of landscapes and interiors painted by John Singer Sargent – will be on view at Adelson Galleries from November 4 through December 18, 2010. Culled from museum and private collections in the United States and abroad, the exhibition’s 28 oil paintings, three watercolors and one ink drawing date from 1883 to 1889. Known as the artist’s Impressionist period, Sargent spent the... [Lire la suite]
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27 mars 2010

"John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Praise of Women" @ The Fenimore Art Museum

"Lady Eden" by John Singer Sargent. REUTERS/The Fenimore Art Museum NEW YORK (REUTERS).- The Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York, will exhibit portraits of women by American artist John Singer Sargent starting in May in what curators say is the first major exhibition of its kind. "Portraits in Praise of Women" will be the first large-scale exhibition that draws together a substantial selection of Sargent's (1856-1925) portraits of women, a central body of his work that is often overlooked, according... [Lire la suite]
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09 mars 2010

Sargent Masterpiece Travels to Spain for Meeting with Velazquez's "Las Meninas"

Diego Velázquez, "Las Meninas", 1656. Museo Nacional del Prado BOSTON, MA.- An historic meeting among some of the art world’s most enigmatic young ladies will take place at the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid, where John Singer Sargent’s "The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit" (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1882) and Diego Velázquez’s "Las Meninas" (Museo Nacional del Prado, 1656) will be shown together for the first time. On view March 16 through May 30 as part of the Prado’s series "The... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2009

"Sargent and the Sea ' @ the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C

John Singer Sargent, Whitby Fishing Boats, 1884, oil on canvas. Private Collection In Sargent and the Sea, the Corcoran Gallery of Art brings together for the first time more than 80 paintings, watercolors, and drawings depicting seascapes and coastal scenes from the early career of John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), the pre-eminent American expatriate painter of the late 19th century.  The Corcoran’s masterwork En route pour la pêche (Setting out to Fish) (1878), will serve as the centerpiece of the exhibition, and will be... [Lire la suite]
10 août 2009

The Manuel March Collection from Son Galcerán, Mallorca @ Christie's on October 2009

London – Christie’s announces an important two day auction of The Manuel March Collection from Son Galcerán, Mallorca, which will take place in London on 28 and 29 October. This connoisseur’s collection embraces over 500 lots of Old Master and 19th Century Pictures, European Furniture, Silver, Russian works of art and European Sculpture, the core of which once formed a part of one of the greatest European collections assembled in the 20th century.Pedro Girao, Chairman of Christie’s European Advisory Board and Orlando Rock,... [Lire la suite]

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