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]

12 mai 2018

John Singer Sargent is coming to the Georgia Museum of Art

John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925), The Portal of S. Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, ca. 1903. Watercolor over pencil on paper, 9 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches. Gift of C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry. © Georgia Museum of Art ATHENS, GA.- At the University of Georgia, the Terry name is synonymous with UGA’s business school, but the influence of C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry extends far beyond that, including to the Georgia Museum of Art. Also on the campus of the university, the museum is the recipient of 14... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2018

International masterpieces at the Rijksmuseum from Cranach to Velázquez, Rembrandt and Manet

Paolo Veronese, Count Iseppo da Porto / Countess Livia da Porto Thiene, c. 1552. Baltimore, Walters Art Museum and Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi, Contini Bonacossi Collection Portret van Marten Soolmans / Portret van Oopjen Coppit, Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, 1634. AMSTERDAM - From 8 March to 3 June 2018, the Dutch national museum, the Rijksmuseum, is presenting High Society. Over thirty-five life-size portraits of powerful princes, eccentric aristocrats and fabulously wealthy citizens by the great masters of art... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2018

The San Diego Museum of Art acquires works by Lucas Cranach The Younger and John Singer Sargent

Lucas Cranach the Younger (1515–1586), Nymph of the Spring. Courtesy San Diego Museum of Art. SAN DIEGO, CA.- The San Diego Museum of Art announced the acquisition of two outstanding paintings, Nymph of the Spring (ca. 1540) by Lucas Cranach the Younger and Portrait of John Alfred Parsons Millet (1892) by John Singer Sargent. Both works fill important gaps in the Museum’s holdings, with the Sargent strengthening the already expansive collection of portraits, and the Cranach being the most important Northern... [Lire la suite]
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21 juin 2017

Dulwich hosts major exhibition of watercolours by John Singer Sargent

John Singer Sargent, Loggia, View at the Generalife, c. 1912, watercolour on paper, over preliminary pencil, 39.4 x 53.2 cm,  Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums Collections. Purchased in 1927, half the auction price met by Sir James Murray LONDON.- Dulwich Picture Gallery presents the first major UK exhibition of watercolours by the Anglo-American artist, John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), since 1918. A key selection of works from over 30 lenders, including The lady with the umbrella, 1911, on display in the UK... [Lire la suite]
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31 octobre 2016

Natural pearl and diamond necklace

Lot 323. Aline de Rothschild's Natural pearl and diamond necklace. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 CHF. Photo: Sotheby's. Composed of three rows of graduated natural pearls measuring from approximately 6.5 to 9.1mm, to a clasp set with circular- and single-cut diamonds, shortest length approximately 400mm. Accompanied by an SSEF report.  Provenance: Aline de Rothschild (1865-1909), who married Sir Edward Albert Sassoon, 2nd Baronet (1896-1912), then to their son, Sir Philip... [Lire la suite]

31 mai 2016

'Electric Paris' at Bruce Museum

Alfred Maurer (American, 1868-1932), 'Nocturne, Paris', n.d. Oil on board, 10 1/4 x 13 3/4 in. Avery Galleries, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Courtesy of Avery Galleries GREENWICH, CT. - Paris had been known as the City of Light long before the widespread use of gaslight and electricity. The name arose during the Enlightenment, when philosophers made Paris a center of ideas and of metaphorical illumination.  By the mid-nineteenth century, the epithet became associated with the city’s adoption of artificial... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2016

Rare works by John Singer Sargent lead Sotheby's $27.1M American Art Auction in New York

 Lot 8. John Singer Sargent (1856 - 1925), Poppies (A study of "Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose"), inscribed 'Painted by John Sargent in Russell House Garden/1886 Lily Millet' on the reverse, oil on canvas, 24 3/8 by 35 7/8 inches (61.9 by 91.1 cm). Painted in 1886. Estimate 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 USD. Lot sold 6,858,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Four works by John Singer Sargent totaled $11.2 million last night, surpassing their combined high estimate... [Lire la suite]
15 février 2016

Exhibition at the Holburne Museum, Bath brings together 28 masterpieces from British public collections

Poster exhibition Impressionism: Capturing Life, from 13 February to 5 June 2016. BATH.- An exquisite new exhibition Impressionism: Capturing Life, on show from 13 February to 5 June 2016 at the Holburne Museum in Bath, brings together 28 masterpieces from British public collections to celebrate the Impressionists’ observations of humanity.  The focus of the exhibition is on figurative paintings by artists who exhibited at the first Impressionist exhibition in 1874 in Paris, including Edgar Degas,... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2015

LACMA receives major gift of art from Barbra Streisand in honor of its 50th anniversary

John Singer Sargent, Mrs. Cazalet and Children Edward & Victor, 1900-01. Oil on canvas, 100 x 65 in. Promised gift of Barbra Streisand. LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art announced a bequest commitment of a major painting from Barbra Streisand—a stunning 1900–1901 portrait, Mrs. Cazalet and Children Edward & Victor, by American artist John Singer Sargent. The bequest is being made in honor of LACMA’s 50th anniversary in 2015. “Barbra Streisand’s wonderful gift will add depth to an already... [Lire la suite]