06 octobre 2019

Christie's announces Classic Week in New York, bringing together nine auctions

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces Classic Week in New York, bringing together nine auctions featuring 19th-century European Art, Old Master paintings and sculpture, Antiquities, The Exceptional Sale, and Books and Manuscripts, which is joining the marquee sales week for the first time. Three distinguished private collections will be offered in dedicated sales: The Collection of Dr. Anton Pestalozzi of important Greek and Roman portraiture; The Collection of Lewis and Ali Sanders of superb French furniture and clocks; and a... [Lire la suite]

04 octobre 2017

Exhibition focuses on the influence 'The Arnolfini Portrait' had on the Pre-Raphaelites

LONDON.- This autumn, one of the most celebrated paintings in the National Gallery, Jan van Eyck’s The Arnolfini Portrait, is being exhibited for the first time alongside works by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and its successors. Focusing on the profound influence this 15th-century masterpiece had on the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Reflections sheds light on the different ways these young British artists of the 19th century responded to the painting and one of its most distinctive features, the convex... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2014

Alma-Tadema and Victorian Painting in the Pérez Simón Collection

This summer, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is presenting Alma-Tadema and Victorian Painting in the Pérez Simón Collection, an exhibition that will include paintings by some of the leading names in 19th-century English painting. The works of Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Frederic Leighton, Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Albert. J. Moore and John William Waterhouse express the values that these painters had partly inherited from the Pre-Raphaelites, presenting a strong contrast with the predominantly moralising attitude of the day. Instead,... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2012

"The Cult of Beauty: The Victorian Avant-Garde, 1860–1900" @ the Legion of Hono

   Frederic Leighton, Pavonia, 1858–9, oil on canvas. Private collection   SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- The Cult of Beauty: The Victorian Avant-Garde, 1860–1900, on view at the Legion of Honor, is the first major exhibition to explore the unconventional creativity of the British Aesthetic Movement, tracing its evolution from a small circle of progressive artists and poets, through the achievements of innovative painters and architects, to its broad impact on fashion and the middle-class home. Over 180 superb... [Lire la suite]
15 septembre 2011

"Beauté, morale et volupté dans l'Angleterre d'Oscar Wilde" @ Musée d'Orsay

John William Waterhouse (1849-1917),Sainte Cécile [Saint Cecilia],1895. Huile sur toile. H. 123,2 ; L. 200,7 cm. Collection particulière, c/o Christie's© Christie's Images / Bridgeman Art Library Cette exposition explore l'"aesthetic movement" qui, dans l'Angleterre de la seconde moitié du XIXe siècle, se donne pour vocation d'échapper à la laideur et au matérialisme de l'époque, par une nouvelle idéalisation de l'art et de la beauté. Peintres, poètes, décorateurs et créateurs définissent un art libéré des principes d'ordre et de... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2009

Dante Gabriel Rossetti Portrait and Newly Discovered Sir George Clausen To Be Offered

LONDON.- Christie’s sale of Victorian and British Impressionist Pictures including Drawings and Watercolours on Thursday, 4 June 2009 will offer works by the leading British artists of late the 19th and early 20th centuries, from the Pre-Raphaelites to the British Impressionists. This auction welcomes the return of important works on paper and includes an impressive selection of drawings and watercolours. Highlights of the sale include Portrait of Annie Miller, 1860, an impressive drawing by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882) which is... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2009

Sale Results of 19th Century European Art including Orientalist Paintings, Drawings &Sculpture @ Sotheby's NV

John Frederick Lewis, The Kibab Shop, Scutari, Asia Minor. Oil on panel. 21 by 31 in. (53.3 by 78.7 cm) Est. 1,500,000—2,000,000 USD. Sold 3,442,500 USD to an anonymous. Photo: Courtesy of Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY.- Polly Sartori, Director of 19th Century Paintings, said, “We achieved a strong sale total of $10.8 million today with a selective offering of important works. Collectors continue to be interested in high quality pictures, and we saw great interest leading up to the sale; however we did see caution among bidders and a... [Lire la suite]