28 avril 2019

Élisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun, Portrait of Madame du Barry (1743-1793), three-quarter-length, seated in a landscape

Lot 33. Élisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun (Paris 1755-1842), Portrait of Madame du Barry (1743-1793), three-quarter-length, seated in a landscape, oil on canvas, 51 3/8 x 38 ½ in. (130.4 x 97.8 cm.) Estimate USD 1,000,000 - USD 2,000,000. Price realised USD 975,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Provenance: The sitter, by whom commissioned at the old Château de Louveciennes in summer 1789, but left unfinished and presumably entrusted toLouis Hercule Timoléon de Cossé (1734-1792), Duc de Brissac, and... [Lire la suite]

03 février 2009

"French Porcelain for English Palaces: Sevres from the Royal Collection" @ The Royal Collection, London

Sir Thomas Lawrence, George IV, 1821. Photo: The Royal Collection ⓒ 2009, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. LONDON.- This exhibition brings together around 300 pieces created by the pre-eminent European porcelain factory of the 18th century. The finely painted and gilded works by Sèvres were loved by royalty, aristocrats, connoisseurs and collectors. The factory’s unrivalled techniques and complex methods of production appealed to their liking for the rare, exotic and extravagant. The assemblage of Sèvres in the Royal Collection... [Lire la suite]