03 juillet 2017

The Weiss Gallery at London Art Week

François Clouet (c.1515 – 1572), Henri 1er, Duc de Montmorency, Seigneur de Damville (1534 – 1614), Marshal of France, Constable of France, and Governor of Languedoc (1563 – 1614). Painted circa 1567. Oil on oak panel (With an old hand-written label attached to the reverse of the panel: ‘Deux gravures identiques du Duc Henri Ier de Montmorency dit Damville se trouvent à la Galerie des Estampes de la Bibliothèque Nationale (livre des Montmorency). Il est représenté dans un portique, une épée au côté et un bâton de... [Lire la suite]

20 octobre 2016

Sotheby's to offer rare Chinese & European books, maps, photographs and manuscripts

Lot 212. Huang Qianren, 大清萬年一統天下全圖. DA QING WANNIAN YITONG TIANXIA QUANTU. [COMPLETE MAP OF THE GREAT QING'S TEN-THOUSAND-YEAR UNIFIED [REALM OF] ALL UNDER HEAVEN]. Daoguang 3 [1823]. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.   LONDON.- The most significant sale of its kind to be held in a generation, “China in Print and on Paper” reveals the rich history of cartography, exploration, trade and diplomacy between China and the West for over half a millennium. Together, the... [Lire la suite]