21 février 2015

Museum of Antiquities discovers historic bronze bust was once owned by Napoleon Bonaparte

17th century CE bust of Hannibal.  SASKATOON.- The Museum of Antiquities at the University of Saskatchewan is the owner of a 17th century CE bust of Hannibal that was once was owned by Napoleon Bonaparte. Building upon research done in the late 1980s, Helanna Miazga discovered late last summer that Napoleon owned a bronze bust of Hannibal, which was mentioned in a memoir on Napoleon written by his private secretary Claude François Meneval. Hannibal, the great Carthaginian general, was one of Napoleon’s military idols. ... [Lire la suite]
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15 novembre 2013

Great Britain's Culture Minister appeals for £175,100 to keep Napoleon Bonaparte death mask

The cast – known as the ‘Boys cast’ - was made for the Rev Richard Boys, Senior Chaplain of St Helena and is one of only a tiny handful with a provenance linking it directly to the island. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON (AFP).- A cast of Napoleon Bonaparte's death mask recently sold at auction in Britain could leave the country unless a domestic buyer can match the £175,100 ($280,640, 208,400 euros) sale price, the government warned Wednesday.  Culture Minister Ed Vaizey announced that he had deferred granting an export licence for... [Lire la suite]
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02 octobre 2013

Long-lost Napoleon portrait painted by Jacques-Louis David in 1813 resurfaces in New York

An 1813 painting of Napoleon Bonaparte after it was cleaned. AFP PHOTO/HO/COLLINS FINE ART, LTD, NEW YORK/RICHARD COLLINS. LONDON (AFP).- A portrait of French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, thought lost for two centuries, has turned up in New York, having been bought for less than a hundredth of its probable value. The artwork, painted by Jacques-Louis David in 1813 when Britain and Prussia were threatening to occupy France, shows Napoleon I pledging to defend the country from invasion, wearing his national guard uniform to do so. ... [Lire la suite]
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09 mai 2010

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Napoleon Bonaparte & Salvador Dalí, 1999

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Napoleon Bonaparte, 1999. photo Philips de Pury & Co Gelatin silver print. 58 1/2 x 47 in. (148.6 x 119.4 cm).  Signed “H Sugimoto” on a label adhered to the reverse. This work is from an edition of five. ESTIMATE $50,000-70,000 PROVENANCE Acquired directly from the artist; Private Collection Hiroshi Sugimoto, Salvador Dalí, 1999. photo Philips de Pury & Co Gelatin silver print. 58 1/2 x 47 in. (148.6 x 119.4 cm).  Signed “H Sugimoto” on a label adhered to the reverse. This... [Lire la suite]