29 avril 2017

Dorotheum auctions portrait of Empress-to-be Elisabeth of Austria for 1.5 million

Lot 1138. Carl Theodor von Piloty and Franz Adam (Munich 1826–1886 Ambach on Lake Starnberg) and (Milan 1815–1886 Munich), Empress Elisabeth of Austria as bride on horseback in Possenhofen 1853, signed, dated and inscribed n. d. N. v. Carl Piloty. Pferd v. Franz Adam 1853 [painted from nature by Carl Piloty, horse by Franz Adam 1853], oil on canvas, 128 x 108 cm, original frame, (Rei). Estimate EUR 300,000 to 400,000 (USD 328,000 to 437,500). Realized price EUR 1,540,000... [Lire la suite]

08 juillet 2016

£44.9 million Rubens leads strong results for Classic Week at Christie's

Lot 12. Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Lot and his Daughters, oil on canvas, 74 x 88½in. (190 x 225cm.), including early 18th century horizontal additions to top and bottom edges of circa 18 and 10cm. wide. Price Realized £44,882,500 ($58,167,720) (€52,422,760). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. LONDON.- The Old Master and British Evening Sale totalled £65,390,100/ $84,745,570/ €76,375,637, achieving sell through rates of 93% by value and 77% by lot. The highest price... [Lire la suite]
12 avril 2016

Pieter Brueghel II (Brussels 1564/5-1637/8 Antwerp), The Outdoor Wedding Dance

Lot 133. Pieter Brueghel II (Brussels 1564/5-1637/8 Antwerp), The Outdoor Wedding Dance, signed and dated 'BRVEGHEL · 1615 ·' (lower left), oil on panel, 16 x 22 ¼ in. (40.6 x 56.5 cm.). Estimate $1,200,000 – $1,800,000. Photo: Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Provenance: Private collection, Europe. Property of a French Private Collection  Note: Previously unpublished and never before offered at auction, this brilliantly colored panel is among the most recognizable images in the history of... [Lire la suite]
12 juin 2015

Rare works with impeccable provenance lead Christie's Old Master & British Paintings Evening Sale

Bernardo Bellotto (Venice 1721-1780 Warsaw), Dresden from the Right Bank of the Elbe above the Augustus Bridge (Detail). Oil on canvas. 37 5/8 x 65 1/8 in. (95.6 x 165.4 cm.) Estimate: £8,000,000-12,000,000 ($12,352,000 - $18,528,000). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 LONDON.- Christie’s Old Master & British Paintings Evening Sale in London on Thursday 9 July will offer an exceptional selection of pictures from private collections, with emphasis on rarity, importance and provenance. Many of the... [Lire la suite]
09 novembre 2010

Property from the Portland Collection to Be Offered @ Christie's in November

Portrait of a Senator of Antwerp, half-length, in senatorial robes, leaning on a plinth, by Sir Anthony van Dyck (Antwerp 1599-1641 London). Estimate: £1,000,000 -1,500,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010. LONDON.- Christie’s announce an historic opportunity for connoisseurs around the globe in late November and early December, when a magnificent selection of jewellery, Fabergé, old master paintings and sculpture will be offered from collections of the Dukes of Portland, in a series of auctions in London. 22 lots will be... [Lire la suite]
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09 juillet 2009

Christie's Auction of Old Masters and 19th Century Art Realises $32.8 Million

Fra Bartolommeo (Florence 1472-1517), The Madonna and Child with Saint Elizabeth and the Infant Saint John the Baptist, oil on panel,58½ x 47⅞ in. Estimate: £2-3 million. Sold: £2,169,250 LONDON.- Christie’s inaugural Old Masters and 19th Century Art Evening Sale realised £20,284,400 / $32,840,444 / €23,550,188, and was 76% sold by lot and 91% sold by value. Offering important paintings, drawings and watercolours representing nearly 700 years of European history, the sale took place in a packed saleroom and saw 4 works sell for... [Lire la suite]
03 juillet 2009

Fra Bartolommeo, Van Dyck, Marieschi and Turner lead auction of Old Masters and 19th century Art at Christie’s

Frans Hals (Antwerp 1581/5-1666 Haarlem) The Head of a Boy, oil on panel, circular, 11 3/4 in. (29.9 cm.) diam. Estimate £300,000 – £500,000. photo Christie's Ltd 2009 London– Christie’s announce the inaugural Old Masters and 19th Century Art Evening Sale which will take place on 7 July 2009, and which will present important paintings, drawings and watercolours representing nearly 700 years of European history. The auction is expected to realise in excess of £15 million. Leading highlights include: - The... [Lire la suite]
06 juin 2009

Fra Bartolommeo, van Dyck, Marieschi and Turner Lead Auction of Old Masters at Christie's

Michele Giovanni Marieschi (Venice 1710-1743) The Courtyard of the Doge's Palace, Venice, with the Giant's Staircase, Saint Mark's Basilica beyond, oil on canvas 46 5/8 x 71 1/8 in. (118.5 x 180.7 cm.) Estimate: £2 million to £3 million. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2009 LONDON.- Christie’s announce the inaugural Old Masters and 19th Century Art Evening Sale which will take place on 7 July 2009, and which will present important paintings, drawings and watercolours representing nearly 700 years of European history. The auction... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2008

Christie’s auction of Important Old Master and British Pictures yesterday

Giovanni Antonio Canal, The Grand Canal, Venice, looking north-west from the Ca’ Corner to the Ca’ Contarini degli Scrigni, with the campanile of Santa Maria della Carità (detail), oil on canvas, 18½ x 30¾ in. (47 x 78.2 cm) © Christie's Images Limited. LONDON.- Christie’s auction of Important Old Master and British Pictures took place this evening and realised $21,822,636, selling 80% by lot and 71% by value. A master view of Venice by Canaletto, The Grand Canal, Venice, set the highest price of the evening selling for... [Lire la suite]