30 mai 2020

Christie's Paris Classic Week realises $6,048,279

  PARIS.- The first sales to be held by an international auction house since lockdown, concluded this evening at Christie’s Paris headquarters on avenue Matignon and saw strong sell through rates of 75% of lots sold with 76% bought by clients bidding remotely, either online or via telephone. In a specially arranged saleroom to comply with social distancing rules, The Collector Le Goût Français, Books and Manuscripts and Old Master Drawings auctions were held across the last 2 days. More than 750 clients chose to... [Lire la suite]

28 février 2019

"Collection Motais de Narbonne : Peintures françaises et italiennes" à la Fondation Bemberg

Carlo MARATTA (1625-1713), Josué arrêtant le soleil, huile sur toile, collection Motais de Narbonne. © Orléans, Musée des Beaux-Arts/Christophe Camus TOULOUSE - Dans la lignée des expositions consacrées aux collections privées, c’est avec un grand bonheur que la Fondation Bemberg, après le Musée des Beaux -Arts d’Orléans, présentera du 22 février au 2 juin 2019, celle, tout à fait exceptionnelle, d’Héléna et Guy Motais de Narbonne. L’étape toulousaine sera par ailleurs l’occasion de découvrir le dernier tableau... [Lire la suite]
04 février 2018

Simon Vouet (Paris 1590 - 1649),

Lot 23. Simon Vouet (Paris 1590 - 1649), Portrait of a gentleman, bust-length, in a painted oval, oil on canvas, 30 1/4  by 23 3/4  in.; 76.6 by 60.2 cm. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 USD. Lot sold 435,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Count Czernin, Vienna;With Galerie Sanct Lucas, Vienna;With Alfred Brod Gallery, London;There acquired by Mr. and Mrs. Henry H. Weldon.  Exhibited: Providence, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of... [Lire la suite]
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21 octobre 2017

Top prices paid for Old Master paintings at Dorotheum auction

Lot 104. Felice Ficherelli (San Gimignano 1603–1660 Florence), Saint Praxedis, oil on canvas, 115 x 90 cm, framed. Estimate EUR 150,000 to 200,000. Price realized EUR 350,508 (USD 350,000). © Dorotheum IENNA.- Old masters are always in season – as the Dorotheum auction of 17th October 2017 once again showed, when numerous bidders vied to acquire the excellent selection of paintings at this well-attended event. The remarkable story behind the work... [Lire la suite]
19 juin 2017

Exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum explores French drawing in the Classical Age

Nicolas Poussin (1594–1665), Death of Hippolytus, 1645, pen and brown ink and wash over black chalk. The Morgan Library & Museum; Purchased by Pierpont Morgan in 1909; I, 267. NEW YORK, NY.- The French refer to the seventeenth century as the Grand Siècle, or the Great Century. Under the rule of Louis XIII and Louis XIV, the period saw a dramatic increase in French political and military power, the maturation of French courtly life at Versailles, and an unparalleled flourishing of the arts.  Poussin, Claude,... [Lire la suite]
28 janvier 2016

"Portraits dans les collections de l'École des Beaux-Arts" aux Beaux-Arts de Paris

Simon Vouet (1590- 1649), Portrait de jeune homme, à mi-corps, vêtu d'une cape, Pierre noire. H. 16,4 cm. L. 13,2 cm. © Beaux-Arts de Paris PARIS - Les Beaux-Arts de Paris présentent un exceptionnel panorama du portrait dessiné, de la fin du XVIe siècle au XVIIIe siècle, tiré de son précieux fonds de dessins. D’Anton van Dyck à Hyacinthe Rigaud, de Dumonstier à Gian Lorenzo Bernini, les dessins exécutés par les plus grands artistes européens, croquis, ébauches ou oeuvres à part entière, révèlent l’intimité de leur rapport... [Lire la suite]

26 décembre 2015

"From Poussin to Monet: The Colors of France" on view at Bucerius Kunst Forum

Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665): The Holy Family with Saints Anne, Elizabeth and John, called The Virgin with ten figures, 1649, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, Photo © National Gallery of Ireland HAMBURG.- In the seventeenth century, French painting began to set the standards for all of Europe. Values in France during the Enlightenment began to shift toward a bourgeois society where painters were exposed to new themes and new artistic experiments. The French Revolution, the prototype of all struggles for liberation, marked a... [Lire la suite]
07 juin 2015

Sotheby's organizes an auction in Paris combining paintings and sculptures for the first time

Abel Grimmer (Anvers vers 1570 - 1618/19), Six mois de l'année : Janvier, Mai, Juin, Juillet, Août et Septembre (Six Months of the Year: January to September). Le mois de mai daté sur le puits à gauche 1609. Suite de six panneaux circulaires. Cinq d'entre eux inscrits avec les références aux textes des Evangiles en bas au centre. Au revers de chacun, des cachets de cire correspondant vraisembablement au pannelier. Diamètre : 25 cm ; 9 7/8... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2015

Baroque in Rome: The Wonder of the Arts" opens at the Palazzo Cipolla in Rome

Simon Vouet, Saint Sebastian Tended by the Holy Women, 1622, Rome - Collation Mario Condorelli..  ROME.- From the 1st April to the 26th July 2015 the Fondazione Roma Museo-Palazzo Cipolla will present an ambitious cultural operation, mainly driven by the exhibition entitled Barocco a Roma. La meraviglia delle arti (Baroque in Rome. The Wonder of the Arts). Like the metaphorical ‘Barberini Sun’ the exhibition is in the middle of an original ‘heliocentric system’, where the rays are represented by a rich series of... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2014

"Glories of the Baroque: 17th Century European Art" on view at the San Antonio Museum of Art

Vincenzo Dandini, St. Mark the Evangelist, ca. 1640s. Oil on canvas; h. 47 5/8 in. (121 cm), w. 35 5/8 in. (90.5 cm). Collection of Sir Mark Haukohl, on loan in honor of Mark E. Watson III and Mark E. Watson IV, L.2014.3  SAN ANTONIO, TX.- The San Antonio Museum of Art features Glories of the Baroque, a focus exhibition on view through July 26, 2014. A dozen works, both on loan and from the Museum’s seventeenth-century European collection, (including three etchings by Rembrandt) demonstrate the accomplishments of this great... [Lire la suite]
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