05 décembre 2018

Sir Anthony van Dyck, Portrait of Charles II (1630–1685) when Prince of Wales

Lot 29. Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599 - 1641), Portrait of Charles II (1630–1685) when Prince of Wales, oil on canvas, in a carved wood frame, 158.8 x 109.2 cm.; 62 1/2  x 43 in. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 GBP. Lot sold 2,620,000 GBP. © Sotheby's. Provenance: Probably commissioned by King Charles I, before 9 August 1641, when the Prince was carried by barge from Lambeth to Van Dyck's Whitehall studio; Possibly Sir Horatio Townshend, 3rd Bt. and later 1st... [Lire la suite]
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20 septembre 2018

Christie's to offer a masterpiece by Sir Anthony van Dyck

Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641), Portrait of Princess Mary (1631–1660), daughter of King Charles I of England, full-length, in a pink dress decorated with silver embroidery and ribbons, 1641. Oil on canvas. Estimate: £5,000,000-8,000,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. LONDON.- Portrait of Princess Mary (1631–1660), daughter of King Charles I of England, full-length, in a pink dress decorated with silver embroidery and ribbons by Sir Anthony van Dyck, 1641, will be offered from a Distinguished Private Collection... [Lire la suite]
13 septembre 2018

Two royal portraits by Van Dyck to lead Sotheby's Old Masters sale this autumn

Sir Anthony Van Dyck, Portrait of Charles II, when Prince of Wales, detail, 1641. Oil on canvas. Estimate: £2-3 million. © Sotheby's.  LONDON.- Two portraits of Charles I’s eldest children - the eleven year-old Prince of Wales, (later King Charles II), and his nine year-old sister Mary, the Princess Royal, (later, the mother of the future king, William III) will be among the highlights of Sotheby’s London Old Master Evening sale on 5 December. Among the very last works that Van Dyck painted for his royal... [Lire la suite]
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04 juin 2018

Finest collection of British paintings in America comes to Joslyn Art Museum

Attributed to Hans Eworth (1520-1573), Elizabeth I, 1570, oil on panel, 51.5 x 42 cm. Promised Gift of the Berger Collection Educational Trust, ID: TL-16735. OMAHA, NE.- Treasures of British Art 1400–2000: The Berger Collection presents a rare opportunity to view one of the most important collections of British art in America. The paintings in this exhibition tell the complex history of Great Britain and how matters such as religious conflict, the rise and fall of the monarchy, industrialization,... [Lire la suite]
04 février 2018

Sir Anthony van Dyck (Antwerp 1599 - 1641 London), Portrait of an Italian nobleman

Lot 24. Sir Anthony van Dyck (Antwerp 1599 - 1641 London), Portrait of an Italian nobleman, signed and dated upper right: AE.T,S SVE 42. Ao 1626 / A.V.D., oil on canvas, 47 1/4  by 35 in.; 120 by 89 cm. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 USD. Lot sold 975,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: With Adriano Ribolzi, Lugano, Switzerland;From whom acquired by the present collector, circa 1970.  Literature: E. Larsen, The... [Lire la suite]
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06 janvier 2018

Sotheby's Master Paintings Evening Sale to offer paintings spanning from the 14th - 19th century

 NEW YORK, NY.- An exceptional selection of European paintings, spanning from the 14th to the 19th centuries will be offered in Sotheby’s Evening Sale of Master Paintings on 1 February 2018 in New York. Highlighting the annual Masters Week sale series, the Evening Sale exhibition will be on public view in Sotheby’s New York galleries beginning 26 January.  The February sale features a rare and striking portrait of Cristoforo Segni, Maggiordomo to Pope Innocent X, painted and signed by Velazquez and Cremonese... [Lire la suite]

30 novembre 2017

Sotheby's announces highlights from the Old Masters Evening Sale

A woman looks at works included in the sale. Courtesy Sotheby’s. LONDON.- Sotheby’s London Old Masters Evening sale on 6 December 2017 covers 400 years of art history, from the visually arresting gold-grounds of the Early Italian Renaissance to one of the last and most important candlelight pictures by Joseph Wright of Derby left in private hands. Highlights also include a luminous 18th-century view of Venice by Bellotto, two recently rediscovered landscapes by Constable, as well as a formidable gallery of portraits... [Lire la suite]
07 juillet 2017

Sir Anthony van Dyck (Antwerp 1599-1641 London), Saint Sebastian after His Ordeal

Lot 8. Sir Anthony van Dyck (Antwerp 1599-1641 London), Saint Sebastian after His Ordeal, signed 'VAN DYCK' (centre right, on the bank), oil on canvas, 77 5/8 x 55 in. (197.2 x 139.7 cm). Estimate GBP 1,200,000 - GBP 1,800,000. Price realised GBP 1,925,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Provenance: (Possibly) Palazzo Borghese, Rome, from where acquired by, Melchior Cardinal de Polignac (1661-1742), Paris. (Possibly) Anonymous sale; Mssrs. Langford, The Strand, London, 26 March 1778... [Lire la suite]
07 juillet 2017

Sir Anthony van Dyck (Antwerp 1599-1641 London), Head study of a bearded man

Lot 1. Sir Anthony van Dyck (Antwerp 1599-1641 London), Head study of a bearded man, oil on paper, laid down on panel, 14 x 11 ½ in. (35.7 x 29.3 cm). Estimate GBP 60,000 - GBP. 100,000. Price realised GBP 118,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Provenance: The Earls of Warwick, Warwick Castle (according to a label on the reverse).with Agnew's, London. Property of a Private Collector Note: This striking head study appears to have been used as the model for the figure at the rear centre of van... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2016

Portraits of artists from Rubens to Freud on display at The Queen's Gallery in London

Artemisia Gentileschi (Rome 1593-Naples 1652), Self-portrait as the Allegory of Painting (La Pittura), c.1638-9. Oil on canvas, 98.6 x 75.2 cm (support, canvas/panel/str external), RCIN 405551. Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016 LONDON.- Some of the finest portraits of artists, collected by monarchs since Charles I, are on display in an exhibition at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace. Portrait of the Artist explores the changing image of the creative genius from the 15th century to the... [Lire la suite]