29 mars 2017

Sir Joshua Reynolds, Portrait of Mrs Connock, three-quarter-length, in a white satin dress with blue ribbons, in a landscape

Lot 28. Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A. (Plympton, Devon 1723-1792 London), Portrait of Mrs Connock (d.1804), three-quarter-length, in a white satin dress with blue ribbons, in a landscape, oil on canvas, 49 7/8 x 40 in. (126.8 x 101.6 cm.) in a George III giltwood frame carved with pierced C-scrolls and cabochon-centred cartouches. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000 (USD 37,620 - USD 62,700). Price realised GBP 47,500 (USD 59,565) © Christie's Images Ld 2017 Provenance: Treworgey Manor,... [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]
11 août 2016

Sir Joshua Reynolds, Portrait of a Young Man, ca. 1770

Sir Joshua Reynolds (British, Plympton 1723–1792 London), Portrait of a Young Man, ca. 1770. Oil on canvas, 31 × 25 1/8 in. (78.7 × 63.8 cm). The Menil Collection, Houston, 1983-103 DJ. Photograph Hickey-Robertson, Houston Numerous unfinished portraits by Reynolds have come down to us, and this one of an unidentified young man set against a stormy sky is among the most riveting. In some cases it remains hard to know whether the portraits were meant as preparatory studies or were left as unfinished... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2016

Outstanding portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds acquired for the Nation

Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A., Portrait of Frederick, 5th Earl of Carlisle (1745-1825). Oil on canvas, 241.43 by 149.9 cm. LONDON.- A major full-length portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723–1792) of the 5th Earl of Carlisle (1748-1825), aged 20 has been accepted in lieu of inheritance tax for the nation. This important painting has been allocated to Tate and will remain on public display in its original setting at Castle Howard in North Yorkshire, and in the future will be shown elsewhere around the country including Tate... [Lire la suite]
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06 août 2016

North Carolina Museum of Art presents exhibition of Old Master paintings

British School, Sir Reginald Scott (1512-1554), 1542, oil on canvas, 84 x 48 in. (213.4 x 121.9 cm), Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James MacLamroc. © 1999–2016 North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation, Inc. British School, Portrait of Lady Emmeline Scott, 16th century, oil on canvas, 79 7/8 x 47 3/8 in. (202.9 x 120.3 cm), Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James MacLamroc. © 1999–2016 North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation, Inc. RALEIGH, NC.- Beginning August 6, 2016, the North Carolina Museum of Art presents... [Lire la suite]
14 juin 2016

Christie's announces highlights from 250th anniversary sale "Defining British Art"

Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A. (1723-1792), Portrait of Lucy Long, Mrs George Hardinge (d. 1820), daughter and heiress of Richard Long of Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, in a white dress with a sheer brown scarf and a ribbon and pearls in her hair, with her spaniel, in a landscape, 1778. Oil on canvas. 50 1/8 x 40 1/4 in. (127.3 x 102.1 cm.). Estimate: £2,000,000-3,000,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. LONDON.- Infatuation with arresting beauty has always compelled artists to produce masterpieces and four superb works are... [Lire la suite]

29 janvier 2016

Agnew's at TEFAF 2016

Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A (Plympton 1723-1792 London), Portrait of Sir Gerard Napier, 6th Bt. (1739-1765), three-quarter-length, in the uniform of the Dorsetshire Militia, in a landscape, his hand resting on a balustrade. Oil on canvas, 127.5 x 101.5 cm. Agnew's at TEFAF 2016 © TEFAF Maastricht, 2015 Sir Gerard Napier, 6th Bt. was a soldier, and the son of Sir Gerard Napier, 5th Bt. (d.1759), and his wife Bridget, daughter of Edward Phelips of Montacute, and a descendant of the prominent royalist of... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2013

From a unique Gentileschi to a rediscovered Reynolds, the Weiss Gallery at TEFAF Maastricht

David contemplating the Head of Goliath by Orazio Gentileschi (1563 – 1639), oil on lapis lazuli, 25 x 19cm. A superb exhibition of Old Master paintings is to be mounted by the leading international dealers The Weiss Gallery at TEFAF Maastricht, the world’s most important art fair, which will take place in the southern Netherlands from 15 to 24 March 2013. It will include a unique painting by the Italian artist Orazio Gentileschi which may have been commissioned as a papal gift, a work by Lucas Cranach the Younger which has been in... [Lire la suite]
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29 mai 2012

The Royal Academy celebrates the Queen's Diamond Jubilee with several displays

Peter Greenham RA, 'Study for a Portrait of Her Majesty The Queen', 1964. Oil on canvas. © estate of the artist. Photo: Royal Academy of Arts, London / Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd. LONDON.- This summer, as Britain celebrates the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Royal Academy of Arts marks the occasion with a series of displays and events. Peter Greenham’s Study for a Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen (1964) has gone on show in the RA’s entrance hall, while displays in the John Madejski Fine Rooms celebrate the... [Lire la suite]
20 octobre 2011

"The First Actresses: Nell Gwyn to Sarah Siddons" @ National Portrait Gallery

Eleanor ('Nell') Gwyn by Simon Verelst, c.1680. © National Portrait Gallery, London LONDON.- The first exhibition to explore art and theatre in eighteenth-century England through portraits of women opens at the National Portrait Gallery. With 53 portraits, some brought together for the first time and others not previously seen in public, the exhibition shows the remarkable popularity of actress-portraits and provides a vivid spectacle of eighteenth-century femininity, fashion and theatricality. The First Actresses: Nell Gwyn to... [Lire la suite]
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