25 juillet 2021

National Gallery to acquire Sir Thomas Lawrence's 'The Red Boy' for the Nation

Sir Thomas Lawrence, Charles William Lambton, 1825. Unframed. H 137.2 x W 111.8 cm. Private collection. Image © National Gallery, London. LONDON.- The National Gallery has entered into a commitment to purchase Portrait of Charles William Lambton (1818-31) by Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769 – 1830).The 1825 work – world renowned as ‘The Red Boy’ – was made when Lawrence, one of the first trustees of the National Gallery, was at the height of his powers as painter and portraitist, a year after the Gallery opened to the public... [Lire la suite]
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27 octobre 2020

A rare gold brocade robe, Mughal India, circa 1700

Lot 75. A rare gold brocade robe, Mughal India, circa 1700; 38in. (96.5cm.) long. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 40,000 (USD 39,000 - USD 52,000). Courtesy Sotheby's. Gold and silk threads, brocaded, the gold ground decorated with a repeating design of red floral sprays, red and blue silk lining. Provenance: Possibly Henry Vansittart (1732-1770) when Governor of Bengal from 1759 to 1764 or his brother George Vansittart (1745-1825 when in Bengal from 1761 to 1776Thence by descent to the late... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2018

Exhibition at Scottish National Gallery brings together key works by Rembrandt

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-69), An Old Woman Reading, 1655. By kind permission of the Duke of Buccleuch & Queensberry KT KBE. EDINBURGH.- Britain’s love affair with one of history’s greatest artists is being explored in the major Festival exhibition at the Scottish National Gallerythis summer. Rembrandt: Britain’s Discovery of the Master is the first exhibition to tell the exceptionally rich story of how Rembrandt’s work in Britain has enraptured and inspired collectors, artists and writers over the past 400 years.... [Lire la suite]
19 juin 2018

Antonio Canova (1757-1822) Italian, Rome, Bust of Peace, 1814

Lot 25. Antonio Canova (1757-1822) Italian, Rome, Bust of Peace, 1814, white marble, on a white marble socle, 53cm., 20 7/8 in. including the socle. Estimate Upon Request. Courtesy Sotheby's.  Provenance: John Campbell, 1st Baron Cawdor (1753-1821), early 1815;John Campbell, 1st Baron Cawdor, and Lady Isabella Caroline Campbell, née Howard (1771-1848), eldest daughter of Frederick Howard, 5th Earl of Carlisle (1748-1825), Stackpole Court, Pembrokeshire, Wales;John Frederick Campbell, 1st Earl... [Lire la suite]
12 juin 2018

The pirate that saved England at Bonhams Old Masters sale

Lot 51. Anglo-Dutch School, late 16th-early 17th Century, Portrait of Sir Francis Drake (circa 1540-1596), three-quarter-length, in half-armour, blackened and gilded, ornately decorated with depictions of trophies of arms, holding a baton in his right hand and a rapier in his left, standing beside a plumed helmet on a table draped with a green cloth, oil on canvas, 104.6 x 79.7cm (41 3/16 x 31 3/8in). Estimate £ 300,000-500,000 (€ 340,000 - 570,000). Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- A portrait... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2018

International masterpieces at the Rijksmuseum from Cranach to Velázquez, Rembrandt and Manet

Paolo Veronese, Count Iseppo da Porto / Countess Livia da Porto Thiene, c. 1552. Baltimore, Walters Art Museum and Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi, Contini Bonacossi Collection Portret van Marten Soolmans / Portret van Oopjen Coppit, Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, 1634. AMSTERDAM - From 8 March to 3 June 2018, the Dutch national museum, the Rijksmuseum, is presenting High Society. Over thirty-five life-size portraits of powerful princes, eccentric aristocrats and fabulously wealthy citizens by the great masters of art... [Lire la suite]

28 octobre 2017

"Portrait of the Artist" offers rare look at images of artists from the British Royal Collection

Artemisia Gentileschi, Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting (La Pittura), c. 1638–39. Oil on canvas. Photo: Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017 VANCOUVER, BC.- The Vancouver Art Gallery presents Portrait of the Artist: An Exhibition from the Royal Collection, opening on October 28, 2017 and remaining on view until February 4, 2018. Following the acclaimed exhibition that debuted at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace in 2016, Portrait of the Artist: An Exhibition from the... [Lire la suite]
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]