29 janvier 2018

Passion & desire from antiquity to the present day at Sotheby's London

French, 18th century, After the Antique, Bust of Antinous, white marble, on a cippolino marble socle and column; bust: 75cm., 29½in.; socle: 18cm., 7 1/8in.; base: 6.5cm., 6½in.; column: 115cm., 45¼in. Estimate £100,000-150,000. Courtesy Sotheby’s LONDON.- Artists throughout history have been drawn to the human form. In the second edition of Sotheby’s Erotic: Passion & Desire sale, Pre-Columbian sculpture will be paired with Picasso works on paper; masters of... [Lire la suite]

14 mai 2017

A drawing by Sir Peter Lely is expected to create a sensation at auction

Sir Peter Lely (1618-80), Portrait of a Young Girl. Black and white chalk heightened with red chalk and pink pastel, 29.5 x 20 cm. Estimate: 12.000-15.000€. © Ivoire Nantes NANTES.- This lovely drawing by Sir Peter Lely, an important, rarely seen portrait painter at the English royal court in the late 17th century, is being offered by IVOIRE NANTES Auction to be held Tuesday, 13 June 2017 Sir Peter Lely (1618-80), an Englishman of Dutch descent, is an important, rarely seen artist. A fashionable portrait painter in... [Lire la suite]
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]
07 juillet 2016

Masterpieces from the past attract collectors from around the world at Sotheby's

Jean-Etienne Liotard's A Dutch Girl at Breakfast - One of the last and finest oil paintings by the artist remaining in a Private Collection –realised £4.41 million / $5.69 million / €5.16 million. Photo: Sotheby's.  LONDON.- Over the last two days, at Sotheby’s London, masterpieces from the past attracted collectors from around the world, with over 50 countries and 40% more people participating in our sales of Old Master paintings, sculpture, works of arts and drawings and the highly anticipated Treasures... [Lire la suite]
02 juin 2016

Sir Peter Lely's most intimate portrait drawings to lead Sotheby's London Sale of Old Master & British Drawings

Sir Peter Lely, Self-Portrait, Black and coloured chalks, 386 by 311 mm (est. £600,000-800,000). Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- His iconic portraits of Charles II’s pleasure-seeking court made him the natural successor to Anthony van Dyck and the “best painter in England” of his time but Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680) was also one of the great international draughtsmen of his age. This summer, Sotheby’s will present three of his most sensitive and intimate surviving portrait drawings. These highly prized and finished works... [Lire la suite]
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06 avril 2014

Collector James Stunt lends major British paintings to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Anthony van Dyck, Francois Langlois as a Savoyard, about 1637. Oil on canvas. Collection of James Stunt. Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. BOSTON, MASS.- Five portraits by European masters Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641), Peter Lely (1618–1680), Joshua Reynolds (1723–1792), Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830) and John Constable (1776–1837)—on loan from British collector James Stunt—will be on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, this spring. The paintings by Van Dyck, Lely and Reynolds portray notable musical and theatrical performers... [Lire la suite]
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28 juin 2013

Philip Mould & Co opens an exhibition of previously unseen works by Sir Peter Lely

Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680), Portrait of a Gentleman, late 1640s. Oil on canvas.  LONDON.- Philip Mould & Co have curated an exhibition of previously unseen and re-discovered works by the master of British restoration portraiture Sir Peter Lely (1618-80) to mark this year’s Master Paintings Week, a collaboration between twenty leading galleries and three auction houses in the heart of London’s Mayfair. The exhibition will run form 28 June to 5 July 2013 at Philip Mould, 29 Dover Street, London W1S 4NA.  Described by... [Lire la suite]
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09 janvier 2013

Sir Peter Lely (Soest, Westphalia 1618-1680 London), Portrait of a gentleman in black, bust-length

Sir Peter Lely (Soest, Westphalia 1618-1680 London), Portrait of a gentleman in black, bust-length. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 oil on canvas, 29¾ x 25 in. (75.5 x 63.5 cm.). Estimate $50,000 - $70,000 Provenance: On the New York art market. Mr. Leo Meyer, Los Angeles. Literature: E. Larsen, 'A presumed portrait of John Milton by Anthony Van Dyck', Pantheon, XXIV, Jahrg. V., September-October 1966, p. 288 ff., as 'Anthony Van Dyck'.E. Larsen, L'Opera completa di Van Dyck 1626-1641, Milan, 1980, pp.... [Lire la suite]
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09 octobre 2012

Contents of the home of Princess Viola von Hohenzollern in Scotland for sale at Bonhams Edinburgh

The image of Charles II after Sir Peter Lely, is a three quarter length portrait of Charles II in a blue robe, an oil on canvas it is estimated to sell for £7,000-9,000. Photo: Bonhams. EDINBURGH.- The contents of Scotland’s Killochan Castle, built in 1324 and bought by the present owner Princess Viola von Hohenzollern 15 years ago, will be sold by Bonhams on November 7th in Edinburgh. A relative of Kaiser Wilhelm II by marriage, the princess is offering for sale a set of 12 silver-mounted beakers made for Edward Prince of Wales,... [Lire la suite]
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24 septembre 2012

"Peter Lely: The Draughtsman and His Collection" opens @ the Courtauld Gallery

Attributed to Francesco Salviati (1510-1563), Rearing horse. Red chalk, 232 x 144 mm. In addition to achieving renown as a painter, Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680) amassed one of England’s first great collections of drawings. A display of a selection of drawings from Lely’s collection will be on view in The Courtauld Gallery concurrently with the exhibition Peter Lely: A Lyrical Vision. Lely showed a particular preference for Italian drawings of the 16th century and the display includes works by, amongst others, Fra Bartolommeo,... [Lire la suite]
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