26 juin 2019

Sotheby's to offer most valuable Gainsborough ever to come to auction

LONDON.- This summer, Sotheby’s will present a roll-call of the greatest names in Western art history at its flagship Old Masters Evening Sale on 3 July. With an overall estimate of £4665.9m/ $59.5-83.7m, the sale next week is one of the strongest sales ever staged in this category, both in value as well as in the quality of works on offer. From some of the finest works by the three key British landscape painters remaining in private hands, to masterpieces and newly discovered works by Renaissance and Baroque masters,... [Lire la suite]

06 juillet 2018

Rubens, Canova and Turner lead $100 million sale week in London

Harry Dalmeny fielding bids. Courtesy Sotheby's. LONDON.- This week’s sales concluded today with a combined total of £77.7 million / $102.6 million, with strong results across Old Master and British paintings and drawings, decorative arts, sculptures and antiquities spanning over two millennia. OLD MASTERS EVENING, 4 July • Total up 70% on last December. • Participants spanning four continents, with buying from Asia, Russia and Latin America. • 77.3% of lots sold. • More than half of the lots achieved... [Lire la suite]
26 juin 2018

Rubens painting to be auctioned at Stephan Welz & Co in Cape Town

Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish 1577 - 1640), Portrait of a Gentleman. Oil on oak panel 54 by 39,3cm. JOHANNESBURG.- This exquisite portrait by the most influential Flemish Baroque artist Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577 – 1640) depicts a gentleman in a crisp white ruff and black coat, with intricate black on black weaving on the shoulder and chest of the coat. The face of the sitter stands out against the muted greens on the background, the play of light and shade drawing one into the portrait. The technique is elegant and the face... [Lire la suite]
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29 décembre 2017

Sotheby's: Top 10 Old Masters of 2017

2017 was another impressive year for Old Masters at Sotheby's, with saleroom successes on both sides of the Atlantic including a record-breaking result for Joseph Wright of Derby's arresting An Academy by Lamplight which sold for £7.3 million, more than double its estimate. J.M.W. Turner's Ehrenbreitstein, one of only six works by the artist still in private hands, sold for £18.5 million in London in July. Click through to see the top results from across sales in New York and London. Joseph Mallord William... [Lire la suite]
17 novembre 2017

Rubens' daughter comes to the Scottish National Gallery

Sir Peter Paul Rubens, Portrait of the Artist’s Daughter Clara Serena, about 1623, private collection. EDINBURGH.- A beautiful and intimate family portrait by one of the greatest of all seventeenth-century artists is on display at the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh this winter. Portrait of the Artist’s Daughter, Clara Serena by Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) was probably painted about 1623, not long before the sitter’s tragically early death at the age of 12. This charming painting, which, after cleaning,... [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]

27 janvier 2017

Newly-discovered Rubens achieves $5.1 million at Sotheby's New York

Sir Peter Paul Rubens, Study of a Horse with a Rider. Estimate $1,000,000 — 1,500,000. Lot Sold $5,075,000.  Photo: Courtesy Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Yesterday, Sotheby’s morning sale of Old Master Drawings and evening sale of Master Paintings & Sculpture, part of the annual Masters Week in New York, together realised a total of $31.8 million. The sale was led by a newly-discovered work by the celebrated Flemish painter Sir Peter Paul Rubens. A rare example of a large-scale... [Lire la suite]
10 janvier 2017

Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen 1577 - 1640 Antwerpt), Study of a Horse with a Rider

Lot 17. Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen 1577 - 1640 Antwerpt), Study of a Horse with a Rider, oil on canvas, 46 1/2  by 22 in., 118 by 56 cm. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Possibly With Galerie Georges Petit, Paris;Lucien Lambiotte, Brussels, by 1955;Eric Lippens, Vlezenbeek, Belgium;Anonymous sale, Amsterdam, Christie’s, 23 June 2015, lot 11 (as After Sir Anthony Van Dyck, measuring 118 by 82 cm., with later additions);There purchased by the present... [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]
08 juillet 2016

£44.9 million Rubens leads strong results for Classic Week at Christie's

Lot 12. Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Lot and his Daughters, oil on canvas, 74 x 88½in. (190 x 225cm.), including early 18th century horizontal additions to top and bottom edges of circa 18 and 10cm. wide. Price Realized £44,882,500 ($58,167,720) (€52,422,760). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. LONDON.- The Old Master and British Evening Sale totalled £65,390,100/ $84,745,570/ €76,375,637, achieving sell through rates of 93% by value and 77% by lot. The highest price... [Lire la suite]