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]

24 mars 2016

Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen 1577 - 1640 Antwerp), Anatomical studies of three male figures

Lot 2831, Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen 1577 - 1640 Antwerp), Anatomical studies of three male figures. Pen and brown ink and wash and black chalk, 291 by 191 mm, 11 1/2  by 7 1/2  in. Estimate 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 HKD (463,181 - 694,771 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. Provenance: Dr. Ludwig Burchard, by whose descendants sold, Christie's London, 6th July 1999, lot 223.  Exhibited: London, National Gallery, Rubens: A Master in the Making, 2005-6,... [Lire la suite]
13 mars 2016

Christie's to offer Rubens's 'Lot and his Daughters' as centerpiece of Classic Week

Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Seigen 1577-1640 Antwerp), Lot and his Daughters, circa 1613-1614 (detail). Oil on canvas, 74 x 88 ½ in. (190 x 225 cm.). Estimate on Request. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2016. LONDON.- Sir Peter Paul Rubens’s masterpiece Lot and his Daughters (circa 1613-1614) will be sold by Christie’s as the centerpiece of a curated week of sales, Classic Week*, in London this July. An outstanding example of Rubens’s early maturity and one of the most important paintings by the artist to have remained in... [Lire la suite]
12 janvier 2016

Dulwich Picture Gallery kick off a year of discoveries around its Dutch and Flemish Collection

Self-portrait by Sir Anthony van Dyck, c.1640 © National Portrait Gallery, London. LONDON.- Dulwich Picture Gallery will kick off a year of discoveries around its Dutch and Flemish Collection with I Am Van Dyck (12 January – 24 April 2016) , a special display to coincide with the loan of the National Portrait Gallery’s major recent acquisition of Van Dyck's last self-portrait. The painting will be juxtaposed with two works by renowned British contemporary artist Mark Wallinger, 'Self (Times New Roman)' and 'I Am... [Lire la suite]
12 juin 2015

Rare works with impeccable provenance lead Christie's Old Master & British Paintings Evening Sale

Bernardo Bellotto (Venice 1721-1780 Warsaw), Dresden from the Right Bank of the Elbe above the Augustus Bridge (Detail). Oil on canvas. 37 5/8 x 65 1/8 in. (95.6 x 165.4 cm.) Estimate: £8,000,000-12,000,000 ($12,352,000 - $18,528,000). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 LONDON.- Christie’s Old Master & British Paintings Evening Sale in London on Thursday 9 July will offer an exceptional selection of pictures from private collections, with emphasis on rarity, importance and provenance. Many of the... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2015

Alfred Beit Foundation to offer small group of carefully selected Old Master paintings at Christie's

Detail from Sir Peter Paul Rubens, Portrait of a bearded man, in three-quarter profile, bust-length, with a white collar and gold chains. Oil on oak panel, unframed, 20.1/8 x 16.1/4 in. Estimate: £2,000,000 - £3,000,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2015. LONDON.- Christie’s have been entrusted with the sale of a small group of carefully selected Old Master paintings from The Alfred Beit Foundation which will be sold at auction in the London Old Master & British Paintings Evening Sale on 9 July. The works are being... [Lire la suite]
29 juin 2014

Sotheby's sale includes masterworks from eminent aristocratic and private collections

  Francisco de Zurbarán, Christ on the Cross with the Virgin, Mary Magdalene, and Saint John at his Feet. Photo Sotheby's LONDON.- On 9th July 2014, Sotheby’s London Evening Sale of Old Master and British Paintings will be spearheaded by rare masterworks from some of the world’s most eminent aristocratic and private collections. Combining fascinating history with exceptional provenance, these works represent important moments in the artistic development of many schools and nations, from an early 14th century panel by... [Lire la suite]