30 juin 2011

Une œuvre de François Le Moyne préemptée pour le musée Auguste Rodin

François Le Moyne (Paris, 1688-1737), Diane revenant de la classe ou Le soir (Diana returning from the hunt or "The evening"). Huile sur toile chantournée mise au rectangle, 114 x 162,5 cm. Oil on canvas fret put as rectangle; 45 by 64 in.  photo Sotheby"s PARIS -  Le 23 juin 2011, Le Retour de chasse de Diane ou Le Soir de François Le Moyne (1688-1737) était mis en vente chez Sotheby’s à Paris. Estimée entre 200 et 300 000 euros, cette peinture était adjugée pour 471 793 euros frais compris. L’Etat... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2011

Sotheby's to Offer a Newly Discovered Work By Sir Anthony Van Dyck @ London Sale

Sir Anthony Van Dyck, Portrait of a Carmelite Monk, Head and Shoulders, c.1617-20, oil on oak panel, 62.3cm x 48cm. Estimate: £600,000-800,000. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- Sotheby’s today announces that it will sell a newly discovered portrait by the great 17th Century Flemish painter Sir Anthony Van Dyck in its 6th July 2011 sale of Old Master and British Paintings in London. The intense and psychologically penetrating portrait of a young Carmelite monk is a hitherto unknown work, which Sotheby’s has discovered to have been painted... [Lire la suite]
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17 mars 2011

Sotheby's to Sell Four Hundred Items from the Fabius Freres Gallery Collection

The Fabius Frères Gallery is known worldwide for the exceptional quality, condition and provenance of the works of art in their collection. Photo: Sotheby's. Paris, le 16 mars 2011 - Sotheby’s, en association avec PIASA, a l’honneur d’annoncer la vente de la collection de la galerie Fabius Frères, qui aura lieu à Paris les 18 et 19 octobre2011. La galerie Charpentier sera pendant une semaine le théâtre d’une vente événement dispersant près de 400 lots de sculptures, mobilier, objets d’art, dessins et tableaux du XlXe siècle,... [Lire la suite]
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28 février 2011

Francesco Guardis 'Venice, a view of the Rialto' @ Sotheby's London

LONDON.- Sothebys employee Maria Sheremeteva studies Francesco Guardis Venice, a view of the Rialto Bridge before it will be sold at auction on July 6, 2011, the painting estimated to fetch in the region of 20 million pounds, US$32.21 million. AP Photo/Joel Ryan. LONDON.- Sothebys employee Maria Sheremeteva studies Francesco Guardis Venice, a view of the Rialto Bridge before it will be sold at auction on July 6, 2011, the painting is estimated to fetch in the region of 20 million pounds, US$32.21 million. AP Photo/Joel Ryan. ... [Lire la suite]
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21 février 2011

Informing the Eye of the Collector: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art from J.T. Tai & Co

A group of archaic bronze vessels to be included in the sale. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- Following the highly successful sale of thirteen Masterpieces of Qing Imperial Porcelain from J. T. Tai & Co. in Hong Kong in October 2011, Sotheby’s will present Informing the Eye of the Collector: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art from J. T. Tai & Co. on March 22nd, 2011 in New York. J.T. Tai bought many extraordinary pieces of Qing Imperial porcelain, but he was also fascinated by early Chinese material culture, particularly... [Lire la suite]
20 novembre 2010

An Old Bearded Man by Gerard Dou; A Highlight in the Old Master Paintings Sale @ Sotheby's

Gerard Dou, An old bearded man, 14.9 by 11.6 cm. Estimate €150,000 – 200,000. Photo: Sotheby's AMSTERDAM.- Sotheby’s Amsterdam Old Master Paintings sale on 30th November 2010 will feature An old bearded man by the Leiden fijnschilder Gerard Dou (1613 – 1675). This recently discovered and hitherto unrecorded little panel was part of a private collection for over 70 years and perfectly illustrates the artist’s talent for portraying a certain archetype of person in a highly finished style. Gerard Dou, the first and most famous... [Lire la suite]
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03 novembre 2010

A New Auction Record for Amedeo Modigliani at Sotheby's Evening Sale in New York

A Sotheby's employee discusses the merits of the painting "La Belle Romaine" by Amedeo Modigliani during a preview of Sotheby's Impressionist & Modern Art auction in New York. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby's Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art is currently underway in New York and a number of exceptional prices have already been achieved: · A new auction record for Amedeo Modigliani was set tonight when the artist’s iconic Nu assis sur un divan (La Belle Romaine) sold for a remarkable... [Lire la suite]
30 octobre 2010

Sotheby's to Offer Most Important Work by Titian to Appear at Auction in Nearly Twenty Years

Tiziano Vecellio, called Titian, A Sacra Conversazione: The Madonna and Child with Saints Luke and Catherine of Alexandria, Circa 1560 (detail), 50¼ by 66¾ in (127.8 by 169.7 cm). Photo: Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY.- A monumental work by the Renaissance master Titian will be offered early next year in Sotheby’s sale of Important Old Master Paintings in New York on 27 January 2011. A Sacra Conversazione: The Madonna and Child with Saints Luke and Catherine of Alexandria is one of only a handful of multi-figured compositions by the... [Lire la suite]
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12 octobre 2010

Sotheby's to Sell Francis Bacon's Figure In Movement, Gift from the Artist to his Doctor

Francis Bacon, Figure In Movement, 1985, est. $7/10 million. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- Sotheby’s announced the sale of Francis Bacon’s Figure In Movement, the most significant painting by the British artist to appear at auction in several seasons, in its Evening Sale of Contemporary Art on 9 November 2010 in New York. The 1985 portrait of a man twisting and writhing, demonstrates the artist’s genius in painting the human figure in motion, and epitomizes the full spectrum of his legendary artistic technique. The monumental... [Lire la suite]
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18 juin 2010

Sotheby's to Sell Rare 19th Century Sculptures Recently Discovered in Ireland

Die Spinnerin by Rudolf Schadow. Estimate: £120,000-180,000. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- On Thursday, 8th July 2010, in a sale of European Sculpture and Works of Art, Sotheby’s London will offer three sculptures recently discovered in Ireland. When Sotheby’s Sculpture specialist Erik Bijzet first cast his eye over the photographs of the sculptures that had been brought into Sotheby’s Dublin office, he was immediately struck by their intrinsic quality and importance. Created in nineteenth-century Rome, the works are seminal... [Lire la suite]
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