22 mai 2020

The National Gallery acquires three significant 18th-century pictures

LONDON.- The National Gallery today announced the acquisition of three significant works: Jean-Etienne Liotard’s The Lavergne Family Breakfast (1754); Thomas Gainsborough’s Portrait of Margaret Gainsborough holding a Theorbo (about 1777) and Sir Thomas Lawrence’s Portrait of the Hon. Peniston Lamb (about 1790). They will each have a dedicated artwork page on the National Gallery’s website which will go live from today.All have been received by the nation from the estate of George Pinto under the Acceptance in Lieu scheme. An... [Lire la suite]

01 mai 2020

The National Gallery celebrates doctors, carers and nurses with exhibition

Peter Paul Rubens (1577 - 1640), Portrait of Ludovicus Nonnius, about 1627. Oil on wood, 124.4 x 92.2 cm, NG6393. © The National Gallery, London. LONDON.- To coincide with International Nurses Day, which is traditionally held on 12 May, the anniversary of the birth of nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale, the National Gallery invites its online visitors to celebrate doctors, healers and carers through its paintings.As the current health crisis is affecting the life of so many people all over the word... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2019

'George IV: Art & Spectacle' at Queen’s Gallery, London

Sir Thomas Lawrence, George IV, 1821. Photo: Royal Collection Trust/© HM Queen Elizabeth II 2019 LONDON - George IV (1762–1830) was the collector and commissioner of many of the finest works of art in the Royal Collection. He turned Buckingham House into a Palace, radically remodelled Windsor Castle inside and out, and built the Royal Pavilion at Brighton, an oriental-style pleasure palace by the sea. In London, his architectural vision extended to the laying out of Regent Street and Regent’s Park. From 1811,... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2019

L'Âge d'or de la peinture anglaise au Musée du Luxembourg

L'Âge d'or de la peinture anglaise au Musée du Luxembourg PARIS - Le début du règne de George III (1760-1820) marque un tournant pour la peinture anglaise avec l'émergence de deux grandes figures, Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) qui deviendra le premier président de la Royal Academy of Arts en 1768 et Thomas Gainsborough (1727- 1788). Reconnus comme les précurseurs d'un renouveau artistique en Grande-Bretagne, ces deux artistes ont rivalisé pour élever le genre du portrait notamment à des niveaux d’innovation visuelle et... [Lire la suite]
27 juillet 2019

“From Goya to Manet. The Nineteenth Century”. Old and new masters united in the Alte Pinakothek

Friedrich Overbeck, "Vittoria Caldoni", 1821, Oil on canvas, 89,5 x 65,8 cm, Inv. Nr. WAF 757 © Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Neue Pinakothek, München/Wittelsbacher Ausgleichsfonds (WAF). MUNICH.- Good news for all those missing the Neue Pinakothek: from July 25, the most important works of the nineteenth century are on display in the Alte Pinakothek. Titled “From Goya to Manet. The Nineteenth Century”, the presentation shows around 90 paintings and sculptures that outline the broad spectrum... [Lire la suite]
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]

03 janvier 2019

Gainsborough's family album on view at the National Portrait Gallery, London

The Artist with his Wife and Daughter by Thomas Gainsborough, c.1748. Oil on canvas, 92.1 x 70.5 cm. Acquired under the acceptance-in-lieu scheme at the wish of Sybil, Marchioness of Cholmondeley, in memory of her brother, Sir Philip Sassoon, 1994, NG6547. © The National Gallery, London.  LONDON.- The National Portrait Gallery London has brought together for the first time all twelve surviving portraits of Thomas Gainsborough’s daughters in a major new exhibition, Gainsborough’s Family Album. The... [Lire la suite]
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05 octobre 2018

Exhibition at the Holburne Museum explores Thomas Gainsborough and the theatre

Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788), Mrs Siddons, 1785, oil on canvas, 126 x 99.5 cm, NG683. Photo credit: The National Gallery, London. BATH.- For theatre lovers, portraiture aficionados and fans of 18th century history, the Holburne Museum’s new exhibition, Gainsborough and the Theatre (5 October 2018 to 20 January 2019) is essential viewing. Bringing together some of Gainsborough’s finest portraits of leading actors, managers, musicians, playwrights, designers, dancers and critics of the... [Lire la suite]
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13 mai 2018

The Morgan opens an exhibition solely focused on Thomas Gainsborough's works on paper

Thomas Gainsborough, Lady Walking in a Garden, ca. 1785, black and white chalk with smudging, worked wet and dry, watercolor, on laid paper, purchased by Pierpont Morgan in 1909. The Morgan Library & Museum, III, 63b. Photography by Steven H. Crossot, 2014.  NEW YORK, NY.- Renowned for his portraiture and depictions of rural landscapes, the eighteenth-century British artist Thomas Gainsborough (1727–1788) is best known as a painter. However, he was also a draftsman of rare ability who extended the traditional... [Lire la suite]
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07 mars 2018

The Hamburger Kunsthalle opens Germany's first large-scale monographic exhibition on Thomas Gainsborough

Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788), Robert und Frances Andrews (»Mr. und Mrs. Andrews«), um 1750. Öl auf Leinwand, 69,8 × 119,4 cm, London, The National Gallery © The National Gallery, London HAMBURG.- The Hamburger Kunsthalle is mounting Germany’s first large-scale monographic exhibition on the English painter Thomas Gainsborough (1727–1788), concentrating on his role as a pioneer of ›modern‹ landscape painting. Curated by the director of the Hamburger Kunsthalle, Christoph Martin... [Lire la suite]
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