21 septembre 2018

'Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits from Holbein to Warhol' at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

HOUSTON, TX.- Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits from Holbein to Warhol sheds new light on changing ideas of monarchy and nationhood in Britain. The exhibition features portraits of British royalty spanning 500 years, by artists from Hans Holbein and Sir Joshua Reynolds to Annie Leibovitz and Andy Warhol. In a sweeping survey, Tudors to Windsors covers the cavalcade of kings, queens, princes, and princesses who have graced the British crown. The MFAH is the only U.S. venue to host this unprecedented... [Lire la suite]

19 janvier 2016

Holburne Museum buys a preparatory sketch of Arthur Atherley by Thomas Lawrence

Thomas Lawrence, Sketch of Arthur Atherley, 1791. Courtesy of The Holbourne Museum. BATH.- The Holburne Museum has acquired a preparatory oil sketch of Arthur Atherley by Thomas Lawrence that has never been displayed in a public museum. Lawrence was commissioned to paint Arthur Atherley, who had recently left Eton College and who would later become an MP for the Southampton constituency. The artist was just three years older than his 19-year-old sitter. In autumn 2015 the Holburne set out to raise £450,000, including... [Lire la suite]
02 novembre 2008

"The Intimate Portrait" @ the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, New York

Attributed to Nathaniel Dance (1735–1811), Angelica Kauffman (c.1764–6). Graphite and watercolour; 132 x 113 mm. Collection National Gallery of Scotland NEW YORK, NY.- The first ever major UK exhibition to examine a fascinating but relatively unknown aspect of British portraiture will open at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery this autumn. The Intimate Portrait will explore the period between the 1730s and the 1830s – the heyday of British portraiture – when some of the country’s greatest artists produced beautifully worked... [Lire la suite]