08 juillet 2017

Francesco Guardi (Venice 1712-1793), Venice: the Rialto Bridge with the Palazzo dei Camerlenghi

Lot 25. Francesco Guardi (Venice 1712-1793), Venice: the Rialto Bridge with the Palazzo dei Camerlenghi, signed ‘GUARDI’ (lower left), oil on canvas, 47 1/8 x 80½ in. (119.7 x 204.3 cm). Estimate On Request. Price realised GBP 26,205,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  Provenance: Probably acquired in Venice in 1768 by Chaloner Arcedeckne, M. P. (1741-1804) of Glevering Hall, Suffolk and 1 Grosvenor Square, London, and by descent through his son, Andrew... [Lire la suite]

06 juillet 2017

Francesco Guardi (Venice 1712 - 1793), Venice, Piazza San Marco, looking East towards the Basilica

Lot 68. Francesco Guardi (Venice 1712 - 1793), Venice, Piazza San Marco, looking East towards the Basilica, oil on canvas, 39.2 x 52 cm.; 15 3/8  x 20 1/2  in. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 GBP. Lot sold 284,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's Provenance: With Thos. Agnew and Sons, Ltd., London, 1919; Le comte de Feuilhade de Chauvin, Paris; Federico Gentili di Giuseppe (1868–1940), Paris; Anonymous sale ('Monsieur G... di G...'), Paris, Galerie Charpentier, 5 April 1938, lot 32,... [Lire la suite]
06 juillet 2017

Johann Richter, Venice, the Piazzetta looking south from the Basilica di San Marco with the Biblioteca and a crowd...

Lot 23. Johann Richter (Stockholm 1665-1745 Venice), Venice, the Piazzetta looking south from the Basilica di San Marco with the Biblioteca and a crowd gathered to watch a comedia dell' arte performance, the columns of San Marco and San tTeodoro, the Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore and the Giudecca beyond, oil on canvas, 122.4 x 161.4 cm.; 48 1/8  x 63 1/2  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 GBP. Lot sold 344,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's Provenance: Mrs. John Innes... [Lire la suite]
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06 juillet 2017

Johann Richter, Venice, the Piazzetta looking north-west towards the campanile, with the Biblioteca, the Procuratie Vecchie,..

Lot 22. Johann Richter (Stockholm 1665-1745 Venice), Venice, the Piazzetta looking north-west towards the campanile, with the Biblioteca, the Procuratie Vecchie, the Torre dell'Orologio and numerous figures in carnival costume and a man in polish dress , oil on canvas, 129.9 x 162.3 cm.; 48 3/8  x 63 7/8  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 GBP. Lot sold 368,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's Provenance: Mrs. John Innes Kane; By whom bequeathed to The Cooper Union Museum,... [Lire la suite]
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06 juillet 2017

Bernardo Bellotto (Venice 1722 - 1780 Warsaw), Venice, Piazza San Marco looking East towards the Basilica

Bernardo Bellotto (Venice 1722 - 1780 Warsaw), Venice, Piazza San Marco looking East towards the Basilica, oil on canvas, 61 x 92.7 cm.; 24 x 36 1/2  in. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,500,000 GBP. Lot sold 2,521,250 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's Provenance: The Rev. Wadham Knatchbull (1794–1876), Prebendary of Wells, Cholderton Lodge, Hampshire, and subsequently Sherborne, Dorset; By whom anonymously sold, London, Christie's, 24 June 1876, lot 118 (unsold at 210 guineas and sent to Captain Knatchbull at Babington, Bath,... [Lire la suite]
26 juin 2017

Exhibition 'Reigning Men' traces 300 years of men's fashionable dress

Johnson Hartig, American, born 1962; for Libertine, “Ensemble” (detail), Fall/Winter 2009-10; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of Johnson Hartig. Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA. SAINT LOUIS, MO.- The Saint Louis Art Museum is presenting Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015, an exhibition that celebrates a rich history of restraint and resplendence in menswear. The ticketed exhibition is on view from June 25 through Sept. 17. Featuring more than 150 looks, Reigning Men traces cultural influences over... [Lire la suite]

09 mai 2017

The J. Paul Getty Museum presents "The Lure of Italy: Artists' Views"

Riva degli Schiavoni, from near San Biagio, Venice, 1826, Richard Parkes Bonington; watercolor over graphite, heightened with opaque watercolor. The J. Paul Getty Museum. LOS ANGELES, CA.- For centuries, Italy has fascinated travelers and artists alike. From the crumbling ruins of ancient Rome to the crystal-clear light of Venice, artists have found inspiration not only in the cities but also in the countryside and in Italy’s rich history and culture. The Lure of Italy: Artists’ Views, on view May 9 through July 30, 2017,... [Lire la suite]
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14 avril 2017

A gilded and enamelled glass pilgrim flask, Venice, probably 15th-16th century

Lot 180. A gilded and enamelled glass pilgrim flask, Venice, probably 15th-16th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  the glass body blown into bulbous form with flat sides, four small lug handles, gilted with radiating design and polychrome enamelled details, 31cm. height Note: This enamelled glass pilgrim flask is related to a group known in Venice as 'inghistere facade' or 'flat-sided bottle' as well as 'guastada' or 'Damascene glass'. Whereas the shape is of Islamic... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2017

Masterpiece by Francesco Guardi to lead Christie's Classic Week Old Masters sale

 Francesco Guardi, (Venice 1712–1793), The Rialto Bridge with the Palazzo dei Camerlenghi, Signed ‘F. co. Guardi’ (lower left), Oil on canvas, 122 x 200 cm. Estimate on request. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. LONDON.- Christie’s Old Masters Evening Sale, 6 July 2017, will be led by Francesco Guardi’s masterpiece The Rialto Bridge with the Palazzo dei Camerlenghi (estimate on request), which is expected to fetch more than £25 million. This magnificent picture is one of the celebrated pair of views of the Grand... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2017

Venice by Ron Gessel

Venice by Ron Gessel, Photographer- Art director, Amsterdam, Netherlands www.rongessel.com
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