25 avril 2016

Manner of Canaletto, The Grand Canal, Venice, with the Salute and Dogana, from the Campo Santa Maria Zobenigo

Lot 289, Manner of Giovanni Antonio Canal, il Canaletto, The Grand Canal, Venice, with the Salute and Dogana, from the Campo Santa Maria Zobenigo, oil on canvas, 32½ x 54 in. (82.5 x 137.2 cm.). Estimate $40,000 - $60,000. Price Realized $70,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Christie's. OLD MASTERS: PART II, 14 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza 

25 avril 2016

Vincenzo Chilone, The Regatta on the Grand Canal, Venice, looking towards the Palazzo Foscari and Palazzo Balbi

Lot 240. Vincenzo Chilone (Venice 1758-1839), The Regatta on the Grand Canal, Venice, looking towards the Palazzo Foscari and Palazzo Balbi, oil on canvas, 21 7/8 x 38 ¼ in. (55.6 x 97 cm.). Estimate $60,000 - $80,000. Price Realized $209,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Provenance: John (d. 1934) and Anna Jaffé (d. 1942), Villa Jaffé, Nice; Sale 'Collection John Jaffé' ordered by the Comissariat aux questions juives de l'Etat français, Hôtel Savoy, Nice, 12-13 July 1943, lot 97, as 'Genre de... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2016

Three pairs of Venetian Rococo polychrome-painted and parcel-gilt benches, mid-18th century

Lot 201. A pair of Venetian Rococo polychrome-painted and parcel-gilt benches, mid-18th century. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. height 31 in.; length 59 in., 79 cm; 150 cm Provenance: Palazzo Donà dalle Rose, Venice;Adolfo Loewi, Venice.       Lot 202. A pair of Venetian Rococo polychrome-painted and parcel-gilt benches, mid-18th century. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. height 31 in.; length 59 in., 79 cm; 150 cm ... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2016

Piva & C srl at TEFAF Maastricht 2016

Francesco Albotto (Venice 1721-1757), View of the church of Santa Maria della Salute in Venice form the Canal Grande. Oil on canvas, 61 x 97 cm. Piva & C srl © TEFAF Maastricht, 2016 Francesco Albotto (Venice 1721-1757), View of the Arsenal in Venice, Venice, circa 1740-1745. Oil on canvas, 63 x 97.5 cm. Piva & C srl © TEFAF Maastricht, 2016 Provenance: Carlo Du-Bois collection, Venice Literature: Catalogo di una raccolta di 354 dipinti, di Carlo Du-Bois,... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2016

Museum makes public centuries of secret glassmaking techniques through new online resource

Enameled Goblet, about 1500, Venice, Italy. Overall H: 16.2 cm; Rim Diam: 8.2 cm; Foot Diam: 10.1 cm. Accession Number: 79.3.185. Bequest of Jerome Strauss. The Corning Museum of Glass. CORNING, NY.- The Corning Museum of Glass has released its first-ever scholarly electronic resource, The Techniques of Renaissance Venetian Glassworking by artist and scholar, William Gudenrath. A culmination of a lifetime of research, this digital resource details the techniques used to make glass on Murano, Venice’s historic... [Lire la suite]
15 novembre 2015

Portland Art Museum debuts major exhibition of masterpieces drawn from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection

Jan Brueghel the Younger, The Five Senses: Sight, c. 1625, Oil on panel, 27 5/8 x 44 5/8 inches, Paul G. Allen Family Collection.  PORTLAND, ORE.- This fall, the Portland Art Museum is the first venue of a major touring exhibition exploring the evolution of European and American landscape painting. Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection features 39 paintings from five centuries of masterpieces drawn from the collection of Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul G.... [Lire la suite]

27 août 2015

Palazzo Bernardo in Venice

 Palazzo Bernardo in Venice. Photo: Massimo Listri Palazzo Bernardo in Venice.
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13 juin 2015

Shoes and sacrifice: Exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum explores footwear fashion

Chopines, about 1600 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London LONDON (AFP).- For centuries, women and sometimes men have squeezed their feet into tiny shoes or balanced on towering heels to feel sexy, empowered and to show their wealth and status. Now their sacrifice is being celebrated in a new exhibition, 'Shoes: Pleasure and Pain', which opens at the V&A museum in London on Saturday. From a 2,000-year-old pair of Egyptian gold sandals to child-like Chinese slippers for bound feet, to Christian... [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]
03 mai 2015

Turner, Sickert and Brangwyn feature in new summer exhibition at Lady Lever Art Gallery

Detail of 'Venetian Canal' (around 1926), A B Waller. National Museums Liverpool. LIVERPOOL.- A new exhibition showcasing Venice through the eyes of old and modern masters opened at the Lady Lever Art Gallery on 1 May and runs until 27 September 2015. Picturing Venice features works by artists including JMW Turner, Walter Sickert and Frank Brangwyn, exploring the influence of the Italian city on British art and culture. The exhibition also considers the enduring appeal of ‘The Floating City’... [Lire la suite]