10 janvier 2017

Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt., A.R.A., R.W.S, The Madness of Sir Tristram

Lot 113. Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt., A.R.A., R.W.S (Birmingham 1833 - 1898 London), The Madness of Sir Tristram. Watercolor and bodycolour, heightened with gum arabic and gold; signed with initials lower left: E.B.J., extensively inscribed (on a painted scroll), 585 by 558 mm; 23 by 21 7/8  in. Estimate 350,000 — 450,000 USD.  Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Mrs Aglaia Coronio, née Ionides (1834-1906), 1893;her executor's sale, 21 November 1906, lot 502;Sir William Tate,... [Lire la suite]

12 mars 2015

'Memento Mori - Looking at Death in Art and Illustration' at Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery

Andreas Vesalius, De humani corporis (On the fabric of the human body), second edition, 1555. Woodcut. The Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections. NASHVILLE, TENN.- Drawing on the combined resources of the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery, the Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, local museums, and several private collections, Memento Mori – Looking at Death in Art and Illustration will reveal multiple perspectives on the nature of death and our attempts to memorialize the dead in order to give meaning to their lives.... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2014

Snite Museum of Art features four centuries of European landscape drawings

Johann Christoph Erhard (German, 1795-1822), A Monk Visiting Ruins, 1814, graphite and wash on wove paper. Crocker Art Museum, E. B. Crocker Collection, 1871.1020 NOTRE DAME, IN.- Featuring works that span four centuries and represent every major European school, an exhibition on loan to the Snite Museum from the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, Calif., celebrates the beauty of landscape drawings in all its diversity. The Artist’s View: Landscape Drawings from the Crocker Art Museum comprises 45 of the most important works in... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2011

Record for Any Paul Gauguin Print Sold at Auction Established Today at Sotheby's

Paul Gauguin (1848 - 1903), Crouching Tahitian woman seen from the back (Field 75). LONDON.- This morning at Sotheby’s in London , ten prints by Paul Gauguin from the Collection of Stanley J. Seeger, sold for £1.54 million ($2.47 million), almost four times the pre-sale low estimate for the group. A new auction record for a print by Paul Gauguin was achieved when Crouching Tahitian Woman Seen From The Back sold for £577,250 ($924,466), over three times the estimate (£180,000-220,000). The traced monotype, or ‘printed drawing’, was... [Lire la suite]