30 janvier 2010

Christie's Old Masters & 19th Century Sales Series Achieve $40,858,500

Jan Brueghel II (Antwerp 1601-1678), The entry of the animals into Noah's ark (detail), oil on panel, 23 5/8 x 35 3/8 in. Estimate: $2,500,000 - $3,500,000. Price Realized: $2,882,500. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s New York achieved a combined total of $40,858,500/£25,191,210/ €29,051,023 in two days of sales, including the two-part auction of Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Watercolors on Wednesday and a special private collection sale, A Cabinet of Curiosities: Selections... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2010

Important Old Master Paintings and Sculpture Sale at Sotheby's Brings $61.6 Million

Sir Anthony van Dyck, Two Studies of a Bearded Man. Estimate: $7,250,500. Sold for $7,250,500. Photo: EFE/Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s 2010 Old Masters Week totaled $74,181,071 (£45,992,356, €53,148,582), nearly topping the presale series estimate of $52.5/75.5 million. Included in the offerings were Important Old Master Paintings Including Sculpture, Important European Terracotta and Bronze Sculpture from the Arthur M. Sackler Collection, Old Master Drawings and Old Master & 19th Century European Art. Important Old... [Lire la suite]
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29 janvier 2010

Attributed to Tiziano Aspetti (1550 - 1606), Apostles Peter and Paul, Italy, Venice, circa 1600

Attributed to Tiziano Aspetti (1550 - 1606), Apostles Peter and Paul, Italy, Venice, circa 1600. photo Sotheby's a pair, bronze; heights 35 7/8 in., 35 1/2 in.; 91 cm, 90 cm. Est. 300,000—500,000 USD. Lot Sold 542,500 USD PROVENANCE: Baron Maurice de Rothschild, Paris; Mrs. Anna Thomson Dodge, Rose Terrace, Grosse Point Farms, Michigan; Sold Christie's, London, June 24, 1971, lot 4; Cyril Humphris, London LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Duveen 1938, vol.II NOTE: RELATED LITERATURE: Benacchio 1930-1939;... [Lire la suite]
29 janvier 2010

Kenneth J. Lane, Conch Shell on Coral Reef Brooch & Coral Reef Cuff bracelet @ Fabulous Facets

Kenneth J. Lane Conch Shell on Coral Reef Brooch The black enamel conch shell is detailed with pavé-set, faceted, faux diamonds, placed into gold tone metal in the spiral form of the shell. A beautiful glass pearl cabochon is set at the center. The enameled coral reef sparkles with more crystals and gold tone accents. The brooch measures 2.25" high and 2.5"  wide. Signed "Kenneth Lane. Price $325.00 Kenneth J. Lane Coral Reef Cuff bracelet Inside circumference measures 6" long, with... [Lire la suite]
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29 janvier 2010

Anish Kapoor prévoit de construire la 'tour olympique' de Londres

Anish Kapoor LONDRES (ROYAUME-UNIS) [29.01.10] – Anish Kapoor a présenté son projet pour la « tour olympique » voulue par le maire de la capitale anglaise, Boris Johnson. Pour un coût de 15 millions de livres financé par le magnat de l'acier Lakshmi Mittal, cette tour doit faire plus de 400 pieds de haut. Si le nom du gagnant du concours n'a pas encore été annoncé, Kapoor semble le grand favori. Un tour d'acier spiralée haute de 400 pieds (120 mètres) conçue par Anish Kapoor est en passe de gagner la compétition... [Lire la suite]
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29 janvier 2010

Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto, Study of a Merchant Vessel & An Architectural Capriccio with a Pavilion

Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto (Venice 1697 - 1768), Study of a Merchant Vessel. photo Sotheby's Pen and brown ink and gray and brown wash over black chalk; bears inscription in brown ink: Canaleto. 9 5/8 by 7 1/2 in; 244 by 191 mm. Estimate 200,000—300,000 USD. Lot Sold. 542,500 USD PROVENANCE: Claudio Argentieri (L.486b);Pier Giulio Breschi (L.2079b);Sale, London, Sotheby's, 18 November 1982, lot 70;Sale, London, Sotheby's, 4 July 1988, lot 104 LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: W.G. Constable, revised by J.G. Links,... [Lire la suite]
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29 janvier 2010

Francisco de Zurbarán, Saint Dorothy, full-length, holding a basket of apples and roses

Francisco de Zurbarán (Fuente de Cantos, Badajoz 1598 - 1664 Madrid) Saint Dorothy, full-length, holding a basket of apples and roses. photo Sotheby's oil on canvas, inscribed lower left: S. DOrOTEA. 71 by 40 in.; 180.2 by 101.5 cm. Est. 3,000,000—4,000,000 USD. Lot Sold 4,226,500 USD PROVENANCE: Acquired in Spain in the 1920s by a New York collector;Thence by family descent until sold, New York, Christie's, 29 January 1998, lot 120, where acquired by the present owner. LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: A.G. Mayer,... [Lire la suite]
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29 janvier 2010

Italian Scientists Believe Leonardo da Vinci Painted Himself as "Mona Lisa"

The reported tomb of Leonardo da Vinci at Saint-Hubert Chapel at the Amboise castle, in the Loire valley, western France. AP Photo/Bertrand Combaldieu ROME (AP).- The legend of Leonardo da Vinci is shrouded in mystery: How did he die? Are the remains buried in a French chateau really those of the Renaissance master? Was the "Mona Lisa" a self-portrait in disguise? A group of Italian scientists believes the key to solving those puzzles lies with the remains — and they say they are seeking permission from French... [Lire la suite]
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28 janvier 2010

An Austrian ivory group of Pluto and Proserpina, attributed to Matthias Steinl (circa 1644-1727), circa 1700

An Austrian ivory group of Pluto and Proserpina, attributed to Matthias Steinl (circa 1644-1727), circa 1700. photo Sotheby's upon original ivory-inlaid and ebony-veneered socle. height without socle 10 1/4 in.; 26 cm. Est. 120,000—150,000 USD. Lot Sold 1,202,500 USD PROVENANCE: Baron Alphonse de Rothschild (1878-1942), ViennaSeized from the above and allocated for the Kunstmuseum Linz, recovered in crate no. 2 ,1938/9 (reference AR 2608)Restituted to the Austrian government, Kremsmünster depot, 1947Restituted... [Lire la suite]
28 janvier 2010

Restoration of National Gallery's 18th Century Scagliola Table Top

Don Pietro Belloni, Scagliola table-top (detail). Photo © 2010 National Gallery of Ireland DUBLIN.- In 1902, Lady Geraldine Dowager Countess of Milltown gifted to the National Gallery of Ireland the contents of Russborough, Co. Wicklow, in memory of her husband, Edward Nugent, 6th Earl of Milltown (1835-1890). The gift was so extensive and varied - it included paintings, furniture, sculpture, mirrors, silver and objets d'art - that it was necessary to construct a new building (The Milltown Wing) to accommodate the collection.... [Lire la suite]