08 juillet 2010

J. Paul Getty Museum Acquires Turner Masterpiece at Sotheby's for a Record $45.10 Million

Joseph Mallord William Turner R.A. (London 1775 - 1851), Modern Rome - Campo Vaccino, 35 ½ by 48 in. 90.2 by 122 cm. Sold for 29,721,250 GBP. photo Sotheby's LOS ANGELES, CA.- The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today that it made a successful bid at auction on J.M.W Turner's masterpiece painting Modern Rome - Campo Vaccino. The auction took place at Sotheby's in London on Wednesday, July 7. One of the greatest paintings by Turner to come on the market, Modern Rome - Campo Vaccino has had only two owners in its 171-year history... [Lire la suite]
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30 juin 2010

Edgard Maxence, Les Dernières fleurs du symbolisme @ Musée des beaux-arts de Nantes

Né à Nantes le 17 septembre 1871 dans une famille de propriétaires, Edgard Maxence grandit dans un univers où rien ne le prédestine à une vie d'artiste.Rien ne permet de savoir, faute de documents, d'où vient la vocation de Maxence. On peut cependant penser que la proximité de sa mère, Estelle Boquien, avec le milieu culturel nantais est l'un des facteurs qui l'a mené vers la carrière artistique. De plus au cours de sa scolarité à l'Externat des Enfants nantais, il suivit les cours de dessin de l'abbé Sotta (premier maître d'Élie... [Lire la suite]
26 juin 2010

Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt., A.R.A., R.W.S. (1833-1898) Portrait head of Kate Dolan, in profile to right

Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt., A.R.A., R.W.S. (1833-1898) Portrait head of Kate Dolan, in profile to right. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 signed with initials and dated '1890' (lower left) pencil, black, white and red chalk on tinted tuscan red paper; 10 3/8 x 9 7/8 in. (25.9 x 24.9 cm.) Estimate £30,000 - £50,000  Price Realized £32,450 Literature: B. Harrison & B. Waters, Burne-Jones, 1973, pl. 249. Exhibited: Springfield, 1988, no. 41.Springfield, 1993. Notes: Although little is known about her,... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2010

William Holman Hunt, R.W.S., O.M. (1827-1910) Study for the head of Christ in 'The Shadow of Death'

William Holman Hunt, R.W.S., O.M. (1827-1910) Study for the head of Christ in 'The Shadow of Death'. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 pencil, red chalk and brown wash, heightened with white on paper incised along the left, right and lower margin; 11½ x 11¼ in. (29.2 x 28.3 cm.) Estimate £20,000 - £30,000 Price Realized £49,250 Provenance: Dow's auction house, Edinburgh, c. 1970.Leslie Wells.with Anthony Mould, London, by January 1984.with Agnew's, London, by April 1984, where purchased by the present owner. Literature:... [Lire la suite]
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22 juin 2010

Turner and The Masters Opens @ Museo del Prado with Additional Works of Art

Snow Storm-Steam-Boat off a Harbour's Mouth. JMW Turner. 1842. Oil on canvas. MADRID.- Having already been seen in London and Paris, Turner and the Masters will now be shown at the Museo del Prado in Madrid. Its aim is to reveal to visitors the extent of Turner’s links with other historically important artists and the profoundly original way in which he assimilated their influence. This comparison will assist in an understanding of how Turner’s approach to and assimilation of other artists was intended not just as an homage to... [Lire la suite]
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15 juin 2010

Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys (1829-1904) Proud Maisie

Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys (1829-1904) Proud Maisie. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 signed, inscribed and dated 'Proud Maisie. 1903. F Sandys.' (upper right), pencil and red chalk on paper, 14 1/8 x 10 5/8 in. (35.8 x 27 cm.) Estimate £70,000 - £100,000 ($102,480 - $146,400) Provenance: Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, Belgravia, 1 October 1979, lot 16, to The Maas Gallery, from whom purchased by the present owner. Literature: Betty Elzea, Frederick Sandys: A Catalogue Raisonné, Woodbridge, 2001, p. 296, no. 5.63,... [Lire la suite]
09 juin 2010

William Bouguereau’s Pietà Tops Christie's Sale at $2.77 Million

William Adolphe Bouguereau (La Rochelle 1825-1905) Pietà. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 signed and dated 'W. BOUGUEREAU 1876' (lower center) and inscribed on the vase 'IN MEMORIAM DILECTI MEI FILII GEORGII DIE XIX JULII ANNO MDCCCLXXV', oil on canvas, 90½ x 58¾ in. (222.9 x 149.2 cm.) Estimate $1,500,000 - $2,500,000 Price Realized $2,770,500 Provenance: Sold by the artist to Prince Demidoff 29 July 1876 (30,000 francs).Sedelmeyer sale, 1877 (18,000 francs).with Goupil & Cie., Paris.Private collection, Spain, until... [Lire la suite]
07 juin 2010

Camillo de Vito (Actif à Naples entre 1790 et 1835) Série de trois gouaches.

Camillo de Vito (Actif à Naples entre 1790 et 1835) Série de trois gouaches. photo De Maigret Thierry. Eruz. Del 1822 Nuevo vulcano uscito nel mare della Sicilia nel 1831 Interno del Vesuvio di Dicembre MDCCCXXXII . Signés en bas à gauche Camillo del Vito P. Titrés en bas au centre 29 x 41,5 cm pour la première 27,5x 41 cm pour les deux autres. Estimation : 7 000 - 10 000 € En juillet 1831, un volcan émergea dans la mer de Sicile donnant naissance à une île engloutie par les flots cinq mois plus tard. Comme un personnage... [Lire la suite]
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03 juin 2010

Vues de Venise, 19ème siècle @ Sotheby's, 02 Jun 10. London

Luigi Querena (1820 - 1890) The Doge's Palace, Venice. oil on canvas, signed, dated and inscribed Luigi Querena 1882 / Venezia lower right, 54.7 by 74.5cm., 21½ by 29¼in. Est. 40,000—60,000 GBP Lot Sold 49,250 GBP PROVENANCE: Sale: Chassaing-Rivet & Fournié, Toulouse, 2 December 1997, lot 6Purchased at the above sale by the present owner Luigi Querena  (1820 - 1890) View of the Lagoon, Venice. oil on canvas, signed L Querena lower right, 34 by 65.5cm., 13¼ by 25¾in. Est. 25,000—35,000 GBP Lot Sold... [Lire la suite]
03 juin 2010

Painting by Corot Purchased by Musée d'Art et d'Histoire in Geneva

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875), "Jeune Femme a la Fontaine". Oil on canvas. 65 by 42cm., 25½ by 16½ in. Estimate: 800,000 - 1,200,000 GBP. Sold for: £1,609,250. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Today at Sotheby's in London, in the sale of 19th Century European Paintings, one of the finest figure paintings by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot ever to have appeared on the market was purchased by the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire in Geneva for £1,609,250 / CHF 2,740,717, exceeding its pre-sale high estimate of £1.2... [Lire la suite]