03 juillet 2011

Three landscapes of Bartolomeo Pedon (Venice 1665-1732)

Bartolomeo Pedon (Venice 1665-1732), A wooded landscape with travellers and a mule crossing a bridge, with mountains beyond; and Travellers on a bridge above a waterfall with a hilltop village beyond . Photo Bonhams a pair, oil on canvas; 93 x 112cm (36 5/8 x 44 1/8in).(2). Estimate: £18,000 - 25,000, € 20,000 - 28,000, US$ 30,000 - 41,000 PROVENANCE: A noble villa in Lombardy, from which acquired at the end of the 19th century by an old Milanese family and thence by descent to the present owner Bartolomeo Pedon (Venice... [Lire la suite]
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03 juillet 2011

Circle of Gaetano Verturali (Lucca 1701-1783), A capriccio of the entrance to the Grand Canal, Venice

Circle of Gaetano Verturali (Lucca 1701-1783), A capriccio of the entrance to the Grand Canal, Venice, with the Punta della Dogana and the Church of Santa Maria della Salute.  Photo Bonhams oil on canvas, 70.2 x 178.4cm (27 5/8x 70 1/4in).. Estimate: £10,000 - 15,000, € 11,000 - 17,000, US$ 16,000 - 25,000 PROVENANCE: A noble villa in Lombardy, from which acquired at the end of the 19th century by an old Milanese family and thence by descent to the present owner Bonhams. Old Master Paintings, 6 Jul 2011, New Bond Street... [Lire la suite]
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03 juillet 2011

Attributed to Joseph Heinz the Younger (Augsburg 1600-1678 Vienna), The Carnival bullfight in Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Venice

Attributed to Joseph Heinz the Younger (Augsburg 1600-1678 Vienna), The Carnival bullfight in Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Venice.  Photo Bonhams Oil on canvas, 88.6 x 120.5cm (34 7/8x 47 7/16in). Estimate: £7,000 - 10,000, € 7,800 - 11,000, US$ 11,000 - 16,000 Note: The present work may be compared to the Carnival Scene in the Campo San Paolo in the Correr Museum, Venice. The Carnival Bullfight, an ironic imitation of Spanish bullfighting, was amongst the most popular of kermesses in Venice. It was held in various areas of... [Lire la suite]
03 juillet 2011

Museum to Present Baroque Masterpieces, Including Two Never Before on Public View

Cesare Dandini, Penitent Magdalene, n.d. Oil on canvas, 19 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. Haukohl Family Collection SACRAMENTO, CA.- “Florence and the Baroque: Paintings from the Haukohl Family Collection” will bring masterworks of Italian painting and sculpture from the 16th through 18th centuries to Northern California. On view at the Crocker Art Museum from November 5, 2011 through February 12, 2012, this exhibition is drawn from the largest private American collection of Florentine Baroque painting and features works by key artists such as... [Lire la suite]
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01 juillet 2011

L’acquisition de La Comtesse de Chinchon par l’Espagne n’a pas violé le droit de propriété

Fransisco de Goya - Condesa de chinchon (1800), huile sur toile - Source Wikimedia STRASBOURG – La Cour européenne des droits de l’Homme vient de statuer sur un litige qui concernait un tableau de Goya, intitulé « La Condesa de Chinchon » et conservé au Musée du Prado. Cette œuvre avait été acquise par l’Etat espagnol il y a plus de dix ans. Depuis les vendeurs contestaient la régularité de sa vente. Ils avaient invoqué une atteinte au droit de propriété. Ils ont été déboutés. En 2000, l’Etat espagnol avait usé de son droit... [Lire la suite]
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30 juin 2011

Une œuvre de François Le Moyne préemptée pour le musée Auguste Rodin

François Le Moyne (Paris, 1688-1737), Diane revenant de la classe ou Le soir (Diana returning from the hunt or "The evening"). Huile sur toile chantournée mise au rectangle, 114 x 162,5 cm. Oil on canvas fret put as rectangle; 45 by 64 in.  photo Sotheby"s PARIS -  Le 23 juin 2011, Le Retour de chasse de Diane ou Le Soir de François Le Moyne (1688-1737) était mis en vente chez Sotheby’s à Paris. Estimée entre 200 et 300 000 euros, cette peinture était adjugée pour 471 793 euros frais compris. L’Etat... [Lire la suite]
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29 juin 2011

Bonhams to Sell Old Master Painting by Lucas Gassel that Shows Importance of Tennis

Lucas Gassel, The grounds of a Renaissance palace with episodes from the story of David and Bathsheba, an extensive landscape with mountains and a harbour beyond, detail. Photo: Bonhams LONDON.- Estimated to sell for £70,000 to £100,000, this oil painting by Lucas Gassel shows the grounds of a Renaissance palace with episodes from the story of David and Bathsheba, an extensive landscape with mountains and a harbour beyond. On a tennis court in the foreground, two players are using what appear to be very modern style tennis... [Lire la suite]
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28 juin 2011

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston to Retain Ownership of Eglon van der Neer Painting

Portrait of a Man and Woman in an Interior, about 1666 by Eglon van der Neer (Dutch, 1634–1703). Oil on panel. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Seth K. Sweetser Fund. Photo: © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. BOSTON, MA.- Research conducted by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), about the provenance, or history of ownership, of its painting Portrait of a Man and Woman in an Interior (1665–67) by Dutch artist Eglon van der Neer (1634–1703), has led to an agreement with the estate of German art dealer Walter Westfeld (1889–1945), enabling... [Lire la suite]
28 juin 2011

Record for a Sale of Old Master & 19th Century Paintings and Drawings at Sotheby's

The sale’s highest price of €1,241,252/$1,773,492 was paid by a French buyer for an exceptional set of seven sketches made by Jean-François de Troy. Photo: Sotheby's. PARIS.- The final sale of the season at Sotheby’s Paris, devoted to Old Master & 19th Century Paintings & Drawings, yielded €7.6m – the highest total for a sale of Old Master & 19th Century Paintings & Drawings by Sotheby’s France to date, including three world records. Pierre Etienne, Head of the Old Master Paintings & Drawings Department,... [Lire la suite]
28 juin 2011

Nationalmuseum in Stockholm Announces New Acquisition: Elizabeth I by Nicholas Hilliard

Nicholas Hilliard, Elizabeth I. Photo: Nationalmuseum STOCKHOLM.- The collection of portrait miniatures at Nationalmuseum has been enriched with a portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England. The artist behind the portrait was the official court painter and the first grand name in English miniature painting, Nicholas Hilliard (1547-1619). The miniature is dated to 1586-87, when the Queen was in her fifties. There are about twenty known portraits depicting Queen Elizabeth I by Hilliard’s hand. Hilliard was the only artist authorized... [Lire la suite]
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