08 juillet 2010

General Wolfe Triumphs Again, Painting Sells for 400,000 Pounds @ Bonhams

Studio of Joseph Highmore (London 1692-1780 Canterbury) Portrait of General James Wolfe standing in a landscape, the Plains of Abraham at Quebec behind him, oil on canvas, 127 x 101.6cm (50 x 40in). Sold for £400,800. photo Bonhams LONDON.- Bonhams Old Master Paintings auction made £3,403,920 this afternoon with a packed saleroom and numerous telephone bidders. The highlight was the sale of the last privately owned portrait of General James Wolfe - the soldier from Kent who conquered Canada - which sold to a Canadian buyer for... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2010

"Craeyvanger Family, A Unique Series of Portraits" @ The Mauritshuis

Paulus Lesire, Portret van Willem Craeyvanger, 1651 Paulus Lesire, Portret van Willem Craeyvanger, 1651 THE HAGUE.- The Mauritshuis is displaying ten exceptional portraits of Arnhem’s Craeyvanger family until 16 January 2011. The paintings are the only known series of portraits of the members of a single family - father, mother and eight children - to have survived from the seventeenth century. The series’ existence was relatively unknown until the paintings came up for auction in 2009. A private collection has lent the... [Lire la suite]