29 janvier 2011

Hubert Robert (Paris 1733 - 1808), View of Antiquities under an Arch.

Hubert Robert (Paris 1733 - 1808), View of Antiquities under an Arch. photo Sotheby's inscribed on a label on the reverse: Robert Hubert/1789/Donné par l'auteur à Mr Dumont François/Son ami, oil on canvas, 14 5/8 by 17 7/8 in.; 37 by 45.5 cm. - Estimate 100,000—150,000 USD. Lot Sold 104,500 USD PROVENANCE: François Dumont collection;Antoine-Bias Dumont, second son of the above, until 1878;Doctor Henri Gillet, until 1907;Anonymous sale, Monaco, Sotheby's, 15 June 1990, lot 291;There purchased by the present collector. ... [Lire la suite]
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25 février 2009

"Cast in Bronze: French Sculpture from Renaissance to Revolution" @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741-1828), Winter 1787. Bronze; H. 57 in. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of Kate Trubee Davison, 1962 (62.55) NEW YORK, NY.- Beginning in the 16th century, a tradition of bronze sculpture developed in France that was influenced by achievements of the Italian Renaissance, while manifesting its own distinct refinement and force. Even though French bronzes were among the glories of royal châteaux, including Versailles, and were collected eagerly by connoisseurs, they have received relatively little... [Lire la suite]