29 juin 2010

Master Drawings from a Distinguished Collection @ Sotheby's London

Gaetano Gandolfi, Portrait of Emidio Gandolfi, est. £80,000-120,000. photo Sotheby's LONDON.- Sales of important private collections have always been the lifeblood of the art market, returning long-hidden material into circulation and also serving as a fascinating permanent record of the taste and eye of an individual collector. In the Old Master field at least, such sales are rather less frequent now than in previous generations, so they are ever more eagerly awaited by private and institutional buyers alike. Formerly owned,... [Lire la suite]
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]
16 janvier 2010

Old Masters & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings and Watercolours at Christie's

Sir William Orpen, R.A., R.H.A. (Stillgoran, 1878-1931 London), "In Dublin Bay: Portrait of the Artist's Wife", signed 'ORPEN'. Oil on canvas, (105.5 x 83 cm.) 41½ x 32 3/4 inches. Est. 700,000 - 1,000,000 U.S. dollars. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 NEW YORK, NY.- Following the record-breaking success of its Old Master & 19th Century Art sale in December in London, Christie’s presents its flagship New York sale of Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings, and Watercolors in a two-part auction on... [Lire la suite]
18 octobre 2009

Gaetano Gandolfi (1734 – Bologne, 1802). Étude de têtes.

Gaetano Gandolfi (1734 – Bologne, 1802). Étude de têtes. Encre brune sur papier - Exécuté vers 1775 - 1780 - Prix sur demande Notre feuille fait partie des études de têtes qui firent la renommée de Gaetano Gandolfi dessinateur. Ce type d'œuvres est issu d'une tradition bolonaise remontant au Guerchin : des dessins à la plume exécutés dans un style mêlant hachures et pointillés. L'élégance des visage et la simple utilisation de l'écriture graphique pour rendre le modelé et relief, faisaient de ces dessins des pièces très... [Lire la suite]
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