22 juillet 2010

RESULTS: Living with Design: The Collections of Walter Lees and Mr NC.

A rare cloisonné enamel model of a recumbent ram and rider. Qianlong incised four-character mark in a line and of the period (1736-95). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Finely modelled recumbent on a rectangular plinth with long curling horns, its body neatly covered in spiralling scrolls emulating fur, carrying on its back a seated figure dressed in ornate robes, 7½ in. (19 cm.) wide. Estimate £15,000 - £25,000 Sold £361,250 to an UK Trade. Provenance: Acquired from Spink & Sons Ltd., London, September 1966. ... [Lire la suite]
13 juillet 2010

Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, called il Guercino (Cento 1591-1666 Bologna) Study of Saint Matthew turned to his right

Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, called il Guercino (Cento 1591-1666 Bologna) Study of Saint Matthew turned to his right, reading a book. photo Bonhams black chalk on paper laid on card, 167 x 145 mm. (6 5/8 x 5 3/4 in.), unframed. Sold for £14,400 PROVENANCE:: Collection, (unrecorded blindstamp M.C./E./56)Private collection, Australia (unrecorded collector's mark P&L.W)Bonhams is grateful to Nicholas Turner for confirming the attribution of the present drawing upon firsthand inspection and for his assistance in this... [Lire la suite]
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03 juillet 2010

Works of Art from the Spencer Collections Go on Public View @ Christie's

Althorp House. Spencer House. photo www.flickr.com LONDON.- A selection of works of art from Althorp and Spencer House (the historic London home of the Spencer family) is to be offered on 6, 7 and 8 July at Christie’s King Street and South Kensington salerooms, with individual estimates from £200 to £12 million. The sale previews are open to the public from Saturday 3 July, and offer the chance to see masterpieces by Rubens and Guercino, as well as selected contents from the attics and store rooms at Althorp and arguably... [Lire la suite]
12 juin 2010

Rubens, Guercino, Pencz and Van Dyck to Highlight Christie's Sale

Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Portrait of a commander, three-quarter-length, being dressed for battle. Estimate: £8 million to £12 million. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 LONDON.- Christie’s Old Masters and 19th Century Art Evening Sale will take place on 6 July 2010 and will offer a rich array of 68 paintings, drawings and watercolours spanning 600 years of European art history. Leading the sale is A Commander being armed for Battle, a highly important portrait by Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) which is offered from... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2010

Collectors enthuse over drawings offered by Katrin Bellinger at Colnaghi at Le Salon du dessin, Paris

Simone Cantarini (1612-1648), Jupiter, Neptune and Pluto Paying Homage to the Borghese Coat of Arms, Red chalk, 295 x 430 mm. Sold to a US collector (asking price € 85,000) Katrin Bellinger was delighted with the number of important works on paper sold at Le Salon du dessin in Paris, from 23 to 29 March 2010.  A red chalk drawing of Jupiter, Neptune and Pluto Paying Homage to the Borghese Coat of Arms, masterfully executed with the fluidity and facility so typical of Simone Cantarini (1612-1648), who trained in Guido... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2010

Three drawings of Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, called Il Guercino @ Sotheby's NY, Old Master Drawings sale

Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, called Il Guercino (Cento 1591 - 1666 Bologna), Saint Peter. photo Sotheby's Red chalk within red chalk framing lines, on paper laid down on canvas; bears ink numbering on the backing: III. 10 5/8 by 8 in; 270 by 204 mm. Est. 18,000—22,000 USD. Lot Sold 95,500 USD PROVENANCE: Possibly Casa Gennari NOTE: This impressive study of St. Peter is one of a number of bust- or half-length representations of saints which were made by Guercino throughout his career. See, for example, the series of Four... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2009

"Fureur et grâces. Le Guerchin et son entourage – Dessins baroques de la collection des Offices" @ Kunstmuseum Bern

Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, genannt Guercino. David mit dem Kopf Goliaths, mit Federhut, um 1617; Schwarze Naturkreide gewischt, und Spuren weisser Kreide auf hellblauem Papier 41,1 x 27,5 cm. Florenz, Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi Originaire de Cento aux environs de Bologne, Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (1591-1666), appelé par ses contemporains " Le Guerchin " (" Il Guercino ") en raison de son strabisme, fait partie des artistes les plus importants du baroque italien. L'exposition du Musée... [Lire la suite]
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