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]
02 mai 2009

Jan van Kessel the Elder (Antwerp 1626 - 1679), The Eucharist: a gold chalice, a host and two silver candelabras in a stone nich

Jan van Kessel the Elder (Antwerp 1626 - 1679), The Eucharist: a gold chalice, a host and two silver candelabras in a stone niche, surrounded with bunches of grapes and corn, and a garland of roses, Morning Glory, Parrot tulips and other flowers, together with butterflies and other insects inscribed centre: EGO SVM PANIS/ VIVVS. oil on panel, stamped on the reverse with the panel maker's mark of François de Bout, who became a Master in the Antwerp Guild of Saint Luke in 1637/8. 36.9 by 27.3 cm. Est. 12,000—18,000 EUR NOTE:... [Lire la suite]
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