04 juillet 2011

A Meissen gold-mounted snuff box, circa 1745-50

A Meissen gold-mounted snuff box, circa 1745-50. Photo Bonhams Of trefoil shape, finely painted in black monochrome with Watteauesque scenes, within three arched panels around the side below gilt scrolling foliage, trellis panels and flowers, above a moulded rim with black and gilt-striped border, the base with a similar scene within a moulded black-ground border reserved with scrollwork and flowers, the cover and inside cover with scenes after Watteau, the box interior gilt, 5.7cm wide; 4.5cm high (minor wear) - Estimate:... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2011

"Watteau: The Drawings" @ Royal Academy of Arts, London

Jean-Antoine Watteau, 'Woman Wearing a Mantle over her Head and Shoulders' (detail), c.1718-19. Red and black chalks and graphite on paper, 197 x 179 mm. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, inv. 1831. Photo © Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA / Michael Agee. The Royal Academy of Arts presents the first major retrospective exhibition of Jean-Antoine Watteau’s (1684 – 1721) drawings to be held in the UK. The display contains over 80 works on paper produced by the French... [Lire la suite]
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06 février 2011

"French Drawings: Poussin to Seurat" @ National Gallery of Scotland

Georges Seurat, Seated Nude: Study for 'Une Baignade', 1883. Conte crayon on cream paper: 31.70 x 24.70 cm. National Gallery of Scotland EDINBURGH.- An outstanding collection of French master drawings will be the focus of a new display at the National Gallery Complex in Edinburgh next spring. Over the last thirty years the Gallery has carefully and deliberately strengthened its holdings in this area, and is now home to one of the best collections of French drawings in the UK. Among the 60 works on show, ranging in date from the... [Lire la suite]
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]