25 novembre 2010

Sotheby's London Sees Strong Prices for Spanish, Scandinavian, Orientalist and Greek Art

LONDON.- Sotheby’s sale of 19th Century European Paintings in London today (which included works by Spanish, Orientalist, German, Austrian, Scandinavian and Symbolist artists) brought a total of £11,166,050 (€13,168,101), a figure comfortably within pre-sale expectations of £8.6-12.8 million. Spanish Painting: The top-selling lots of the sale overall were two outstanding beach scenes by the Spanish master, Joaquín Sorolla. Depicting children by the sea, both works were painted over the summer of 1904 on Cabañal beach, Valencia , a... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2009

Joaquín Sorolla's "Barcas en la Playa" Doubles Low Estimate at Sotheby's Sale

Joaquín Sorolla (1863 - 1923), Barcas en la playa (boats on the shore), oil on canvas, signed and dated J. SOROLLA / 1909 lower right, 56 by 94cm., 22 by 37in. Est. 800,000—1,200,000 GBP. Sold 1,665,250 GBP. photo Sotheby's LONDON.- Sotheby’s sale of 19th-Century European Paintings in London today realised £7,168,400 / €7,937,589 – surpassing the pre-sale high estimate of £6,748,600/ €7,472,744, and obtaining sell through rates of 70.2% by lot and 88.4% by value. Public institutions pitted themselves against private collectors... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2009

“Joaquín Sorolla (1863-1923)” @ Museo del Prado

The White Boat, Jávea. Oil on canvas, 105 x 150 cm., 1905. Private collection MADRID.- This May, the Museo del Prado is presenting the largest and most important retrospective ever to be devoted to the work of Joaquín Sorolla, the most internationally celebrated Spanish painter of the XIX century. The exhibition includes more than 100 paintings by the artist and will offer a comprehensive overview of his finest works, among them all of his great masterpieces. They include the group of panels entitled Visions of Spain, painted... [Lire la suite]
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