16 juillet 2010

Five records for "An Exceptional Eye: A Private British Collection" sale @ Sotheby's

John Robert Cozens (1752 - 1797), The Lake of Albano and Castel Gandolfo. photo Sotheby's watercolour over pencil, 43.3 by 62 cm.; 17 by 24 1/2 in. Est. 500,000—700,000 GBP. Lot Sold 2,393,250 GBP to Private Collector. RECORD FOR THE ARTIST AT AUCTION. Commenting on the sale, Emmeline Hallmark, Head of British Paintings and Watercolours at Sotheby’s, said: “The very successful result of this sale is a wonderful testimony not only to the discerning eye of this extraordinary collector, but also to Henry Wemyss (1956‐2010),... [Lire la suite]
07 juillet 2009

Darwin Family Portraits To Feature in Sotheby's Sale of Early British Paintings

Joseph Wright of Derby, Portrait of William Alvey Darwin (1726-1783)  is expected to bring £40,000-60,000. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- In the anniversary year when interest in the life and work of Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882) is as high as ever, Sotheby’s announced that it will offer for sale three exceptionally rare portraits of members of his family in its sale of Early British Paintings on Thursday, July 9, 2009. The three portraits depict Charles Darwin’s grandfather, the consultant and physician Erasmus Darwin... [Lire la suite]
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