21 janvier 2011

Iconic 19th Century Orientalist Painting by Jean Léon Gérôme Creates Pre-Auction Buzz

Jean Léon Gérôme (Vesoul 1824-1904 Paris), Master of the Hounds, signed 'J.L.GEROME' (lower right), oil on canvas, 13 x 9¾ in. (33 x 25 cm.). Estimate $700,000 - $1,000,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 NEW YORK (REUTERS).- An iconic 19th Century painting depicting an Ottoman Empire reserve soldier and his hunting dogs is generating buzz ahead of an auction next week, due to a rise in popularity of Orientalist art. The artwork, "Master of the Hounds" by Jean Leon Gerome is expected to fetch $700,000 to $1... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2010

Sotheby's to Offer Important Old Master and 19th Century Paintings From the Collection of J. E. Safra

Luca Carlevarijs, Piazzetta, Venice (detail). Estimate: $2/3 million. Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s will offer old master and 19th century paintings from the extraordinary private collection of J. E. Safra in a single-owner evening sale on 26 January 2011 in New York. The auction offers a wide range of styles and genres including Dutch, Italian and French pictures, and is highlighted by significant works from Luca Carlevarijs, Giovanni Paolo Panini and Jacopo Amigoni. The evening sale will open for exhibition on 22... [Lire la suite]
16 juin 2010

"Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals" in October @ National Gallery

Canaletto, The Entrance to the Grand Canal, looking West, with Santa Maria della Salute, about 1729 (detail). © The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The Robert Lee Blaffer Memorial Collection, gift of Sarah Campbell Blaffer (56.2) LONDON.- This landmark exhibition presents the finest assembly of Venetian views by Canaletto and his 18th-century rivals to be seen in a generation. Bringing together around 50 major loans from the public and private collections of the UK, Europe and North America, Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals... [Lire la suite]
09 juin 2010

Luca Carlevarijs (Udine 1663-1730 Venice) The Church of San Giorgio Maggiore and the Grand Canal, Venice

Luca Carlevarijs (Udine 1663-1730 Venice) The Church of San Giorgio Maggiore and the Grand Canal, Venice. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 signed 'L.C.' (lower left, on the box) oil on canvas, 25¼ x 36¾ in. (64.1 x 93.3 cm.) Estimate $500,000 - $700,000 Price Realized $602,500 Provenance: Stefano Conti (1654-1739) and by descent to his grandsonCarlo Giuseppe Innocenzo, by 1750, and (probably) to his beneficiary Filippo Fatinelli, in 1794, and (probably) by descent toAngela Massoni (née Fatinelli) and Gasparo Massoni, and by... [Lire la suite]
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30 janvier 2010

Christie's Old Masters & 19th Century Sales Series Achieve $40,858,500

Jan Brueghel II (Antwerp 1601-1678), The entry of the animals into Noah's ark (detail), oil on panel, 23 5/8 x 35 3/8 in. Estimate: $2,500,000 - $3,500,000. Price Realized: $2,882,500. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s New York achieved a combined total of $40,858,500/£25,191,210/ €29,051,023 in two days of sales, including the two-part auction of Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Watercolors on Wednesday and a special private collection sale, A Cabinet of Curiosities: Selections... [Lire la suite]
04 juillet 2009

Bonhams Old Master Sale Offers Best Of The Grand Tour With paintings By Locatelli, Carlevarijs, Tironi, Anotiani, Zuccarelli,...

LONDON.- Bonhams next sale of Old Master paintings on July 8th in New Bond Street, offers stunning views of some of the highlights of The Grand Tour by some of the masters of the time. Today, when the capturing of images by cameras, phone, video and film have become commonplace we forget the power and the impact and the privilege of having images of places one has visited. Many of the band of aristocratic travelers on the Continent during the height of the Grand Tour took the opportunity to return home with the modern equivalent... [Lire la suite]