29 juillet 2009

National Portrait Gallery Acquires Major Portrait by Thomas Lawrence

Sir Thomas Lawrence, PRA (1769-1830), John Philip Kemble as Cato, 1812, oil on canvas, 254 x 177.8 cm A portrait of the greatest English actor of the early 19th century by the greatest English portrait painter of his generation will find its permanent home in the National Portrait Gallery, in the heart of London’s theatre district, thanks to a sale negotiated by Joseph Friedman, an independent fine art agent and consultant. The portrait of John Philip Kemble (1757-1823) by Sir Thomas Lawrence PRA (1769-1830) was the last of... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2009

A Constable, A Broom Closet Find, And A Missing Heir At Bonhams 19th Century Picture Sale

Sir Thomas Lawrence (Bristol 1769-1830 London) Lord Thomas Pelham-Clinton, 1790. signed with initials and dated 'June 1790' (lower right) pencil, charcoal and coloured chalk. 24 x 19cm (9 7/16 x 7 1/2in). Estimate: £10,000 - 15,000, €11,000 - 16,000 Bonhams next sale of 19th Century Paintings on April 22nd has a number of intriguing paintings that come with stories of their own. They include a painting discovered in a Sussex Working Men’s Club broom cupboard which is set to make £7,000; a watercolour that is clear evidence of... [Lire la suite]