13 juillet 2010

Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (Paris 1755-1842) Portrait of Madame Hennet

Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (Paris 1755-1842) Portrait of Madame Hennet, bust-length, in a gold dress with a red wrap. photo Bonhams signed and dated 'L E Vigee/ Le Brun/ 1809' (lower left), oil on canvas, 73.7 x 59.4cm (29 x 23 3/8in).Estimate: £45,000 - 65,000, € 54,000 - 78,000, USD 66,000 - 95,000  Unsold. PROVENANCE: Collection of Comte C. His sale, Hôtel Drouot, 30 April 1898, lot 67 (550fr)Collection Comte A. de GanayHis sale, Hôtel Drouot, June 1903, lot 61 (4,700fr)Where purchased by Georges SortaisSale,... [Lire la suite]
08 juillet 2010

Attributed to Leandro da Ponte, called Leandro Bassano (Bassano 1557-1622 Venice), Portrait of a cardinal, half-length, seated,

Attributed to Leandro da Ponte, called Leandro Bassano (Bassano 1557-1622 Venice), Portrait of a cardinal, half-length, seated, studying the scriptures. photo Bonhams oil on canvas, 81 x 66.8cm (31 7/8 x 26 5/16in). unframed - Sold for £22,800 Bonhams. Old Master Paintings, 7 Jul 2010. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com
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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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09 juin 2010

William Bouguereau’s Pietà Tops Christie's Sale at $2.77 Million

William Adolphe Bouguereau (La Rochelle 1825-1905) Pietà. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 signed and dated 'W. BOUGUEREAU 1876' (lower center) and inscribed on the vase 'IN MEMORIAM DILECTI MEI FILII GEORGII DIE XIX JULII ANNO MDCCCLXXV', oil on canvas, 90½ x 58¾ in. (222.9 x 149.2 cm.) Estimate $1,500,000 - $2,500,000 Price Realized $2,770,500 Provenance: Sold by the artist to Prince Demidoff 29 July 1876 (30,000 francs).Sedelmeyer sale, 1877 (18,000 francs).with Goupil & Cie., Paris.Private collection, Spain, until... [Lire la suite]
09 juin 2010

R. Arnold (active in England, c. 1682) A vanitas still life with musical instruments, a globe and other objects.

R. Arnold (active in England, c. 1682) A vanitas still life with musical instruments, a globe and other objects. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 signed 'Arnold fec.' (lower right), oil on canvas, 42½ x 71½ in. (108 x 181.6 cm.), inscribed 'IDEM PRAES TANT IN TABULA ORDO ET DISPOSITIO QUOD IN MUSICA HARMONIA' (on parchment, lower right). Estimate $80,000 - $120,000  Unsold Provenance: with Peter Tillou, New York. Property from a private collection. Notes: This sophisticated still-life reflects vanitas themes in the... [Lire la suite]
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06 juin 2010

French School, 17th Century, Vanitas still life with a whisk broom, an hourglass, a burning candle, playing cards, dice, ...

French School, 17th Century, Vanitas still life with a whisk broom, an hourglass, a burning candle, playing cards, dice, an open letter and other objects. photo Sotheby's oil on canvas, 29 3/4 by 22 1/4 in.; 75.6 by 56.5 cm. Inscribed on the letter: Omnia Vana and on the upturned playing card: Jean Hemav. Est. 40,000—60,000 USD Lot Sold 68,500 USD PROVENANCE: Oscar and Maria Salzer, Los Angeles;By whom given to the Fresno Metropolitan Museum of Art and Science,1983 (Acc. FMM 82.32). EXHIBITED: Los Angeles, Fisher... [Lire la suite]
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06 juin 2010

Two 18th Century Trompe L'oeil of the James S. Copley Library

English School, 18th Century (Follower of Edward Collier) Trompe l'oeil still life of a letter rack holding a newspaper, letters, a letter opener, wax, a quill, a comb and other objects. photo Sotheby's oil on canvas, 28 by 23 in.; 71.1 by 58.4 cm. Est. 20,000—30,000 USD Lot Sold 53,125 USD PROVENANCE: Berry-Hill Galleries, New York, by 1959. Property of the James S. Copley Library. Attributed to Bernardo Lorente Germán (Séville 1680 - 1759), Trompe L'oeil still life with newspapers, sheet music, oil paintings and... [Lire la suite]
06 juin 2010

Manner of Antoine Berjon, Possibly circa 1900, Still Life with Shells and Coral, resting on a stone ledge

Manner of Antoine Berjon, Possibly circa 1900, Still Life with Shells and Coral, resting on a stone ledge. photo Sotheby's oil on canvas, 10 1/8 by 8 1/4 in.; 25.7 by 21 cm. Est. 8,000—12,000 USD Lot Sold 16,250 USD PROVENANCE: Oscar and Maria Salzer, Los Angeles;By whom given to the Fresno Metropolitan Museum of Art and Science,1983 (Acc. FMM 82.14). EXHIBITED: Los Angeles, Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California; Seattle, WA, Seattle Art Museum; Honolulu, HI, Honolulu Academy of Art; Santa Barbara, CA, Santa... [Lire la suite]
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30 mai 2010

Carstian Luyckx (Antwerp 1623 - ? After 1657) A swag of roses and thistle-leaf, ...

Carstian Luyckx (Antwerp 1623 - ? After 1657) A swag of roses and thistle-leaf, tied with a blue ribbon, before a blue velvet drapery on a sculpted table, together with a Red Admiral and a Cabbage Butterfly, a landscape beyond. photo Sotheby's oil on canvas; 61.5 by 50.4 cm. Est. 30,000—40,000 EUR. Lot Sold  90,750 EUR EXHIBITED: IJsselstein, Stadsmuseum IJsselstein, Zomerse Stillevens & Tuinen. Hollandse meesters Barok en Modern, 25 April - 30 September 2009. NOTE: Although it remains unclear where exactly... [Lire la suite]
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30 mai 2010

Juriaan van Streek (Amsterdam (?) 1632 - 1687 Amsterdam) A still life of a lemon, peaches, a Venetian glass and a knife, ...

Juriaan van Streek (Amsterdam (?) 1632 - 1687 Amsterdam) A still life of a lemon, peaches, a Venetian glass and a knife, all on a stone ledge draped with a red cloth, in a landscape. photo Sotheby's oil on canvas; signed lower right: J.v. Streeck. 26.8 by 36.3 cm. Est. 8,000—12,000 EUR Lot Sold 13,750 EUR PROVENANCE: Anonymous sale, Cologne, Carola van Ham, 20-23 October 1971, lot 1495;Anonymous sale, Amsterdam, Sotheby's, 14 November 2006, lot 63. NOTE: According to a note at the R.K.D., The Hague, the pendant of this... [Lire la suite]
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