21 novembre 2010

Jean Spath & European School, 19th century, Two views of Constantinople

Jean Spath (German, 19th Century), A view of Constantinople from the water. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 signed, inscribed and dated: 'Jean Spath. Hamburg. 1897' (lower right), watercolour on paper; 30 x 60¾ in. (76.2 x 154.4 cm.) - Estimate £6,000 - £8,000. Price Realized £22,500 European School, 19th century, A view of Constantinople. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 oil on canvas; 20 1/8 x 30½ in. (51.2 x 77.5 cm.) - Estimate £1,500 - £2,500. Price Realized £3,750 Christie's. Quai d'Orsay, Paris - An... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2010

The Most Important Depiction of Henry VIII's "Lost" Palace to Be Offered @ Christie's

"That which has no equal in art or fame, Britons do rightly Nonsuch name." Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010. LONDON.- Christie’s announce that they will offer an exceptionally rare and beautiful depiction of the ‘lost’ palace of Nonsuch at the auction of Old Masters and 19th Century Art on 7 December 2010. Commissioned by King Henry VIII in order to outshine the great palaces built by his rival King François I of France, the building of Nonsuch Palace began in 1538 and took 8 years to complete. It stood for less than... [Lire la suite]
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25 octobre 2010

Watercolour of butterflies and insects. China. Circa 1850

One of a set of six watercolours of butterflies and insects. China. Circa 1850. courtesy of Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge @ The 29th San Francisco Fall Antique www.vandekar.com
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21 novembre 2009

Bonhams to sell magnificent Hilliard portraits of Queen Elizabeth I and her favourite Robert Dudley

Bonhams are delighted to announce the sale of a remarkable pair of portraits, painted by Hilliard, depicting Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester at Bonhams Knightsbridge on 25th November. With each portrait measuring only 18mm high, the valuable lot, dating from circa 1575, is expected to fetch between £60,000 and £80,000 as part of the Merchiston Collection of Fine Portrait Miniatures. Nicholas Hilliard (c. 1547–1619), was an English goldsmith, best known for his portrait miniatures of members of the courts... [Lire la suite]
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25 juillet 2009

Jacques Guiaud (French, 1811-1876) Santa Maria Della Salute, Venice

Jacques Guiaud (French, 1811-1876)  Santa Maria Della Salute, Venice signed 'J.Guiaud.' (lower left), and further signed indistinctly (below) watercolour, 17½ x 12½ in. (44.4 x 31.7 cm.) Estimate £1,200 - £1,800  Christie's. Interiors. 28 July 2009. London, South Kensington www.christies.com Image 2009 Christie's Ltd Jacques  GUIAUD (1810-1876). "Ce sont les hasards de la vie d’artiste qui font naître Jacques Guiaud à Chambéry le 17 mai 1810... Jacques Guiaud se marie à Louise Eléonore Trémery dont... [Lire la suite]