Sotheby’s London will offer for sale, on June 2, 2010, one of the finest figure paintings by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796-1875) ever to have appeared on the market. Estimated at £800,000-1,200,000, “Jeune femme à la fontaine” enjoyed an exceptional early provenance before it was requisitioned during WW2 period. It has now been restituted to the heirs of its erstwhile owners and will be one of the centrepieces of Sotheby’s forthcoming sale of 19th Century Paintings.
Jeune femme à la fontaine’s journey through history provides a story that is as compelling as …Related posts:
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A rare Eastern Plains Catlinite Double-Bowl pipe is featured in Cowan’s American Indian and Western Art Auction on March 26, 2010. With two trapezoidal bowls decorated with human hands and bear claws of lead inlay, this piece dates to the mid-19th century and is one of only a few known examples found in collections around the world. The auction will lead with nearly 400 lots of American Indian Art and followed by a strong selection of respected 19th and 20th century western artists such as Edgar Payne and J.H. Sharp.
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A PAIR of 12-bore sidelock ejector guns built for Sir Winston Churchill’s cousin as a 21st Birthday Present will be sold by Gavin Gardiner (in association with Sotheby’s) in a sale of Modern and Vintage Sporting Guns and Rifles on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at Sotheby’s, 34-35 New Bond Street, London.
Lord Ivor Charles Spencer-Churchill (1898 – 1956) was the younger son of the 9th Duke of Marlborough and his first wife, the former Consuelo Vanderbilt, an American railroad heiress. His elder brother, John, was the 10th Duke of Marlborough. …Related posts:
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Bonhams has appointed Patrick Becks as its new Picture Specialist in Amsterdam.
Patrick Becks, an independent Art Consultant, has worked previously for Sotheby’s in Amsterdam for 10 years as a Senior Specialist for European Paintings and International Business Getter, Auctioneer. He has also worked in Canada and Belgium, where he was responsible for the sale of property from the Belgian Royal Family, and has worked very successfully in Germany and England.
In 2005 he was the Senior Specialist for European Paintings for the Sale of the Royal House of Hanover …Related posts:
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Sotheby’s Hong Kong will hold its Contemporary Asian Art Spring Sale 2010 on 5 April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. This season’s sale will offer a series of early works by established Chinese artists that are rarely seen on the market, as well as seminal works from prominent Japanese and Korean artists. There will be over 170 extraordinary pieces, with a total estimate in excess of HK$94 million / US$12 million.
Evelyn Lin, Sotheby’s Head of Contemporary Asian Art, said, “Last year, our Contemporary Asian Art Autumn …Related posts:
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