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A Minister Magnified by Ingres
The Musée d’Orsay is hosting a groundbreaking exhibition that stretches its temporal boundaries to explore the role of black figures in the birth of…
Largillière Climbs to the Top in France
Nicolas de Largillière breaks a French record with a beautiful portrait of a man: the great 18 th century in all its splendour.
A Hot Summer for Picabia
Picabia played with the effects of sunlight, revisited modernity and showed evidence of his freedom as a painter with two dissimilar works.
A Fine Harvest of Fruit and Portraits
The paintings in the Yvonne and Jean Riechers collection mainly featured the early 17 th century still life genre in France. The more unobtrusive portraits…
Alexander I Goes Home
A Russian collector acquired this portrait of Tsar Alexander I.
Émile Friant's Artistic Friendships
This fine composition by Émile Friant consolidates the roots of this somewhat unclassifiable Nancy painter in the art history of the second half of…
Group Portrait with Henri IV of France
A portrait of the king's entire family stood out at the sale of the collections furnishing Baron Alain de Montgascon's private mansion in La Flèche.…
The Biron Collection: A Sound Taste for the 18th Century
Renée and Louis Biron's collection achieved a splendid €1 M, led by a fine portrait of Houdon by Restout and a rare group of silverware featuring regional…
Hieron and Lycurgus: from Faiyum to the Louvre
A virile atmosphere reigned in Nancy, where two mythological figures painted in the 2nd century rubbed shoulders with a shirt worn by another god,…
Portrait of a Young Follower of Winckelmann
Under the watchful eye of the master Johan Joachim Winckelmann, the German art historian considered to be one of the fathers of neoclassicism, this…
Old and Modern French Masters from Largillière to Mathieu
In Biarritz, a well-stocked selection of pictures ranged from Louis XIV splendor and the delicate work of late 18th-century star portraitist Élisabeth…
A Hyacinthe Rigaud Revealed
After in-depth research and many twists and turns, this portrait, soon to be presented in Bordeaux, has revealed its secrets.
Madame de la Bussières fulfilled all her promises, appealing to buyers with her splendid looks and attire.
A Manifesto Work by Camille Claudel and a Lady by Rigaud
Two outstanding lots illuminated the sale in Bordeaux; a moving bronze by the tormented sculptress, and the triumphant effigy of a great lady portrayed…
Jean-François Millet, Portraitist
Millet and Puvis de Chavannes were ambassadors of the 19th century through their drawings.
A Characterful Actor by Jean-Baptiste Van Loo
This actor portrayed by Jean-Baptiste Van Loo cuts a fine figure. And he is about to mount the auction stage to fresh applause.
A romantic portrait by Philip de László
This lively portrait of a bold, noble Scotswoman by Philip Alexius de László fetched a good price, followed by a joyous procession painted by Lucien…
Bonnard and his Muse
This portrait of Renée Monchaty revives the memory of the woman who was the painter's model and love.
Two Centuries of Excellence in the Decorative Arts
The sale featured a princely selection of paintings and objets d'art, including Parisian tapestries, official portraits and furniture from 17 th and…
The First French Portrait of a Hunter?
Until now, Portrait de l’artiste en chasseur ( Portrait of the Artist as a Hunter ) by Alexandre-François Desportes was deemed the first painting of…
A Snapshot by Mary Cassatt
Three first-rate works dazzled at this auction, starting with a watercolor by the American Impressionist.
"Croesus Crozat" Sets Off to Montpellier
The Musée Fabre scored yet another bull's eye by carrying off this portrait of Antoine Crozat by Alexis-Simon Belle, presented at the sale of the last…
Caesar of the Antonine Dynasty
A faun was expected, but it was a Roman emperor who reached Olympic heights far ahead of fine quality antique furniture.
When Édouard Manet Loved Dogs...
There was little doubt, but the high result achieved by Manet’s Portrait de Minnay is a happy confirmation. A pair of quiet Spanish paintings also…
Mary Cassatt: The Artist, her Sister and Impressionism…
Mary Cassatt’s impressionist technique and her distinctive approach to portraiture are demonstrated in this work, Étude pour la tasse de thé ( Study…
Laurels for Josephine and the Empire
Napoleon and Josephine’s flame has never gone out, as attested by these mementos of their reign.
Pizarro and Incas Emperors United in a Gallery of Portraits
By linking the Inca emperors with Pizarro, these twelve paintings provide rare evidence of historical syncretism shortly before Peru gained its independence.…
A Mysterious French School Violinist
A fine score for an early 19th-century musician.
Mementos of the Yusupovs: A Major Dynasty of Collectors
This final sale features a hundred paintings, objet d'art, photographs, books and furniture from the Parisian home of Prince Felix and his wife Irina.…
The Double Gaze of Gala by Francis Picabia
The powerful presence of a two-sided portrait by Francis Picabia (1879-1953), female models of modern art and Flemish flowers were this sale’s highlights.…
On the Road with André Becker’s Carriage Collection
Sèvres Porcelain: An Illustrious History and Vibrant Present
Harnessing the Magical Powers of Leonora Carrington
Artsy and the Myth of Sisyphus
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