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35 articles taggés "preemption"
A remarkable French Primitive
Two Attic amphoras pre-empted by the Louvre
Preemption by the Louvre beneath Akhenaton's gaze
A beloved pachyderm
Aristophil: fourth sale
With eight catalogues for seven auctions, the fourth session of sales of the Aristophil collection garnered €11 M, and continued to attract institutions,…
A feather painting enters the Musée du quai Branly
Spectacular in terms of its rarity and its fresh colours, this multicoloured work in a feather mosaic from the newly conquered Mexico was pre-empted…
Jean Joubert joins the Louvre
This sale included works by Jean-Paul Alaux, Mathurin Méheut and Jean Joubert, whose gouaches made for Versailles were pre-empted by the Louvre.
René Huyghe: an academician's collection
The great art historian's academician's sword is pre-empted by the Musée Zadkine, while drawings and mementos from his collection remain in private…
Zix: chronicler of Napoleon's conquests
A sketchbook and twenty-eight drawings by this French artist provide priceless testimony of the advance of Napoleon I's army through Europe.
Success for the Jean-Claude Delauney collection
Ten pre-emptions and a world record for Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen. Assembled by three generations with the same passion and high standards, the…
The Kahn library: from dreams to reality
A huge success awaited the extraordinary bindings and illustrations in the library of Geneviève and Jean-Paul Kahn.
Aristophil part five: Charlotte, Victor and Charles
Nineteenth-century literature was in the spotlight, dominated by a miniature manuscript by the great Charlotte Brontë.
Not just one, but two Lemoynes!
While Versailles carried off a study by François Lemoyne for the ceiling of the Salon d'Hercule, a pair of Sèvres vases, one decorated with an antique…
Pre-emption of a 12th century Christ
Probably produced in western France, the work now joins the Dobrée Museum in Nantes.
The Very Fabric of Fashion
With a preemption for a dress from Worth design house and prices well above the estimates, couture opened the Drouot bidding ball with a bang.
A demure and elegant figure of the Renaissance
With this fine pre-emption, the Louvre adds a key piece to its Renaissance bronze department.
The Empire Auction: A story or two
From a clock with Apollo's chariot to porcelain vases from Berlin, Osenat's ever eagerly-awaited Empire auction in Fontainebleau features a speaking…
Back to the museums for the Duke of Luynes
Some of the archives once belonging to the ardent archaeology advocate and French museum donor were auctioned. These important documents did not leave…
King Louis-Philippe’s Sèvres china goes back to Versailles
Offered at an auction dispersing items from an Île-de-France château, King Louis-Philippe’s Sèvres china service from Trianon will return home.
A painter, Émile Friant, and his loyal model…
Émile Friant met up again with Madame Paul in 1899 and produced this fine piece of 1900 painting, acclaimed anew.
The Kahn Library: honouring Surrealism
Like causes produce like effects. This idea was confirmed by the second Kahn Library sale, punctuated by almost surrealist surprises and preemptions.…
Sold! Works by Jean-Léon Gérôme and Jean Limosin reap a bountiful harvest
Records and preemptions were on the agenda, with examples in a variety of artistic disciplines reaching high prices.
Molière, Preempted for the Comédie-Française
A painting by François-Jean Garneray depicts the famous playwright and the Sun King at the same table, surrounded by memories of absolute monarchy.…
Bonaparte and the Flame of the Empire
A love letter and historical documents set the auction alight, and several preemptions honored the duty to remember.
Mozart’s Magnificent Music
May the concert begin! Two handwritten scores by the genius led the sale con allegro .
Works by George-Daniel de Monfreid Preempted in Bordeaux
This auction focusing on the dispersal of the George-Daniel and Henry de Monfreid Collection recalled the close friendship between the painter and…
Old Masters: Guardi and Coypel
A view of the Giudecca by Francesco Guardi and the Regent’s son in Versailles
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…
Preemptions and Records for Del Marle and Tatin
Key works by two outstanding painters dominated this auction, but the decorative arts also made a fine showing.
"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…
Louis-Philippe Returns to his Châteaux
With numerous preemptions of objets d'art connected with his family, a new chapter of history is being written for "Le Roi des Français." Welcome to…
Blessed are the Middle Ages
The sale took place under the protection of an image of an enthroned Christ raising his hand in benediction engraved on a rare copper plaque and included…
Trophies for Daret and Bruegel
A hefty result had been expected for the first French portrait of a hunter, painted by Jean Daret, which was preempted by a museum. But the price paid…
Silverwork Sets the Table
Marcel Sztejnberg’s silverware collection received just recognition for a noble, beautiful passion, as well as a preemption.
Spotlight on Hoffmann
André Lurçat, Max Ingrand, Gilbert Poillerat and others successfully showcased the modernity of 20 th -century decorative arts.
A Collection of Furniture by Gabriel Viardot, Master of Japanism
"Œuvres Choisies": An Imaginary Menagerie and More
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