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Lot 1 - Still Life by Severin Roesen

Bountiful Masterpieces at Gray's

Released: November 21, 2017

The 19th century Prussian immigrant Severin Roesen’s masterful American still life paintings feature the abundance of the new world’s bountiful harvest.  The vibrant colors of an autumnal yield of fruits, flowers and glasses of wine glow against a subdued background of dark greys and browns in the magnificent painting offered at lot 1 in Gray’s November 29th auction. Inspired by 17th century Dutch still life painters Roesen’s works are elegantly composed leading the eye across the overflowing table, leaving the viewer sated but hungry for more. Lot 2, also by Roesen, depicts a table filled...


Friends of Florence completes major restoration of Renaissance frescoes at Basilica of the Santissima Annunziata

Released: November 2, 2017

MAJOR RESTORATION PROJECT AT THE BASILICA OF THE SANTISSIMA ANNUNZIATA, FLORENCE COMPLETED BY FRIENDS OF FLORENCE  Renaissance frescoes and artwork by Florentine masters restored in the Cloister of the Vows Washington, DC…Friends of Florence and its partners celebrate the completion of a four-year restoration project at the Basilica of the Santissima Annunziata in Florence of twelve superb lunette frescoes, architectural elements, and marble statues in the Cloister of the Vows funded by the organization. The frescoes are by Florentine Renaissance masters Alessio Baldovinetti (1424‒99),...


Mix of Historic and Contemporary Ensures Success for 21st Annual Boston International Fine Art Show

Released: November 7, 2017

Boston, MA – Tony Fusco and Robert Four, Co-Producers of the Boston International Fine Art Show are thrilled to announce the success of the 21st annual event. Forty exhibitors from the United States, France, and the UK dazzled the weekend crowds with a strong mixture of historic and contemporary works on offer. An elegant gala preview sponsored by Yvel, the internationally known jewelry company from Israel and Boston’s own Cutting Edge Homes Architects + Builders drew close to 400 attendees on Thursday, October 19 to start the show. Throughout the weekend six special programs were offere...


David Hockney Featured in Modern Art, Jewelry & Asian Art Auction November 9

David Hockney Featured in Modern Art, Jewelry & Asian Art Auction November 9

Released: November 6, 2017

Richmond Hill, ON – A David Hockney oil on canvas and a slew of modern paintings feature heavily in 888 Auctions’ Modern Art, Jewelry & Asian Furniture auction on November 9, 2017. Furthermore, with the drop in temperature and the mad dash towards the holiday season, 888 Auctions is proud to feature a quality offering of jewelry and Asian art for the discerning collector.   54 Modern paintings, lead the way in the November 9 sale. Highlighting the list of paintings is Lot 84, a David Hockney (b. 1937) oil on canvas painting featuring quite possibly the most famous of his subjects: ...


The Canterbury Pilgrims.  Oxford: The Alley Workshops, circa 1925.

41st Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair, Nov 10-12

Released: November 3, 2017

BOSTON, MA – The annual fall gathering for booklovers, the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair returns to the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s beautiful Back Bay for its 41st year, November 10-12, 2017. More than 120 dealers from the United States, Argentina, Australia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, and Russia will exhibit and sell a vast selection of rare, collectible and antiquarian books, illuminated manuscripts, autographs, maps, atlases, modern first editions, photographs, and fine and decorative prints.    Special events at this year’s Fair includ...


Saint Jerome, about 1605-6.  Caravaggio (Italian, 1571-1610).  Oil on canvas.  Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo–Galleria Borghese.

'Caravaggio: Masterpieces from the Galleria Borghese' to Open in California

Released: October 30, 2017

The J. Paul Getty Museum will host a rare exhibition of three celebrated works by the great Italian painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610), on loan from the Galleria Borghese in Rome, home to the largest collection of Caravaggio’s paintings in the world. Caravaggio: Masterpieces from the Galleria Borghese will be on view at the Getty Center from November 21, 2017 through February 18, 2018.             According to Timothy Potts, director of the J. Paul Getty Museum, “These three masterpieces are among Caravaggio’s best-known paintings, and we are extremely grateful to the ...

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Lot 51.  John Singer Sargent, "Candelabra with Roses," oil, 21 x 16 in., Est.  $50,000-100,000

Grogan & Company Celebrates Thirty Years

Released: October 30, 2017

Grogan & Company is delighted to mark their 30th year of serving New England families with the sale of their fine art, jewelry, and antiques with their November 5th auction, which features a well-curated selection of 337 lots of fine art, jewelry, and decorative art. Works by notable artists such as John Singer Sargent, Milton Avery, William McGregor Paxton, Aiden Lassell Ripley, and Aldro Hibbard are accompanied by jewelry by venerable designers Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, David Webb, Patek Philippe, Tiffany & Co., and Burle Marx against the backdrop of important silver and d...


Oil on canvas portrait from the Circle of Sir Thomas Beech (Br., 1738-1806), titled Miss Ann Congreve with Three Children (1780), signed and dated (est.  $8,000-$12,000).

Oil painting from the Circle of Sir Thomas Beech (Br., 1738-1806) will be auctioned Nov. 11

Released: October 30, 2017

ATLANTA, Ga. – The estate of Thomas Ruben Jones (1929-2014), a prominent Atlanta businessman, patron of the arts and avid lifelong collector of 18th and 19th century American and European antiques, fine art and decorative arts, will be sold without reserve on Saturday, November 11th, on-site at Mr. Jones’ former plantation estate in north Georgia, at 11 am Eastern.   For security reasons, the address of the estate won’t be revealed until the week before the sale. It has a 30513 zip code, however, and out-of-town guests are encouraged to secure lodging in either Blue Ridge or Ellijay, G...


Old Master portrait of an artist from the Circle of Caspar Nescher (Heidelberg, 1639-1684, The Hague), half-length, 16.5 inches by 13.5 inches, signed (est.  $10,000-$20,000).

Old Master oil portraits attributed to Caspar Nescher and Nicolaes Maes will be in Nye's Nov. 1st auction

Released: October 25, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – Nye & Company Auctioneers’ upcoming Fall Estate Treasures Auction on Wednesday, November 1st, will feature French furniture and decorative items from a private collection on Park Avenue in New York City, a large group of American Aesthetic Movement furniture and decorations from a former Manhattan dealer, and a pair of Old Master oil paintings.   Some other items in the auction – 123 lots of the 818 up for bid – will be sold to help fund the restoration of buildings and water features at Greenwood Gardens, an historic mansion home and the 28 acres of cultivated g...


Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, 1475–1564).  Studies for the Three Labors of Hercules, ca.  1530.  Red chalk, 10 11/16 x 16 5/8 in.  (27.2 x 42.2 cm).  Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017, www.royalcollection.org.uk

Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer

Released: October 23, 2017

Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer, on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from November 13, 2017, through February 12, 2018, will present a stunning range and number of works by the artist: 128 of his drawings, 3 of his marble sculptures, his earliest painting, and his wood architectural model for a chapel vault. A substantial body of complementary works by his teachers, associates, pupils, and artists who were influenced by him or who worked in collaboration with him will also be displayed for comparison and context. A towering genius in the history of Western art, Michelan...


Leaf Study III, c.  1940 Leaves and colored paper 18 x 18 5/8 inches (45.7 x 47.3 cm) © 2017 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.  Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London

An Autumnal Gallery Crawl for Art Aficionados: October Art Week Opens with 19 Gallery Open Houses

Released: October 23, 2017

Building on its huge success from last year, the second iteration of October Art Week will kick off on October 26, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. with a round of convivial Upper East Side gallery open-houses – organized to coincide with TEFAF New York and Christie’s Classic Art Week of auctions and selling exhibitions. Nineteen of the world’s most noted fine and decorative art dealers will add to the week’s electricity by curating and hosting special exhibitions—all within strolling distance of one another. Here is an overview of some of the prime highlights that these pre-eminent galleries want...


Beautiful 19th century painting done in the manner of Antonio Canaletto (It., 1697-1763), depicting Nero's Castle at Lake Maggione, Italy.

19th century painting in the manner of Canaletto, depicting Nero's Palace in Italy, will be sold Oct. 28

Released: October 23, 2017

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Items from the estate of Norma Godwin of Panama City – collections and quality items gathered over the course of several generations by Mrs. Godwin, her husband and her parents – will be the main attraction at a live and internet estates auction scheduled for Saturday, October 28th, by The Specialists of the South, Inc., at the firm’s Panama City gallery.   The auction will begin promptly at 8 am Central time, with previews the week of auction, from 9 am to 4 pm, and on auction day from 7 am until the start of sale at 8. For those unable to attend in person, online ...


Roy Lichtenstein, Les Nymphéas, Color linocut, woodcut, lithograph and screenprint, 1993, 26 1/4 x 35 7/8 inches.  Est.  $20,000-30,000

Works by Lichtenstein, Picasso and Man Ray Highlight Doyle's Nov 1 Auction of Prints & Multiples

Released: October 20, 2017

A fine selection of prints and multiples from the 17th through the 21st centuries will be offered in Doyle’s auction of Prints & Multiples on Wednesday, November 1 at 10am. European prints are highlighted by Joan Miró’s Constellations portfolio, the complete set of two signed and numbered color lithographs and 22 color pochoir reproductions after gouaches by the artist, 1959 (est. $50,000-70,000) and Man Ray’s iconic Les Amoureux, A L’heure de L’observatoire, color lithograph, 1970, which depicts the monumental floating lips of Lee Miller, the artist’s photography assistant and lover ...


17th century oil on canvas painting by Bartolome Esteban Murillo (1618-1682), unsigned and overall 74 inches by 52 inches (est.  $10,000-$20,000).

Paintings by Bartolome Murillo, Raffaello Sorbi will be part of John McInnis' Oct. 27-28 auction

Released: October 20, 2017

AMESBURY, Mass. – A Tiffany Studios floor lamp with a Magnolia shade is conservatively estimated at $300,000-$600,000, while an oil on canvas painting by Raffaello Sorbi (It., 1844-1931) and an exceptionally large brilliant period cut glass punch bowl made in 1905 for Tiffany & Company are also expected to excel at a huge two-day auction planned for October 27th-28th. They’re just a few of the star lots in John McInnis Auctioneers’ two-session estates auction, to be held online and in the firm’s gallery at 76 Main Street in Amesbury. The Friday, Oct. 27 session, at 1 pm Eastern, will...


Rembrandt Harmensz.  van Rijn, Portrait of Aeltje Uylenburgh (detail), 1632.  Oil on panel.  Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection.

MFA Boston Receives Landmark Gifts of Two Major Collections

Released: October 12, 2017

Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo and Susan and Matthew Weatherbie have made a commitment to give their exceptional collections of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish art to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—a donation that will constitute the largest gift of European paintings in MFA history. The Boston-area collectors plan to give the MFA not only their art collections, but also funding to establish a Center for Netherlandish Art at the MFA, the first of its kind in the US. In addition, the Van Otterloos will give a major research library to serve as a resource for the Center. By integrating t...

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Giclee print titled Train Tracks, pencil signed and numbered (75/295) by Bob Dylan, from the singer-songwriter's Drawn Blank Series ($5,312).

Bob Dylan giclee prints, signed and numbered by the singer-songwriter, perform well at Woodshed Art Auctions

Released: October 12, 2017

FRANKLIN, Mass. – It’s not often Bob Dylan shares center stage with anyone – certainly not 19th and early 20th century painters – but that’s exactly what happened on September 20th when a collection of 25 limited edition giclee prints signed and numbered by the singer-songwriter came up for bid alongside such fine art luminaries as Edvard Munch, Marc Chagall and Gustav Klimt.   It was a two-session online-only auction, conducted by Woodshed Art Auctions, based in Franklin. Session 1 featured the 25 signed Dylan prints, which all carried estimates of $2,000-$3,000 and ended up selling f...


 Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi, oil on panel.  25 7/8 x 18 in.  (65.7 x 45.7 cm.)

Christie’s to Offer the Last Leonardo da Vinci Painting in Private Hands

Released: October 10, 2017

Christie’s will present for sale this fall the greatest artistic rediscovery of the 21st century: Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi. Painted by one of history’s greatest and most renowned artists, Salvator Mundi is one of fewer than 20 known paintings by Leonardo, and the only one in private hands. When it re-emerged in 2005, this exquisite work, depicting Jesus Christ as the savior of the world, became the first discovery of a painting by Leonardo da Vinci since 1909.  Christie’s will show Salvator Mundi in upcoming exhibitions in Hong Kong, San Francisco, London and New York, marking ...

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George II Silver Cake Basket, Paul de Lamerie, London, 1742.  Property from a Prominent Philadelphia Family.  Est.  $150,000-250,000.

English and Continental Furniture, Silver and Old Masters Highlight Doyle's October 25 Auction

Released: October 5, 2017

Doyle will hold an auction of English and Continental Furniture and Decorative Arts, Including Old Master Paintings and Drawings on Wednesday, October 25 at 10am. The sale will present a broad selection of furniture and decorative arts, including Georgian silver, porcelain, mirrors, clocks, chandeliers, tapestries and rugs. Old Master paintings and drawings offer landscapes, still lifes, portraits and religious subjects by European artists from the Renaissance to the 19th century. Featured in the sale is property from the Estate of Anne Marie Aberbach. This exceptional collection compris...


Matthais Stomer (Ca.  1600 – after 1652?) "The Martyrdom of St.  Bartholomew" Oil on canvas 44 x 62 inches (111.8 x 157.5 cm)

Upper East Side's Premier Fine and Decorative Arts Galleries Celebrate October Art Week

Released: October 2, 2017

Thanks to last year’s enthusiastic response from both dealers and the public alike, the second edition of October Art Week will once again take place alongside TEFAF New York and Christie’s Classic Art Week of auctions and selling exhibitions. Nineteen of the world’s preeminent fine and decorative art dealers will open their doors to the public on October 26 through November 2 for this celebratory occasion. The gallery receptions—open to the public and within walking distance from each other—add to the excitement generated by TEFAF New York. Holding forth at the Park Avenue Armory, this ...


Pair of Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre Pillar Vases, England, c.  1925 (Lot 384, Estimate $4,000-6,000)

Fine Ceramics and Silver Lead Skinner Auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts, October 13

Released: September 29, 2017

BOSTON, MA – Skinner, Inc. will present an auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts in its Boston Gallery on Friday, October 13. With over 700 lots on offer, the auction will feature an expansive selection of fine ceramics and silver as well as European furniture and decorative arts of the 16th through early 20th centuries. The auction opens on Friday at 10AM with over 200 lots of silver featuring a broad range of flatware and hollowware from the United States, England, and Europe. Prominently featured are numerous tea sets particularly from strong American makers such as Ti...


Keynote Presentation and Book Signing "The Design Vision of Joe Nahem" with Joe Nahem of Fox-Nahem, NY

“Living with Art” Program Series Enlivens the 21st Anniversary Boston International Fine Art Show

Released: September 21, 2017

The 21st Annual Boston International Fine Art Show takes place October 19 – 22. The show opens on October 19 with a Gala Preview presented by two Gold Sponsors: Yvel and Cutting Edge Homes. Founded in 1986 in Jerusalem, Yvel is a luxury jewelry brand and will showcase their award winning pearls and precious gemstone collections, meticulously crafted by designers and artisans using nature as an inspiration. Cutting Edge Homes Architects + Builders is an award-winning boutique firm serving the Boston area, with a fully integrated architecture and construction approach, and an obligation to c...


David Henty originals in the style of L.S.Lowry and Van Gough

Artwork inspired by the world's greatest artists - David Henty

Released: September 14, 2017

Owning masterpieces worth millions of pounds might be a pipe dream for most but David Henty’s art forgeries could just be the next best thing. David Henty originals are so popular that there is currently a waiting list for commissions. He has been featured by the Telegraph, BBC and Sky News and has over 25 years experience replicating great works of art.  Whilst each piece is signed as a David Henty original on the back of the canvas you could be forgiven for thinking that David’s works look like the real deal at first glance. David Henty’s history as a copyist artist starts, appropria...


Framed oil on Masonite painting attributed to the French painter Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985), signed and dated 1952, with an inscription (est.  $80,000-$120,000).

Artworks attributed to Dubuffet and Van Gogh will be auctioned online, Sept. 20th

Released: September 12, 2017

FRANKLIN, Mass. – An oil on Masonite painting attributed to the French painter Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) and a pen and brown ink drawing on laid paper done by the renowned Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) are just two examples in a star-studded lineup of fine art pieces to be sold in Woodshed Art Auctions’ 113-lot Prestige Collection sale ending September 20th.   The framed work attributed to Dubuffet, titled Le Voyageur, is signed and dated 1952, with the inscription “to Samuel Koontz”  written on the front and a Koontz Gallery (N.Y.) sticker on the back. It’s expected to sel...


CASVA members tour the Gallery's objects conservation lab with Shelley Sturman, head of objects conservation, National Gallery of Art, October 2016

National Gallery of Art's Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) Announces 2017–2018 Academic Year Appointments

Released: August 20, 2017

Washington, DC—The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA), a world-renowned research institution that brings distinguished scholars from around the world to the National Gallery of Art, has announced its 2017–2018 academic year appointments. They include Diane Favro of the University of California, Los Angeles (emerita) as a Samuel H. Kress Professor; David Bomford of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, as an Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professor; and Hal Foster of Princeton University as the 67th A. W. Mellon Lecturer in the Fine Arts. Estelle Lingo of the University of Washingto...


Michel Sittow, Mary Rose Tudor (1496–1533), Sister of Henry VIII of England, c.  1514, oil on panel Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, Gemäldegalerie, KHM—Museumsverband

Michel Sittow Exhibition Celebrates Estonian Master of Early Netherlandish Art at National Gallery of Art, January 28–May 13, 2018

Released: August 14, 2017

Washington, DC—Considered Estonia's greatest Renaissance artist, Michel Sittow (c. 1469–1525) was sought after by the renowned European courts of his day, including those of King Ferdinand of Aragón and Queen Isabella of Castile, Philip the Handsome, Margaret of Austria, and Christian II of Denmark. In celebration of the centennial of the establishment of the Republic of Estonia, Michel Sittow: Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe provides an exceptional opportunity to examine the rare and masterful works attributed to Sittow. The exhibition explores the artist's possible c...


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