Rarely seen paintings by Velázquez and Ribera on view at Sotheby’s, 29 June–2 July 2019

Two important Spanish paintings will be on view at Sotheby’s in the days preceding the Old Masters Evening Sale on 3 July. The sale will feature a portrait of Donna Olimpia Maidalchini Pamphilj (1591–1657) likely painted by Velázquez during his second roman period. Donna Olimpia was an enormously influential figure at the court of popeContinue reading “Rarely seen paintings by Velázquez and Ribera on view at Sotheby’s, 29 June–2 July 2019”

Picasso portrait to lead Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale, 28 February 2018

Pablo Picasso’s Femme au béret et à la robe quadrillée (Marie-Thérèse Walter) (1937) will be the star of Sotheby’s evening sale tomorrow. It is one of Picasso’s last paintings of his muse Marie-Thérèse Walter, whom he represented countless times in the 1930s. Several paintings of Marie-Thérèse will feature in the exhibition Picasso 1932: Love, Fame, Tragedy, openingContinue reading “Picasso portrait to lead Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale, 28 February 2018”

El Greco on Sale at Christie’s

According to The Art Newspaper, El Greco’s Saint Francis and Leo (around 1600) is one of the highlights of the upcoming London sales. With an estimated sale price of £5m-£7m, the work is one of 51 from the collection of the late Stanford Rothschild consigned for sale to Christie’s. The sale will take place on 7 December.Continue reading “El Greco on Sale at Christie’s”

CFP: The Art Market, Collectors and Agents: Then and Now (London, 2016)

Call for Papers: The Art Market, Collectors and Agents: Then and Now London, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House 13 June 2016 Deadline: 30 July 2015 Proposals should be c 350 words and sent with a short CV to Susan Bracken schbracken@btopenworld.com and Adriana Turpin turpinadriana@hotmail.com with cc to collecting_display@hotmail.com Our usual July conference dateContinue reading “CFP: The Art Market, Collectors and Agents: Then and Now (London, 2016)”