THOMAS WILMER DEWING, The White Dress.  Oil on canvas.News Feed

Judge Rules for Berkshire Museum Sales of Norman Rockwell, Other Artworks

New York Times / April 6th, 2018

A Massachusetts judge on Thursday gave the final approval for Berkshire Museum's controversial plan to sell artworks from its collections, including a significant Norman Rockwell painting that the artist gifted to the Pittsfield, Mass., ...

Platter with Mandarin scenes of Chinese figures in outdoor settings.  Gift of Daniel and Serga Nadler 2014.16.161.1Calendar

Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table

Wilmington / April 1, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Orchestrated by senior curator of ceramics and glass Leslie Grigsby, this major new exhibition takes a fresh look at the history of dining and dinnerware from the 1600s onward and celebrates how hosts and hostesses brought the natural...

The Martyrdom of Saint Valeria and Saint Martial by the Vatican Mosaic Studio was displayed at St.  Peter's Basilica and the Studio for nearly a century.Blogs

Divine Provenance: The Vatican Micromosaic

Beauty, Rarity, History...The M.S. Rau Antiques Blog / March 29th, 2018 10:53

Everyone loves a good story. In the realm of fine art and antiques, a good story, or what we call “provenance”, has the power to take a work of art from exceptional to awe-inspiring. In terms of workmanship, subject matter and sheer...

John Constable, Dedham from Langham, 1813.

Constable Painting Returned to Heir in Notable Swiss Restitution Case

ARTnews / April 4th, 2018

Switzerland has a sparse history in returning Nazi-looted art to rightful heirs. A recent case bucks the trend and shows the success of one man's quiet, but steely determination to recover his family's art collection, which was ...

Chicago painting conservator Barry Bauman with Otto van Veen’s  “Apollo and Venus” (Flemish, ca.  1600, unsigned); detail.

Iowa Museum Finds 16th Century Painting Worth Millions in Closet

wsls / April 4th, 2018

In February 2016, a museum director in Iowa was looking for some Civil War flags when a staff member mentioned there was an array of collection items in a little-used storeroom. Robert Warren, director of Hoyt Sherman Place, a Des ...

HBO's 'The Price of Everything' Takes on the Value of Beauty

Variety film review / April 2nd, 2018

A new HBO documentary on the art world pulls together an interesting array of characters for interviews on the value of art: gallery owner Mary Boone, Chicago philanthropist Stefan Edlis, auction house players such as Amy Cappellazzo, ...

Art Dealer Graham Arader Lists His Antiques-Filled Hudson River Estate

Bloomberg / March 30th, 2018

New York-based antique map, book, and print specialist W. Graham Arader has listed his 1850s Italianate Victorian residence in Nyack, New York, one of several of his historic residences. “I own the seventh-oldest house in San Francisco,” ...

Monarch Cave Ruin, a cliff dwelling on Comb Ridge

US Government's National Monument Reduction Puts Historic Sites at Risk

Huffington Post / March 30th, 2018

The recent downsizing of Bears Ears National Monument, one of America's public lands that the Trump administration has drastically shrunk, puts thousands of historic and archaeologically significant sites at risk. This singular Utah ...

 
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  • Guy C.  Wiggins (1883 - 1962) Winter Along Central Park.  Signed, Guy Wiggins, NA, lower right, titled and signed again, verso, oil on canvas, 30" x 25".  The Cooley Gallery at the Armory Antique Show.
  • Marsden Hartley (1877-1943) Blue Mountain, New Mexico, 1918.  Pastel on paper 17 x 27 1/2 inches.  James Reinish & Associates, Inc.
  • Ammi Phillips.  Portrait of a Winsome Young Girl in Red with Green Slippers, Dog and Bird.  Est.  $300/500,000.
  • LOUIS VALTAT, Vase de Fleurs, Oil on canvas, 21 3/8 x 25 ¾ inches (54.3 x 65.4 cm), Schiller & Bodo European Paintings
  • Mary Cassatt (1845-1926) Children Playing with a Cat, 1908.  Oil on canvas, 32 x 39 ½ inches.  Courtesy of John H.  Surovek Gallery.
  • Frank Weston Benson (1862-1951) Summer Day, 1911.  Oil on canvas, 36 1/8 x 32 1/8 in.  (91.8 x 81.6 cm).  Courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas.  Photography by Dwight Primiano.  © Estate of Frank Weston Benson / Licensed by Faith Andrews Bedford, St.  Petersburg, FL
  • The Dancers, by Arthur Frank Mathews (1869-1945), oil on board, City of Monterey deHaven/Jacks Collection.
  • Catalogue cover featuring a detail of William Frederick de Haas (1830–1880), Fishermen Off Beavertail Light, 1875.
  • Dale Chihuly, Lime Green Icicle Tower, installed in the Shapiro Family Courtyard at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
  • Lockwood de Forest's (1850 - 1932) Full Moon Over Sea, 1906, is part of an exhibition of the artist's work at Sullivan Goss Gallery in Santa Barbara, CA., January 6-April 11, 2011.
  • Snowy Owls from John James Audubon's Birds of America at Sotheby's Dec.  7 London auction.
  • Charles Courtney Curran (American, 1861-1942) Breakfast for Three, 1909.  Oil on canvas, 20 x 30 inches.  Gift of the West Foundation in honor of Gudmund Vigtel 2010.117.  High Museum of Art.
  • At Bonhams is Everett Shinn (American, 1876-1953) The Singer, 1920.  Pastel on paper, 13 x 16 1/2in.  Estimate: $100,000 - 150,000
  • Frank Vining Smith, The Seventh Wave, 1942.  Oil on canvas, 40 x 60 in.  Private Collection.
  • Winslow Homer (1836-1910), Croquet Players, 1865.
  • Willard L.  Metcalf's (1858–1925) Poppy Field (Landscape at Giverny), 1886.  Oil on canvas, 10 5/8 x 18 5/16 inches.  Inscribed on verso: La Maison de Claude Monet Giverny.  Looking across from the end of my garden W.  L.  Metcalf
  • John Marin American (1856-1915) The Times Tower, West 42nd Street, circa 1909-10 Watercolor on paper, 12 x 9 inches.  Courtesy of Thomas Colville Fine Art.
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  • Eduard Charlemont Austrian, 1848-1906 Artist in his Studio 1890 signed and dated lower right: Ed.  Charlemont 1890 oil on cradled panel 36 x 28 ½ inches 46 x 38 inches framed Schiller & Bodo European Paintings
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  • Master of the Johnson Assumption (Tuscany, active c.1485-1515), Madonna and Child with Young Saint John the Baptist, Tondo, tempera on panel.  Diameter: 88.5 cm, 34⅞ ins
  • Artist: Hu Li Title: Backward Backward Courtesy of MR Gallery