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At his young age, Claude Monet was both an artist and an entrepreneur. He would sell his charcoal drawings for 10 to 20 francs apiece. Monet learned how to use oil paints and outdoor or “en plein air” painting techniques from fellow artist Eugène Boudin. Monet’s works were among those that featured the modernisation of Paris in a unique way, with the essence of spontaneity and intuitive feeling visible on the canvas. Later in life, he focused more on the environment and atmosphere in his works while focusing less on modernity. Monet’s paintings were not only sought for locally but was quite popular in England and the United States as well.
A rare early 17th century bronze bust of a French statesman has been discovered in a French country […]
Japanese carved ivories of a tiger and an elephant soared far above estimate at Chorley’s (22% buyer’s premium). […]
Selection of contents from Sydney house of media family comes to auction in Australia Extracted from Antiques Trade […]
The first lot up at the Batemans (20% buyer’s premium) sale at Stamford on August 3 was this […]
Sussex auction house Burstow & Hewett has withdrawn a rare Maori cloak after its imminent sale was met […]
An unusual offering at the Chudleigh rooms of Michael J Bowman (17.5% buyer’s premium) was this 3ft 11in […]
Could these be the opera glasses used by Mary Lincoln on the night her husband was assassinated? Colchester […]
A model of a sedan chair by Fabergé made of gold, jade and rock crystal was sold at […]
Maidenhead auction house Dawson’s is to sell a collection of Martinware on behalf of descendants of an important […]
The Tribal Art and Antiquities sale at Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury on September 18-19 includes property from […]
Sandro Botticelli is the creator of probably two of the most famous paintings in the world. Botticelli was renowned for his numerous works depicting the Madonna but was also widely known for his mythological paintings. It is generally understood that he produced the under-drawings and his apprentices completed the pieces. Drawings that Botticelli himself completed were also copied by his assistants. His style was linear and thus easily imitated, which made identification of his own work extremely problematic. Although Botticelli symbolised the methodology of the Quattrocento period, he did not enhance or influence it with his own work. He had developed his own style, preferring the more Gothic approach.
Early English oak and yew and ceramics from St Petersburg to Stoke-on-Trent were features of a 250-lot sale […]
Many of the high prices achieved at last week’s ‘celebrity’ sale titled Bob Hawke & Blanche d’Alpuget: Mementos, […]
An archive relating to a once famous Suffolk dynasty comes for sale at Sworders in Stansted Mountfitchet on […]
An example of a Bronze Age Yetholm type copper alloy shield from c.1300-975BC is for sale as part […]
The Doughty sisters were born to English explorer and writer Charles Doughty and his wife in San Remo, Italy. Freda ran modelling classes for children from their home. She would frequently use them as live models for the ceramic figurines that she fired in her own kiln. Dorothy, too, had a passion for nature and enjoyed painting. Together, the sisters had a huge impact on the survival of the Royal Worcester Company. Both with Freda’s children in the early 1930s, a little later, with Dorothy’s limited editions of birds for the American market. Different in tastes, different in what they produced, the sisters were united in a love of art and nature.
The highest prices recorded in a Space Exploration sale on July 20 were for video recordings and documents […]