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Rembrandt surprises Britains National Trust

Rembrandt surprises Britains National Trust

Britain’s National Trust never thought that the Rembrandt self-portrait they acquired through the estate of Edna, Lady Samuel of Wych Cross, would ever be authenticated as a true Rembrandt painting.  That was until, Ernst van de Wetering, the painters world leading expert … More…

Sale Planned for Thomas Cole Landscape

Sale Planned for Thomas Cole Landscape

A work by Thomas Cole, the founder of the Hudson River School, was controversially removed from the Seward House Historic Museum where it has hung for over 100 years. The Fred L. Emerson Foundation, which owns the piece, said it … More…

Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Maurice de Vlaminck’s “Rue de Village”

Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Maurice de Vlaminck’s “Rue de Village”

Rue de Village – Here is an large and impressive example of Vlaminck’s work that the gallery sold back in 2007.  

Cocaine-Addled Artists Try Cough Syrup, Mushrooms

Cocaine-Addled Artists Try Cough Syrup, Mushrooms

Cocaine-Addled Artists Try Cough Syrup, Mushrooms – The exhibition “Sous Influences” (Under the Influence) which is currently on view at the Maison Rouge in Paris, explores the role of illegal drugs in the arts.  

Henry Tang Sells $6.2 Million of Burgundy in Hong Kong

Henry Tang Sells $6.2 Million of Burgundy in Hong Kong

Henry Tang Sells $6.2 Million of Burgundy in Hong Kong – Tang lost a bid to become Hong Kong’s chief executive after it was discovered that he had an illegal basement in his home which contained a wine cellar, tasting room, … More…

Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) – Daniel Ridgway Knight’s “Water Carrier” (c.1889/90)

Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) – Daniel Ridgway Knight’s “Water Carrier” (c.1889/90)

Water Carrier. This work by Ridgway Knight has remained in private hands for most of its life.  It was originally in the possession of Knoedler & Co. (back in 1890) and loaned to the Chicago Interstate Industrial Exposition that year … More…

Johannes Vermeer: Woman in Blue Reading a Letter (Getty Center Installation)

Johannes Vermeer: Woman in Blue Reading a Letter (Getty Center Installation)

Johannes Vermeer: Woman in Blue Reading a Letter – this amazing work by the Dutch Old Master is on view at the Getty for only 6 weeks … the loan ends on March 31; so there is only a couple of … More…

A Macabre Kingdom of Masks – James Ensor’s “Christ’s Entry Into Brussels in 1889”

A Macabre Kingdom of Masks – James Ensor’s “Christ’s Entry Into Brussels in 1889”

Christ’s Entry Into Brussels in 1889 – this major painting by the Belgian Symbolist artist James Ensor (1860-1949), done when he was 28,  was purchased by the Getty in 1987. Here, Mary T. Lewis gives a brief understanding of the work’s … More…

Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – George Wright’s “Going to the Meet”

Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – George Wright’s “Going to the Meet”

Going to the Meet. a very nice sporting painting by the late 19th/early 20th century British artist George Wright (1860-1942).  

Leonardo da Vinci was right all along, new medical scans show

Leonardo da Vinci was right all along, new medical scans show

Leonardo da Vinci was right all along, new medical scans show – a new exhibit that will be unveiled at the Edinburgh International Festival this August will show just how far ahead of his time da Vinci was.  The exhibit will … More…