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  • A Delft earthenware pyramid vase acquired by Cleveland

    The Cleveland Museum of Art’s decorative arts collection has been enriched by a very fine new piece, a large pyramid vase in Delft earthenware acquired from the Amsterdam gallery Aronson Delftware…

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  • A sculpture by Nicola Fumo for Spain

    At first glance, it looks like the Virgin and Child, but the young woman is wearing a black and white garment adorned with flowers. It is Saint Rose of Lima, a Dominican tertiary who was…

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  • More Sèvres for Fontainebleau

    Fortunately, the showcases at Fontainebleau are not only filled with busts of the Napoleonides, judiciously acquired with metronome-like regularity, but also with an increasing number of imperial…

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  • Three new museum directors

    We are continuing our series of news items of recent appointments to head up French museums. Graduating from the Institut National du Patrimoine in June 2023, 28-year-old curator Manon Lecaplain…

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  • A masterpiece by Jean Bourdichon for the Getty

    When it comes to "national treasures" that have left France, it is sometimes difficult to be pleased to see masterpieces going to prestigious international institutions instead of enriching…

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  • A painting by Juan de Zurbáran for Sydney

    He had a famous father and a very short life, so Juan de Zurbáran fell into oblivion. Although he died of the plague at the age of 29, he painted a few still lifes, rarely signed, which were…

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  • A new portrait of Mary Beale acquired by Tate Britain

    No sooner had it joined the collections of Tate Britain than it was included in the exhibition Now You See Us: Women Artists in Britain 1520-1920, the umpteenth of these highly fashionable…

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  • A new small bust by Biennais for Fontainebleau

    S’il faudra bien sûr du temps pour réunir les membres de la famille impériale au sein des collections publiques françaises, l’achat récent du petit buste de Napoléon provenant de la célèbre série de…

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  • A new Quentin Metsys enters the Getty

    The reappearance of this Madonna of the Cherries by Quentin Metsys has rightly sparked the interest of all those involved in the art market, and above all of the few museums capable of snapping…

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  • Death of Alastair Laing

    For lovers of 18th-century France, the first days of summer were overshadowed by the news that the great art historian Alastair Laing had died in his eightieth year. A Francophile British scholar…

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  • A stolen painting returned to the Musée de Dole

    Earlier this year, the Kâ-Mondo auction house was asked to sell a French Renaissance portrait. It didn’t take long for the Turquin firm, in charge of its appraisal, to attribute this painting - it…

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  • A drawing by Raphaël for Warsaw

    Some drawings take on a whole new dimension - and a whole new price tag - when the identity of their author is revealed. For example, a Saint Sebastian drawn in pen by Leonardo da Vinci was…

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  • A Largillierre for Draguignan

    Visitors to the Draguignan museum, whose reopening was a big event last November (see our article), will know that its director, Yohan Rimaud, has successfully relaunched its acquisitions policy:…

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  • A Bernini in Jouy-en-Josas?

    L’historien de l’art italien Maichol Clemente, spécialiste de la sculpture à Venise aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècle, vient de donner une interview au Giornale dell’Arte, journal auquel il contribue par…

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  • A George Stubbs acquired by the Kimbell Art Museum

    A true portraitist of horses, George Stubbs not only mastered their anatomy perfectly - he studied their corpses - but also knew how to convey their temperament. He acquired a certain authority…

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  • Some old master paintings and drawings for sale in London

    Generally speaking, we only write about works offered for sale that we were able to see in person, and not just from photographs. Exceptionally, we will be writing here about the London sales…

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  • A Gauguin for the Van Gogh Museum

    This masterpiece by Paul Gauguin has been featured in numerous exhibitions, including one at the Grand Palais in 2017 and one at the National Gallery in London in 2019 devoted to portraits (see…

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  • A pastel by Marie-Gabrielle Capet preempted by Orléans

    In perfect condition, of very high quality and, what is more, the work of a woman artist, the presumed portrait of Sophie Thuillier by Marie-Gabrielle Capet, which went up for sale last Friday at…

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  • A director for the museums of Béziers and a curator for Nîmes

    Stéphanie Trouvé has just arrived in Béziers to take charge of the town’s museums. She will be in charge of fitting out the new outdoor storerooms, due to be built in 2026. She will also see the…

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  • The Musée Fabre buys a painting in Virginia

    Alexandre-Eugène Castelnau was a little-known painter from Montpellier who was a cousin of the more famous Frédéric Bazille. The Musée Fabre owns a number of his works, including beautifully executed…

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  • A painting by Overbeck for the Metropolitan Museum

    À peu près au moment où le Louvre achetait à la galerie américaine 19C un tableau de l’illustre inconnu Johann Richard Seel, le Metropolitan Museum se procurait, auprès du même marchand, un tableau…

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