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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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  • Notre-Dame: Rachida Dati ignores the opinion of the CNPA

    As we always do with new arrivals at the Ministry of Culture, we welcomed the appointment of Rachida Dati, hoping that she would bring about a change in the practices of the Ministry, especially…

  • 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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  • Friends of the Louvre banned from entering the Louvre

    We never would have thought we would see this one day, and even during Jean-Luc Martinez’s tenure, we hadn’t seen it.. But everything happens, and from now on Friends of the Louvre are no longer…

  • 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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  • L’invité de La Tribune de l’Art n°21 : Véronique Milande

    Cette semaine nous recevons la responsable de la Conservation des Objets d’Art Religieux et Civils de la Ville de Paris, Véronique Milande, qui nous parlera de son parcours, du rôle de ce service…

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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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  • Constant Pape, post-impressionist suburbia

    All roads lead to Rome, as artists know. And yet, despite his name, which sounded like an invitation, Constant Pape chose to stay in the Paris suburbs. He took a rural view of it, painting 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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  • Underground worlds. 20 000 Leagues Under the Earth

    Nietzsche warned us not to lean too far, for "if you gaze into the abyss for too long, the abyss will gaze back at you". And yet Louvre-Lens invites us to jump into the darkness with both feet,…

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  • About Germany at the Louvre and its acquisitions policy

    The recent acquisition by the Louvre’s Department of Paintings of a German picture seen at Tefaf in Maastricht on the stand of the American gallery 19C is a mystery that we have been unable to…

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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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  • A Taste for the Renaissance: a dialogue between collections

    From the very first room of the exhibition, there is an immediate shock for lovers of Renaissance objets d’art, who will no doubt remember this beautiful plaque by the Master of the Aeneid, which…

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  • A painting returned to the Orléans Museum

    Lorsque les vendeurs d’un tableau qui allait être proposé lors d’une vente aux enchères organisée par Mathieu Semont, à Orléans, lui ont indiqué qu’un tableau proche était signalé dans le catalogue…

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  • Bulletin du Musée Ingres Bourdelle n°96 - Avril 2024

    Eric Pagliano, Ingres et ses dessins de Christ en croix Joachim Arnold, Les principes du dessin selon Ingres Eric Bertin, L’Ingrisme dans le monde Florence Viguier, La vie du Musée en 2023…

  • Histoire de l’Art, numéro 93, juin 2024

    Hommage Claude Mignot (1943-2023) Introduction Arianna Esposito et Delphine Morana Burlot, Matières, matérialités, making. Une visée interdisciplinaire Points de vue Laurent Baridon, Judith…

  • The Tiepolos. Invention and virtuosity in Venice

    The École des Beaux-Arts de Paris is in luck: its tasty Pulcinella Cooking is fortunately wiser than those that Christie’s sold just two days before the opening of the Tiepolo exhibition, even if…

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  • L’invité de La Tribune de l’Art n°20 : Mathieu Deldicque

    Cette semaine nous recevons le directeur du Musée Condé de Chantilly, Mathieu Deldicque, qui nous parlera de son parcours, du château de Chantilly et de ses inépuisables collections données par le…

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  • Eugeen Van Mieghem (1875-1930). Between Millet and Lautrec

    Eugeen Van Mieghem, the name of this Antwerp artist from the first half of the 20th century, largely unknown in France, will remind loyal readers of La Tribune de l’Art of the monographic…

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  • Old master paintings for sale at Sotheby’s Paris

    After putting his wife and children on a cart, the plebeian Lucius Albinus left as quickly as possible. The year was 390 BC, when Rome was sacked by the Gauls. As he fled, he passed a group of…

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  • Germanic paintings in French collections (1370-1550)

    Some works are essential, revealing a whole area of the history of art and museums to both specialist and non-specialist audiences. The project led by the INHA on German painting in French…

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  • A new sketch by Ingres for Montauban

    On Wednesday 12 June in Paris, Christie’s flagship sale, Chardin’s The Cut Melon, fetched 26 730 000 euros including fees from a European collector (see the news item of 11/6/24). But the sale also…

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  • Strasbourg 1560-1600. The renewal of the arts

    Don’t know who Tobias Stimmer and Wendel Dietterlin are? That’s not a problem - this exhibition in Strasbourg is here to tell us, through a comprehensive overview of artistic creation at the end of…

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  • Pont-Aven buys a painting by Ibels

    The "nabi with the gleaming beard" was Paul Sérusier, the "nabi zouave", Édouard Vuillard, and "the nabi with the beautiful icons", Maurice Denis. Pierre Bonnard, who loved Japanese prints, was…

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  • Print Quarterly Volume XLI - Number 2 - June 2024

    Contents Pieter Martens, Hieronymus Cock’s Battle Prints Reconsidered in Light of his Siege of Centallo Magdalena Herman, Compiling Standardized Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae Album Rhian…