維多利亞時期、拉斐爾前派與英國印象派藝術

Celebrating 200 years of George Frederic Watts

With his poetic spirit and rich, ethereal works, one cannot deny; there’s something about George Frederic Watts. The son of a pianoforte maker and tuner, Watts was born into a house of music, in February of 1817. Growing up in Victorian London, amongst the dusky alleyways and twisting streets of west Marylebone, Watts was neither affluent, nor strong. Instead, his wealth and strength lay in his extraordinary gift, the gift of art. Through ill-health, the young Watts discovered and honed his talent, often sketching late into the early hours, whilst cooped up in his little room. His pencil never tired. At the age of ten, Watts entered the studio of William Behnes, the eminent English sculptor, famed for his carved, marble busts, where he studied informally before enlisting at the Royal Academy in the spring of 1835. Precisely two hundred years after his birth, his visionary works continue to bewitch and enchant us: a testimony to the enduring quality of his work. As the world reacts to the bicentury of Watts’s birth, one thing is startlingly clear: Watts lives on. As England’s very own ‘Michelangelo’ turns 200, Watts gallery, home to some of the artist’s finest works, is alive with celebration. At the heart of this commemoration lies the Watts 200 programme, a series of compelling exhibitions, showcasing Watts at his very best. No matter the medium, be it classical frescoes or striking Symbolist works, upon the walls of the Watts gallery, hangs something for everyone. Whilst A Life in Art centres around Watts’s sketches and drawings, England’s Michelangelo presents a series of visionary paintings, including Love and Life, The Hope and The Sower of the Systems which returns home after more than a century away. A third exhibition, entitled Monumental Murals completes this trinity of three remarkable shows, reflecting the scope and breathless variety of Watts’s exquisite oeuvre.

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s Venus Verticordia

Sotheby’s Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art Department brings together the finest drawings, watercolours and oil paintings from a wide selection of artists from the mid-19th century to the early 20th. Our long-standing relationships with collectors and specialists, together with our knowledge and experience have resulted in high-profile international auctions and world-record achievements.

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Sotheby’s Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art Department brings together the finest drawings, watercolours and oil paintings from a wide selection of artists from the mid-19th century to the early 20th. Our long-standing relationships with collectors and specialists, together with our knowledge and experience have resulted in high-profile international auctions and world-record achievements.

Sotheby’s has dominated the Victorian market in recent years, achieving the two highest prices at auction for Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema’s The Finding of Moses, which sold for almost $36 million, more than ten times its pre-sale estimate, and Alma-Tadema’s Antony and Cleopatra, which sold for just over $29 million. In addition, record breaking prices have been achieved for Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s chalk drawing Proserpine (£3,274,500) and watercolour Venus Verticordia (£2,882,500). We are also proud to hold record breaking results for British Impressionist artists Philip Wilson Steer, Dame Laura Knight, Sir Alfred Munnings and Sir George Clausen.

Sotheby’s sales continue to reflect the strong interest in works by British artists, with established collectors competing with new buyers and bidders from all four corners of the globe. Our July 2016 sale included many rediscoveries and the excitement this generated created strong bidding, resulting in 60% of the lots selling for above their high estimates. Both Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s study of Marie Stillman for A Vision of Fiametta (sold for £245,000), and Sir Edward Burne-Jones’ monumental watercolour If Hope were not, Heart Should Break (sold for £329,000), were among the highlights of the sale, each achieving three times their presale estimates. Following the success of our July sale, we were delighted with the results of our December Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art auction. The stand-out lots were Sir George Clausen’s rediscovered The Bird’s Nest, which sold for £425,750 and Henry Herbert La Thangue’s The Farm Pond, which made £284,750. Victorian paintings also fared well, with John Atkinson Grimshaw’s unique beach scene A Summer Phantasy selling for £278,750 and John MacVicar Anderson’s majestic view of the Palace of Westminster achieving £230,750 – three times the previous auction record for the artist.

Sotheby’s Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art are held twice a year in London in July and December.

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Sotheby’s Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art Department brings together the finest drawings, watercolours and oil paintings from a wide selection of artists from the mid-19th century to the early 20th. Our long-standing relationships with collectors and specialists, together with our knowledge and experience have resulted in high-profile international auctions and world-record achievements.

Sotheby’s has dominated the Victorian market in recent years, achieving the two highest prices at auction for Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema’s The Finding of Moses, which sold for almost $36 million, more than ten times its pre-sale estimate, and Alma-Tadema’s Antony and Cleopatra, which sold for just over $29 million. In addition, record breaking prices have been achieved for Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s chalk drawing Proserpine (£3,274,500) and watercolour Venus Verticordia (£2,882,500). We are also proud to hold record breaking results for British Impressionist artists Philip Wilson Steer, Dame Laura Knight, Sir Alfred Munnings and Sir George Clausen.

Sotheby’s sales continue to reflect the strong interest in works by British artists, with established collectors competing with new buyers and bidders from all four corners of the globe. Our July 2016 sale included many rediscoveries and the excitement this generated created strong bidding, resulting in 60% of the lots selling for above their high estimates. Both Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s study of Marie Stillman for A Vision of Fiametta (sold for £245,000), and Sir Edward Burne-Jones’ monumental watercolour If Hope were not, Heart Should Break (sold for £329,000), were among the highlights of the sale, each achieving three times their presale estimates. Following the success of our July sale, we were delighted with the results of our December Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art auction. The stand-out lots were Sir George Clausen’s rediscovered The Bird’s Nest, which sold for £425,750 and Henry Herbert La Thangue’s The Farm Pond, which made £284,750. Victorian paintings also fared well, with John Atkinson Grimshaw’s unique beach scene A Summer Phantasy selling for £278,750 and John MacVicar Anderson’s majestic view of the Palace of Westminster achieving £230,750 – three times the previous auction record for the artist.

Sotheby’s Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art are held twice a year in London in July and December.

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Sotheby’s Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art Department brings together the finest drawings, watercolours and oil paintings from a wide selection of artists from the mid-19th century to the early 20th. Our long-standing relationships with collectors and specialists, together with our knowledge and experience have resulted in high-profile international auctions and world-record achievements.

Sotheby’s has dominated the Victorian market in recent years, achieving the two highest prices at auction for Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema’s The Finding of Moses, which sold for almost $36 million, more than ten times its pre-sale estimate, and Alma-Tadema’s Antony and Cleopatra, which sold for just over $29 million. In addition, record breaking prices have been achieved for Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s chalk drawing Proserpine (£3,274,500) and watercolour Venus Verticordia (£2,882,500). We are also proud to hold record breaking results for British Impressionist artists Philip Wilson Steer, Dame Laura Knight, Sir Alfred Munnings and Sir George Clausen.

Sotheby’s sales continue to reflect the strong interest in works by British artists, with established collectors competing with new buyers and bidders from all four corners of the globe. Our July 2016 sale included many rediscoveries and the excitement this generated created strong bidding, resulting in 60% of the lots selling for above their high estimates. Both Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s study of Marie Stillman for A Vision of Fiametta (sold for £245,000), and Sir Edward Burne-Jones’ monumental watercolour If Hope were not, Heart Should Break (sold for £329,000), were among the highlights of the sale, each achieving three times their presale estimates. Following the success of our July sale, we were delighted with the results of our December Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art auction. The stand-out lots were Sir George Clausen’s rediscovered The Bird’s Nest, which sold for £425,750 and Henry Herbert La Thangue’s The Farm Pond, which made £284,750. Victorian paintings also fared well, with John Atkinson Grimshaw’s unique beach scene A Summer Phantasy selling for £278,750 and John MacVicar Anderson’s majestic view of the Palace of Westminster achieving £230,750 – three times the previous auction record for the artist.

Sotheby’s Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art are held twice a year in London in July and December.

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如您有興趣在蘇富比維多利亞時期、拉斐爾前派與英國印象派藝術部門之拍賣會上拍您的藏品,請按此閱覽詳情。
LONDON:
+44 (0)20 7293 5718