by Howard Lyon
I love how high quality the images are that are being posted online by museums and auction houses these days. I look forward to the auction seasons especially when the European auctions come around and we get high quality scans of the some 19th century art, sometimes paintings that have been in private collections since their creation.
Here are some highlights from the most recent European Auction from Sotheby's. Be sure to click on them and see them at full resolution. All the images are 2000 px in their larger dimension and worth seeing up close.
A beautiful piece from Ludwig Deutsch, my favorite of the orientalist painters.
|Ludwig Deutsch, The Della'l, Cairo|
|Jean-Leon Gerome, The Colossus of Memnon|
|Emilio Vasarri, Fontinales: Fete des Fontaines|
|Frank Cadogan Cowper, Venetian Ladies Listening to the Serenade|
|Charles Sprague Pearce - Auvers-sur-oise|
|Leon-Jean-Basile Perrault, Young Girl with a Basket of Flowers|
|Jules Breton, Sur la Route en Hiver; Artois|
|Jules Breton, Sur la Route en Hiver; Artois - detail|
|William Bouguereau, Tricoteuse Bretonne|
|Jean-Georges Vibert, Convicting Proofs|
|William Bouguereau, Le Gouter aux Champs|
|Jules-Cyrille Cave, Girl with a Bouquet of Dasies|
|Marie-Francois Firmin-Girard, Le Dimanche au Bas-Meudon|
|Marie-Francois Firmin-Girard, Le Dimanche au Bas-Meudon - detail|
Another Bouguereau-esque from Cave that is impressive in technique
|Jules-Cyrille Cave, The Rose|
|Jules Breton, Innocente|
|Joseph Coomans, The Amulet|
|Jules Joseph Lefebvre, An Allegory of Victory|
|John William Godward, Marcella|
|Leon-Jean-Basile Perrault, Portrait of a Young Child|
|Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Fortune's Favourite|
Thanks for giving the post a read!