November 5, 2013 | Part of a ten-piece suite of parlor furniture designed by the Herter Brothers (probably Gustave Herter), 1869, installed at Lyndhurst by Jay Gould in 1882. Sturges photograph, courtesy of Lyndhurst.
Three Parlors, a new display of three sets of Victorian parlor furniture, is on view at Lyndhurst through the end of 2013. The exhibition will include works, many in storage for decades, by some of the most important artists of the nineteenth century.
Lyndhurst is fortunate to have retained the furnishings of the three families who occupied the estate over more than a century, until it passed to the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1961. The three suites of parlor furniture were installed, respectively, in 1838 to 1842, 1865, and 1882. The dates of the suites correlate approximately to the three main economic events of the nineteenth century: the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, which set New York City as the country's financial capital; the end of the Civil War in …» More
November 5, 2013 | Shaw Memorial by Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848–1907), 1900. Patinated plaster. U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, New Hampshire, on long-term loan to the National Gallery of Art.
On July 18, 1863, one of the first Union Army units of African-American soldiers stormed Fort Wagner in Charleston Harbor. Led by Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry regiment suffered horrendous losses including its leader and nearly half of its members. In accordance with the Shaw family's wishes to honor the bravery and sacrifice of their son and the entire unit, the American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens created a bronze monument depicting Colonel Shaw on horseback with his men marching alongside him, just as they left Boston for South Carolina.
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Wagner, the National Gallery of Art has mounted an exhibition and published a catal…» More
October 21, 2013 | By Laura Beach
Yorkshire calendar and almanac
Calendar and almanac, probably York or Ripon, Yorkshire, England, c. 1425. Ink, tempera, and gold leaf on parchment, each page 6 by 4 1/8 inches.
WHY: Priced in the six figures by Les Enluminures of Paris, New York, and Chicago, this calendar and almanac of about 1425, with prognostications in Latin, illustrates the English monarchy from William I to Henry VI and depicts the history of the world from Adam's creation to St. Thomas Becket and Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, beheaded in 1322. Renderings of local saints suggest a Yorkshire origin for this gilt- and tempera-embellished ink on parchment document, which notes solar and lunar eclipses and predicts events such as the harvest, disasters, and war. The work sold to a collector at Masterpiece London.
TAKEAWAY: "This manuscript testifies to the emergence of a class of private book owners, among them prosperous landowners and country doctors, in northern England at a time when the…» More
October 11, 2013 | October 11
“Making It in America”; Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI.
“The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution”; New-York Historical Society, Manhattan, NY.
“Thomas Sully: Painted Performance”; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI.
Radisson and Groseilliers by Frederic Remington,1905. Buffalo Bill Center of the West, gift of Mrs. Karl Frank. On view at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia.
“American Moderns, 1910–1960: From O’Keeffe to Rockwell”; Delware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE.
“Danish Paintings from the Golden Age to the Modern Breakthrough: Selections from the Collection of Ambassador John L. Loeb Jr.”; Scandinavia House, Manhattan, NY.
“Hotel Texas: An Art Exhibition for the President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy”; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX.
“Splendore a Venezia: Art and Music from the Renaissance to Baroque in the Serenissima”; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada.
“John Si…» More
October 11, 2013 | October 19-20 Greenville County Museum of Art Antiques, Fine Art & Design Weekend, Greenville, SC www.gcma.org/antiques
October 24-27 San Francisco Fall Antiques Show, San Francisco, CA sffas.org
October 24-27 Ellis Boston Antiques Show, Boston, MA ellisboston.com
October 25-27 The Miami Beach Antique Jewelry & Watch Show, Miami Beach, FL antiquejewelrymiami.com
October 25-31 International Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show, Manhattan, NY haughton.com
October 26-27 The Morristown Armory Antiques Show, Morristown, NY www.jmkshows.com
November 1-2 Greater York Antique Show, York, PA greateryorkantiqueshows.com
November 1-16 Private Art Dealers Association Exhibition and Sale, Manhattan, NY pada.net
November 7-10 IFPDA Print Fair, Manhattan, NY printfair.com
November 8-10 50th Annual Delaware Antiques Show, Wilmington, DE…» More
[Compiled by Brian J. Lang, Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary Craft at the Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock. Originially published in "Curat» View All