Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer started his artistic career as a lithographer and ceramist before revolutionalizing the French pottery style in the 1890s. It was only after 1895, following a trip to Italy, that he started working with oil paint. His first exhibition at the Galerie Georges Petit in Paris was comprised of a handful of pastel paintings, many capturing mythical scenes and portraits. Soon after, he gained fame as a Symbolist artist. The upcoming European Art auction, presented by Christie’s, features an oil on canvas piece by Lévy-Dhurmer. It shows three goddesses of Olympus— Aphrodite, Hera, and Athena— seated in a garden.
An oil painting by John Emms is also highlighted. Interested in painting horses, dogs, and other sporting scenes, Emms became one of the noted animal painters of the Victorian period. An early exhibition at the Royal Academy at the age of 22 quickly added to his reputation. The available piece depicts two hounds and a terrier in a kennel. A sculpture titled Pandora by Odoardo Fantacchiotti will also be available. Known for his Neo-Classical work, Fantacchiotti’s intricate sculptures often employed a Romantic style, which can be seen in this piece. Browse the complete auction catalog and register to bid on Christie’s.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (71)
# of Lots:71
Price Range:$6000 - $250,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Henryk Siemiradzki (Polish, 1843-1902) and studio)|| Estimate: |
|John Emms (British, 1841-1912)|| Estimate: |
|Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer (French, 1865-1953)|| Estimate: |
|Odoardo Fantacchiotti (Italian, 1811-1877)|| Estimate: |
|Anton Einsle (Austrian, 1801-1871)|| Estimate: |