Raised in a Venetian family, Rosalba Carriera was one of the leading pioneers of the Rococo style in France. In her early years, she specialized in portrait miniatures; however, her later works became known for their pastel colors. One of her pastel pieces is featured in the upcoming Old Master & British Drawings and Watercolours Auction, presented by Christie’s. The painting depicts a bust-length portrait of a young woman with blue and white flowers in her hair.
Another available lot is a set of floral paintings from Peter Brown. He developed an interest in urban architecture and its effect on human interaction in Bath, where he graduated from Manchester Polytechnic in the mid-1980s. Brown captures daily life in the city and the countryside as his subjects: “I start with what tickles me, and this is likely to be a certain play of the light, weather, space, and everyday life.” The sale also features a watercolor painting from Thomas Girtin, a British painter. He was best known for his recurring subjects, including abbeys, castles, and ruined cathedrals. The featured lot depicts the interior of Exeter Cathedral, one of the oldest cathedrals in England. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Christie’s.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (121)
# of Lots:121
Price Range:$1,512 - $75,600
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Rosalba Carriera (Venice 1675-1757)|| Estimate: |
|Peter Brown (Fl. 1758-1799)|| Estimate: |
|Giovanni Paolo Panini (Piacenza 1691-1765 Rome)|| Estimate: |
|Thomas Girtin (London 1775-1802)|| Estimate: |
|Louise-elisabeth Vigée Le Brun (Paris 1755-1842)|| Estimate: |