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Sergei Ivanovich Shchukin (1854 – 1936) was a Russian businessman who became an art collector, mainly of French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art.

After the 1917 Revolution, the government appropriated his collection while Shchukin escaped to Paris, where he died in 1936. 20 more words



A “Jeune femme en buste” dated 1900 and painted by Renoir has a minimalist provenance as it awaits sale in March 2017 through Bonhams.

The only listed owner is a Private collection in Southern Germany, which might include Bavaria. 169 more words

Auf Deutsch

Has the Art Market Become an Unwitting Partner in Crime?

Henri Toulouse-Lautrec’s “Au Lit: Le Baiser”

When you sell your home the paperwork details the sale, including your name, and the title search lists the names of the people who owned the property before you. 91 more words


ECRS - 22 February

Please join us for the next session of this year‘s Eighteenth-Century Research Seminar series at the University of Edinburgh. The session will present new work on eighteenth-century portraiture, and will feature Sydney Ayres (University of Edinburgh) who will be speaking on ‘Representing Robert Adam: Biography, Portraiture & Memory’, and Nel Whiting, (University of Dundee) whose paper is entitled ‘‘if they hang not in proper Places, they will not have a good Effect’: Portraiture, Place and Position’. 48 more words

Material Culture

Art History 2 Exhibition

On Wednesday, February 8, 2017, the Alfred University campus hosted an event featuring a documentary on Eva Hesse, a German artist whose works from the 1960s are held in high regard, even to this day. 466 more words

Non Time Based

John Singer Sargent (American, 1856-1925): The Early Portraits. Part 1.

Text by John P. Walsh

The following 49 works by John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) in oil, watercolor, and pastel begin to present Sargent’s professional output during his formative years in France and England and his trips to the United States. 3,369 more words

Art History

The Lovers. (The Things We Tell Ourselves)

We humans tell ourselves many, many things: that there is a reason things happen; that things were or were not meant to be. The universe has lessons for us. 452 more words

Pop Culture