Jan Brueghel The Elder (Brussels 1568-1625 Antwerp)
Landscape with a windmill, figures and horses by a farmstead
Oil on copper
11.8 x 16.7 cm
Signed and dated lower left 'BRUEGHEL 1606' and stamped on the reverse with the maker’s mark of Pieter Stas (active Antwerp circa 1587–1610)
By descent in the family of the present owner since the early 20th century
Robert Delaunay (Paris 1885-1941 Montpellier)
La Ville de Paris, la Femme et la Tour Eiffel
Oil on two canvasses in one frame
Total 300 x 94 cm
Signed lower centre 'r delaunay', signed in red on the lower part of the stretcher 'ROBERT DELAUNAY' inscribed in red on verso 'F.628 BAS', and again in blue crayon and inscribed on the upper part of the stretcher in red 'H 233'
Sonia Delaunay, Paris; Galerie Gmurzynska, Cologne; Private Collection, Germany, acquired from the above
Bulletin de l’Effort Moderne, July 1925, no. 17, pp. 12-13 (illus.); L. Bovey and E. Manganel, Le Mouvement dans L’Art Contemporain, exh. cat., Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, 1955, no. 26; L. Degand, Robert Delaunay, exh. cat., Musée des Beaux-Arts, Liège, 1955, no. 11; C. Schweicher, Robert Delaunay, exh. cat., Städtisches Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, 1956, n.p., ...
Paris, Hall of the French Ambassador, Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes, April – Oct. 1925; Liège, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Robert Delaunay, 23 April – 22 May 1955, no. 11; Lausanne, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Le Mouvement dans L’Art Contemporain, 24 June – 26 Sept. 1955, no. 26; Leverkusen, Städtisches Museum Morsbroich, Robert Delaunay, 7 June – 15 July 1956, no. 53 (lent by Sonia Delaunay); this exhibition later travelled to Freiburg, Kunstverein, 22 July – 19 Aug. 1956; Turin, Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna, Robert e Sonia Delaunay, March 1960, no. 31; Paris, Musée Carnavalet, Paris vu par les Maîtres de Corot à Utrillo, March – May 1961, no. 23; Hamburg, Kunstverein, Robert Delaunay, 26 Jan. – 11 March 1962; this exhibition later travelled to Cologne, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, 24 March – 6 May; and Frankfurt, Kunstverein, 18 May – 24 June 1962; Paris, Musée des Arts Decoratifs, 1925, 15 Oct. 1976 – 2 Feb. 1977, no. 57; Paris, Salon des Indépendants, 1978 (lent by Sonia Delaunay); Tokyo, National Museum of Modern Art, Robert and Sonia Delaunay, 9 Nov. – 23 Dec. 1979, no. 27 (lent by Jacques Damase, Paris); Berlin, Deutsche Guggenheim, Visions of Paris: Robert Delaunay’s Series, 7 Nov. 1997 – 4 Jan. 1998, no. 42; this exhibition later travelled to New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 16 Jan. – 25 April 1998
Pierre Auguste Renoir (Limoges 1841-1919 Cagnes-sur-Mer)
Au bord de l’Eau
Oil on canvas
54.6 x 65.7 cm
Signed lower right 'Renoir'
Ambroise Vollard, Paris, deposited on 26 Nov. 1920; Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris (inv. no. 11.871, photo no. 9303), bought from Vollard on 21 Dec. 1920; Frank and Alice Osborn, Dobbs Ferry, New York, acquired from the above on 21 Dec. 1920 (for $10,000); Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, bequeathed by Alice Osborn in 1966, deaccessioned;
Private collection, U.S.A., acquired from the above through William Beadleston, Inc., New York, in 1993
A. Vollard, Tableaux, Pastels et Dessins de Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paris, 1918, vol. II, p. 83, no. 1134; F. Daulte, Auguste Renoir, Munich, 1973, p. 79; E. Fezzi, Tout l’œuvre peint de Renoir, période impressionniste 1869-1883, Paris, 1985 (translated from Italian, Milan, 1972), p. 12, no. 550; S. Monneret, Renoir, trans. E. Read, London, 1990, p. 150, no. 11; G.-P. an...
Paris, Durand-Ruel, Tableaux, pastels et dessins par Renoir, 29 Nov. – 18 Dec. 1920, no. 56; Nagoya, City Art Museum, Renoir Retrospective, 15 Oct. – 11 Dec. 1988, no. 29; this exhibition later travelled to Hiroshima, Museum of Art, 17 Dec. – 12 Feb. 1989; and Nara, Prefectural Museum of Art, 18 Feb. – 9 April 1989; Philadelphia, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Renoir: The Great Bathers, 9 Sept. – 25 Nov. 1990; Sapporo, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, European Painting and Sculpture from the Philadelphia Museum of Art: Towards the Twentieth Century, 18 July – 23 Aug. 1992, no. 27; this exhibition later travelled to Kofu, Museum of Art, 5 Sept. – 4 Oct. 1992; and Nagoya, Museum of Art, 10 Oct. – 23 Nov. 1992; Tübingen, Kunsthalle, Renoir, 20 Jan. – 27 May 1996, no. 51
Willem de Kooning (1904-1997)
Pencil and pastel on tracing paper
60 x 47 cm
Inscribed 'souvenir to Paul from Bill de Kooning'
Private collection, where? acquired directly from the artist in circa 1959; Anon. Sale; Sotheby’s, New York, 3 May 1995, lot 247; Ambassador Mehdi Vakil; and by descent; Private collection, where?
Pier Leone Ghezzi (1674-Rome-1755)
Susannah and the elders
Oil on canvas
125.7 x 171.4 cm
Late 1720's, early 1730's
Private collection, England, and by descent
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