Archive for February, 2011

Video: 19th Century European Art May 5 at Sotheby's NY
Click here to watch Sotheby's Benjamin Doller, Polly Sartori and the dedicated team of 19th Century European Art specialists as they explore 19th century artists and highlight masterpieces from their record-breaking November 2010 sale where The Finding of Moses, one of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema's greatest works, sold for the record smashing price of $35, 922,000. Sothebys Video
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Anthony and Cleopatra by Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema The May 5th Sale will offer another well known Alma Tadema, the Meeting of Anthony and Cleopatra 41 B.C.
Estimate $3,000,000-5,000,000
Posted Friday, February 11th, 2011

"The Essential Line: Drawings from the Dahesh Museum of Art" Opens Today

Drawing, an integral part of 19th-century academic training and art-making is the focus of the third collaboration in three years between the Dahesh Museum of Art and Syracuse University. The Essential Line: Drawings from the Dahesh Museum of Art, a new exhibition opening this winter at Palitz Gallery/Lubin House (February 9 – March 24, 2011), explores the nature of drawing in the 19th century in all its variety, examining techniques, materials, subjects, and purpose. This is the first time the Dahesh Museum of Art's important drawing collection has been exhibited in depth, with over 40 rare drawings by such well known artists as Lawrence Alma Tadema, Rosa Bonheur, Léon Bonnat, Paul Delaroche, Gustav Doré, Jean Lecomte Du Nouy, Frederic Lord Leighton, and Tommaso Minardi, as well as other less familiar but talented draftsmen.

Palitz Gallery, Lubin House
11 East 61 Street, between Fifth and Madison
Open Monday-Saturday, 11-6
Admission Free
For more information on this "must see" exhibition: www.

Posted Wednesday, February 9th, 2011