October 27, 2016

Read the intriguing story of this possible Franz Hals forgery.

That was when Sotheby’s decided to look into its Hals, since it came from the same seemingly tainted source. Mr. Hedreen sent the painting back for re-examination.Orion Analytical examined the work, and its analysis was peer reviewed by another leading conservation scientist. Sotheby’s concluded in a statement, “Unfortunately, that analysis established that the work was undoubtedly a forgery.”

Original Article: NY Times

October 27, 2016

Check out MFA Boston's current exhibition on Della Robbia. 

"The exhibition features about 50 objects, mostly from American collections but including six important loans from Italy, never seen in the US before. The Visitation (about 1445) from the church of San Giovanni Fuorcivitas in Pistoia and the Brooklyn Museum’s newly restored Resurrection of Christ (about 1520–24) travel to Boston along with a trio of nearly life-size works from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence and a private collection"

Open: August 9th - December 4th, 2016

Museum Page: MFA Boston

October 21, 2016

 To read more about the life and work of Edgar Munhall follow the link below. 

"As chief curator, working under five museum directors, Dr. Munhall was responsible for acquisitions, publications, conservation, lectures, gallery exhibitions and the catalogs accompanying them. The Frick’s holdings now include about 1,100 works, overseen by a curatorial staff numbering more than two dozen."

Source: NYTimes

September 29, 2016

Don't miss this show on Lawrence Alma-Tadema.

"The Fries Museum’s exhibition Alma-Tadema – Classical Charm will go on a journey through Europe. This exhibition about the great 19th-century painter can be viewed in the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden from 1 October 2016 to 7 February 2017. After this, it travels to the prestigious Belvedere in Vienna and then to Leighton House Museum in London, the city where Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema enjoyed his greatest international success."

Open: October 1st, 2016 to February 7th, 2017

Museum Page: Fries Museum

September 28, 2016

A preparatory painting for Atalanta and Meleager, by Jacob Jordaens, has recently been rediscovered and valued at £3million. Read more here > BBC. 

September 24, 2016

Sam Dean reports on an Alma-Tadema painting that was recently evaluated by the Antiques Roadshow.

"The portrait has been described by the Antiques Roadshow’s pictures expert as one of the “best pictures we have ever seen on theRoadshow in its entire history”, and is believed to have received one of the show’s highest valuations."

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September 24, 2016

Liz Hill reports on the Arts Council of England's intentions to use "Quality Metrics" to determine the quality of art and what the Tate Galleries director thinks about it. We at RAR would love to see quality assessed so objectively but if these are the new guidelines what were they using before? 

"The core quality metrics

Self, peer and public:

Concept: it was an interesting idea

Presentation: it was well produced and presented

Distinctiveness: it was different from things I’ve experienced before

Challenge: it was thought-provoking

Captivation: it was absorbing and held my attention


September 22, 2016

Check out drawings by Boldini, De Nittis, Draper, and Fattori as well as paintings by Sorolla, Langley, Seago, Fantin-Latour, and Daubigny. 

RAR's Top Three Picks: 

Lot 26 Looking for Bears by Alfred Wierusz-Kowalski

Lot 86  A Fisherman’s Daughter by Frederick Hall

Lot 103 Low tide, Blakeney by Edward Seago

See the Auction Catalogue


Image: Wikimedia

September 22, 2016

The BBC discusses a recent acquisition made by the Tate which is purportedly by Britain’s first professional female painter, Joan Carlile.

“Joan Carlile's Portrait of an Unknown Lady is the earliest work by a female artist to enter the Tate's collection.”

Original Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-37427612

September 18, 2016

Don't miss out on this Constable exhibit! There is nothing quite like seeing Constable or Turner in this beautiful little town alongside the very views they depicted. 


September 17th, 2016 - March 25th, 2017


The Salisbury Museum


Image: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salisbury_Cathedral#/media/File:Salisbury_Cathedral_from_the_Bishop_Grounds_c.1825.jpg

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