The Embarkation of St Paula for Jerusalem By Claude Lorrain

Journal

Master of surprise: how £15,000 became £5.1m

As the contemporary art market continues to power ahead whilst defying gravity and all known limits for measuring art value the more traditional market for the Old Masters has quietly being doing rather well.  Colin Gleadell published a look at the recent Old Master sales in the Luxury section of the Telegraph as detailed below:
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Journal

Master of surprise: how £15,000 became £5.1m
The Embarkation of St Paula for Jerusalem By Claude Lorrain

As the contemporary art market continues to power ahead whilst defying gravity and all known limits for measuring art value the more traditional market for the Old Masters has quietly being doing rather well.  Colin Gleadell published a look at the recent Old Master sales in the Luxury section of the Telegraph as detailed below:
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Sotheby’s releases 3rd quarter results and announces Canalettos for 4th December sale

NEW YORK, Nov 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) — – Third Quarter Results Improve With Sizable Revenue Growth: Private Sale Commissions Increase by 77%, Auction Commission Revenues Climb 16% – NY Impressionist & Modern Art Sales of $348 Million, up 71% on the Prior Year and Sotheby’s Second Highest Total for the Category in
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Articles

Why is Art by Women artists worth less? Spears WMS Magazine

Thursday, 11th October 2012 Let’s Talk About Sex For centuries our attitudes towards female artists, and the art they produce, has been prejudiced and biased. Is that at last starting to change, asks Ivan Lindsay? SINCE ANTIQUITY, WOMEN artists have been creating artworks alongside men, but their achievement has often been belittled and the value
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The Story behind the Royal Collection by Ivan Lindsay – Spears WMS Magazine Issue 26 May/June 2012

The Story Behind the Royal Collection One is Remarkably Eclectic Ivan Lindsay on the story behind the Royal Collection — not only the finest private accumulation of artworks, objets and curios in the world, but also a mirror of the diverse tastes and predilections of every British monarch since Charles I THE ROYAL COLLECTION has
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Essays

Reconceiving Connoisseurship by Carol Strone, Fine Art Connoisseurship magazine, Spring 2010.

In order to have taste, it is not enough to see and to know what is beautiful in a given work. One must feel beauty and be moved by it. It is not even enough to feel, to be moved in a vague way: It is essential to discern the different shades of feeling. Nothing
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Picture cataloguing by Christopher Wright.

Picture Cataloguing Until about 40 years ago cataloguing consisted of the compilation of information about a work of art (as opposed to the catalogue raisonne which involved bringing together all the known information about an individual artist). The process of cataloguing was never deemed to require a specific skill other than the (now rare) ability
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