8 April 2008
Henri Joseph Harpignies (French, 1819-1916)
A Serene Afternoon
signed and dated 'H Harpignies 1904' (lower left)
oil on canvas
24 x 18 in. (61 x 45.7 cm.)
Painted in 1904.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
This work has been authenticated by Mme. Hellebranth and with be included in her forthcoming Harpignies catalogue raisonné.
Specialist Sarah Reynolds on the women whose work made waves in Victorian Britain, from Emma Sandys to Laura, Lady Alma-Tadema
Artists, patrons and critics have argued for centuries over the right way to frame a painting. Ultimately, it’s a matter of personal taste, says Andrew Graham-Dixon
The designer and decorator shows us around his Santa Monica HQ, and enthuses over the forthcoming Rooms as Portraits auctions in London and New York
Chinese Works of Art specialist Olivia Hamilton reckons this pair of superb sculptures — around 1,300 years old — are ‘the finest I've seen come up for sale‘