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Bellows, Dock Builders

George Bellows' Dock Builders

What a beautiful painting! Art collector, Edward Evans is selling two notable pieces of art this May 19th, 2011 at Sotheby’s New York. This fabulous painting, shown above by George Bellows (1882 -1925) who according to the Columbus Museum of Art was “the most acclaimed American artist of his generation”

Dock Builders, painted in 1916 focuses on Maine’s seamen and is estimated to fetch between $2 – 3 Million.  The other notable artwork up for auction is Childe Hassam’s Quai St. Michel, which is also expected to sell in the $2.5 -3.5 Million region.

Childe hassam - The Quai St Michel

Childe Hassam's, The Quai St Michel estimated to fetch between $2.5 - $3.5 Million Dollars

Hassam ( 1859 – 1935) a prominent American Impressionist artist depicts an elegant lady browsing Paris’ famed bookinisties.

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If you would like a quote for a  Hassam or Bellows reproduction oil painting such as Dock Builders or The Quai St Michel, please contact us. As with all our commissions, paintings are strictly commissioned-to-order, meaning you can choose to have your oil replica painted to the precise dimensions that you require. All paintings are exquisitely hand-painted with premium Winsor & Newton oils onto high-grade duck cotton canvases.

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Sotheby’s will be selling Egon Schiele’s Hauser mit Bunter Wasche (Vorstadt II) on June 22nd, 2011 in London, where it is estimated to fetch £30 Million!  Hauser mit Bunter Wasche (translated as Houses with Colourful Laundry, “Suburb” II) was painted at the height of Schiele’s career in 1914. He died just 4 years later at the age of only 28.

It’s not just the price tag or the mastery of this impressive cityscape that makes this painting newsworthy but rather once this painting is sold, it will finally settle an ongoing dispute over art stolen by the Nazis. The Leopold Museum, in Vienna, is selling Hauser mit Bunter Wasche in order to pay for a $19 million ( £11.52 million) settlement to the heirs of the late Jewish collector and dealer Lea Bondi Jaray. The settlement, which was reached last year, allows the museum to keep the disputed Portrait of Wally, a favourite of the museum.

Sotheby’s, Helena Newman, Chairwoman of Impressionist & Modern Art,said: “We are thrilled to be offering this masterpiece of 20th-century art in our June sale. Its richness of colouration achieves a transcendental intensity that epitomises Schiele’s unique contribution to the development of 20th-century art. The painting is unquestionably one of the greatest Schiele oils ever to come to the market…”

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Alternatively, why not visit the Schiele online gallery?! You’ll be able to commission a fine art reproduction of any of Schiele’s great masterpieces straight off the website.

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Jan Steen's, A School Class

Jan Steen's, A School Class with a Sleeping Schoolmaster

What a great representation of a school classroom! Jan Steen’s (1626 – 1679) A School Class with a Sleeping Schoolmaster is the highlight of Sotheby’s Old Master painting sale in Amsterdam on May 10th, 2011. Painted in 1672, Steen humorously depicts a class-room scene, where everything is in disarray. The whole painting is taken up with children getting up to mischief by taking full advantage of the sleeping headmaster. What makes this a great painting in my view, is that even in this day and age it can still captivate a 21st century audience just as no doubt it did with viewers in the 17th century.

Jan Steen’s A School Class with a Sleeping Schoolmaster is estimated to fetch between 300,000 – 400,000 Euros on Tuesday, 10th May, 2011 at Sotheby’s Amsterdam.

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George Stubbs’ Gimcrack on Newmarket Heath, with a Trainer, a Stable-Lad, and a Jockey is estimated to sell for £20 Million this July 2011 at Christie’s London

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If Stubbs’ Gimcrack painting sells for over £20 Million at Christie’s this July 5th it will make the painting, one of the five most expensive old masters ever to be auctioned off.

Gimcrack was actually a very famous and admired eighteenth century race horse. Stubbs‘ 6 foot painting shows Gimcrack twice, once in the background winning a trial and in the foreground with his trainer and jockey. The current record for a Stubbs is £10.1 Million for Stubbs’ Brood Mares and Foals, which sold at Sotheby’s in 2010. Apparently, the reason the Gimcrack painting is being sold is because the insurance costs were too high. The trustees should have commissioned Fabulous Masterpieces to hand-paint a fine art replica that they could display, and then store the original painting in their vault or with a security firm, it would have lowered costs considerably meaning they could have kept the painting.

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Monet’s Les Peupliers is set to fetch $25 Million dollars at Christie’s New York on May 4th 2011

Monet's Les Peupliers

Monet's Les Peupliers is expected to fetch $25 Million at Christie's New York

Les Peupliers was actually bought in 2000 for just over $7 Million, 11 years later it’s expected to sell for $25 Million, that’s quite a good return on your investment! The auction record for a Monet was $80.4 Million for Le Bassin aux Nympheas, which was sold in May 2008.

Conor Jordan, head of Impressionist & Modern art at Christie’s explains that “We anticipate great enthusiasm from many collectors, dealers and museum directors who have been eager for a quintessential Monet scene such as this.”

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Monet’s Les Peupliers actually sold for £13,489,500 Million ($22,482,500) on the 4th May, 2011 to a private American collector.

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Paul Gauguin’s Sunflowers, painted in tribute to Van Gogh is expected to fetch between 7  – 10 Million Pounds at Christie’s London on February 9th, 2011.

Gauguin's Nature morte à L'Espérance

Gauguin's Nature morte à L'Espérance. A fitting tribute to Van Gogh.

Nature morte à L’Espérance, was painted in 1901 whilst Gauguin was still living in Tahiti. It is an extremely suitable tribute to Van Gogh and is a reference to the time in 1888 when the two lived together.

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Gauguin - By the Sea. Art reproduction by Fabulous Masterpieces

Gauguin - By the Sea. Fine art reproduction by Fabulous Masterpieces. Oil on canvas.

Above is our actual reproduction oil painting of Gauguin’s By The sea.  All of our fine art replicas are made to measure too.

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The monumental  Finding of Moses sold for a staggering $35.9 Million dollars (£22.1 Million) at Sotheby’s New York on 4th November 2010.  Staggering as it sold for 7 times more than it’s $5 Million sales estimate. The huge 54 inch x 84 inch canvas shows Moses born in a basket on a river boat under the gaze of the Pharaoh’s daughter.

The Finding of Moses

Lawrence Alma Tadema - The Finding of Moses

Did you know this painting once belonged to Allen Funt, the creator of the TV show ” Candid Camera”. His collection of paintings by Alma-Tadema were shown in an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum in New York in 1973. Furthermore if this painting looks vaguely familiar to you it could be because you’ve seen it before. Prints of the background of The Finding of Moses were used by designers for the movie Cleopatra (1934) and The Ten Commandments (1956).

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