French Art

Bonheur put a year and a half into location-based preparatory sketching for "The Horse Fair" and pulled from a number of unique masterworks to find inspiration for the final product. Unsurprisingly,…
Freeman’s May 11 auction brings an important collection of artworks from a private New York family to market. The sixteen lots offered—almost all works on paper—present buyers with remarkable fresh-…
Following the restitution of Nicolas de Largillière’s 18th century masterwork Madame de Parabère or Portrait of a Lady as Pomona by the Dresden State Art Collections to the heirs of the renowned…
This will be the first-ever exhibition at The Met to explore the work of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ hand-drawn animation. It will examine Walt Disney’s personal fascination with European art and…
This self-portrait, exhibited in Paris in 1895, came with a caption from an unnamed male art critic noting that “this woman” often had critics assume the work had been painted by a man, because no…
Auctioneer Antoine Petit spotted Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s "Philosopher Reading"—which, on June 26, 2021, sold for £6.6 million ($9.2 million)—during a standard estate inventory of a Parisian apartment.
At a time when figuration is the dominant way of working in the international art world, New York’s Richard Taittinger Gallery takes a look back at an important figurative art movement in Europe in…
This Spring, Phillips presents a rare opportunity to view the smoking room ‘Les Palmiers’, designed by Jean Dunand from 1930-1936 for the Parisian apartment of Mademoiselle Collette Aboucaya on rue…