French Art

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…
Widely recognized as a symbol for love and affection, the heart shape has evolved over centuries.
Master artist Zao Wou-Ki was a Chinese-French painter who was one of the very first to make the link between eastern and western art. In this Sotheby’s video, hear how his painting ‘12.12.68’ is…
This short video gives an overview of Jean-François Millet's life. The Realist master is remembered for his powerful depictions of rural French life.

Thursday 26 September 2019 6:00 PM

Public exhibition

  • September 21, 2019 from 11:00 to 18:00
  • September 22, 2019 from 14:00 to 18:00
  • September 23, 2019…