Category: Painting

Jean-Léon Gérôme: Desert Scenes

These rare works by French artist Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824–1904) are up for auction at Sotheby’s at the end of April for an anticipated sale in the region of US $1.3 to $1.98 million for Rider and his Steed in the Desert (above). “Painted in 1872, this evocative work […]

How to Move a Masterpiece

William Bouguereau’s La Jeunesse de Bacchus (The Youth of Bacchus) has been in the French painter’s Paris studio since 1884, and has previously left only three times for exhibition. Now, the painting is going to New York, to be offered by the direct descendants of Bouguereau at Sotheby’s. […]