A newly-rediscovered oil painting by Jean-Léon Gérôme, Evening Prayer, will be offered by Skinner in the American & European Works of Art auction on September 21, 2018. The painting has been authenticated by Dr. Emily Weeks, whose essay follows below. A full description of the work with provenance, along with Dr. Weeks’s essay with notes, will be available online and in the fully-illustrated printed catalog in early September.… Read More
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Professor Douglas Wheeler of the Department of History at the University of New Hampshire described his colleague Professor Marion James as “a true adventurer in the classic sense” when paying tribute to her at a memorial service last year. Born April 3, 1918 in Durham, New Hampshire, Marion James rose to the position of Chair of the Department of History, and was noted as an advocate of broadening the classes offered at the University to include world history.… Read More
BOSTON, MA – Skinner, Inc. will present an Asian Works of Art auction of over 700 lots on Friday, September 16, 2016 at 11AM, coinciding with Asia week auctions in New York City. The auction features several important private collections, including early Middle Eastern ceramics and manuscripts, tomb pottery from the Han and Tang periods, and an exceptional collection of early monochrome miniature ceramics from the Tang to the Qing dynasty.… Read More
As an American woman, it has never occurred to me not to voice my opinions, but in the 21st century, not all women have this right. In spite of this, some women who have been denied the right have found a voice through art. This aspect, alone, makes the works featured in the Museum of Fine Arts exhibition, She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World wildly compelling. The show is on view through January 12, 2014.
One of the artists featured in the show is Moroccan-born Lalla Essaydi.… Read More