Found 90 articles matching Fine Art category.
  • Jul 5 2010
  • 5 Jul 2010

Buying into the Hype: Trophy Antiques and Collectibles

The concept of a trophy wife is an ancient one. Bathsheba and Cleopatra are examples. A 1950 issue of The Economist magazine called attention to […]

  • Jun 15 2010
  • 15 Jun 2010

Ask A Worthologist Question: ‘Piegan Squaw’ Bust

  Harris J. had what he believed to be a sculpture by a named American artist—if he was to believe a friend—but didn’t know how […]

  • Dec 15 2009
  • 15 Dec 2009

‘Original’ Rembrandt Etching Could be Modern Armand Durant Restrike

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (Dutch-Born July 15, 1606 – Died October 4, 1669) is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European […]

  • Sep 22 2009
  • 22 Sep 2009

Currier & Ives Prints: Ways to Tell Originals form Reproductions

From 1834 to 1907 the firm of Currier & Ives provided for the American people a window on their country’s development from a rural society […]

  • Sep 2 2009
  • 2 Sep 2009

Simple Tips Can Help You Salvage Keepsakes After a Fire

A fire can have devastating effects for anyone. Now, imagine your collection of art, antiques or collectibles suffering through a fire. A horrible thought. While […]

  • Jul 28 2009
  • 28 Jul 2009

Bugs with an Eye for Art: Insects Can Destroy Art and Antique Treasures

I have had customers come to me with oil painting on which they recently noticed small holes developing near the edges of the canvas and […]

  • Oct 1 2008
  • 1 Oct 2008

Ernest Montaut: A Collectible Automobilia Artist

Not too many years ago the automobile was considered the work of madmen, determined to corrupt the morals of our society, not to mention upset the enterprise of the blacksmith, the horse breeder and the harness maker. (They weren’t far from the truth.) It is difficult for the current generation to understand how the automobile caught the world’s imagination.

  • Sep 9 2008
  • 9 Sep 2008

Prosper d’Épinay (French, 1836-1914)

Prosper d’Épinay (French, 1836-1914) was born to aristocratic parents who emigrated from France to

  • Sep 8 2008
  • 8 Sep 2008

Illustrator: Aubrey Vincent Beardsley 1872-1898

Aubrey Vincent Beardsley was born in Brighton on 21 August 1872 and early showed artistic ability, acting and playing in concerts with his sister Mabel […]

  • Sep 4 2008
  • 4 Sep 2008

Spelter, The Great Pretender

Spelter figurines and busts of this type were produced in great numbers during the late 19th Century, most were based on Greek and Roman Classical works or originals of famous 19th Century sculptors. The spelter examples were made as an inexpensive option to the expensive bronze examples produced by noted artists such as Frederic Remington, Auguste Rodin, P.J. Mene and A.L.