Dealers’ Choice: The noteworthy art collection of gallerists Abbot and Marcia Vose of Boston goes on display

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The term “old school” could almost have been invented to describe the Vose Galleries, that venerable Boston art institution now celebrating its 175th year in business. In honor of that almost unprecedented milestone for an art gallery, the two owners, Abbot “Bill” and Marcia Vose, who have been married for forty-four years, have decided to put on display a selection of their private collection of American impressionists, assembled over the past four decades, as part of an exhibition titled Crosscurrents: The Colonies, Clubs & Schools That Established Impressionism in America.

Current & Coming, January-March

Editorial Staff Exhibitions

For sheer variety of form, color, period, and place of origin it is difficult to match the offerings at the annual New York Ceramics Fair, where thirty-three tightly packed booths represent virtually everything in the world of fired clay-from purely utilitarian objects to those meant solely for aesthetic contemplation. Most of the dealers are from the United States, though there …

This Week’s Top Lots: November 2 – 6

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* Sotheby’s New York/November 2, Russian ArtThe sale total was just under $13.8 million, with 98 of 122 lots sold. The top lot was Boris Dmitrievich Grigoriev’s Mother and Child that sold for $1.3 million (estimate $500,000-700,000). Other top lots were an award portrait miniature of Peter the Great that sold for $1.3 million (estimate $80,000-120,000), and Konstantin Alexeevich Korovin’s …

American impressionism

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American impressionism, in particular Connecticut impressionism, is the focus of the current exhibition at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut, which has recently been promised the major gift of the collection of its trustee Clement C. Moore. The collection, which will be on view through October 18, includes major works by notable members of the Lyme Art Colony, …

Palladio Minimus: A Georgian dollhouse and the 18th century miniature world

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December 2008 | When dining with the queen of the Brobdingnagians, Lemuel Gulliver remarked that he “had an entire set of silver dishes and plates, and other necessaries, which, in proportion to those of the queen, were not much bigger than what I have seen in a London toy-shop, for the furniture of a baby-house.”1 Diminutive himself in comparison to …