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  1. Among the items available for sale this spring at Bonhams & Butterfields Fine European Furniture and Decorative Arts auction ( www.bonhams.com ) in Los Angeles are a Régence-style regulateur...
  2. In the early 1880s, while his personal railway car was parked on a siding in Michigan City, Ind., William Henry Vanderbilt, who was traveling with two of his sons, consented to a brief interview with...
  3. Loiminchay , the pen company known for its modern interpretation of ancient Asian culture, has introduced a new design in its Chinese calligraphy-themed writing instruments. Loiminchay’s Calligraphy...
  4. A brutally realistic rendition of the results following an altercation between Lucien Freud and a cab driver, the relatively unknown Self-Portrait with a Black Eye, will be offered at Sotheby’s...
  5. This year’s American International Fine Art Fair in Palm Beach, Florida, will feature more than 30 new exhibitors, providing a lineup that will surpass 80 exhibitors. The fair, which helps kick off...
  6. On October 26, 1886, a note arrived at London’s Albemarle Hotel addressed to Mrs. John L. Gardner. The sender was novelist Henry James, who informed his correspondent that he was "writing to Sargent...
  7. Hercules’ stepmother Hera drove him mad—mad enough to commit several atrocious murders. To atone for his sins, the son of Zeus had to complete the Labors of Hercules, a series of 12 seemingly...
  8. American expatriate painter John Singer Sargent once humbly quipped, "Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend." However, long before the social elite of the early 20th century began to climb...
  9. In 1827, while exhibiting his products in Washington, D.C., globe maker James Wilson declared himself the preeminent American practitioner of his craft. Wilson went on to claim that he had achieved "...
  10. The roundly talented Italian-born American painter John Singer Sargent (1856–1925) is perhaps best known for Madame X , a portrait of Madame Gautreau in which the artist emphasized the Parisian...

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