Rehs Galleries Inc.,a New York gallery specializing in 19th- and 20th-century works,has discovered,acquired,and soldDaniel Ridgway Knight's previously unknown painting,"On the Terrace,Rolleboise." The painting was acquired from an estate in California and originally purchased byMr.and Mrs.Samuel T.Wellmanof Cleveland,Ohio shortly after it was painted,according to an email fromHoward L.Rehs,who manages Rehs Galleries.The painting remained in the family's possession until late last year,when their agent contacted the gallery to see if they would be interested in purchasing the work.Soon after,the painting was sold to a southern collector.[via email correspondence]
National Museums Scotlandhas acquired aBruce-Oosterwikcklongitude pendulum sea clock from 1662.It is one of two surviving clocks of this type,which was the first attempt — albeit unsuccessful attempt — at establishing longitude at sea "with a purpose-made mechanical timepiece,nearly 100 years before this was famously achieved byJohn Harrison," according to the Museum's website.The acquisition was achieved through a £36,000 (~$46,000) grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) and a £15,000 (~$19,000) grant from Art Fund.The clock was purchased through Dreweatts 1759,a fine art auctioneer.
The Fitzwilliam Museumin Cambridge,UK has acquiredJan Adam Kruseman's (1804–1862) portrait of EgyptologistGiovanni Belzoni(1778–1823),known as the "Great Belzoni." The piece was acquired through a donation under the Cultural Gifts Scheme byDaniel KatzLimited,in honor ofTim Knoxwho served as Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum between 2013–2018.From July to October 2019,the work will be on display in an 金博宝188appexhibition about Belzoni in the Fitzwilliam's Octagon Gallery. "As Acting Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum I am delighted that,thanks toDaniel Katz Gallery,this imposing but genial portrait of the Great Belzoni will henceforth be on show to the public," said Geoff Ward,Acting Director of the Fitzwilliam."I am delighted too that it honors the contribution to the Museum made by our last full-time Director,Tim Knox."
An ancient Egyptian pharaonic stone tabletthat was stolen from a Karnak temple was repatriated from Britain,according to Egypt's antiques ministry.The artifact,part of a "cartouche," or ornamental tablet,belonged toPharaoh Amenhotep Iof the 17th dynasty in the 16th century BCE."The piece was last seen in the open museum in Luxor temple in the early 1990s,"Shaaban Abdel Gawadtold Agence France-Presse.Gawad is in charge of archeological collections at the ministry.The tablet was discovered on online auction sites.After discovery,the sale was cancelled,and Egypt's antiques ministry took "necessary legal measures" to recover the piece,said Gawad.