The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Sotheby's Presents Furniture, Silver & Old Master Paintings Formerly from the Collection of Madame Antenor Patiño
View of the lounge at La Quinta, Madame Patiño's principal residence in Portugal. Photo: Sotheby's.

PARIS.- On 22 September 2010 Sotheby’s Paris will have the honour of offering Furniture, Silver and Old Master Paintings formerly from the collection of Madame Antenor Patiño. The collection - divided between La Quinta, her principal residence in Portugal, and her Paris flat - affords Sotheby’s the opportunity to once again pay tribute to the renowned Patiño taste and style, in particular to that of Beatriz Patiño (Madame Antenor Patiño), the guardian of this legacy until her death in 2009.

The story begins with the mythical figure of Simon Iturri Patiño (1860-1947), the mining pioneer known as the Rey del Estaño (King of Tin), who discovered the most important tin mine in Bolivia. The family art collection was expanded by his son, Antenor Patiño (1894-1982), a collector and connoisseur of the French Grand Siècle and major donor to Versailles. He had a penchant for the Louis XV period and the Oriental influence on the decorative arts, and Sotheby’s sale in September will include a number of works collected by him. Madame Patiño lent a feminine touch to his taste for majesty, imbuing it with a unique charm and refinement that is instantly recognizable in her collection and the decoration of her homes.

Such taste and style were found in all of her residences, starting with La Quinta, her sumptuous home in Estoril (Portugal) completed in 1990, where every detail contributed to the subtle harmony between the Baroque and more intimate decor. Madame Patiño lavished similar care on decorating her Paris flat and New York apartment - a portion of whose contents were offered by Sotheby’s in 1997, when she moved to a new home in New York.

The collection's furniture and objets d’art effortlessly blend English comfort, Italian exuberance and French 18th century classicism with superb works of art. A Rare Pair of Flat-Backed Painted Beechwood Chairs, with gold highlights, reflect the late 18th century decorative fashion, directly inspired by a renewed interest in the antique that paved the way for the Empire style.

France (Strasbourg) takes pride of place among the collection's predominantly European silver, with Germany, Russia and England also represented. Many pieces have a prestigious provenance, with former owners including Tsarinas Elizabeth I and Catherine II of Russia, the Duchess of Rutland, and Elisabeth Auguste, Electress Palatine & Electress of Bavaria, not to mention the famous service made for Simon Patiño by Chaumet. The outstanding taste that underscores the harmonious unity of works from these different countries can also be seen in more contemporary or exotic pieces, including some from South America.

The Old Master Paintings in the sale comprise a fine selection from the French, Spanish and Northern Schools. A spectacular pair of hunting scenes by Jacques-Charles Oudry typifies the spirit of the French 18th century. Portrait of a Young Woman in Blue Dress in front of a Guéridon, attributed to Jean-François Garneray, is a subtly poetic composition, marvellously evocative of the refinement of late 18th century France. There are two Spanish portraits strongly influenced by Goya – an enchanting Portrait of a Woman with a Fan, and a Portrait of a Lady in Muslin Dress – and an array of 17th century Dutch ‘monochrome’ still lifes, comprising works in the tradition of the greatest masters of the genre, such as Jan Jansz Treck and Pieter Claesz, along with a work signed by the rarely-seen artist Maerten de Boelema de Stomme.

The sale of this collection at Sotheby’s Paris, staged in collaboration with the experts Millerand & Saint-Seine, perpetuates a tradition dating back to the Antenor Patiño estate auction in New York in 1986. Sotheby’s have since had the great honour of selling collections of books and manuscripts, furniture, silver and Old Masters from various branches of the Patiño family

Sotheby's | Madame Antenor Patiño | Paris |

Today's News

May 30, 2010

Hamburger Bahnhof Opens First Major Exhibition of American Artist Bruce Nauman in Berlin

Diana's Daring Black Dress Goes on the Auction Block

Actor, Filmmaker and Artist, Dennis Hopper Dies at 74 in California

Advanced Technique, RTI, Used to Decipher Maya Glyphs

Exhibition Offers Unique Opportunity to Enter Mike Kelley's Studio

Museum Langmatt Celebrates Anniversary by Swiss Video Artist Pipilotti Rist

Alexandra Exter Retrospective Opens at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art

Candid Photographs from 1950s-1970s at the Art Gallery of South Australia

New Paintings by Mark Harrington at Edward Cella Art + Architecture

Whitney Announces Exhibitions of Artists Working with Performative Actions

Christie's Sale of Asian Contemporary and Chinese 20th Century Art Totals $39 Million

Offerings to Tlaltecuhtli to be Exhibited at Moctezuma II

American Artist Eduardo Kac Presents an Exhibition at Gallery [DAM]Berlin

Glastonbury Paintings by Kurt Jackson Auctioned for Charity

Liverpool's Slavery Museum Expansion Plan Approved

Sotheby's Presents Furniture, Silver & Old Master Paintings Formerly from the Collection of Madame Antenor Patiño

David Bomberg Burton-on-Trent Bomb Store Picture to Sell at Bonhams

Lowave Releases New DVD on Experimental Film and Video Art from the Middle East and North Africa

Regency Caricatures Saved for Brighton's Royal Pavilion

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Conservation reveals Wellington Collection work was painted by Titian's Workshop

2.- New dinosaur discovered after lying misidentified in university's vaults for over 30 years

3.- Unseen Texas Chainsaw Massacre outtakes and stills sold for a combined $26,880

4.- National gallery reveals conserved Italian altarpiece by Giovanni Martini da Udine

5.- London's Tate Modern evacuated after child falls, teen arrested

6.- Bavarian State Minister of the Arts restitutes nine works of art

7.- Boy thrown from London's Tate Modern is French tourist visiting UK

8.- Child thrown from London gallery has broken spine, legs and arm

9.- £10 million Turner masterpiece may leave British shores

10.- Tourists banned from sitting on Rome's Spanish Steps

Related Stories

Sotheby's Team Dominates in Old Master Paintings at Auction for a Tenth Successive Year

Sotheby's Auction of 19th Century European Art to Include Important Works by Giovanni Boldini

Sotheby's Islamic Art Sales Series Achieves Record Sum of £25.3 ($40.3) Million

Sotheby's to Sell Important and Rare Manuscript Dedicated to The Sultan of Brunei

Two Icons of Pop Art Featured at Sotheby's Contemporary Art Evening Auction

Sotheby's to Sell Paintings To Benefit the David Nalbandian Foundation

Sotheby's Hong Kong to Offer Lots Estimated in Excess of $205 Million

Wilton House in Wiltshire Announced as Winner of The Historic Houses Association/Sotheby's Restoration Award 2010

Sotheby's Q2 Beats Wall Street on Strong Auction Sales

Sotheby's to Hold Auction of Property from England's Most Magnificent Stately Home

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful