Catalogue: The Sketch for the Commemorative Monument

Acknowledgements Artemisia Fine Arts & Antiques Ltd would like to take this opportunity to thank the following: Mrs. Mary Louise Agius, Anton Agius’ wife, for her hospitality, intimate storytelling, generosity and support for her husband’s legacy. Mr. Peter Paul Ciantar, Anton Agius’ dearest friend, for his undying support in all endeavours concerning Anton Agius and [...]

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Catalogue: Sensory World

Figure 1 Victor Pasmore, Sensory World, 1996, Etching and Aquatint, Signed and Dated in Pencil, numbered 34/35 Victor Pasmore (1908 – 1998) Sensory World 1996 Etching and Aquatint Signed and Dated (bottom right), numbered 34/35 (bottom left) in Pencil Provenance Sensory World, 1996 by Victor Pasmore was purchased by Artemisia Fine Arts and Antiques on [...]

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Catalogues: Nouvelle Carte de L’Isle de Malthe

Laurent Bremont (French pilot) & Henri Michelot (French pilot) Nouvelle Carte de L’Isle de Malthe, 1718 Copper Engraving, Wove Paper 70 x 50cm (97 x 70.5cm in frame) Provenance -Nouvelle Carte de L’Isle de Malthe, 1718 was recently purchased from an auction at R & J Gingell Littlejohn Auctioneers, Sliema, Malta in 2018 by Artemisia [...]

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Catalogue: The Crucifixion

Unknown Southern Italian School The Crucifixion 17th Century Oil on Canvas 46 x 63cm (in frame 68 x 83cm)       Provenance:   The Crucifixion was recently purchased from an auction at R & J Gingell Littlejohn Auctioneers, Sliema, Malta in 2018. The exact provenance before this point remains unknown therefore it is difficult [...]

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Biography of Antoine Camilleri (1922 -2005)

Camilleri’s early interest in art was first noticed by his father, a textile merchant who supported his eleven children with his shop A La Ville de Lyon, in Valletta. Camilleri’s fascination with the visual arts started as early as seven years old when he recalled drawing trains, which can be interpreted as a reaction to [...]

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Catalogue: Nude Portrait of Josette Caruana by Antoine Camilleri

Figure 1 Antoine Camilleri, Nude Portrait of Josette Caruana, 1984, Clay and Resin on Wood, 30.5 x 30.5, Signed and Dated (bottom right)   Provenance Nude Portrait of Josette Caruana, 1984 by Antoine Camilleri was recently purchased from an auction at Belgravia Auction House, St. Julian’s in 2018.[1] We know the clay work formed part [...]

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Nicolas Poussin’s The Sacrament of Ordination

Unknown Artist Copy after Nicolas Poussin’s The Sacrament of Ordination c.1694 – c. 1724 Oil on Canvas 182.5cm x 127cm (in frame 202cm x 146cm)         Provenance   Copy after Nicolas Poussin’s The Sacrament of Ordination was purchased by Artemisia from Belgravia, St. Julian’s, Malta in 2018. It is known that the [...]

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Catalouge: The Lace Makers by Antoine Camilleri

  Antoine Camilleri (1922-2005) The Lace Makers Date Unknown Lino Print Artist’s Proof Dimensions Provenance The Lace Makers by Antoine Camilleri was recently purchased from an auction at Obelisk Auction House, Attard in 2018.[1] We know that the lino print formed part of a local art collection prior to its purchase. A reliable source working [...]

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The Art of Copying Art

Art, from its very nature, is based on a constant borrowing and sharing of artistic elements. That is not to suggest there is no parthenogenesis in the art world but a multitude of forces- economic, social, and political- which when intertwined, constitute fertile ground for artistic creation. Put simply, the most ground-breaking ideas in art [...]

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Romantic at Heart

Romantic at heart: a study into the relationship between Ruins and the Sublime in British Art between 1770-1830 The Picturesque, although emerging as part of the Romantic Movement, can be characterised through its sterile approach to Ruins. Appreciation was largely aesthetic and about form; its earliest examples were based on Claudean presets yet soon evolved […]

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