21 août 2013

The Ruby (spinelle) garnish at Green Vault, Dresden

Golden Fleece (Rubin garnish), Dinglingerhaus, workshop of Johann Melchior (jeweler), Dresden, 1722. Green Vault. VIII 122; three great Balasrubies, 70 diamonds, gold, enamel, silver gilt; 17.9 x 9.5 cm © Dresden State Art Collections The jewels of secular knights made from the most exclusive jewelry princely clothes. One of the oldest and most respected, the Order of the Golden Fleece, was exclusively Catholic princes reserved. Founded in 1430 by Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, the toison d'or has been since the early... [Lire la suite]

21 août 2013

Two stunning paintings form significant addition to Bowes Museum collection

The Encounter of the Procurator with his Wife at Ridotto. ©The Bowes Museum COUNTY DURHAM.- Two stunning paintings which have gone on show at The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle are described as a significant addition to its important collection of 18th century masters. The paintings - The Lover of a Venetian Lady and The Encounter of a Procurator with his Wife at Ridotto – are copies of engravings by French painter and engraver Flipart of paintings by the 18th century Italian artist Pietro Longhi, who produced scenes of Venetian... [Lire la suite]
21 août 2013

Earliest portrait of a guinea pig discovered as exhibition reveals unseen painting

Three unknown Elizabethan children. Unknown Anglo-Netherlandish artist, c.1580. Privately Owned. LONDON.- A little known painting of three Elizabethan children containing what may be the first portrait of a guinea pig has been uncovered by the National Portrait Gallery, London, during the making of its forthcoming exhibition Elizabeth I and Her People (10 October 2013 - 5 January 2014), supported by The Weiss Gallery, it was announced today.  The portrait depicts three unknown children aged six, seven and five with a beige,... [Lire la suite]
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