05 juillet 2015

Abel Grimmer (Antwerp circa 1570 – 1618/9), The tower of Babel

Abel Grimmer (Antwerp circa 1570 – 1618/9), The tower of Babel, signed and dated lower centre: ABEL / GRIMER / 1595, oil on oak panel, 71.8 by 92.4 cm.; 28 1/4  by 36 3/8  in. Estimate 120,000 — 180,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. Provenance: Anonymous sale, Frankfurt, Bangel, 17 and 18 May 1904, lot 32 (as attributed to Jan Brueghel the Elder);Acquired there or shortly after by Professor Friedrich Wilhelm, Freiherr von Bissing, Munich;Thence by descent.... [Lire la suite]
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05 juillet 2015

Workshop of Gentile Bellini (Venice 1429 (?) - 1507), Portrait of Sultan Mehmed II with a young dignitary

Workshop of Gentile Bellini (Venice 1429 (?) - 1507), Portrait of Sultan Mehmed II with a young dignitary, oil on pine panel, 33 by 45.7 cm.; 13 by 18 in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. Provenance: Christian von Mechel (1737–1817), Basel;Acquired from the above by a forebear of the present owner in 1807;Thence by family descent to the present owner. Literature: F. Babinger, 'Ein Weiteres Sultansbild von Gentile Bellini?', in Österreichische Akademie... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2015

Jan Davidsz. De Heem,

Lot 13. Jan Davidsz. De Heem (Utrecht 1606 - 1683/4 Antwerp), Still life  with peaches, figs, plums, grapes and oysters upon a wooden table top, bears initials upper left: C.D.H.f., and with traces of signature upper right, oil on oak panel, 21.7 by 27. 4 cm.; 8 1/2  by 10 3/4  in. Estimate 120,000 — 180,000 GBP. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's. Provenance: Wilhelm Caspar Escher (1859–1929), Zürich;Thence by family descent.  Exhibited: Utrecht, Centraal... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2015

Très fier des grecs! N'oublions pas que la démocratie a été inventée en Grèce et non en Allemagne!

Très fier des grecs! N'oublions pas que la démocratie a été inventée en Grèce et non en Allemagne!
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05 juillet 2015

Pieter Claesz., Still-life with an oil lamp, a pocket watch, an open song book, an overturned Roemer, a gilded covered cup...

Pieter Claesz. (Berchem 1597/8 - 1660/1 Haarlem), Still-life with an oil lamp, a pocket watch, an open song book, an overturned Roemer, a gilded covered cup and sea shells, all arranged on a table draped with a green cloth, signed with monogram and dated lower right: PC/ A 1629, oil on panel, the reverse branded with the clover leaf maker's mark of Michael Claessens (active 1590–1637), 35.5 by 63 cm.; 14 by 24 3/4  in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's ... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2015

Jan Davidsz. de Heem, Still life with a peeled lemon, oyster and a silver plate with grapes, plums and a façon-de-venise glass..

Lot 119. Jan Davidsz. de Heem (Utrecht 1606 - 1683/4 Antwerp), Still life with a peeled lemon, oyster and a silver plate with grapes, plums and a façon-de-venise glass filled with white wine, all on a wooden table partially draped with a green cloth, signed lower left: J . De. heem . f ., oil on oak panel, 15 3/4  by 20 5/8  in.; 40.1 by 52.4 cm., including a 2.9 cm. addition at the top, which appears to be original. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 GBP. Lot sold 212,500 GBP.... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2015

Fede Galizia (Milan 1578 – 1630), A Crystal fruit stand with peaches, quinces, and jasmine flowers

Fede Galizia (Milan 1578 – 1630), A Crystal fruit stand with peaches, quinces, and jasmine flowers, signed with monogram lower left: · FG · and dated lower right: 1607, oil on poplar panel, 31.2 by 42.5 cm.; 12 1/4  by 16 3/4  in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,800,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's Provenance: Acquired in Berlin in the 1920s by a European private collector;Private collection, Switzerland;Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1986. ... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2015

Willem Claesz. Heda, A still life of a roemer, an overturned roemer, a façon-de-venise wineglass, a silver beaker...

Lot 12. Willem Claesz. Heda (Haarlem circa 1596 – 1680), A still life of a roemer, an overturned roemer, a façon-de-venise wineglass, a silver beaker and a silver and pewter plate, with a sheathed knife, lemons, olives, hazelnuts, walnuts and a paper twist of tobacco, all on a table partly draped with a green cloth, signed and dated lower right on the table-edge: .HEDA. / .1633., oil on oak panel, 59 by 80 cm.; 23 1/4  by 31 1/2  in. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 GBP. Lot... [Lire la suite]
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05 juillet 2015

Sotheby's London unveils masterworks from the collections of Castle Howard

Four magnificent works from the collections of Castle Howard are installed at Sotheby’s London ahead of their sale in July 2015. Paintings from the collections of Castle Howard are installed at Sotheby’s London ahead of their sale on 8 July 2015, including a rare Portrait of Henry VIII from the Workshop of Hans Holbein, and a portrait by Ferdinand Bol. LONDON.- With half a billion pounds’ worth of art sold over the past fortnight’s momentous Impressionist & Modern and Contemporary Art sales in London, the summer sale... [Lire la suite]