12 mars 2019

A large and impressive limestone figure of a standing bodhisattva, Tang dynasty (618-906)

Lot 565. A large and impressive limestone figure of a standing bodhisattva, Tang dynasty (618-906). Height 42 1/2  in., 108 cm. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. positioned atop a waisted, integral double-lotus base, standing with the slender right arm suspended by the side grasping a sash in the fleshy hand, the left arm tucked close to the body and bent at the elbow, the exposed torso with a rounded belly and the hips tilted forward above straight... [Lire la suite]
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12 mars 2019

Carlo Orsi-Trinity Fine Art reveals the history of a Baroque masterpiece by Foggini

Giovanni Battista Foggini (Florence, 1652-1725), Portrait of Marguerite Louise d’Orléans, 1687, marble, 77 cm. asking price in the region of €3,000,000. © Carlo Orsi-Trinity Fine Art LONDON.- This marble portrait bust of 1687 portrays Marguerite Louise of Orléans, wife of Cosimo III de’ Medici, the enfant terrible of the Medici dynasty. A free-spirited woman, Marguerite Louise, although she bore Cosimo three heirs, never submitted emotionally to the marriage, and came to despise her husband, his family and the... [Lire la suite]
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