12 août 2017

School of Tours, Louis XI, King of France (1423 – 1483), c. 1469

School of Tours, Louis XI, King of France (1423 – 1483). Oil on panel: 14 ¾ x 8 ¾ in. (36.5 x 22.2 cm). Painted circa 1469 © The Weiss Gallery ‘Portrait original de Louis onze/ donné par le roi à rigauld/ d'aurel seigneur et Baron/ de Villeneuve du che[r] et/ de Villefranche, qui servit/ ce prince et ses trois successeurs,/ comme chambellan ou maître/ d'hotel, ambassadeur et/homme de guerre distingué./ Ce portrait fut placé dans le [the latter two words crossed out] par rigauld d'aurel/ dans le... [Lire la suite]

03 juillet 2017

Girolamo Francesco Mazzola, called il Parmigianino (Parma 1503-1540 Casal Maggiore), Three studies of a nude female figure

Lot 87. Girolamo Francesco Mazzola, called il Parmigianino (Parma 1503-1540 Casal Maggiore), Three studies of a nude female figure, bears inscription 'Parmigno' (on the reverse of the original sheet), red chalk heightened with white on laid paper, laid onto a second sheet, 6.5 x 10.3cm (2 9/16 x 4 1/16in). unframed. Estimate £15,000 - 20,000 (€17,000 - 23,000). Photo: Bonhams. Provenance: Possibly obtained from the artist's studio by Cav. Francesco Baiardo... [Lire la suite]
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26 avril 2017

A German parcel-gilt silver cup and cover, Eustachius Hohmann, Nuremberg, circa 1593-1602

Lot 13. A German parcel-gilt silver cup and cover, Eustachius Hohmann, Nuremberg, circa 1593-1602; 26.7cm., 10 1/2 in. high; 274.4gr., 8oz. 16dwt. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. pear form, the lower body chased with foliate strap-work, the cover with stylised urn finial issuing foliate sprays cast from nature, accolee armorials to inside cover, dated 1636, the cast 'wood-cutter' stem below foliate sheet scrollwork, on a spreading circular double-dome foot... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2017

A German silver-gilt stacking 'Munzbecher', Hans Kellner, Nuremberg, 1592-94

Lot 7. A German silver-gilt stacking 'Munzbecher', Hans Kellner, Nuremberg, 1592-94; 8.9cm., 3 1/2 in. high; 245gr., 8oz. 3dwt. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the upper body applied with four casts after antique Roman coins between engraved foliate scrolls, lower body chased with lobes and strapwork, circular foot cast and chased in high relief with dancing putti in leafy scrolls, underside initialled 'L M L' Literature: Timothy Schroder, The Gilbert... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2017

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, presents largest-ever display of paintings by Sandro Botticelli in the U.S.

Sandro Botticelli and workshop, Venus (detail), about 1484–90. Oil on canvas, transferred from panel. Galleria Sabauda, Turin. lnv. 172. BOSTON, MASS.- This spring, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, presents the largest exhibition of paintings by Sandro Botticelli (about 1445–1510) ever to be shown in the US. Perhaps more than any other painter, Botticelli exemplifies the artistic achievement of Renaissance Florence in the 15th century, and his signature style of strong contours, lyrical poses and flowing... [Lire la suite]
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14 avril 2017

A gilded and enamelled glass pilgrim flask, Venice, probably 15th-16th century

Lot 180. A gilded and enamelled glass pilgrim flask, Venice, probably 15th-16th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  the glass body blown into bulbous form with flat sides, four small lug handles, gilted with radiating design and polychrome enamelled details, 31cm. height Note: This enamelled glass pilgrim flask is related to a group known in Venice as 'inghistere facade' or 'flat-sided bottle' as well as 'guastada' or 'Damascene glass'. Whereas the shape is of Islamic... [Lire la suite]

29 mars 2017

Remarkable Tuscan Renaissance Cassoni to be offered in Christie’s Old Masters Evening Sale, 6 July 2017

Giovanni Toscani (Florence 1370/80–1430). Scenes from the tale of Ginevra and Bernabò of Genoa and Ambrogiuolo of Piacenza (Boccaccio, Decameron): a cassone front, tempera and gold on panel. Estimate: £700,000–1,000,000. © Christie's Images Ld 2017 London – Christie’s Classic Week will present a remarkable collection of Tuscan Renaissance Cassone panels as part of the Old Masters Evening Sale on 6 July 2017. The collection, comprising nine panels in total, is incredibly rare to the market.  Typically... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2017

Christie's to feature rare 15th century masterpiece attributed to Hugo van der Goes

Attributed to Hugo van der Goes (Ghent, c. 1440-1482 Rode Klooster, near Brussels), The Virgin and Child with Saints Thomas, John the Baptist, Jerome and Louis. Oil on panel, 43.5/8 x 49.1/4 in. (110.8 x 125.2 cm.) Estimate: $3,000,000-5,000,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced that a rare 15th century Flemish masterpiece, The Virgin and Child with Saints Thomas, John the Baptist, Jerome and Louis, attributed to the great Netherlandlish painter Hugo van der Goes, will highlight the... [Lire la suite]
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24 février 2017

Meadows Museum acquires Late Medieval altarpiece panel

Pere Vall (active in Cataluña c. 1400-c. 1422), Saints Benedict and Onuphrius, c. 1410. Tempera on softwood panel. Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas. Gift from Luba and Richard Barrett. Photo courtesy of Sam Fogg, London. DALLAS, TX.- The Meadows Museum at SMU announces the acquisition of a late medieval altarpiece panel attributed to Spanish painter Pere Vall (active in Cataluña c. 1400–c. 1422). One of only three works in the collection dating before 1450, it considerably strengthens the Museum’s holdings from this important... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2017

Exhibition at the Doge's Palace presents works by Hieronymus Bosch

Jheronimus Bosch, Triptych of the saints Hermits. Credit © Picture Galleries of the Academy, "permission of the Ministry of goods and cultural activities and tourism. National Museum of the Accademia Galleries of Venice ". VENICE.- Wild disturbing visions, convulsive scenes, hallucinatory landscapes with cities burning in the background, monsters and dreamlike creatures of the strangest shapes: this is the world of Hieronymus Bosch, the fascinating and enigmatic painter who lived between circa 1450 and 1516 in 's-Hertogenbosch... [Lire la suite]