08 mai 2018

The Huntington acquires two Italian Renaissance paintings to complement its "Madonna and Child in Glory"

Two newly acquired works by Cosimo Rosselli —Saint Ansanus (left) and Saint Anthony Abbot (right), both painted ca. 1470—rejoin Rosselli’s Madonna and Child in Glory(center) in The Huntington’s collections. Saint Ansanus (36 1/4 x 19 1/4 in.), Saint Anthony Abbot (36 1/4 x 19 3/8 in.), Madonna and Child in Glory (36 x 28 in.), tempera with gold leaf on poplar wood panel. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. SAN MARINO, CA.- The Art Collectors’ Council... [Lire la suite]
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21 avril 2018

A Continental silver-gilt mounted coconut cup and cover, North German or Dutch, circa 1600

  Lot 265. A Continental silver-gilt mounted coconut cup and cover, North German or Dutch, circa 1600; 33.6cm., 13 1/4 in. high. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the coconut carved in three sections with depictions from Susanna and the Elders, the intermittent straps engraved with scrolling foliage below similarly engraved rim and border, the cover chased with winged putto masks between fruit bouquets, cast warrior finial with spear and shield, the latter engraved... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2018

The Mystery of Worcester's Leonardo

Attributed to Leonardo da Vinci and Lorenzo di Credi, A Miracle of Saint Donatus of Arezzo, about 1479, painting on panel, Theodore T. and Mary G. Ellis Collection, 1940.29. Image courtesy of the Worcester Art Museum. WORCESTER, MASS.- The Worcester Art Museum is presenting an exhibition revealing the hand of Leonardo da Vinci in two Renaissance panel paintings—the Museum’s A Miracle of Saint Donatus and the Musée du Louvre’s Annunciation—while reuniting these two panels for the first time since they were separated in the... [Lire la suite]
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11 mars 2018

Exhibition at Chester Beatty Library focuses on a masterpiece of fifteenth-century illumination

The Coëtivy Book of Hours, Bedford Master and Coëtivy Master, c. 1443, Paris, France. © 2018 Chester Beatty Library DUBLIN.- A masterpiece of fifteenth-century illumination, the Coëtivy Hours is one of the Treasures of the Library’s Western Collection. To celebrate the 50th-anniversary of Chester Beatty’s Gift to the Irish Nation, the Library is presenting a special exhibition focusing on a manuscript given by Edith Beatty to her husband. It was produced in Paris (1443-1445) for Prigent de Coëtivy,... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2018

"Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth" opens at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston

Fra Angelico (Italian, about 1400-1455), The Dormition and Assumption of the Virgin, 1424-1434. Tempera with oil glazes and gold on panel, 85.7 x 45.1 cm (33 3/4 x 17 3/4 in.). Courtesy of Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston BOSTON, MASS.- The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is the sole venue for Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth, on view Feb. 22 through May 20, 2018. The exhibition explores renowned Renaissance painter Fra Angelico’s talent for storytelling. For the first time ever, the four newly restored... [Lire la suite]
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22 janvier 2018

Galerie Bernat at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 41b

   Joan Reixach (1431-1482), Mary Magdalene, circa 1455-1465, Spain, Valencia. Oil on wood panel, 97 x 59 cm. © Galerie Bernat Provenance: private collection, Stockholm Exhibition: National Museum of Stockholm 'Fem Sekler Fransk Konst', 1958. Juan de Borgoña and studio, Crucifixion with the Mass of Saint Gregory, circa 1530-1536, Toledo, first half of the 16th century. Oil on panel, 80 x 59 cm. © Galerie Bernat Provenance: private collection, Madrid. ... [Lire la suite]

01 janvier 2018

Berlin's Gemäldegalerie brings all fragments of diptych by Jean Fouquet together for the first time in 80 years

Jean Fouquet. The diptych by Melun, exhibition view © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / David von Becker BERLIN.- Jean Fouquet’s diptych from the Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame in Melun is one of the masterworks of French painting and of fifteenth century art in general. The former left panel, featuring a portrait of the donor Étienne Chevalier and a representation of Saint Stephen, came into the Gemäldegalerie’s collection in 1896. The right panel, depicting the Madonna, has belonged to the Royal Museum of... [Lire la suite]
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29 décembre 2017

Masterpieces in focus at the Upper Belvedere: Rueland Frueauf the Elder and his Circle

Rueland Frueauf the Elder, Portrait of the painter Jobst Seyfrid, around 1495 © Belvedere, Vienna VIENNA.- This exhibition at the Upper Belvedere focuses on the works of the Late Gothic painter Rueland Frueauf the Elder and his workshop. It has been organized to display the panels from Frueauf’s Salzburg altarpiece following the painstaking conservation work undertaken by the Belvedere. These works are at the heart of the exhibition about the generation of artists preceding Albrecht Dürer, who are so rarely placed in... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2017

Family Tree Christi, so-called "Adder Tree", Germany (probably Nuremberg), around 1500

Family Tree Christi, so-called "Adder Tree", Germany (probably Nuremberg), around 1500. Silver, partly gilded, shark teeth, 19.5 x 10.2 x 10.3 cm, 364 g. Green Vault, IV 108. © Dresden State Art Collections. In the lush middle blossom of a little tree, Mary is enthroned with the baby Jesus in front of a large shark tooth. Between the strong foliage, six thin stalks of flowers protrude, at the ends of which sheathed shark teeth, so-called snappers, hang. At the foot of the tree, a man is asleep, while a dragon crawls... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2017

Resting deer, Hans Reisinger, Augsburg, before 1589

Resting deer, Hans Reisinger, bronze caster, Augsburg, before 1589. Bronze (high brass content). H. 24.5 cm, W 25.6 cm, D.15.2 cm. Green Vault, IX 58 © Dresden State Art Collections. The resting deer made of bronze was acquired by Christian I of Saxony in 1589 together with a jumping unicorn (see Green Vault, Inv. No. IX 51) by the Augsburg foundry Hans Reisinger. Similar to the unicorn, the deer also played a significant role in early modern rule iconography. Provided with attributes such as pride, speed, power and... [Lire la suite]