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]
25 décembre 2017

Liebieghaus exhibits the restored 'Crucified Thief' by the Master of Flémalle

The former wing inside with the representation of the crucified Schächers after completion of the restoration. “Master of Flémalle”, Thief on the left of Christ / John the Baptist, c. 1430. Mix media on wood, 134,2 x 92,5 cm, Frankfurt am Main, Städel Museum. Foto: Städel Museum FRANKFURT.- The Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung is presenting a special exhibition revolving around a work of key significance to the history of European art: the so-called Crucified Thief by the “Master of Flémalle”, one... [Lire la suite]
07 décembre 2017

The Master of the Figdor St Eustache (Active in Romagna at the end of the 15th century), The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian

Lot 14. The Master of the Figdor St Eustache (Active in Romagna at the end of the 15th century), The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian, oil on panel, maroflauged, 88.3 x 65.3 cm.; 34 3/4  x 25 3/4  in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 GBP. Lot Sold 357,000 GBP (USD). Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Art market, Italy; Private collection. Exhibited: Forlí, Musei San Domenico, Marco Palmezzano, il Rinascimento nelle Romagne, 4 December 2005 – 30 April 2006, no. 5 (as... [Lire la suite]

10 novembre 2017

Audap & Mirabaud to offer a Madonna of the Pomegranate painted on panel by Sandro Botticelli

Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510) et son atelier, "La Vierge à la Grenade, rehauts d'or". Panneau de peuplier, un planche, non parqueté, cintré dans la partie supérieure (anciennement rectangulaire, agrandi dans la partie supérieure). Haut. : 90,5 cm ; Larg. : 59 cm (Restaurations anciennes et petits manques). Au revers du panneau, n° 39, n° 3889. Estimation : 500 000 € / 600 000 €. Photo courtesy Audap & Mirabaud PARIS.- On November 29, Audap & Mirabaud auction house will offer... [Lire la suite]
03 novembre 2017

Albrecht Bouts (Leuven 1451/60-1549), The head of Saint John the Baptist on a charger

Lot 8. Albrecht Bouts (Leuven 1451/60-1549), The head of Saint John the Baptist on a charger, oil on panel, circular, 11 1/8 in. (28.3 cm.) diameter. Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 516,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. Provenance: Noble private collection, Belgium, since the end of the 18th century, and by descent to the present owner. Exhibited: Luxembourg, Musée national d'histoire et d'art; Aachen, Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum Aachen, Blut und Tränen :... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2017

Bedford Master, Golden Legend Master, Jouvenel Master and Bartholomeus Anglicus Master, Book of Hours, Paris, circa 1431-40

Bedford Master, Golden Legend Master, Jouvenel Master and Bartholomeus Anglicus Master, Book of Hours, Paris, circa 1431-40. Illuminated manuscript on vellum, with 22 large and 60 small miniatures, all text pages with four-sided illuminated borders, 20.5 x 14.5 cm (8.1 x 5.7 in. large octavo). © Heribert Tenschert Likely made for the second wife of the Duke of Bedford, Jacquette de Luxembourg. Provenance: A. Hachette (1953) Literature: E. König, Paris mon amour, Bibermühle 2017 The primary... [Lire la suite]
16 octobre 2017

‘Maximillian’ breastplate. Etched in the manner of the ‘Danube School’, Italian, circa 1520

‘Maximillian’ breastplate. Etched in the manner of the ‘Danube School’, Italian, circa 1520. Steel, 40 x 40 cm (15.7 x 15.7 in.) © Peter Finer It is conceivable that this breastplate formed part of the gift of armour from the Austrian Imperial Armoury made in about 1800 by the Emperor to Count Breuner of Vienna which is believed to have formed the nucleus of the Grafenegg collection. Formed of a strongly rounded main plate with bold angular outward turn at its straight neck-opening, movable gussets with matching... [Lire la suite]