10 janvier 2017

Andrea della Robbia from a model Luca della Robbia, circa 1490-1500, Madonna and Child

Lot 12. Andrea della Robbia (Florence 1435-1525) from a model Luca della Robbia (Florence 1399/1400-1482), circa 1490-1500, Madonna and Child, tin-glazed earthenware, 20 5/8  by 16 1/2  in.; 52.5 by 42cm. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Notes: Andrea della Robbia belonged to one of the most distinguished families of sculptors in the Renaissance. He worked alongside his renowned uncle, Luca della Robbia (1399/1400-1482), and later led their workshop with... [Lire la suite]

10 janvier 2017

Botticelli and Studio, The Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saint John the Baptist and an Angel

Lot 11. Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi, called Botticelli, and Studio (Firenze, 1445 - 1510), The Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saint John the Baptist and an Angel, tempera on panel, a tondo, diameter: 34 3/8  in.; 86.3 cm. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Presumably sold by the Estate of Dominique Vivant Denon, Paris, Commissaire-Priseur Masson, "Description des objets d'arts qui compensent le cabinet de feu M. le Baron V," 2 May 1826 (as... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2017

Attribué à Gil de Siloé (1440-vers 1501), Castille, vers 1500. Sainte Cécile en albâtre sculpté en ronde bosse

Attribué à Gil de Siloé (1440-vers 1501), Castille, vers 1500. Sainte Cécile en albâtre sculpté en ronde bosse, h. 49 cm. Adjugé : 2 875 000 €. Lundi 12 décembre, salle 2 - Drouot-Richelieu. Daguerre OVV. Mme Fligny.  
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02 janvier 2017

Pisanello, Portrait medal of Cecilia Gonzaga (obverse); Innocence and a Unicorn in a Moonlit Landscape (reverse), model 1447

Pisanello (Antonio Pisano) (Italian, Pisa or Verona by 1395–1455), Portrait medal of Cecilia Gonzaga (obverse); Innocence and a Unicorn in a Moonlit Landscape (reverse), model 1447 (old aftercast). Bronze (copper alloy with warm brown patina under a worn layer of black wax). Diam. 8.4 cm, wt. 142.55 g. Robert Lehman Collection, 1975, 1975.1.1307 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Active in Verona and the Italian courts, the celebrated master Pisanello left behind a significant legacy, including a large corpus of drawings... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2017

Pisanello, Portrait medal of Vittorino Rambaldoni da Feltre (obverse); A Pelican (reverse), model 1446–47

Pisanello (Antonio Pisano) (Italian, Pisa or Verona by 1395–1455), Portrait medal of Vittorino Rambaldoni da Feltre (obverse); A Pelican (reverse), model 1446–47 (possibly cast 15th or 16th century). Bronze (yellowish copper alloy with brown patina and traces of black lacquer or wax). Diam. 6.5 cm, wt. 107.27 g. Robert Lehman Collection, 1975, 1975.1.1302 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Active in Verona and the Italian courts, the celebrated master Pisanello left behind a significant legacy, including a large corpus... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2017

Matteo de' Pasti, Portrait medal of Isotta degli Atti1446 or later

Matteo de' Pasti (Italian, Verona ca. 1420–after 1467 Rimini), Portrait medal of Isotta degli Atti (obverse); An Elephant (reverse), model 1446 or later (possibly cast 16th century). Bronze (copper alloy with a brown patina under a worn layer of dark brown wax). Diam. 8.5 cm, wt. 275.79 g. Robert Lehman Collection, 1975; 1975.1.1284 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. A beautiful merchant’s daughter, the thirteen-year-old Isotta degli Atti inspired the passion of Sigismondo Malatesta, the ruler of Rimini. The date 1446... [Lire la suite]

01 janvier 2017

Pisanello, Portrait medal of Don Inigo d'Avalos (obverse); Sphere Representing Earth, Sea, and Sky (reverse), ca. 1449–50

Pisanello (Antonio Pisano) (Italian, Pisa or Verona by 1395–1455), Portrait medal of Don Inigo d'Avalos (obverse); Sphere Representing Earth, Sea, and Sky (reverse), ca. 1449–50. Bronze (copper alloy with warm brown patina under a worn layer of black wax). Diam. 7.9 cm, wt. 161.43 g., Robert Lehman Collection, 1975; 1975.1.1301 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Active in Verona and the Italian courts, the celebrated master Pisanello left behind a significant legacy, including a large corpus of drawings and several... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2017

Pisanello, Medal, model 1440–41 (possibly cast 16th century)

Pisanello (Antonio Pisano) (Italian, Pisa or Verona by 1395–1455), Medal, model 1440–41 (possibly cast 16th century). Bronze (copper alloy with reddish brown patina and traces of dark wax). Diam. 8.7 cm, wt. 255.97 g. Robert Lehman Collection, 1975; 1975.1.1304 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Active in Verona and the Italian courts, the celebrated master Pisanello left behind a significant legacy, including a large corpus of drawings and several paintings. He was also the inventor of the commemorative portrait medal.... [Lire la suite]
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30 décembre 2016

Poland to buy Da Vinci's 'Lady with an Ermine'

Leonardo da Vinci, Lady with the Ermine, 1489–90. Oil on wood panel, 54 cm × 39 cm (21 in × 15 in). Czartoryski Museum, Kraków. WARSAW (AFP).- Poland's culture ministry is expected Thursday to buy a private art collection worth two billion euros that includes Leonardo da Vinci's "Lady with an Ermine".  The 15th-century portrait of a young woman holding a white ermine, a kind of short-tailed weasel, is one of just four known paintings of women by the Renaissance master. Another is the Mona Lisa. After announcing... [Lire la suite]
20 décembre 2016

Ring, English, 15th century

Lot 2. Ring, English, 15th century. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 17,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's  inscribed in Gothic script on the outside of the bezel: kar bien . et . male . toutdy . ne . dure (As good and evil always endure) and on the inside of the bezel: + Coies Imale . en . nostre . coer (Quiet the evil in our heart), and traces of enamel - gold, set with a sapphire - ring size: Q - exterior diameter: 22mm., 7/8 in.. ... [Lire la suite]
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