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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15 décembre 2016

Poland mulls buying 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 is planning to buy a private art collection, including Leonardo da Vinci's "Lady with an Ermine", the culture ministry and local media said Wednesday. Painted at the end of the 15th century, "Lady with an Ermine", the most famous painting exhibited in Poland, is part of a two-century-old collection estimated to be worth two billion dollars (euros). Owned by the princely Czartoryski... [Lire la suite]
14 décembre 2016

Découverte d’une oeuvre exceptionnelle de Léonard de Vinci représentant le martyre de Saint Sébastien chez Tajan

  Léonard de Vinci, Saint Sébastien (recto) et deux schémas scientifiques, vers 1478 - 1483. Estimation 15 million euros ($15.8 million). © Tajan PARIS - Parmi plusieurs dessins conservés par une famille française, TAJAN et le Cabinet de BAYSER ont eu la grande émotion de découvrir une étude de Leonard de Vinci figurant Saint Sébastien. Au recto, cette oeuvre graphique sur papier à la plume et encre brune présente le martyre de Saint Sébastien attaché à un arbre; il y fut transpercé de flèches sur ordre... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2016

François Clouet (?Tours c. 1516-1572 Paris), Portrait of King Charles IX of France (1550-1574)

Lot 11. François Clouet (?Tours c. 1516-1572 Paris), Portrait of King Charles IX of France (1550-1574), dated '1561' (upper right), oil on panel, 12 5/8 x 9 in. (33.8 x 22.8 cm.). Estimate GBP 400,000 - GBP 600,000 (USD 505,200 - USD 757,800). Price Realised GBP 749,000 (USD 946,736). © Christie's Images Ltd 2016. Provenance: (Probably) John Rushout, 2nd Baron Northwick (1769-1859), Thirlestaine House, Cheltenham, and by descent to his son,George Rushout-Bowles, 3rd... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2016

Augsburg School, second half 15th century, Saint Christopher

Lot 846. Augsburg School, second half 15th century, Saint Christopher. Oil on panel, 93 x 84 cm. Estimate: € 100,000 to 200,000. Photo Hampel.  So painted on the reverse and with remains of reliefs removed. Museum quality, almost square wing of an altar. Large format, full figure depiction of Saint Christopher did is almost taking up the Entire surface of the panel. The saint is striding over a river using a mighty tree trunk as a stick and with Whose assistance... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2016

Hans Memling's Triptych of Jan Crabbe reunited in exhibition at The Morgan

Hans Memling (Flemish, ca. 1440–1494), The Triptych of Jan Crabbe, ca. 1467-70. Oil on panel. Center panel: Image courtesy of Pinacoteca Civica di Palazzo Chiericati, Vicenza. Left and right panels: © The Morgan Library & Museum, Photography by Graham S. Haber.  NEW YORK, NY.- Completed around 1470 in Bruges, Hans Memling’s extraordinary Triptych of Jan Crabbe was dismantled centuries ago and the parts were scattered. The inner wings from the altarpiece are among the finest paintings owned by the Morgan Library... [Lire la suite]

15 août 2016

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Presents the First Major US Exhibition of Della Robbia Sculpture

Luca della Robbia, The Visitation, about 1445. Glazed terracotta. Church of San Giovanni Fuorcivitas, Pistoia. Photograph: Scala/Art Resource, NY. BOSTON, MA —Powerful expressions of faith, hope and love are manifested in brilliant colors that characterize the Della Robbia glazed terracotta sculptures from the Renaissance, explored in an exhibition organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA).Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence is the first major exhibition in the US dedicated to Della... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2016

After school of Andrea Mantegna, The Adoration of the Magi, ca. 1475–80

After school of Andrea Mantegna (Italian, Isola di Carturo 1430/31–1506 Mantua), The Adoration of the Magi, ca. 1475–80. Engraving, Plate: 14 x 10 1/2 in. (35.6 x 26.7 cm). Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1925; 25.2.30 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  This engraving, known only in this incomplete state, is one of the earliest unfinished prints to have survived. It reproduces, on the same scale, the right-hand portion of an important painting by the artist, and its odd cropping suggests that... [Lire la suite]
04 août 2016

Leonardo da Vinci, Sketches for the Virgin Adoring the Christ Child (recto), 1480–85

Leonardo da Vinci (Italian, Vinci 1452–1519 Amboise), Sketches for the Virgin Adoring the Christ Child (recto), 1480–85. Silverpoint, partly reworked by the artist with pen and dark brown ink on pink prepared paper; lines ruled with metalpoint (recto); pen and brown ink (verso), 7 5/8 x 6 3/8 in. (19.3 x 16.2 cm). Rogers Fund, 1917; 17.142.1 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. These quick sketches of the Virgin, the Christ Child, and the Infant Saint John the Baptist offer insight into... [Lire la suite]
04 août 2016

Follower of Giovanni Battista Cima da Conegliano, The Virgin and Child with Saint Andrew and Saint Peter (unfinished)

Follower of Giovanni Battista Cima da Conegliano (Italian, Conegliano ca. 1459–1517/18 Venice or Conegliano),  The Virgin and Child with Saint Andrew and Saint Peter (unfinished), Late 15th or early 16th century. Oil on wood, 21 7/8 × 18 9/16 in. (55.6 × 47.2 cm) Framed: 24 11/16 in. × 21 3/8 in. × 3 3/16 in. (62.7 × 54.3 × 8.1 cm). Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh © National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh The unidentified Venetian artist who painted this panel closely followed Cima da... [Lire la suite]