31 mars 2016

Les deux derniers pleurants en marbre provenant du tombeau du duc de Berry en vente à Paris, le 15 juin 2016

Jean de Cambrai (connu entre 1375 et 1438), Deux figures de Pleurants en marbre, Bourges, vers 1396-1416. Estimation : €4.500.000-5.500.000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2016. Paris – Le 15 juin prochain, au sein de la vente Sculpture et Objets d’Art européens, Christie’s aura le privilège de présenter aux enchères deux chefs-d’œuvre de la statuaire médiévale : les deux derniers pleurants en marbre provenant du tombeau de Jean de France (1340-1416), duc de Berry et frère du roi Charles V... [Lire la suite]

26 mars 2016

Suiveur d'Antonio Pisanello, Une tête de lévrier, de profil vers la gauche

Lot 4, Suiveur d'Antonio Pisanello, Une tête de lévrier, de profil vers la gauche, pierre noire, sanguine, 24,4 x 36,3 cm. Estimation €10,000 – €15,000 ($11,175 - $16,762). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Provenance: C. Molinier (L. 2917). Lucien Guiraud; Paris, hôtel Drouot, 14-15 juin 1956, lot 61. Exposition: Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, Exposition de l'oeuvre de Pisanello. Médailles, Dessins, Peintures, 1932, p. 57, no. 146. Note: La tête de ce chien se retrouve en sens... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2016

Hans Memling, Triptych of Earthly Vanity and Divine Salvation, c.1485

Hans Memling, Triptych of Earthly Vanity and Divine Salvation, c.1485. Oil on oak panel, 22 x 15 cm (each wing), Strasbourg, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg. Not only is this work unique in Memling's oeuvre, its theme and form also make it extremely unusual for the art of its era. Physical examination shows that we are dealing with three small panels, which were painted on both sides but subsequently separated. The little triptych is not, however, Memling's first painting on an allegorical and moralising theme, and... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2016

The sculpture of the fifteenth century wooden painted in Florence at Uffizi Gallery, March 22 to August 28 2016

Donatello (Firenze 1386 circa – 1466), Crocifisso, 1407-1408 circa. Legno intagliato e dipinto, Firenze, basilica di Santa Croce. The statues of the Uffizi Gallery and Paintings hosts from March 21 to August 28, 2016 a temporary exhibition offering for the first time to the public, through a nucleus of about fifty works, painted wooden sculpture of the Florentine Quattrocento, a topic studied with passion by Margrit Lisner and Alessandro Parronchi, but still niche and known almost only to insiders, albeit dotted with works of great... [Lire la suite]
01 février 2016

Late 15th Century Italian Velvet with Gold thread

Late 15th Century Italian Velvet with Gold thread, the pattern unit measures about 77x28.5cm. Size 138" x22", 350 x 56cm.  textileasart.com One of the great masterpieces of Late 15th century Italian cut velvet.  Cf. European Textiles in the Keir Collection P.85 .. Pl. No.57 This textile was on display in the Chelsea Art Museum in the exhibition Italian Arabia from Dec 9 2008 until Feb.. 25 2009. It is published in the exhibition catalogue pg, 91
01 février 2016

15th Century Italian Cut Velvet

Mid 15th Century Italian Velvet with Gold thread, 116" x23", 295 x 58cm; the pattern unit measures about 77x28.5cm. textileasart.com  One of the great masterpieces of mid 15th century Italian cut velvet. Antique cut. Cf:: Merchant, Princes and Painters. Silk fabrics in Italian and northern paintings 1300 - 1500, by Lisa Monnas, P. 289 & 290 Kaftan attributed to Mehmet IV (r. 1648-1687) © Topkapi Sarayi Müzesi
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26 janvier 2016

The Prado acquires The Virgin of the Pomegranate by Fra Angelico from the Alba ducal collection

Guido di Pietro, known as Fra Angelico (Mugello, 1390 - Rome, 1455), The Virgin and Child with two Angels or The Virgin of the Pomegranate, detail, c.1426. Tempera on panel, 83 x 59 cm. Museo Nacional del Prado. © 2016. Museo Nacional del Prado. MADRID.- The Royal Board of Trustees of the Museo del Prado and with the Minister of Education, Culture and Sport, Iñigo Méndez de Vigo, also in attendance, approved the acquisition of The Virgin of the Pomegranate, the only masterpiece of early 15th-century... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2016

Astonishingly rare C15th Renaissance bronze sold in New York today by Tomasso Brothers Fine Art

Filarete (c1440-c1469), Julius Caesar and King Juba. H: 6¼ in. (15.4 cm) W: 10¾ in. (27.4 cm). LONDON.- A newly-discovered 15th century Renaissance bronze masterpiece described as “astonishingly rare” by gallery directors Dino and Raffaello Tomasso, has sold today in New York. The piece was secured for a significant seven figure-sum by an important international private collection during the first hour of an exhibition being held by Tomasso Brothers Fine Art, which opened this afternoon at Carlton Hobbs. The work, a... [Lire la suite]
20 janvier 2016

Jan van Eyck's "The Crucifixion" goes to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art

Jan van Eyck, workshop or follower, Crucifixion , c. 1440-80. Goldpoint, silverpoint, pen and black ink, indented for transfer, on grey prepared paper, 254 x 187 mm. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Collection. ROTTERDAM.- The Crucifixion , a drawing that was made by Jan van Eyck – a spectacular discovery by Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen during its Van Eyck exhibition – is travelling to a museum outside the Netherlands for the first time. From 25 January this masterpiece in the museum’s collection will be exhibited... [Lire la suite]
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31 décembre 2015

Candy bowl with deer in the enclosure in thistle and oak wreath from the Lüneburg Council Silver, 1490 - 1500, Lüneburg

Candy bowl with deer in the enclosure in thistle and oak wreath from the Lüneburg Council Silver, 1490 - 1500, Lüneburg. Silver, wrought, cast and gilded z. T. Height x diameter: 15 x 34,5 cm. Ident.Nr. 1874.396. Kunstgewerbemuseum, Berlin © Photo: Kunstgewerbemuseum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz. Photo: Karen Bartsch Hirsch, oak wreath and figurines and music poured in cup base. Separately shell edge worked. Border of the foot and -zarge, gilded shell edge, inner... [Lire la suite]