16 août 2019

Newly restored Titian's Rape of Europa set to be reunited with accompanying works

Titian (Pieve diCadore, about 1488 - 1576, Venice), Rape of Europa, 1562. Oil on canvas, 178 x 205 cm (70 1/16 x 80 11/16 in.) canvas, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston. Courtesy of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. BOSTON, MASS.- Following the most comprehensive painting analysis and conservation treatment the Museum has ever undertaken, Titian’s Rape of Europa is back on display as the centerpiece of the Gardner Museum’s Titian Room. Early next year, as part of a multi-venue exhibition in... [Lire la suite]
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04 août 2019

A rediscovered masterpiece by Francesco Bordoni to be offered at Drouot

Attribué à Francesco Di BARTELOMEO BORDONI (1574 -1654), Dit aussi Francisque BOURDONNY, Paul Phélypeaux, seigneur de Pontchartrain (1569 -1621). Buste en bronze à patine brune sur piédouche en marbre bleu turquin. Estimation : 500 000 - 800 000 €. © DE BAECQUE & Associés. PARIS.- The auction at Drouot in Paris with De Baecque & Associés on 20 November 2019, will be an opportunity to give back to its sitter, Paul Phélypeaux de Pontchartrain (1569-1621), his rightful place in the history of France. This... [Lire la suite]
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04 août 2019

National gallery reveals conserved Italian altarpiece by Giovanni Martini da Udine

Giovanni Martini da Udine, 'The Virgin and Child with Saints', probably about 1500–25. Oil on wood, 247.7 x 144.8 cm. Bought, 1867 © The National Gallery, London. LONDON.- An Italian altarpiece has gone on display for the first time in more than 100 years, following a 7-year conservation treatment – one of the longest and most complex in the history of the National Gallery. The Virgin and Child with Saints is one of the major surviving painted altarpieces by the Italian Renaissance painter and sculptor,... [Lire la suite]
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02 août 2019

Dessins italiens de la collection Mariette au Musée du Louvre

Michel-Ange, Tête de satyre ©Musee du Louvre ©RMN-Grand Palais ©Suzanne Nagy Pierre Jean Mariette (1694-1774) a réuni l’une des collections les plus fascinantes de tout le XVIIIe siècle, dans laquelle le dessin tenait le premier rang, avec environ neuf mille six cents feuilles. Les chefs-d’œuvre des grands artistes y côtoyaient les morceaux de bravoure des petits maîtres, suivant une volonté encyclopédique assumée par ce « touche-à-tout de génie », afin d’offrir un résumé aussi parfait que possible de l’histoire du dessin, des... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2019

‘Pirates and Slaves in the Mediterranean’ on view at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck

Detail from: Emperor Charles V's campaign against Tunis: Taking of La Goletta. Cardboard as a template for tapestries made on behalf of the governor Maria of Hungary. Jan Cornelisz Vermeyen, 1546/1550, Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, Picture Gallery, Inv.-No. 2043 © KHM-MUSEUMSVERBAND Innsbruck - The exhibition invites you to embark on an adventurous journey across the Mediterranean, conducted by Barbary corsairs and privateers: It tells the story of famous pirates during the early modern period, but... [Lire la suite]
28 juillet 2019

Bronze double head, attributed to Francesco Primaticcio (1504-1570), made for the Château de Fontainebleau, circa 1541-1543

Bronze double head, attributed to Francesco Primaticcio (1504-1570), made for the Château de Fontainebleau, circa 1541-1543. Acquired by the Getty Museum from Galerie Kugel. © Galerie Kugel  

28 juillet 2019

Engraved Rock Crystal Tazza with Enamelled Gold Mounts, Milan, Workshops of Gasparo Miseroni, about 1560

Engraved Rock Crystal Tazza with Enamelled Gold Mounts, Milan, Workshops of Gasparo Miseroni (Milanese, about 1518-1573), about 1560. From the collection of Baron James de Rothschild (1792-1868), Paris. Acquired by Corning Museum from Galerie Kugel. © Galerie Kugel  
12 juillet 2019

Paul Gauguin: The Art of Invention at Saint Louis Art Museum

Paul Gauguin, French, 1848–1903; Reclining Tahitian Women, or The Amusement of the Evil Spirit (Arearea no varua ino), 1894; oil on canvas; 23 5/8 x 38 9/16 inches; Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen MIN 1832. ST. LOUIS—Best known as a painter, Paul Gauguin was an inventive and versatile artist who also created woodcarvings, ceramics and prints. This summer, the Saint Louis Art Museum will celebrate the range of Gauguin’s artistic output from his early Impressionist paintings to his iconic works from Brittany and Tahiti to his... [Lire la suite]
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04 juillet 2019

A large German parcel-gilt silver tankard, unmarked, probably Halberstadt or Helmstedt, dated 1578

Lot 9. The Veltheim-Saldern Tankard. A large German parcel-gilt silver tankard, unmarked, probably Halberstadt or Helmstedt, dated 1578; 20cm., 8in. high, 1516gr., 48oz. 14dwt. Estimate 80,000 - 120,000 GBP. Lot Sold 100,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. engraved with bands of hatched arabesques and strapwork terminating in wolf, bear, bird and serpent masks, and surmounted by a squirrel, a hare and a mountain goat flanking named armorial roundels, one dated 1578, the cover centred by a raised armorial... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2019

Léonard Limosin (circa 1505-1575/1577), 1548, Tazza with the coat of arms of Castile and Leon

Lot 28. Léonard Limosin (circa 1505-1575/1577), 1548, Tazza with the coat of arms of Castile and Leon; 7½ in. (19 cm.) diameter; 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 60,000 - GBP 90,000 (USD 75,960 - USD 113,940).Price realised GBP 75,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Parcel-gilt polychrome enamel; signed with initials 'LL' in a gilt cartouche to the underside of the bowl; the bowl with two coats of arms supported by putti and with cartouche below dated '1548'; the underside of the foot with paper labels... [Lire la suite]