14 avril 2017

A Venetian enamelled and gilt glass pilgrim flask, almost certainly early 16th century

Lot 60. A Venetian enamelled and gilt glass pilgrim flask, almost certainly early 16th century.  Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  of flattened form with a bulbous lower section each side applied with a gilt spiralled glass medallion with green and blue enamel dots, enlivened with small gilt and blue rosettes, the side affixed with two gilt-glass loops flanking a gilt-lozenge reserving green, blue and red enamel dots, the neck with a band of... [Lire la suite]

29 mars 2017

Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), Christ being Nailed to the Cross

Lot 3024. Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), Christ being Nailed to the Cross, pen and brown ink, within drawn brown ink framing lines, on paper, Watermark: Trident, 29.2 by 20.6 cm, 11 1/2  by 8 1/8  in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,000,000 HKD (182,494 - 243,325 EUR) Photo: Sotheby's Provenance: Collection of John Bouverie (1723-50), L.325.Christie's London, 20th July 1859, lot 35.The Douglas-Hamilton Collection.The Fellowes Collection.Collection of Dr... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2017

Major new exhibition reveals the central place of religion in the Italian Renaissance home

Studio of Sandro Botticelli, Virgin and Child, Florence, c.1480–90, oil on panel. Bequeathed by Charles Brinsley Marlay, 1912 © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge CAMBRIDGE.- The Fitzwilliam Museum opened a major new exhibition that reveals the central place of religion in the Italian Renaissance home from March 7 - 4 June 2017. ‘Madonnas and Miracles’ shows how religious beliefs and practices were embedded in every aspect of domestic life. Challenging the idea of the... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2017

David Rijckaert the younger, Still life with capon, oysters, bread, pastries, various glasses and a goblet

Lot 3035. David Rijckaert the younger (1589 Antwerp 1642), Still life with capon, oysters, bread, pastries, various glasses and a goblet. Oil on panel. 65 x 105 cm. Estimate CHF 120 000 / 180 000 (€ 111 110 / 166 670). Photo: Koller. Provenance: European private collection. Literature: Exh. Cat. Slow Food: Dutch and Flemish Meal Still Lifes 1600-1640, Mauritshuis The Hague 2017, p. 180, fig. 20c (catalogue due to appear shortly).Our thanks to Dr. Fred G. Meijer of RKD, The Hague,... [Lire la suite]
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16 mars 2017

Exhibition devoted to the partnership between Michelangelo & Sebastiano opens

Sebastiano del Piombo, The Visitation, 1518-1519, Paris, Musée du Louvre, Département des Peintures (Inv. 357) © RMN-Grand Palais (Musée du Louvre) / Hervé Lewandowski LONDON.- The National Gallery had the honour of welcoming its Royal Patron, HRH The Prince of Wales, to a Private View of The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Michelangelo & Sebastiano. During his visit The Prince of Wales toured the exhibition with the National Gallery Director, Dr Gabriele Finaldi and Chair of Trustees, Hannah Rothschild,... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2017

'The Poetry of Venetian Painting. Paris Bordone, Palma il Vecchio, Lorenzo Lotto, Titian' at Hamburger Kunsthalle

HAMBURG.- The Poetry of Venetian Painting pays tribute to the extensive oeuvre of Titian’s student Paris Bordone (1500–1571), showing his work in the context of outstanding Venetian contemporaries including Palma il Vecchio and Lorenzo Lotto. Bordone’s multifaceted major works are brought together here to create a showcase more extensive than has yet been presented in the German-speaking countries or anywhere else in the world. Featured are some 100 artworks, primarily paintings in larger formats, as well as drawings and prints... [Lire la suite]

07 mars 2017

Exhibition at Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga aims to reconstitute the heart of Lisbon during the Renaissance

Unknown Netherlandish Master, View of the Rua Nova dos Mercadores, 1570-1619. Oil on canvas London, Kelmscott Manor Collection, The Society of Antiquaries of London © By kind permission of The Society of Antiquaries of London, Kelmscott Manor. LISBON.- The history of this exhibition begins in April of 1866, when the pre-Raphaelite painter and poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882) left his home in Chelsea, London, to evaluate a painting he had seen in a small antique shop. “A large landscape with about 120 figures of the... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2017

Exceptional loan to Michelangelo & Sebastiano exhibition announced

Michelangelo, The Virgin and Child with the Infant Saint John the Baptist ('The Taddei Tondo'), about 1504-1505. Marble, 106.8 cm diameter. Royal Academy of Arts, London (03/1774) © Royal Academy of Arts, London; Photographer: Prudence Cuming Associates Limited. LONDON.- The only marble sculpture by Michelangelo in Great Britain - The Virgin and Child with the Infant St John, also known as the Taddei Tondo – has been announced as an exceptional loan to The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Michelangelo & Sebastiano (opens 15 March... [Lire la suite]
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06 mars 2017

Rarely seen Renaissance paintings by Venice masters on view at the North Carolina Museum of Art

Giovanni Bellini and assistants, The Annunciation, circa 1490–1500, oil on canvas, 88 x 42 in. each, Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice, Italy © Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice. RALEIGH, NC.- Glory of Venice: Renaissance Paintings 1470–1520 features 50 paintings and a significant group of early printed books and individual pages that illustrate a crucial period in the history of Venetian art and culture, widely regarded as one of the most exciting chapters in the history of Western art. The core of the exhibition... [Lire la suite]
11 février 2017

Parmigianino's 16th century masterpiece at risk of leaving the United Kingdom

Parmigianino, The Virgin and Child with Saint Mary Magdalen and the Infant Saint John the Baptist. LONDON.- Culture Minister Matt Hancock has placed a temporary export bar on a 16th century masterpiece by Parmigianino, to provide an opportunity to keep it in the country. The Virgin and Child with Saint Mary Magdalen and the Infant Saint John the Baptist is at risk of being exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found to match the asking price of £24.5 million. This exceptional artwork is a rare example of a... [Lire la suite]
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