23 mai 2017

Renaissance Venice. The Triumph of Beauty and the Destruction of Painting at Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

Palma Vecchio (Jacopo Negretti), Portrait of a young woman known as "La Bella", ca. 1518-20. Oil on canvas. 95 x 80 cm © Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid MADRID - From 20 June to 24 September 2017, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is hosting Renaissance Venice. The Triumph of Beauty and the Destruction of Painting, an exhibition devoted to Venetian art of the sixteenth century – its first zenith – and featuring nearly 100 works by artists such as Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese, Bassano, Giorgione and Lotto. It sets out to show how the... [Lire la suite]

15 mai 2017

Bilbao Fine Arts Museum hosts two important works executed by El Greco

 El Greco (Doménikos Theotokópoulos) (Candia, Crete, 1541-Toledo, 1614), Portrait of Antonio de Covarrubias y Leiva & Portrait of Diego de Covarrubias y Leiva, c. 1600. Oil on canvas, 68 x 57 cm, Museo del Greco, Toledo.  BILBAO.- The presentation of two important works from the collection of the Museo del Greco (Toledo), Portrait of Antonio de Covarrubias y Leiva and Portrait of Diego de Covarrubias y Leiva, two oil paintings of the same size (68 x 57 cm) executed by El Greco around... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2017

A German parcel-gilt silver beaker, Jonas Silber, Nuremberg, circa 1572/1576

Lot 70. A German parcel-gilt silver beaker, Jonas Silber, Nuremberg, circa 1572-1576. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. fitted with male and female portrait medallions enclosed by engraved hatched arabesques, embossed with lobes above leaf chased foot; 8.5cm., 3 1/4 in. high; 180gr., 5oz. 16dwt. Note: An identical beaker, probably the example here, is illustrated by Karin Tebbe et al. Nürnberger Goldschmiedekunst 1541-1868, Germanischen Nationalmuseums, Nuremberg, 2007, no.... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2017

A German silver-gilt beaker, maker's mark lacking, Nuremberg, circa 1540

Lot 48. A German silver-gilt beaker, maker's mark lacking, Nuremberg, circa 1540. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. applied and engraved with profile medallions in the manner of Virgil Solis interrupted by  scrolling foliage, embossed lobes, detachable vase stem and foot, underside initialled AH AR, also struck twice with early 19th century Prussian control marks, the associated cover of conforming style with St Andrew finial and incorporating accollee armorials dated 1619, maker’s mark... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2017

A continental parcel-gilt mounted coconut cup and cover, late 16th century

Lot 47. A continental parcel-gilt mounted coconut cup and cover, maker's mark DH conjoined in a circular surround, town mark a lion rampant to left in a circular surround, late 16th century. Estimate 6,000-7,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the body and cover rims engraved with hatched foliage in strapwork reserves,  mask and helmeted figure forming the straps, on a bracketed vase stem and domed foot cast and chased with fruit and strapwork, warrior figure finial  marked on body, cover and foot; 28cm, 11in. high. ... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2017

A German silver-gilt cup and cover, Heinrich Jonas, Nuremburg, circa 1593-1602

Lot 10. A German silver-gilt cup and cover, Heinrich Jonas, Nuremburg, circa 1593-1602; 32.4cm., 12 3/4 in. high; 367gr., 11oz. 14dwt. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the cover with waisted and girdled pedestal surmounted by a warrior, the body of flaring beaker form, chased with three vignettes depicting a horse, a stag, and a unicorn among fruiting and foliate strapwork, the compressed knopped stem spreading on to an embossed double-domed foot, marked on... [Lire la suite]

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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