05 janvier 2020

Orazio Borgianni (Rome 1574 - 1616), Self portrait as a painter with palette and canvas

Lot 17. Orazio Borgianni (Rome 1574 - 1616), Self portrait as a painter with palette and canvas, inscribed right on edge of canvas: QVO MAGIS RIMOR. MAGIS MIROR, oil on canvas, 28 by 19¾ in.; 71 by 50 cm. Estimate: 400,000 - 600,000 USD. © Sotheby's. Provenance: Art market, Berlin, 1960s; Private collection, Berlin, until recently.   Literature: H. Voss, "Inediti di Orazio Borgianni, in Antichità Viva, vol. 2, 1962, pp. 9-10, reproduced p. 9, figs. 1 and 2; H.E. Wethey,... [Lire la suite]
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30 décembre 2019

Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art traces the first 60 years of the etched print

Daniel Hopfer (German, 1471–1536). Death and the Devil Surprising two Women, ca. 1500–1510. Etching; first state of two.  Plate: 6 3/16 x 8 7/8 in. (15.7 x 22.6 cm). Sheet: 6 5/16 x 8 15/16 in. (16 x 22.7 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1951 (51.501.383). NEW YORK, NY.- The emergence of etching on paper in Europe in the late 15th and early 16th centuries—when the technique moved out of the workshops of armor decorators and into those of... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2019

Workshop of Tiziano Vecellio, called Titian (Pieve di Cadore c.1490-1576 Venice), Portrait of Suleyman the Magnificent

Lot 233. Workshop of Tiziano Vecellio, called Titian (Pieve di Cadore c.1490-1576 Venice), Italy, Portrait of Suleyman the Magnificent. Oil on Canvas, 72.4 x 61cm, 107.5 x 74.4cm. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 GBP. Lot sold 505,250 GBP. © Sotheby's. framed. Provenance: Probably executed for Frederico Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, 1538 Bishop Paolo Giovo (1483-1552), Como. With Commendatore E. Marinuci, Rome, by 1935 Christie's London, 24 March 1961, lot 39; bought by Agnew's... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2019

Anthonis Mor (Utrecht 1516/20 - 1576 (?) Antwerp), Portrait of Jacopo da Trezzo (c. 1514–1589)

Lot 22. Anthonis Mor (Utrecht 1516/20 - 1576 (?) Antwerp), Portrait of Jacopo da Trezzo (c. 1514–1589), oil on panel, 58.3 x 42.5 cm.; 23 x 16¾ in. Estimate Estimate: 300,000 - 500,000 GBP. Lot sold 1,935,000 GBP. © Sotheby's.  Provenance: Amedeo Dal Pozzo, Marchese di Voghera (1579–1644), Palazzo Dal Pozzo, Turin, by 1634; Thence by family descent in the collection of the principi Dal Pozzo della Cisterna, Palazzo Dal Pozzo, Turin, until circa 1877; Alphonse... [Lire la suite]
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27 décembre 2019

Simon Franck, Wings from an altarpiece: Saint Achatius with a train of knights and nobles; and Saint Ursula with an entourage of

Lot 3.  Simon Franck (circa 1500 - 1546/47 Aschaffenburg), Wings from an altarpiece: Saint Achatius with a train of knights and nobles; and Saint Ursula with an entourage of maidens, a pair, both oil on panel, with gilded and incised arched tops, each: 219.1 x 97.8 cm.; 86¼ x 38½ in. Estimate: 400,000 - 600,000 GBP. Lot sold 735,000 GBP. © Sotheby's. Exhibited: Charles Maurice Camille de Talleyrand-Périgord, 4th Duke of Dino, 2nd Marquis de Talleyrand (1843–1917); By whom... [Lire la suite]
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24 décembre 2019

Georgia Museum of Art features Italian Renaissance drawings

ATHENS, GA.- When we think of Renaissance art, we usually think of paintings, but from the 16th century on Italian artists focused on drawing just as much if not more so. Giorgio Vasari, an influential Italian painter, architect and historian, regarded disegno (which means “drawing” or “design”) as the foundation of visual art. Disegno was considered the basis of an artist’s training and an essential tool for capturing nature and the beauty of life. Drawing was at the core of all workshop practices and teaching academies, used... [Lire la suite]

27 novembre 2019

Newly discovered portrait of Elizabeth I at Bonhams Old Master Paintings Sale

Lot 26. Workshop of Steven van der Meulen (Antwerp -circa 1564 London), Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I, three-quarter-length, wearing a black dress embroidered with gold, an ermine-trimmed surcoat, a white ruff trimmed with gold and a pearl-encrusted headdress, holding a red rose in her left hand and a gold chain in her right hand, which rests on an embroidered cushion, oil on panel, 96.6 x 74.2cm (38 1/16 x 29 3/16in). Estimate £ 150,000 - 250,000 (€ 170,000 - 290,000). Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- The picture... [Lire la suite]
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13 novembre 2019

Results of research on Spanish masterpiece Lady in a Fur Wrap announced

Alonso Sanchez Coello (1531-1588), Lady in a Fur Wrap, circa 1580-1588, oil on canvas, framed: 798 x 657 x 85 mm. Stirling Maxwell Collection, gifted, 1967, PC.18. © CGS CIC Glasgow Museums Collection. GLASGOW.- Leading international specialists in the field of art history have released the initial findings of a four year collaborative research project centring around one of Glasgow Museums’ most famous paintings, the Lady in a Fur Wrap.For over 100 years scholars have been debating who painted the... [Lire la suite]
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10 novembre 2019

Corneille de La Haye, dit Corneille de Lyon et atelier La Haye, Portait de Jacques de Savoie, duc de Nemours

Lot 121. Corneille de La Haye, dit Corneille de Lyon et atelier (La Haye, 1500 - Paris, 1575), Portait de Jacques de Savoie, duc de Nemours. Huile sur panneau de chêne, doublé et parqueté. Annoté postérieurement 'charles 9' à droite. Estimate 80 000 - 120 000 €. © Artcurial Provenance : Vente anonyme ; Paris, Palais Galliera, 16 mars 1967, n° 21 ;Galerie Heim, Paris, en 1973 ;Vente anonyme ; Monaco, Christie's, 4 décembre 1992, n° 33 ;Vente anonyme ; Paris, Hôtel Drouot,... [Lire la suite]
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04 novembre 2019

Exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago exhibits Dutch and Flemish drawings

Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577-1640), A Sheet of Anatomical Studies, 1600-1610. Pen and brown ink on ivory laid paper, 271 × 188 mm. The Art Institute of Chicago, Regenstein Acquisition Fund. CHICAGO, IL.- The Art Institute of Chicago presents Rubens, Rembrandt, and Drawing in the Golden Age, on view from until January 5, 2020. This exhibition reflects a unique and comprehensive effort by the Art Institute to study and interpret its holdings of Dutch and Flemish drawings. The project is a... [Lire la suite]