18 août 2017

Tomasso Brothers to presents omaggio to Florentine art at the Biennale Internazionale dell'Antiquariato di Firenze

Master of the Unruly Children, (active 1st half of the 16th century), Angels as candlebearers. © Tomasso Brothers Fine Art LONDON.- Tomasso Brothers Fine Art returns to the International Antiques Biennial (BIAF) in Florence with a display paying homage to Florentine art. The Fair, to be held from 23 September to 1 October 2017 in the magnificent Palazzo Corsini, is one of the world’s greatest showcases for Italian art. Tomasso Brothers Fine Art, renowned specialist in important European sculpture, will... [Lire la suite]

12 août 2017

Circle of William Larkin (1580/5 - 1619), Christopher Cresacre More (1572 - 1649), 1611

Circle of William Larkin (1580/5 - 1619), Christopher Cresacre More (1572 - 1649). Oil on canvas: 44 3/8 x 31 7/8 in. (112.5 x 81 cm). Painted 1611. © The Weiss Gallery. Christopher Cresacre More (1572 - 1649) was the great-grandson and biographer of the humanist scholar and statesman Sir Thomas More (1478 - 1535). Most commonly known by his second name, the youthful Cresacre trained in France for the priesthood at the English college in Douai. However his ambition to embrace an ecclesiastical career came to a halt in 1599 with the... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2017

Circle of Sir William Segar, William Fitzwilliam of Milton and Gainspark, later 1st Baron Fitzwilliam of Lifford, circa 1595

Circle of Sir William Segar (c.1564 - 1633), William Fitzwilliam of Milton and Gainspark, later 1st Baron Fitzwilliam of Lifford (c.1570 - 1644). Oil on panel: 72 x 49 ½ in. (183 x 125 cm). Painted circa 1595 © The Weiss Gallery. This is a rare surviving example of a late Elizabethan full-length portrait on oak panel, for by the end of the sixteenth century canvas had usurped wood as the support of choice for painters working on such a scale. The portrait can be dated on fashion to c.1595 and depicts the youthful William... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2017

Attributed to François Quesnel, Jeanne de Bourdeille (d.1596), circa 1593

Attributed to François Quesnel (c.1543 - 1619), Jeanne de Bourdeille (d.1596), with one of her daughters holding a miniature of her late husband Antoine de Beaupoil de Sainte-Aulaire, Sénéchal de Perigord (c.1560 - 1593). Oil on canvas: 50 ½ x 38 in. (128.5 x 96.5 cm). Painted circa 1593 © The Weiss Gallery. This remarkable painting is compositionally unique within the context of late sixteenth century French portraiture. Though simply executed, with a chic monochromatic palette, the painting nonetheless has a complexity that... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2017

Gervasio Gatti (?) (circa 1550 - Cremona – 1630), Giuliano II Cesarini at the Age of Fourteen, with a Page

Gervasio Gatti (?) (circa 1550 - Cremona – 1630), Giuliano II Cesarini at the Age of Fourteen, with a Page. Oil on canvas: 73.2 x 45.3 in. (186 x 115 cm). Inscribed lower centre: ‘IVLIANUS CESARINUS/AN.AGENSXIV’ and lower left: ‘G. 46’. © The Weiss Gallery. The present portrait was painted in 1586 when the sitter was fourteen, almost certainly to celebrate his recently acquired title of Duke. In 1585, he was conferred with the Dukedom of Civitanova nelle Marche by Pope Sixtus V, and thus he became the first duke of those... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2017

Sofonisba Anguissola (c. 1532 – 1625), An Unknown Noblewoman, circa 1560 - 1565

Sofonisba Anguissola (c. 1532 – 1625), An Unknown Noblewoman. Oil on canvas: 71 ½ x 38 ¾ in. (181.5 x 98.5 cm). Painted circa 1560 - 1565 © The Weiss Gallery. This ravishing portrait of an unknown noblewoman can be dated on the basis of costume and hairstyle to circa 1560 – 1565, when the Cremonese artist Anguissola was based as a lady-in-waiting to Elisabeth of Valois (1545 – 1568) at the Spanish court in Madrid from 1559, where she stayed until 1578. The portrait was traditionally and incorrectly identified as ‘Mary’ of... [Lire la suite]

12 août 2017

English School, Henry VII (1457 - 1509), circa 1590

English School, Henry VII (1457 - 1509). Oil on panel: 22 3/4 x 17 1/4 in. (57.7 x 37.2 cm). Inscribed upper left 'HENRY. 7'. Painted circa 1590 © The Weiss Gallery. Henry VII, the first Tudor monarch, took over the English Crown after defeating Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485, despite a relatively weak claim to the throne through his mother, Lady Margaret Beaufort. His marriage in 1486 to Elizabeth of York, daughter and heir of Edward IV, unified the Houses of York and Lancaster and is visually represented in... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2017

Attributed to Nicolas de Neufchâtel (fl. 1539 - 1573?), Portrait of an Unknown Gentleman, circa 1565 - 1570

Attributed to Nicolas de Neufchâtel (fl. 1539 - 1573?), Portrait of an Unknown Gentleman. Oil on panel: 36 1/4 x 30 3/8 in. (92 x 77.2 cm). Painted circa 1565 - 1570 © The Weiss Gallery. This very attractive Renaissance portrait can be attributed with some confidence to Nicolas Neufchâtel, one of the leading portrait painters working in Germany in the 1560s and early 1570s. The use of a simple yet dignified pose, the sober but rich display of material wealth, and the clear plasticity of form heightened by a strong lighting... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2017

Circle of Corneille de Lyon (1500 - 1575), An Unknown Nobleman in Armour, circa 1560-70

Circle of Corneille de Lyon (1500 - 1575), An Unknown Nobleman in Armour. Oil on panel: 12 3/4 9 3/4 in. (32.5 x 25 cm). Painted circa 1560-70 © The Weiss Gallery. 16th century portraits of sitters depicted in armour traditionally portray royalty, a pictorial tradition whose Renaissance precedents notably include François Clouet’s Equestrian Portrait of François I (c.1540, Uffizi Gallery, Florence) and Titian’s portraits of Emperor Charles V on Horseback (1548: Prado Museum, Madrid) and Philip II in... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2017

Follower of Hans Holbein the Younger (c.1497/98 - 1543), Lady Margaret Wotton, Marchioness of Dorset (1487 - 1541)

Follower of Hans Holbein the Younger (c.1497/98 - 1543), Lady Margaret Wotton, Marchioness of Dorset (1487 - 1541). Oil on panel: 30 ½ x 25 in. (77.5 x 64 cm). Inscribed upper right with the Lumley cartellino. Painted circa 1560s © The Weiss Gallery The cartellino in the top right corner of this portrait establishes it as having belonged to the famous collector, John Lumley, 1st Baron Lumley (c.1533 - 1609). Lumley amassed one of the greatest art collections outside that of the Royal... [Lire la suite]