26 juin 2018

Rubens painting to be auctioned at Stephan Welz & Co in Cape Town

Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish 1577 - 1640), Portrait of a Gentleman. Oil on oak panel 54 by 39,3cm. JOHANNESBURG.- This exquisite portrait by the most influential Flemish Baroque artist Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577 – 1640) depicts a gentleman in a crisp white ruff and black coat, with intricate black on black weaving on the shoulder and chest of the coat. The face of the sitter stands out against the muted greens on the background, the play of light and shade drawing one into the portrait. The technique is elegant and the face... [Lire la suite]
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25 juin 2018

A German silver-gilt-mounted turbo-shell cup, Lüneburg, late 16th-early 17th century

Lot 101. Property from the Collection of Baroness Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza. A German silver-gilt-mounted turbo-shell cup, Lüneburg, late 16th-early 17th century, maker's mark indistinct, possibly that of Claus Harders; 11 in. (28 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 200,000 - GBP 300,000 USD 265,200 - USD 397,800). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The turbo shell rim cast with masks and reclining figures and retained by four straps cast with herms and strapwork, the knop with three winged figures... [Lire la suite]
25 juin 2018

Monogrammist A C (Français, actif vers 1577), Portrait de Sibylle de Clèves-Juliers-Berg, margravine de Burgau (1557-1628)

Lot 11. Monogrammist A C (Français, actif vers 1577), Portrait de Sibylle de Clèves-Juliers-Berg, margravine de Burgau (1557-1628), huile sur panneau, 49,3 x 36,1 cm. (19 3/8 x 14 ¼ in.). Estimate EUR 50,000 - EUR 70,000. Price realised EUR 87,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Note: D’une finesse remarquable, notre portrait appartient au corpus, encore mal défini, d’un artiste énigmatique ayant travaillé pour la cour du duc Guillaume de Clèves à Düsseldorf dans les... [Lire la suite]
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19 juin 2018

Giambologna (1529-1608) Italian, The Dresden Mars, Florence, before 1587

Lot 5. Giambologna (1529-1608) Italian, The Dresden Mars, Florence, before 1587, inscribed with the 1726 inventory number: 176 in white to the proper left calf; bronze, on an ebonised wood base; bronze: 39.3cm., 15 1/8 in., the ebonised wood base: 8.5cm., 3 3/8 in. Estimate 3,000,000 — 5,000,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's Provenance: Personal gift from the artist to Christian I, Elector of Saxony (first mentioned in the inventory of the Dresden Kunstkammer, inv. Fol.... [Lire la suite]
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18 juin 2018

New exhibition highlights 450-year-old terracotta bust by famed sculptor Alessandro Vittoria

Alessandro Vittoria, Giulio Contarini (detail), c. 1570-1576, painted terracotta, 74.3 x 61 x 30.7 cm with integral base. Photo: NGC OTTAWA.- From June 13 to September 16, 2018, the National Gallery of Canada presents Masters of Venetian Portraiture: Veronese, Tiepolo, Vittoria as part of its Masterpiece in Focus series. Featuring 17 works – including three sculptures, 12 works on paper, one book and one painting – the exhibition looks at how portraiture played a key role in... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2018

The Prado opens the first major monographic exhibition on Lorenzo Lotto's portraits

MADRID.- The Museo del Prado is presenting the first major monographic exhibition on Lorenzo Lotto’s portraits. Lorenzo Lotto (Venice, 1480 – Loreto, 1557) was one of the most unique and fascinating artists of the Italian Cinquecento. His reputation has consistently grown among scholars and art lovers since Bernard Berenson devoted the first monograph to him, Lorenzo Lotto. An Essay in Constructive Criticism, published in 1895. Writing at the time of the emergence of Freudian psychoanalysis, Berenson saw Lotto as... [Lire la suite]
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03 juin 2018

Exhibition at LACMA explores the chiaroscuro woodcut in Renaissance Italy

Ugo da Carpi after Francesco Parmigianino, Diogenes, c. 1527, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of Philippa Calnan in memory of her mother Matilda Loeser Calnan, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy, the first major exhibition on the subject in the United States. Organized by LACMA in association with the National Gallery of Art, Washington, this groundbreaking show brings together some 100 rare and... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2018

The Museo del Prado presents 'The Triumph of Death' by Pieter Bruegel the Elder following its recent restoration

Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1562 - 1563), The Triumph of Death, oil on panel, 117 x 162 cm. Photo © Museo Nacional del Prado. MADRID.- The Museo del Prado today presented The Triumph of Death by Pieter Bruegel the Elder following its restoration; one of the most important of its kind undertaken last year within the programme sponsored by Fundación Iberdrola España. Formerly in the Spanish Royal Collection, this was the only work by Bruegel in Spain until 2011 when the Museum acquired The Wine of Saint Martin’s... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2018

Workshop of Wenzel Jamnitzer, Drinking Vessel in the Shape of a Cockerel, 3rd quarter of 16th century

  Workshop of Wenzel Jamnitzer, Drinking Vessel in the Shape of a Cockerel, 3rd quarter of 16th century. Nautilus shell, partly gilt and painted silver, natural casts, H. 18.4 cm. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, inv. no. KK 1060. The milky-white body of the cockerel immediately captivates the viewer with its wondrous reflective luster. Its sheen is delicate, smooth, and soft, contrasting sharply with the solid, textured, and sharp gilding clasping the nautilus shell body. The striations of the shell radiate from... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2018

Silver columbine cup, Franz Doth, Nuremberg, ca. 1600

Lot 197. Silver columbine cup, Franz Doth, Nuremberg, ca. 1600. Height 31.5cm. Estimate 12,000 - 14,000 EUR. Lot sold 14,000 EUR. © Van Ham Silver, parcel-gilt and gilt interior. On circular, slightly domed foot with rising middle, two rows of staggered, trumpet-shaped bumps. On chased ruffled decorations a small baluster shaft, on it a slightly flared cuppa with fine decorations of flowers and scrolls on punched ground in between two rows of bumps. The slip lid with protruding rim decorated... [Lire la suite]
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