13 décembre 2017

Magnificent and enigmatic example of Renaissance metalwork reunited at Met Museum

Anonymous (Netherlandish?) goldsmith. Detail of the Domitian dish from the Aldobrandini Tazze, ca. 1587–99. Gilded silver, 15 1/2 in. (39.5 cm) diam. Minneapolis Institute of Art, The James Ford Bell Family Foundation Fund, The M. R. Schweitzer Fund, and The Christina N. and Swan J. Turnblad Memorial Fund. Anonymous (Netherlandish?). Detail of the Titus dish from the Aldobrandini Tazze, ca. 1587–99. Gilded silver, 14 3/4 in. (37.6 cm) diam. Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lisbon. NEW YORK, NY.- The superb technical virtuosity... [Lire la suite]

07 décembre 2017

Lucas Cranach the Elder, Landscape with fortified buildings on a rocky bluff, a tree in the left foreground and a distant view..

Lot 34. Lucas Cranach the Elder (Kronach 1472 - 1553 Weimar), Landscape with fortified buildings on a rocky bluff, a tree in the left foreground and a distant view of a town beyond; oil and tempera on panel, a fragment, 43.3 x 27.5 cm.; 17 x 10 7/8  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 GBP. Lot Sold 441,000 GBP (591,161 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Jenny Klever, Leverkusen; Anonymous sale, Cologne, Lempertz, 10 December 1990, lot 22, where acquired by the present... [Lire la suite]
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06 décembre 2017

Save Venice Inc. restores Titian's Madonna di Ca' Pesaro

Titian, Madonna di Ca’ Pesaro, After Restoration, 1519–1526. Church of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Venice. Photo by Matteo de Fina. VENICE.- Titian’s famed Madonna di Ca' Pesaro can once again be admired by visitors to the church of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari in Venice following a painstaking four-year conservation treatment funded by the American nonprofit organization Save Venice Inc. with major support from The Thompson Family Foundation, Inc. and The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. The... [Lire la suite]
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05 décembre 2017

Lucas Cranach the Elder (Kronach 1472 - 1553 Weimar), The Faun Family

Lot 30. Lucas Cranach the Elder (Kronach 1472 - 1553 Weimar), The Faun Family, signed lower left with the artist's winged serpent device and dated 1531, oil on panel, 44 x 34 cm.; 17 1/4  x 13 3/8  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 GBP. Sold for £789,000 ($1,057,654). Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: In the collection of a Bavarian noble family; Acquired from the above by the father of the present owner; Thence by inheritance. Exposition: Nürnberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Sammlung Heinz... [Lire la suite]
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05 décembre 2017

Attribué à Corneille de Lyon, (1510-1574), Portrait d'homme en buste sur fond vert

Lot 5. Attribué à Corneille de Lyon, (1510-1574), Portrait d'homme en buste sur fond vert. Panneau de bois tendre, parqueté, 18,5 x 14,5 cm. Estimation 15 000 € / 20 000 €. Courtesy Piasa Restaurations anciennes, petits accidents et manques. Sans cadre. Tableaux Anciens, Haute Époque, Mobilier, Objets d’Art chez Piasa, 75008 Paris, le 06 Décembre 2017 à 17h30
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05 décembre 2017

Tous mécènes ! du Livre d'heures de François Ier

PARIS - Manuscrit entièrement recouvert d’une somptueuse reliure d’or et de pierres précieuses, ce joyau de l’orfèvrerie française ne connaît pas d’équivalent. François Ier avait choisi d’offrir ce  livre d’heures à sa nièce Jeanne d’Albret, élevée sous son autorité à la cour de France. Henri IV et le cardinal Mazarin possèdent ensuite le recueil de prières, petit objet du quotidien mais dont la conception est d’une richesse inouïe. Unique vestige des trésors des Valois totalement dispersés dès la fin du 16e siècle, le... [Lire la suite]
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02 décembre 2017

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610), Boy bitten by a Lizard, 1595-1600

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610), Boy bitten by a Lizard, 1595-1600. Oil on canvas, 66 x 49.5 cm. Bought with the aid of a contribution from the J. Paul Getty Jr Endowment Fund, 1986, NG6504, The National Gallery, London. Photo credit: The National Gallery, London. 
30 novembre 2017

A German parcel-gilt silver model of a nef with enameled figures, Matthaus Bair (Bayr), Augsburg, 1590-1595

Lot 4. A German parcel-gilt silver model of a nef with enameled figures, Matthaus Bair (Bayr), Augsburg, 1590-1595. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 EUR. Lot sold 218,750 EUR. Photo: Sotheby's on a circular base decorated with scrolls and beads on matted ground, the stem shaped as Hercules wearing the Nemean lion skin, the hull with masks and sea monsters on a wavy background, with twelve partly enameled sailors, the two sails not gilt. Haut. 42 cm, 1048 g; 16 1/2 in. high, 33 oz 14 dwt. Related... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2017

Newly attributed portrait by Lucas Cranach the Elder goes on display at Windsor Castle

Royal Collection Trust staff install Portrait of a Lady and her Son in The King's Dressing Room, Windsor Castle. Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017. LONDON.- The painting Portrait of a Lady and her Son, c.1510–40, recently discovered to be by the German master Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472–1553) and his workshop is on public display at Windsor Castle from today. The painting was a Christmas gift from Queen Victoria to Prince Albert in 1840 and is part of the Royal Collection.  The double... [Lire la suite]
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17 novembre 2017

Exhibition brings together the largest group of original drawings by Michelangelo

NEW YORK, NY.- Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer, on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from November 13, 2017, through February 12, 2018, presents a stunning range and number of works by the artist: 133 of his drawings, 3 of his marble sculptures, his earliest painting, and his wood architectural model for a chapel vault. A substantial body of complementary works by his teachers, associates, pupils, and artists who were influenced by him or who worked in collaboration with him are also being displayed... [Lire la suite]
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