19 juillet 2020

'Beautiful Monsters in Early European Prints and Drawings (1450–1700)' at National Gallery of Canada

Witness the unbridled creativity of Renaissance and Baroque artists, such as Albrecht Dürer, who bring monsters to life in an artful manner. The word “monster” comes from the Latin monstrum, meaning an anomaly in the natural order. Throughout the ages, artists have given shape to those abnormalities that populate collective imaginations. This exhibition showcases the unbridled creativity of Renaissance and Baroque artists, such as Albrecht Dürer, in bringing monsters to life in an artful manner. Drawn from the collection... [Lire la suite]

21 juin 2020

Rothschild magic casts its spell as ceramics and glass take tens of thousands at Woolley & Wallis

From Alfred de Rothschild (1842-1918) at Halton House, Lionel de Rothschild (1882-1942), Edmund de Rothschild (1916-2009) at Exbury House, Hampshire. Lot 39. A very rare façon de Venise carafe or ewer for the Austrian market c.1560-90. Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000. Sold for £14,000. Photo: Courtesy of Woolley & Wallis. SALISBURY.- Woolley & Wallis have proved that the Rothschild name still holds extraordinary cachet as the first sale of lots from Exbury House smashed estimates to sell for tens of thousands... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2020

Rijksmuseum receives painting by Bartholomeus Spranger

Bartholomeus Spranger (Antwerp, 21 March 1546 – Prague, before 27 September 1611), The Body of Christ Supported by Angels, (Angel Pietà), ca. 1587. Oil on copper, 33.7 x 26.6 cm. Gift of B.P. Haboldt, in memory of the victims of COVID-19. AMSTERDAM - The art dealer and collector Bob Haboldt has donated to the Rijksmuseum a masterpiece by Bartholomeus Spranger, The Body of Christ Supported by Angels, painted on copper ca. 1587. Spranger was one of the most important painters in Europe around 1600. From 1 June 2020 it will hang... [Lire la suite]
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31 mars 2020

Lawrence Steigrad Fine Art sells a rare artist's work to the Rijksmuseum

Cornelia toe Boecop (Kampen after 1561 – probably Sint-Michielsgestel 1630 – 1634), Portrait of Ott van Bronckhorst, three-quarter length, wearing a cape, signed, inscribed and dated lower left on the book: ÆTATIS / SVÆ. 52 / ANNO: / 1606 : ~ (left sheet); J. Cornelia / toe Boecop genamt / Hrderúijck heft / Sÿt gemaect : s / ∞  (right sheet). Oil on panel, 37 7/8 x 30 ¼ in.; 96.2 by 76.3 cm.  NEW YORK, NY.- Lawrence Steigrad Fine Art announced the sale of a... [Lire la suite]
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17 mars 2020

A rare and important Venetian parade shield, Italy, 16th century

Lot 120. A rare and important Venetian parade shield, Italy, 16th century; 58cm. diam. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. constructed of wood with leather covering, lacquered with a deep red ground featuring tooled and gilt design of scrolling vines terminating in split palmettes, leaves and flowerheads. Provenance: Ex-private collection, Switzerland, pre-1991. Note: Locked in an enduring bittersweet relationship driven by commerce and trade as much as looting and... [Lire la suite]
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16 mars 2020

After Tiziano Vecellio, called Titian, Cameria, or Mihrimah Sultan (1522-1578), daughter of Suleyman The Magnificent

Lot 23. After Tiziano Vecellio, called Titian, Cameria, or Mihrimah Sultan (1522-1578), daughter of Suleyman The Magnificent; oil on canvas, 57.2 x 45.6 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Ex private collection, France, until 2017. Note: One of several paintings which reproduces a lost portrait of the powerful daughter of Suleyman the Magnificent (r.1522-66) by Titian, believed originally to have formed part of the collection of Bishop Paolo Giovio (1483-1552). Other versions... [Lire la suite]

14 mars 2020

'Tulip Mania' by Jan Brueghel II to be offered at Dorotheum's Old Master Sale on 28 April 2020

Jan Brueghel II (1601 - 1678), Allegory of Tulip Mania, oil on panel, 25.5 x 25.5 cm, estimate € 250,000 - 350,000. © Dorotheum  VIENNA.- The Dorotheum’s spring Auction Week will take place at the end of April and will include auctions of Old Master Paintings, 19th-century Paintings, Furniture, Works of Art and Jewellery.A painting entitled ‘An Allegory of Tulip Mania’ is one of the highlights of the Old Master Paintings sale on 28th April, along with works by Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Jusepe de Ribera, Massimo... [Lire la suite]
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11 mars 2020

'Titian: Love, Desire, Death' at the National Gallery, London

 Titian’s epic series of large-scale mythological paintings, known as the 'poesie', will be brought together in its entirety for the first time since the late 16th century at the National Gallery next March. From the original cycle of six paintings, the exhibition will reunite 'Danaë' (1551–3, The Wellington Collection, Apsley House); 'Venus and Adonis' (1554, Prado, Madrid); Diana and Actaeon (1556–9) and Diana and Callisto (1556–9), jointly owned by the National Gallery and the National Galleries of Scotland; and the... [Lire la suite]
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08 mars 2020

''Cranach: Artist & Innovator' at Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park, Warwickshire

Lucas Cranach the Elder, Venus and Cupid © Compton Verney Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553) was one of the leading German painters and printmakers of the early sixteenth century. Born in the Bavarian town of Kronach, from which he took his name, he became court painter to the Electors of Saxony. A close friend of Martin Luther, Cranach was a key artist of the Protestant Reformation, producing woodcut illustrations for Luther’s texts, and founding a successful publishing business. Cranach’s... [Lire la suite]
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06 mars 2020

Holbein’s Henry VIII and The Ambassadors go on rare public display together as more National Portrait Gallery loans announced

Hans Holbein the Younger (1497 or 1498–1543) King Henry VIII; King Henry VII, about 1536–7. Ink and watercolour on paper, 257.8 × 137.2 cm. On loan from National Portrait Gallery, London. Accepted in lieu of tax by H.M. Government and allocated to the Gallery, 1957.  © National Portrait London, London. Hans Holbein the Younger, 'Jean de Dinteville and Georges de Selve ('The Ambassadors')', 1533. Oil on oak, 207 x 209.5 cm, NG1314. © The National Gallery, London 2020 LONDON.- The National... [Lire la suite]