10 février 2019

A portrait of Suleyman the Magnificent, by a follower of Gentile Bellini, Italy, probably Venice, circa 1520

Lot 18. A portrait of Suleyman the Magnificent, by a follower of Gentile Bellini, Italy, probably Venice, circa 1520; oil on panel, framed; painting: 32.5 by 28cm frame: 42 by 36cm. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 GBP. Lot sold 362,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2014 Provenance: Ex-collection Samuel H. KressEx-collection Contini BonacossiEx-collection Cini, Castello di Monselice. Note: When he came to power in 1520, Suleyman II inherited a vast empire which encompassed Syria,... [Lire la suite]

09 février 2019

'Botticelli: Heroines and Heroes' at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

Sandro Botticelli (Italian, 1444 or 1445-1510), The Tragedy of Lucretia, 1499-1500. Tempera and oil on panel, 83.8 x 176.8 cm (33 x 69 5/8 in.) Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston BOSTON, MA – For the forthcoming Botticelli: Heroines + Heroes exhibition in early 2019, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum will be the sole venue in the United States to reunite Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli’s The Story of Lucretia from the Gardner Museum collection with the painter’s Story of Virginia, on loan from Italy for... [Lire la suite]
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07 février 2019

Rare exhibition features drawings and paintings by Italian master Jacopo da Pontormo

Visitation (detail), about 1528–1529, Pontormo, oil on wood panel. Parrocchia di San Michele Arcangelo a Carmignano (Prato). Image: Su concessione della Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio per la Città Metropolitana di Firenze e per le Province di Pistoia e Prato. Photo © Antonio Quattrone, Florence. LOS ANGELES, CA.- An international traveling exhibition will bring works by the great 16th-century Florentine painter Pontormo (Italian, 1494-1557) to Los Angeles for the first time. Pontormo: Miraculous... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2019

Les Beaux-Arts de Paris rendent hommage à Léonard de Vinci et ses contemporains

Léonard de Vinci (Vinci, 1452 - Amboise, 1519), Études de balistique, Plume et encre brune. H. 0,200 ; L. 0,280 m. Inv. n° EBA 423 PARIS - Les Beaux-Arts de Paris rendent hommage à Léonard de Vinci et ses contemporains, en exposant trente dessins de maîtres de la Renaissance italienne, témoignant des pratiques d'atelier de la fin du XVe siècle et du début du XVIe siècle. À cette occasion, les Beaux-Arts de Paris présentent pour la première fois un ensemble de chefs-d'oeuvre in situ, dont... [Lire la suite]
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19 janvier 2019

A German parcel-gilt silver beaker, Jonas Silber, Nuremberg, circa 1572/1576

Lot 70. A German parcel-gilt silver beaker, Jonas Silber, Nuremberg, circa 1572-1576; 8.5cm., 3 1/4 in. high; 180gr., 5oz. 16dwt. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 15,000 GBP. © Sotheby's 2017 fitted with male and female portrait medallions enclosed by engraved hatched arabesques, embossed with lobes above leaf chased foot. Note: An identical beaker, probably the example here, is illustrated by Karin Tebbe et al. Nürnberger Goldschmiedekunst 1541-1868, Germanischen... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2019

A coconut cup with continental silver-gilt mounts, marked with a crowned rampant lion to left, circa 1550

Lot 58. A coconut cup with continental silver-gilt mounts, marked with a crowned rampant lion to left, circa 1550; 24.4cm., 9 1/2 in. high. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Lot sold 40,000 GBP. © Sotheby's 2017. circular base chased with broad oval foliate strapwork reserves interrupted by gothic leaves and hatched V-shapes, repeated below the glased finial painted with amorials, etched rim, on double vase stem, original mark on foot only, also with early 19th century Vienna control marks... [Lire la suite]
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16 janvier 2019

A German silver-gilt beaker, maker's mark lacking, Nuremberg, circa 1540

Lot 48. A German silver-gilt beaker, maker's mark lacking, Nuremberg, circa 1540; with cover 22.2cm., 8 3/4 in. high; 383gr., 12oz. 6dwt. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 15,000 GBP. © Sotheby's 2017. applied and engraved with profile medallions in the manner of Virgil Solis interrupted by  scrolling foliage, embossed lobes, detachable vase stem and foot, underside initialled AH AR, also struck twice with early 19th century Prussian control marks, the associated cover of conforming style with St... [Lire la suite]
16 janvier 2019

A continental parcel-gilt mounted coconut cup and cover, late 16th century

Lot 47. A continental parcel-gilt mounted coconut cup and cover, maker's mark DH conjoined in a circular surround, town mark a lion rampant to left in a circular surround., late 16th century; 28cm, 11in. high. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 15,000 GBP. © Sotheby's 2017. the body and cover rims engraved with hatched foliage in strapwork reserves,  mask and helmeted figure forming the straps, on a bracketed vase stem and domed foot cast and chased with fruit and strapwork, warrior figure finial  marked... [Lire la suite]
14 janvier 2019

A German silver-gilt Stacking 'Munzbecher', Hans Kellner, Nuremberg, 1592-94

Lot 7. A German silver-gilt Stacking 'Munzbecher', Hans Kellner, Nuremberg, 1592-94; 8.9cm., 3 1/2 in. high; 245gr., 8oz. 3dwt. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 65,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2017. the upper body applied with four casts after antique Roman coins between engraved foliate scrolls, lower body chased with lobes and strapwork, circular foot cast and chased in high relief with dancing putti in leafy scrolls, underside initialled 'L M L'. Associated... [Lire la suite]
04 janvier 2019

Exhibition illustrates the multiple meanings attributed to ruins through the centuries

Jan Sanders van Hemessen, San Girolamo, 1543,
olio su tavola (quercia), 102 × 83,5 cm.
Museo Statale Ermitage, San Pietroburgo. VENICE.- Over 250 works from the Venetian Civic Museums and the State Hermitage Museum, as well as from other Italian and international public and private collections, illustrate the multiple meanings attributed to ruins through the centuries: from the architectural and sculptural remains of the Greco-Roman, Egyptian, Assyrian-Babylonian and Syrian civilisations, to contemporary art that looks at... [Lire la suite]