02 janvier 2021

A German silver-gilt cup and cover in the form of a bear, Augsburg, circa 1600

Lot 6. A German silver-gilt cup and cover in the form of a bear, maker's mark only MV conjoined (the shield Melchior Bair), Augsburg, circa 1600; 19cm., 7 1/2 in. high; 594.7gr, 19oz. 2dwt. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 GBP. Lot sold: 56,700 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. on its haunches supporting a heraldic shield, with chained nose ring, beaded collar, the shield engraved with a Ducal coat-of-arms, the body, head and shield also with 1806-1810 Austrian control... [Lire la suite]

10 décembre 2020

A fine German silver-gilt drinking cup modelled as a bear, Hans auf der Burg, Nuremberg, circa 1598-1602

Lot 2. A fine German silver-gilt drinking cup modelled as a bear, Hans auf der Burg, Nuremberg, circa 1598-1602; 18.5cm, 7 1/4in high, 693gr, 22oz 4dwt. Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 GBP. Lot sold: 252,000 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's The male animal seated with raised paws, cast, embossed and chased with thick buckled collar, realistic fur, on a detachable foot, tooled with birds, a house, a snake and foliage, marked on body, cover and foot. Provenance: Baron F. Rolin,... [Lire la suite]
07 novembre 2020

Frist Art Museum Presents Albrecht Dürer: The Age of Reformation and Renaissance

Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528). Adam and Eve, Engraving, platemark: 9 5/8 x 7 1/2 in. Cincinnati Art Museum, Bequest of Herbert Greer French, 1943.193. NASHVILLE, TENN.- The Frist Art Museum presents Albrecht Dürer: The Age of Reformation and Renaissance, an exhibition featuring one hundred engravings, etchings, and woodcuts by the brilliant and versatile German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528). Organized by the Cincinnati Art Museum, the exhibition is on view in the Frist’s Upper-Level Galleries from... [Lire la suite]
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27 octobre 2020

Getty Museum Announces Major Acquisition of Dutch Drawings

Jan van de Velde (Dutch, 1593 - 1641), Landscape with Ruins (recto); Head of a Woman and Animals (verso), about 1615 - 1616. Pen and black ink with gray wash (recto); Black chalk with gray wash (verso). The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. LOS ANGELES – The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today a landmark acquisition of thirty-nine Dutch drawings, providing a stunning survey of the outstanding artists, styles, genres, and subjects in seventeenth-century art from the Netherlands. The group includes drawings by Rembrandt... [Lire la suite]
25 octobre 2020

Exposition Le Corps et l'Âme, de Donatello à Michel-Ange au musée du Louvre

  Tout au long d’un parcours riche de 140 œuvres, cette exposition, co-organisée avec le musée du Castello Sforzesco de Milan, présente dans son contexte artistique la sculpture de la seconde moitié du 15e siècle et du début du 16e siècle, période considérée comme l’apogée de la Renaissance. À partir de Florence, une variété de styles s’épanouit alors de Venise jusqu’à Rome. La représentation de la figure humaine dans la diversité de ses mouvements prend alors des formes extrêmement novatrices. Ces... [Lire la suite]
05 octobre 2020

Ideals of beauty, female figure explored in Nelson-Atkins exhibition

Lucas Cranach the Elder, German, 1472–1553. The Three Graces, 1535. Oil on wood panel. Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 57-1. Nelson-Atkins Museum. KANSAS CITY, MO.- The pursuit of the “ideal” female body was as much a preoccupation in Renaissance Germany as it is today. Like the filtered photographs we encounter today in magazines and social media posts, images of idealized women in various stages of undress also proliferated during the 15th and 16th centuries. The exhibition Perfectly Imperfect: Cranach, Dürer... [Lire la suite]
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02 octobre 2020

Albrecht Altdorfer au Musée du Louvre

PARIS - Artiste majeur du XVIe siècle allemand, Albrecht Altdorfer (vers 1480-1538), peintre, dessinateur et graveur actif à Ratisbonne, reste cependant moins connu que d’autres maîtres de sa génération, tels Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach ou Hans Baldung Grien. Cette exposition monographique, organisée en étroite collaboration avec l’Albertina à Vienne, ambitionne de présenter pour la première fois au public français toute la richesse et la diversité de l’oeuvre d’Altdorfer en le replaçant dans le... [Lire la suite]
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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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