07 juillet 2020

Rediscovered Frans Hals Masterpiece Unseen for over 65-years To be offered at Sotheby’s this Summer

Frans Hals, Portrait Of A Man, Half Length In Black, With A Broad Brimmed Black Hat And A White Ruff, Holding His Gloves, Within In A Painted Oval , 1635, oil on canvas. Estimate £2-3 million.  Courtesy Sotheby's LONDON - Emerging from a private collection, unseen and unconsidered by scholars for over half a century, a rediscovered portrait by the great Dutch master, Frans Hals, will be offered at Sotheby’s next month. Appearing fresh to... [Lire la suite]
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03 juillet 2020

Exhibition looks at the different roles and functions of art in domestic spaces

Left: Alessandro Rondoni, Bust of Cardinal Domenico Maria Corsi (1633 – 1697), 1686. Marble, 77.5 x 0 cm (30 ¹/₂ x 0 inches) Right: Alessandro Rondoni, Bust of Marquess Giovanni di Jacopo Corsi (1600 – 1661), 1685. Marble, 72 x 0 cm (28 ³/₈ x 0 inches). © Trinity Fine Art Ltd. LONDON.- For the Digital edition of London Art Week 2020, Trinity Fine Art presents an exhibition looking at the different roles and functions of art in domestic spaces of the past which will guide the modern viewer on a journey through... [Lire la suite]
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02 juillet 2020

Nationalmuseum receives gift of filigree beakers by Rudolf Wittkopf

Filigree cup with lid in partly gold-plated silver, made in Stockholm in 1698 by Rudolf Wittkopf. Photo: Bukowskis. STOCKHOLM.- Nationalmuseum has received as a fine gift two filigree beakers with covers in partly gilded silver, produced by Rudolf Wittkopf in Stockholm in 1698. They are not only exquisite examples of Swedish crafts from the end of the 17th century, but also tell of a somewhat strange episode in the history of Swedish diplomacy. The beakers are a very generous gift by Märta Christina and... [Lire la suite]
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19 juin 2020

Rijksmuseum presents new addition at reopening

Jacob Woutersz Vosmaer (1584–1641), Flower still life with an imperial crown in a stone niche, 1613. Oil on panel, 110 x 79 cm. Courtesy Rijksmuseum. AMSTERDAM.- A recently acquired work is on display in the Rijksmuseum’s Gallery of Honour. The impressively large Still Life of Flowers with Crown Imperial Fritillary in a Stone Niche was painted by Jacob Vosmaer in 1613, and it is regarded as the artist’s best work. This acquisition means that for the first time the Rijksmuseum is able to display a painting of the... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2020

Isaac Denies (1647 Delft 1690), Hunting still life in a forest

Lot 3056. Isaac Denies (1647 Delft 1690), Hunting still life in a forest. Oil on canvas. Signed lower right: J. Denise. 72.5 × 60 cm. Estimate CHF 25 000 / 35 000 (€ 21 930 / 30 700). © Koller Provenance: - F.H. Enneking, art trade, Amsterdam.- Swiss private collection. Exhibited: Oude Kunst-en Antiekbeurs, Delft, 1960.Our thanks to Dr. Fred G. Meijer who has confirmed the authenticity of this painting on the basis of a photograph. Koller. Old Master Paintings - Friday, 19. June... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2020

Cornelis de Heem (Leiden 1631–1695 Antwerp), Still life with lobster, roses, rummer and lemon on a stone plinth

Lot 3037. Cornelis de Heem (Leiden 1631–1695 Antwerp), Still life with lobster, roses, rummer and lemon on a stone plinth. Oil on canvas. Barely legibly signed lower left on the plinth: C(...)HEEM. 44.5 × 55.2 cm. Estimate CHF 80 000 / 120 000 (€ 70 180 / 105 260). © Koller Provenance: - Collection of Fritz Frey, Bürgenstock.- Swiss private collection. Literature: Fritz Frey: Der Bürgenstock: Kunst – Geschichte – Tradition – Hoteldorf, Zurich 1967, pp. 106–107.Our... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2020

Cornelis de Heem (Leiden 1631–1695 Antwerp), Large bouquet of flowers in a glass vase on a stone plinth

Lot 3034. Cornelis de Heem (Leiden 1631–1695 Antwerp), Large bouquet of flowers in a glass vase on a stone plinth. Oil on canvas. Signed lower right: C. de Heem, 52.5 × 41 cm. Estimate CHF 120 000 / 180 000 (€ 105 260 / 157 890). © Koller Provenance: Swiss private collection.Our thanks to Dr. Fred G. Meijer who has confirmed the authenticity of this painting on the basis of a photograph. Koller. Old Master Paintings - Friday, 19. June 2020, 02.00 PM
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10 juin 2020

Rubens House in Antwerp presents new Peter Paul Rubens self-portrait

Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Self-portrait. Oil on paper, transferred to canvas. Long-term loan, private collection. © Rubens House. ANTWERP.- The Rubens House in Antwerp has a remarkable new exhibit to unveil: a recently rediscovered Rubens self-portrait. The work, painted in Italy, is the earliest known individual self-portrait by Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640) and the second to grace the museum’s permanent display. It is one of five new loans to add to the lustre of the artist’s former... [Lire la suite]
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09 juin 2020

One of the Last Self-Portraits by Rembrandt Left in Private Hands to be offered at Sotheby’s

Rembrandt Van Rijn, Self-portrait, wearing a ruff and black hat, 1632, est £12-16 million ($15-20 million). Courtesy Sotheby's LONDON.- No artist’s face is so instantly recognisable as that of Rembrandt. From sketches of an ambitious and self-confident youth of 22, to detailed and sobering self-depictions of a careworn and prematurely aged old man of 63, he recorded his own physiognomy in some 80 paintings, etchings and drawings, documenting his enduring captivation with his own image throughout almost the entire span of his... [Lire la suite]
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01 juin 2020

The natural universe of Giovanna Garzoni brings Palazzo Pitti back to life

Carlo Maratti (Camerano 1625 - Roma 1713), Portrait of Giovanna Garzoni, circa 1665. Oil on canvas, 64 x 49 cm. Ascoli Piceno, Pinacoteca Civica. FLORENCE.- Flowers, plants and exotic shells, bizarre insects and animals with expressions bordering on the human: the forms and the poetry of nature take pride of place in the exhibition entitled “The Immensity of the Universe in the art of Giovanna Garzoni” hosted in the Andito degli Angiolini from 28 May to 28 June.With this substantial retrospective (the first large monographic... [Lire la suite]
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