18 octobre 2017

Galerie Canesso at TEFAF New York Fall 2017

Guido Reni (1575-Bologna-1642), Saint Jerome, Circa 1605-1610. Oil on canvas, 65.1 x 50 cm (25 5/8 x 19 11/16 in.) © Galerie Canesso The work was painted early in the artist’s career, during the artist’s Roman sojourn. Reni arrived in Rome at the end of 1601. In 1605 he paid early tribute to Caravaggio (1571-1610) in the Crucifixion of Saint Peter (Rome, Vatican Picture Gallery) painted for Cardinal Pietro Aldobrandini. This is the language used for the Saint Jerome, at a point when Reni, struck by the... [Lire la suite]

18 octobre 2017

Andrea Sacchi (1599-Rome-1661), Portrait of Monsignor Giacomo Franzoni, About 1640

Andrea Sacchi (1599-Rome-1661), Portrait of Monsignor Giacomo Franzoni, About 1640. Oil on canvas, 71.7 x 57.5 cm (28.2 x 22.6 in.). Inscription 'Al Ill. Et Rev.mo / Monsig.r Franzone / Chierico of / Camera / For [...]. © Benappi Fine Art  Provenance: Private collection, France, 2016 Literature: F. Petrucci, A rediscovered portrait by Andrea Sacchi , London 2017 Benappi Fine Art are leading dealers in Italian and European Old Master paintings and sculpture, working with... [Lire la suite]
17 octobre 2017

Kunsthistorisches Museum opens a major exhibition entitled “Rubens: The Power of Transformation”

Peter Paul Rubens (1577 Siegen - 1640 Antwerpen), Self portrait, about 1638, oil on canvas, 110 × 85.5 cm, Vienna, Museum of Fine Arts, Picture Gallery, Inv. GG 527 © KHM-Museum Association VIENNA.- Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640) was a star during his lifetime, and he remains a star today. His name is synonymous with an entire period, the Baroque. But his novel pictorial inventions continue to influence and appeal to artists. Now two leading museums, the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and the... [Lire la suite]
16 octobre 2017

Agnews at TEFAF New York Fall 2017

Giulio Cesare Procaccni (1574–1625), Adoration of the Magi. Oil on canvas, 214 x 144 cm. © Agnews George Minne (Ghent 1866-1941 Sint-Martens-Latem), Head of a Man. White marble, 58.5 x 53 x 48 cm (23 x 21 x 19 in.). Signed on the left shoulder 'GMINNE'. Executed circa 1910-13. © Agnews During his Symbolist period, Minne left Brussels in 1899 to live again in his native Ghent, where he explored new techniques and subjects. After 1900, times had changed. The fin de siècle... [Lire la suite]
16 octobre 2017

Leonhard Kern (Forchtenberg 1588-1662 Schwäbisch Hall), Hercules and Hippolyta, Circa 1615-20

Leonhard Kern (Forchtenberg 1588-1662 Schwäbisch Hall), Hercules and Hippolyta, Circa 1615-20. Alabaster. Height 82 cm (32.2 in.) © Blumka Gallery In this work Kern depicts one of the 'Twelve Labors of Hercules', specifically the stealing of the Amazonian Queen, Hippolyta's belt, which protects her from harm. The struggle between Hercules and Hippolyta results in Amazon Queen's death. The figures' twisting forms are reminiscent of Giambologna's 'Rape of the Sabines' from 1580-81. It is possible Kern's sculpture... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2017

Meissen Charger from the Christie-Miller service, Circa 1740-42

Meissen Charger from the Christie-Miller service, Circa 1740-42. Hard-paste porcelain. Diameter 44.5 cm (17.5 in.) © Michele Beiny Provenance: Samuel E. Christie Miller, sold Sotheby’s 7 July 1970, lot 20; Kiyi and Edward Pflueger; Dr. and Mrs. Paul Sullivan Literature: Hugo Morley-Fletcher, Early European Porcelain & Faience, The Pflueger Collection, 1993, vol. I, pp. 42-43, ill. Michele Beiny at TEFAF New York Fall 2017, Stand: 78. Primary Address: 53... [Lire la suite]

14 octobre 2017

A continental silver-gilt mounted Dutch Delft tankard, the mounts unmarked, North German, circa 1700

Lot 215. A continental silver-gilt mounted Dutch Delft tankard, the mounts unmarked, North German, circa 1700. Estimate 2,500 — 3,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the waisted delft body painted with a blue chinoiserie scene of a conversational group within a mountainous and wooded landscape, the flat-domed cover engraved with the mirror-monogram 'BM' below a Viscount's coronet, scrolling thumbpicee, serrated lip and base mounts; 21.4cm., 8 1/2 in. high. ... [Lire la suite]
14 octobre 2017

A German parcel-gilt silver beaker, possibly Ayelt Mendrich, Emden, 1638

Lot 68. A German parcel-gilt silver beaker, possibly Ayelt Mendrich, Emden, 1638. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. engraved with a toast being drunk to a guest at a party flanked by personifications of Justice and the Fleetingness of Life, richly engraved with fruit swags and birds in strapwork above a hunt and applied sheet scrollwork girdle, fitted with a Wolfgang Georg of Stollberg-Stollberg coin dated 1624 and inscribed Als Idt Godt Be Haget Ist Beter Be Nit... [Lire la suite]
14 octobre 2017

A German silver-gilt ewer, Johannes Mittnacht I, Augsburg, 1697-99

Lot 67.  A German silver-gilt ewer, Johannes Mittnacht I, Augsburg, 1697-99. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. cylindrical body with gadrooned rim, embossed with foliate bands between a plain girdle, entwined bifurcated handle, auricular spout, the baluster stem embossed with swirling flutes, on a similarly embossed circular base, later crested, later French swan control mark; 28.6cm., 11 1/4 in. high; 1228gr., 39oz. 8dwt. Provenance: Sotheby's,... [Lire la suite]
14 octobre 2017

A German silver tankard, Friederich Kellerthaler, Dresden, circa 1650

Lot 65. A German silver tankard, Friederich Kellerthaler, Dresden, circa 1650. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. profusely embossed and chased with foliage, bifurcated scrolling thumb-piece, on a spreading circular foot,later Russian control marks for 1854; 12cm., 4 3/4 in. high; 641gr., 20oz. 12dwt. Sotheby's. S. J. Phillips: A Bond Street Legacy, London, 18 oct. 2017, 12:00 PM