16 septembre 2019

Masterpieces of Dutch Landscape show reunites 400 year-old paintings

Jacob van Ruisdael, 1628/29-1682, The Cornfield. Oil on canvas. Photo © National Museums NI. BELFAST.- A stunning collection of paintings from the 1600s, known as the “Golden Age” of Dutch landscape painting, went on display in the Ulster Museum.The Masterpieces of Dutch Landscape exhibition includes four masterworks on loan from the National Gallery of Ireland. The loan was proposed by the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin to celebrate the Ulster Museum’s acquisition of The Cornfield from the Beit Foundation in lieu... [Lire la suite]
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13 septembre 2019

Nationalmuseum acquires two Flemish masterpieces

Frans Francken the Younger, The Wedding at Cana, ca 1618–20, NM 7504. Photo: Cecilia Heisser/Nationalmuseum. STOCKHOLM.- Nationalmuseum has acquired two important oil paintings by Frans Francken the Younger and Daniel Seghers, both influential artists in 17th-century Antwerp, the Golden Age of Flemish art. Before now the Nationalmuseum did not own any painting by Francken of this significance. And by acquiring Seghers’ large-format painting on copper, the museum is now better able to reflect the earliest period... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2019

Conservation reveals Wellington Collection work was painted by Titian's Workshop

Titian's Workshop, Orpheus Enchanting the Animals, Apsley House. LONDON.- An 18-month English Heritage conservation and research project have concluded that an Apsley House painting thought for more than 100 years to be by Allesandro Varotari, is in fact by Titian’s workshop, in collaboration with the master himself. Orpheus Enchanting the Animals can now be seen by the public as it is back on display from today (Thursday 1 August 2019) at Apsley House, on Hyde Park Corner in London. Provenance of Orpheus... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2019

Princeton University Art Museum acquires one of Rembrandt's most iconic works

Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669), Landscape with Three Trees, 1643. Etching with drypoint and engraving. Princeton University Art Museum, Museum purchase, Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund and Laura P. Hall Memorial Fund in memory of the Museum’s dear friend and benefactor David A. Tierno. PRINCETON, NJ.- An evocative and technically complex etching by Dutch Baroque master Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-69), "Landscape with Three Trees" (1643), was recently acquired by the Princeton University Art Museum. The... [Lire la suite]
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29 juillet 2019

A gold enamel-mounted bloodstone bowl, , probably made in Copenhagen in the late 17th century

Recently acquired from Galerie Kugel by Rosenborg Castle. A gold enamel-mounted bloodstone bowl bearing the cypher of Charlotte Amalie of Hesse Kassel, Queen of Denmark and Norway, probably made in Copenhagen in the late 17th century. Height: 7,4 cm Diameter: 9,3 cm. © Galerie Kugel Provenance: -Charlotte Amalie of Hesse Kassel (1650-1714), wife of Christian V King of Denmark and Norway (1646–1670–1699)-Lieutenant-Colonel Herbert James Hope Edwardes (1848-1919), at Netley Hall, Shropshire-Thence by... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2019

Four seasons reunited: Mauritshuis acquires three paintings by Nicolaes Berchem

The four paintings show the seasons and were made around 1670 to decorate an Amsterdam canal house. THE HAGUE.- The Mauritshuis has acquired three allegorical paintings by Nicolaes Berchem. Together with Allegory of Summer – which has been at the Mauritshuis since 1992 - they form an exceptional ensemble. The four paintings show the seasons and were made around 1670 to decorate an Amsterdam canal house. The series was broken up in the late nineteenth century, but has now been reunited. Emilie Gordenker,... [Lire la suite]
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18 juillet 2019

'Baroque Pathways' Brings Rome to Potsdam

Caravaggio  (1571-1610), Narcissus, 1598/99. © Photo: Gallerie Nazionali di Arte Antica di Roma – Bibliotheca Hertziana, Istituto Max Planck per la storia dell’arte / Mauro Coen. Potsdam - From July 13 to October 6, 2019, Germany's Museum Barberini is presenting its first old master exhibition: Baroque Pathways: The National Galleries Barberini Corsini in Rome showcases 54 masterpieces from the collections of the Palazzo Barberini and the Galleria Corsini in Rome, among them an early work by... [Lire la suite]
06 juillet 2019

A bronze figure of Neptune cast from a model by Gianlorenzo Bernini (1598-1680), Rome, second quarter 17th century

  Lot 126. A bronze figure of Neptune cast from a model by Gianlorenzo Bernini (1598-1680), Rome, second quarter 17th century; 21 ½ in. (54.5 cm) high. Estimate 250,000 - GBP 350,000. Price realised GBP 491,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The figure of Neptune holding a later trident; on a naturalistic base. Provenance: Purchased by the cousin of the present owner April 1949 at Copper and Adams (?), and thence by descent. COMPARATIVE LITERATURE: J. Pope-Hennessy, Catalogue of... [Lire la suite]
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01 juillet 2019

A German large silver-gilt cup and cover, the 17th century elements of the cup assembled in the 19th century with some later add

Lot 6. A German large silver-gilt cup and cover, the 17th century elements of the cup assembled in the 19th century with some later additions, struck with spurious marks; 19.¼ in. (48.9 cm.) high; 6.¼ in. (15.9 cm.) diameter, 34 oz. 3 dwt. (1,063 gr.). Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 12,660 - USD 18,990). Price realised GBP 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  On raised gadrooned foot surmounted by a baluster vase-shaped stem cast with grotesque masks and applied with three... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2019

A German parcel-gilt silver-mounted nautilus shell cup mark of Albrecht Von Horn, Augsburg, 1647-1651, with some later mounts

Lot 2. A German parcel-gilt silver-mounted nautilus shell cup, mark of Albrecht Von Horn, Augsburg, 1647-1651, with some later mounts;15 in. (38.2 cm.) high . Estimate GBP 50,000 - GBP 80,000  (USD 63,300 - USD 101,280). Price realised GBP 395,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  On domed lobed foot chased with auricular masks, the stem formed as a merman kneeling on waves supporting the shell on one shoulder, the shell enclosed by four straps, the side straps formed as winged... [Lire la suite]