18 septembre 2021

'Frans Hals: The Male Portrait' at The Wallace Collection

Frans Hals, The Laughing Cavalier, 1624. (c) The Trustees of the Wallace Collection, London. Frans Hals (c.1582/3–1666) is one of the greatest masters of the Dutch Golden Age, praised by his contemporaries for his capacity to paint lifelike portraits that seem ‘to live and breathe’. In autumn 2021, The Wallace Collection will celebrate Hals’s most famous and beloved, yet still enigmatic, painting The Laughing Cavalier (1624). The historic purchase of The Laughing Cavalier in 1865 by the 4th Marquess of Hertford (1800– 1870), the... [Lire la suite]
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21 août 2021

Stunning portrait of mystery woman acquired by the Meadows

Bartolomé González y Serrano (1564–1627), Portrait of a Lady, 1621. Oil on canvas, 47 1/8 x 39 1/4 in. (119.6 x 99.7 cm). © 2021 Meadows Museum DALLAS, TX.- The Meadows Museum, SMU, announced today that it has acquired a rare signed and dated portrait by Bartolomé González y Serrano (1564–1627) titled Portrait of a Lady (1621). The portrait is of an unknown woman from the court of either King Philip III or his son, King Philip IV. The painting was made at a pivotal moment in Spanish history, which saw the movement of... [Lire la suite]
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13 août 2021

Acquisition of portrait miniature brings new narratives to the Allen's Gallery of European Art

Giovanna Garzoni (Italian, 1600–1670), A portrait of the Ethiopian traveler Zaga Christ, 1635, Watercolor and bodycolor on vellum monted on card; silver frame is later, Museum Friends Fund, 2021.21, Allen Memorial Art Museum. OBERLIN, OH.- The Allen Memorial Art Museum’s gallery of 17th- and 18th-century European art has been reimagined to reveal global stories of encounter and exchange. Central to the new installation is a significant acquisition: a portrait of the Ethiopian traveler Zaga Christ by the... [Lire la suite]
27 juillet 2021

The Wallace Collection's 'Dance to the Music of Time' on loan for first time in 121 years

Detail from Nicolas Poussin, 'A Bacchanalian Revel before a Term', 1632–3 © The National Gallery, London. LONDON.- The National Gallery’s new exhibition Poussin and the Dance, co-organised with the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, will include wild, raucous and surprisingly joyous scenes, showing whirling, cavorting figures. It will cast the French Classical artist in a completely new light, showing how he grappled with the challenges of arresting movement and capturing the expressive potential of the body.For the first... [Lire la suite]
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24 juillet 2021

Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder (1609-1645), Fruit still life with shells and insects

Lot 311. Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder (1609-1645), Fruit still life with shells and insects. Oil on wood, 37.5 x 49.5 cm. Monogrammed “AB” in ligature lower left and dated “fecit 163 (0)”.  Estimate: € 200,000 - € 300,000. Lot sold: € 220,000. Courtesy Hampel On a stone slab a brightly lit straw basket, bulging with grapes, cherries, pears, plums and peaches. In front of the basket partially overlapping mussels, snail shells and insects along with hazelnuts. The hitherto unpublished... [Lire la suite]
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19 juillet 2021

'Rembrandt in Amsterdam: Creativity and Competition' opens at the National Gallery of Canada

Rembrandt van Rijn, Self-portrait Wearing a Hat and Two Chains, c. 1642–43, oil on panel, 72 × 54.8 cm. Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid. (331 / 1976.90). Photo © Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid. OTTAWA.- One of the most celebrated artists of the European tradition, Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669) was multi-talented: a painter, draughtsman, and printmaker. Known for emotional authenticity and lifelike character expressed in all his work, Rembrandt created art that is broadly relatable and... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2021

“Hansken, Rembrandt’s Elephant,” at the Rembrandt House Museum in Amsterdam

Rembrandt (1606-1669), Adolescent Indian Elephant (Hansken), 1637, drawing in black chalk on paper. Albertina, Vienna. AMSTERDAM - She was famous across Europe: the Asian elephant Hansken. In the middle of the seventeenth century, she was the only living elephant on the continent and was toured to markets, fairs, and courts. When Hansken was in Amsterdam, Rembrandt drew her. Occasion for The Rembrandt House Museum to tell her life’s story in an exhibition for young and old. Hansken, Rembrandt’s Elephant presents... [Lire la suite]
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14 juillet 2021

Philippe Brueghel (1564 - 1638), Hunting Still Life

Lot 61. Philippe Brueghel (1564 - 1638), Hunting Still Life, oil on canvas, 91 x 107 cm. Signed lower centre: Philippe Brueghel Fe. Estimate: €70,000 - €90,000. Courtesy Kunsthaus Lempertz Certificate Dr. Klaus Ertz, Lingen, May 2021. Note: The little that we know about the painter Philippe Brueghel can be briefly summarized. He was baptized on 24 February 1635 in Antwerp as the son of Jan Brueghel the Younger and thus descended from the famous Flemish dynasty of artists founded by Pieter Brueghel in the 16th... [Lire la suite]
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14 juillet 2021

Elias van den Broeck (1651 - 1708), Forest Floor Still Life with Roses, a Bird's Nest, Lizards, Grasshoppers and Snails

Lot 58. Elias van den Broeck (1651 - 1708), Forest Floor Still Life with Roses, a Bird's Nest, Lizards, Grasshoppers and Snails, oil on canvas, 35 x 28 cm. Signed centre left: Elias v den Broeck. Estimate: €15,000 - €20,000. Courtesy Kunsthaus Lempertz We would like to thank Dr. Fred G. Meijer for confirming the authenticity of this work on the basis of photographs. Elias van den Broeck did not date his pictures, with a few early exceptions. Dr. Fred G. Meijer suggests that this piece may have been painted in... [Lire la suite]
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13 juillet 2021

An Augsburg parcel gilt silver shell goblet, Marks of Peter I Neuß, 1679 – 81

Lot 90. An Augsburg parcel gilt silver shell goblet, Marks of Peter I Neuß, 1679 – 81; H 33.5 cm, weight 639 g. Estimate: €30,000 - €35,000. Courtesy Kunsthaus Lempertz The lower section of the tiered oval base embossed with auricular style mascarons, the upper designed as an earth mound with rocks and foliage. The shaft formed as a model of a Roman emperor dressed in armour and a drapery with one hand resting on his left hip, the other raised above his head to support the large, shell shaped cup. The outer surface... [Lire la suite]