30 septembre 2020

Artemisia at The National Gallery, London from 3 October 2020 to 24 January 2021

 Artemisia Gentileschi, Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria, about 1615-17. Oil on canvas, 71.4 × 69 cm, The National Gallery, London © The National Gallery, London ‘I will show Your Illustrious Lordship what a woman can do’ (Letter from Artemisia Gentileschi to Don Antonio Ruffo, 7 August 1649) For the first time in the UK, a major monographic exhibition of the work of Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–1654 or later), will open at the National Gallery in April 2020. The inspiration... [Lire la suite]

26 septembre 2020

New room presents works related to the man who built the Mauritshuis

Jan de Baen, Portrait of Johan Maurits (1604-1679), Count of Nassau-Siegen, Founder of the Mauritshuis, c. 1668 - 1670. © 2020 Mauritshuis THE HAGUE.- From today, the Mauritshuis in The Hague presents a new permanent display in one of the rooms of the museum. The room contains works related to Johan Maurits, Count of Nassau-Siegen and the man who built the Mauritshuis in the 17th century. The Mauritshuis previously considered Johan Maurits primarily from an art historical perspective; this new display also... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2020

Frans Hals Museum exhibits all of Frans Hals' militia pieces

Militia Company of District XI under the Command of Captain Reynier Reael, Known as ‘The Meagre Company’, Frans Hals, Pieter Codde, 1637. Loan from Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. HAARLEM.- All of Frans Hals’ militia pieces are on display in a temporary exhibition at the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem. Thanks to a special loan from the RijksMuseum, 'The Meagre Company', Hals’ only civic guard group portrait that is not part of the Frans Hals Museum collection, is on view in Haarlem.Frans Hals (1582/83–1666) painted no fewer... [Lire la suite]
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19 septembre 2020

Cambridge University's Fitzwilliam Museum acquires important paintings

Francesco Guardi (1712-1793), A capriccio ruined building by the coast, with figures. © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. CAMBRIDGE.- The Fitzwilliam Museum has acquired three important paintings: two delightfully solemn portraits of young boys by the Dutch artist, Adriaen van Ostade (1610-85), and a vibrantly imaginary Italianate coastal view by the Venetian painter, Francesco Guardi (1712-93).The paintings have been received from the estate of George Pinto under the Acceptance in Lieu scheme, which is administered by... [Lire la suite]
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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