30 novembre 2020

Giant killer: Florentine masterpiece at Bonhams Old Master Paintings Sale

Lot 26. Jacopo Vignali (1592-1664), David with the Head of Goliath, oil on canvas, 113.5 x 87.5cm (44 11/16 x 34 7/16in). Estimate £ 150,000 - 200,000 (€ 170,000 - 220,000). Photo: Bonhams.  LONDON.- The Biblical story of how the shepherd boy David slew the mighty giant Goliath with a well-aimed shot from his sling has long appealed to religious and secular audiences alike as an example of the little man defeating the odds to come out on top. The subject has inspired some of... [Lire la suite]

18 novembre 2020

Dutch Still Life by de Heem Discovered After Two Centuries Looks to Fetch £4 M. at Christie’s

Jan Davidsz de Heem, A banquet still life, 1643. Estimate £4 million– £6 million ($5.3-$7.9 million). Courtesy Christie’s. Ahead of their upcoming London Old Masters sale series, Christie’s has unveiled a rediscovered monumental still life by Dutch painter Jan Davidsz de Heem that will go up for auction on December 3 at the house’s London headquarters. The painting is expected to fetch a price of £4 million– £6 million ($5.3-$7.9 million). If the work reaches its high estimate, it will be a new benchmark for... [Lire la suite]
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18 novembre 2020

Masterpiece of the Flemish Baroque to headline Sotheby’s Old Masters Sale

David Teniers the Younger, ‘The Wine Harvest’, 17th-century. Courtesy Sotheby’s This December, Sotheby’s will bring to auction a 17th-century masterpiece which has been unseen in public since the late-19th century. Emerging from the collection of the Viscounts Gage, having been passed by inheritance since the 1770s, the momentous canvas by the celebrated Flemish artist, David Teniers the Younger, will be offered for sale at Sotheby’s London Old Masters sale on 10 December 2020, with an estimate of £3-5 million. Measuring 56 x... [Lire la suite]
01 novembre 2020

A dolphin, Trapani, late 17th-early 18th century

Lot 6. A dolphin, Trapani, late 17th-early 18th century; 11⁄4 x 21⁄2 x 11⁄4 in. (3.5 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm.). Estimate: GBP 800 - GBP 1,200 (USD 1,008 - USD 1,512). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. coral; on a later green marble base, the base not affixed. Provenance: Ex Private European collectionAcquired London early 1970’s. Note: The ancient Greeks loved dolphins. They called them ‘philomousoi’, music lovers, because they believed that dolphins danced when they heard it.... [Lire la suite]
29 octobre 2020

Caravaggio. The human and the divine at the Old Masters Picture Gallery of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (SKD)

Caravaggio, St. John the Baptist (boy with a ram), 1602, oil on canvas, 129 × 94 cm, Musei Capitolini, Pinacoteca Capitolina, Rome - Archivio Fotografico dei Musei Capitolini © Roma, Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali). This autumn, an iconic masterpiece of Italian art is visiting Dresden: Caravaggio's painting John the Baptist from the Capitoline Museums in Rome. The Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister is presenting the picture together with more than 50 works from its own collection that show Caravaggio's... [Lire la suite]
24 octobre 2020

Rembrandt's Orient: West Meets East in Dutch Art of the 17th Century at Kunstmuseum Basel

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, Half-length portrait of a man in oriental clothing, 1635. Oil on oak, 72 x 54.5 cm, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Donation Mr. and Mrs. Kessler-Hülsmann, Kapelle-op-den-Bos. For someone who, for all we know, never left his native country, Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn had a strikingly broad horizon. As an artist, collector, and citizen, he came into contact with artifacts, objects of utility, and humans from all parts of the known world. Rembrandt’s curiosity about everything foreign and his... [Lire la suite]

17 octobre 2020

Sotheby's to offer Hester Diamond's pioneering Old Masters collection in New York this January

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Jörg Lederer (Füssen or Kaufbeuren circa 1470-1548/50 Kaufbeuren) South German, Kaufbeuren, Saint Sebastian, circa 1515-1520. Estimate $600,000–1,000,000; Aurelio Lombardo (Venice 1501 - 1563 Recanti), Dido, circa 1525. Estimate $400,000–600,000; Giovanni di Niccolò de Lutero called Dosso Dossi, The Sicilian Games; The Plague at Pergamea. Estimate $3,000,000–5,000,000; Pieter... [Lire la suite]
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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