19 janvier 2022

Balthasar van der Ast (Middelburg 1593/94 - 1657 Delft), A tulip, a carnation and roses, with shells and insects, on a ledge

Lot 35. Balthasar van der Ast (Middelburg 1593/94 - 1657 Delft), A tulip, a carnation and roses, with shells and insects, on a ledge, signed lower left: B. van der ast, oil on panel; panel: 12 by 15 7/8 in.; 30.5 by 40.3 cm, framed: 17 by 21 in.; 43.2 by 53.3 cm. Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 USD. © Sotheby's Provenance: With Kunsthandel P. de Boer, Amsterdam, by 1934;Ludwig Arnold Stroink (1886-1969), Enschede, by 1955;Anonymous sale, Amsterdam, Mak van Waay, 7 April... [Lire la suite]
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25 décembre 2021

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston debuts new Dutch and Flemish galleries

  BOSTON, MASS.- In the 17th century, global commerce fueled the economy of the Netherlands and Flanders and sparked an artistic boom. Merchants sailed from Amsterdam, Antwerp and other ports across seas and oceans, joining trade networks that stretched from Asia to the Americas and Africa. This unprecedented movement of goods, ideas and people, both free and enslaved, gave rise to what some have called the first age of globalization. On November 20, 2021, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, opened a suite of seven newly... [Lire la suite]
14 décembre 2021

Dutch museum Flehite presents 'A different Light on Withoos'

Mathias Withoos, View on Rome, ca. 1673. Museum Flehite, Amersfoort. AMERSFOORT.- From 12 December 2021 to 8 May 2022 Museum Flehite in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, presents the first large retrospective exhibition of the Dutch master painter Mathias Withoos. The 17th-century painter is renowned internationally for the dramatic, caravaggian light in his panoramic townscapes and detailed still lifes. The exhibition 'A different Light on Withoos – Three generations Withoos' shows ninety Withoos creations; of father... [Lire la suite]
12 décembre 2021

Rachel Ruysch (The Hague 1664 - 1750 Amsterdam), Still life of a tulip and other flowers with a melon upon a ledge

Lot 13. Rachel Ruysch (The Hague 1664 - 1750 Amsterdam), Still life of a tulip and other flowers with a melon upon a ledge, signed, inscribed and dated lower right: R. Ruysch Æ 83/ 1748, oil on oak panel, 16 x 17.5 cm. 6¼ x 6⅞ in. Lot sold: 390,100 GBP (Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's Property from the Collection formed by the late Mr and Mrs Barge-Dreesmann. Provenance: Private European collection; With David Koetser Gallery, Zürich; ... [Lire la suite]
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09 décembre 2021

Dutch State Moves to Acquire Rembrandt Masterpiece from Rothschild Family

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669), The Standard Bearer, 1636. The Netherlands allocates nearly $200 million to acquire an important Rembrandt self-portrait The Dutch State announced on Wednesday its intention to purchase Rembrandt's The Standard Bearer (1636) for the national collection, with the support of the Rembrandt Association and the Rijksmuseum Fund. For centuries, the masterpiece has been owned by private collectors, including England’s King George IV and the Rothschild family.  The Standard... [Lire la suite]
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09 décembre 2021

Jacques Linard (Troyes 1597 - 1645 Paris), Still life of shells and coral on a table draped with a green cloth

Lot 21. Jacques Linard (Troyes 1597 - 1645 Paris), Still life of shells and coral on a table draped with a green cloth, oil on oak panel, with a prepared reverse, 37.6 x 60.2 cm.; 14¾ x 23⅝ in. Lot sold: 352,800 GBP (Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 GBP). © Sotheby's.  Provenance: Acquired by the father of the present owner, probably in Europe in the 1950s; Thence by inheritance. Note: Jacques Linard’s importance as a pioneer of still-life painting in France in the first half of the... [Lire la suite]
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06 décembre 2021

Kunsthaus Zürich presents ‘Baroque Brilliance – Drawings and prints by Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione’

Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, known as Il Grechetto, The Adoration of the Magi, ca. 1650–1655. Brush drawing in oil, 41.7 x 57.3 cm, The Royal Collection / HM Queen Elizabeth II Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2021 From 10 December 2021 to 6 March 2022 the Kunsthaus Zürich presents the first exhibition in a German-speaking country devoted to the graphic oeuvre of virtuoso Baroque artist Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione. This innovative master, whose graphic works bear the influence of Rembrandt, invented... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2021

Exhibition at Städel Museum celebrates the work of Rembrandt van Rijn

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (1606–1669), Self-Portrait with Velvet Beret, 1634. Oak wood, 58,4 × 47,7 cm, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie. Photo: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie - Christoph Schmidt FRANKFURT.- This autumn the Städel Museum is celebrating the work of the greatest of Dutch artists of the 17th century: Rembrandt van Rijn. The exhibition “Rembrandt in Amsterdam: Creativity and Competition” is the first to trace Rembrandt’s rise from a young,... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2021

A new exhibition reunites paintings and drawings by Peter Paul Rubens with the antiquities that inspired him

Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577 - 1640), The Calydonian Boar Hunt, about 1611–1612, Oil on panel, 23 5/16 × 35 5/16 in., 2006.4, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. LOS ANGELES, CA.- Rubens: Picturing Antiquity at the Getty Villa Museum, November 10, 2021–January 24, 2022, is the first exhibition to focus on Rubens’s fascination with the art and literature of ancient Greece and Rome.This single-venue presentation demonstrates some of the intriguing ways in which the innovative artist both celebrated and transformed... [Lire la suite]
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28 octobre 2021

Palace of Versailles hosts the exhibition "The King's Animals"

  Affiche de l'exposition PARIS.- Après l’exposition Hyacinthe Rigaud ou le portrait soleil, le château de Versailles présente l’exposition Les Animaux du Roi du 12 octobre 2021 au 13 février 2022. Environ 300 œuvres permettront de faire revivre un impressionant bestiaire constitué des milliers d'animaux qui peuplaient le château sous l'Ancien Régime. Le public pourra également redécouvrir les hauts lieux de la vie animale à la Cour. L'exposition mettra aussi en lumière la résistance des grands esprits de la Cour à la... [Lire la suite]