11 janvier 2020

Jan Lievens masterpiece featuring Rembrandt as model to be offered at Sotheby's

Jan Lievens (Leiden 1607 – 1674 Amsterdam), A Woman Embraced by a Man (Rembrandt van Rijn), 1626-1627, oil on canvas. Estimate $4/6 million. Courtesy Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- On offer from the private collection of J.E. Safra, A Woman Embraced by a Man, is an early masterpiece by one of the most fascinating and enigmatic Dutch painters of the 17th century and is now believed to feature none other than Rembrandt van Rijn as the model for the man.The oil on canvas was painted in 1626-1627, when Lievens was only... [Lire la suite]
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05 janvier 2020

Pietro Paolini (Lucca 1603 - 1681), A portrait of a man writing by candlelight

Lot 34. Pietro Paolini (Lucca 1603 - 1681), A portrait of a man writing by candlelight, oil on canvas, 58⅛ by 45⅝ in.; 147.6 by 115.9 cm. Estimate: 400,000 - 600,000 USD. © Sotheby's. Provenance: Private collection, Lucca.   Literature: P.G. Maccari, Pietro Paolini pittore luccese, Lucca 1987, p. 120, under cat. no. 37 (as a copy or a replica). This masterpiece by Pietro Paolini, also known as il Lucchese, dates to the 1630s. Within a dimmed and quiet interior appears a... [Lire la suite]
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05 janvier 2020

Frans Hals (Antwerp 1582/83 - 1666 Haarlem), Portrait of a boy of the Van Campen family

Lot 31. Frans Hals (Antwerp 1582/83 - 1666 Haarlem), Portrait of a boy of the Van Campen family, oil on canvas, a fragment, 21¼ by 18⅝ in.; 54 by 47.4 cm. Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 USD. © Sotheby's. Provenance: Commissioned by Gijsbert Claesz van Campen and Maria Jorisdr, Haarlem, circa 1620-25; Thence by descent to Cornelis Gijsbertsz van Campen, Haarlem; Thence by descent to Zacharias Jurriaensz van Eeckhout and Agnes van Campen, Haarlem, before 1733 (listed in the 29 September... [Lire la suite]
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03 janvier 2020

Flemish School, 17th century, The Tower of Babel

Lot 14. Flemish School, 17th century, The Tower of Babel, oil on canvas, 35 by 43¾ in.; 89 by 111.1 cm. Estimate: 250,000 - 350,000 USD. © Sotheby's. Provenance: Anonymous sale, New York, Sotheby's, 28 January 2016, lot 24; Where acquired by the present collector. Note: The subject of the Tower of Babel is from Genesis (11:1-9) and recounts how the people, who all spoke a common language, decided to build a tower, the top of which would reach to the heavens. As punishment... [Lire la suite]
03 janvier 2020

Netherlandish school, circa 1615-1625, Still life of an illuminated manuscript

Lot 13. Netherlandish school, circa 1615-1625, Still life of an illuminated manuscript, oil on panel, 27¾ by 25¾ in.; 70.5 by 65.5 cm. Estimate: 700,000 - 900,000 USD. © Sotheby's. Provenance: Private collection, France, since the late 19th century until recently acquired. Note: Against a stark black background, a monumentally scaled illuminated manuscript is the sole subject matter of this fascinating panel painting. The manuscript is staged in a captured moment in which its pages open to reveal its... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2019

Rembrandt etchings acquired for the nation

LONDON.- Working in collaboration with the Old Master Prints specialists and the Valuations team, Christie’s Heritage and Taxation experts negotiated the acceptance in lieu of six etchings by Rembrandt van Rijn, which have been allocated to National Museums NI for display at the Ulster Museum.This is a particularly fitting acquisition, being completed in the year of the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death. This is the first time that any works by Rembrandt have entered these collections and demonstrates the... [Lire la suite]
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28 décembre 2019

Salvator Rosa (Arenella, Naples 1615-1673 Rome), Portrait of a bearded man, bust-length, traditionally identified as Masaniello

Lot 11. Salvator Rosa (Arenella, Naples 1615-1673 Rome), Portrait of a bearded man, bust-length, traditionally identified as Masaniello, oil on canvas, 58.7 x 49 cm.; 23⅛ x 19¼ in. Estimate 200,000 - 300,000 GBP. Lot sold 206,250 GBP. © Sotheby's.  Provenance: Paul Methuen Esq., Grosvenor Street, London, by 1761; By descent at Grosvenor Street and then Corsham House until sold by the first Lord Methuen (1779–1849) on 23 March 1845, to pay for restoration work to... [Lire la suite]
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28 décembre 2019

Jusepe de Ribera, called Lo Spagnoletto (Játiva, Valencia 1591 - 1652 Naples), Saint Judas Thaddeus

Lot 9. Jusepe de Ribera, called Lo Spagnoletto (Játiva, Valencia 1591 - 1652 Naples), Saint Judas Thaddeus, oil on canvas, 65 x 50 cm.; 25⅝ x 19¾ in. Estimate 200,000 - 300,000 GBP. Lot sold 399,000 GBP. © Sotheby's. Property from a Spanish Private Collection. Provenance: By descent in the Imperiali-Francavilla family, Naples and later Rome, to Don Andrea Imperiali, Rome; By whom sold, London, Sotheby’s, 5 July 1995, lot 72; There acquired by the father of the present... [Lire la suite]
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27 décembre 2019

Johannes Bosschaert, Still life of tulips and other flowers in a basket, with shells and fruit on a stone ledge

Lot 27.  Johannes Bosschaert (Middelburg 1610/11 - after 1628 Dordrecht?), Still life of tulips and other flowers in a basket, with shells and fruit on a stone ledge, signed with initials and dated lower left: ·I·B· 1624, oil on oak panel, 37.2 x 55.9 cm.; 14⅝ x 22 in. Estimate: 150,000 - 200,000 GBP. Lot sold 187,500 GBP. © Sotheby's. Provenance: Anonymous sale, Cologne, Lempertz, 29 November 1968, lot 70 (as attributed to Jan Baers; 'signed J.B. 1624'), for DM... [Lire la suite]
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27 décembre 2019

Balthasar van der As, Still life of mixed flowers in a glass vase, with three shells, a grasshopper and a spider on a tabletop

Lot 25. Balthasar van der Ast (Middelburg 1593/94 - 1657 Delft), Still life of mixed flowers in a glass vase, with three shells, a grasshopper and a spider on a tabletop, signed lower right: BV. AST., oil on oak panel, 40.8 x 27.5 cm.; 16 x 10¾ in. Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 GBP. Lot sold 225,000 GBP. © Sotheby's. Provenance: With Johnny van Haeften, 1989, from whom acquired by the father of the present owner; Thence by inheritance. Exhibited: London, Dulwich Picture Gallery,... [Lire la suite]
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