14 septembre 2022

Landmark exhibition surveys Bartolomé Esteban Murillo’s realist representations of ordinary life in 17th-century Seville

Bartholomé Esteban Murillo, "Four Figures on a Step", c. 1655–60, oil on canvas. Dulwich Picture Gallery, London The Kimbell Art Museum presents Murillo: From Heaven to Earth, a comprehensive exhibition of works by Spanish Golden Age painter Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617–1682). The leading religious painter of Seville during his time, Murillo is primarily known for his depictions of the life of Christ, Christian saints, and other Biblical scenes, including monumental paintings of the Virgin in celestial glory.... [Lire la suite]
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09 septembre 2022

German Silver at Koller, Decorative Arts, 22 september 2022

Lot 1018. Silver gilt columbine cup, Augsburg, ca. 1650. Maker's mark Theodor Riederer. H 16.5 cm, 160 g. Estimate CHF 2 000 / 4 000 | (€ 2 000 / 4 000). © Koller Round foot, with knopped decoration all-around. Cuppa with knopped wall on an engraved and punched base.  The lip of the rim features a punched mark of the coat of arms of the Sion family von Riedmatten (cloverleaf and stars under a bishop's hat). A number of bishops came from this family. It is conceivable that the columbine cup on offer... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2022

Koller to offer a fine selection of works by Northern European masters

Lot 3029. Dirck van Baburen (1595 Utrecht 1624), The Offering to Ceres. Circa 1621. Oil on canvas. 137 × 186,7 cm. Estimate CHF 500 000 / 800 000 | (€ 500 000 / 800 000). © Nagel ZURICH.- 'The Offering to Ceres', a striking large-format painting in the manner of Caravaggio, will be featured in the Old Master Paintings auction on 23 September at Koller. The artist, Dirck van Baburen, was part of a contingent of early 17th-century Dutch artists who made a pilgrimage to Rome to view Caravaggio's works, and brought the... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2022

Rijksmuseum drawings reveal richness of seventeenth-century Dutch life

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669), Self-Portrait in a Cap, Wide Eyed and Open Mouthed, 1630. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. DUBLIN.- On Saturday 16 July 2022, the exhibition Dutch Drawings: highlights from the Rijksmuseum opened at the National Gallery of Ireland. Forty-eight works by 31 different artists who worked during the seventeenth century are on display. This historic and important exhibition will give Irish audiences the unique opportunity to view, at close quarters, drawings and prints by seventeenth-century Dutch artists... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2022

Franciscus Gijsbrechts, Franciscus Gijsbrechts (Active 1672 - in or after 1676), A trompe-l’œil still life of a half-open cupboa

Lot 154. Franciscus Gijsbrechts (Active 1672 - in or after 1676), A trompe-l’œil still life of a half-open cupboar, d with gilded vessels, writing implements, a recorder, gold coins, a trumpet and drawings, in a painted frame, signed lower right: F. Gysbrechts, oil on canvas; unframed; 100.9 x 119.9 cm.; 39¾ x 47¼ in. Lot sold: 37,800 GBP (Estimate: 30,000 - 40,000 GBP). © Sotheby's 2022 Provenance: Charlotte Frank, London;Anonymous sale, London, Phillips, 6 December... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2022

Dutch School, 17th Century, Trompe l’œil with a thrush hanging from a nail and a pinned peacock butterfly

Lot 154. Dutch School, 17th Century, Trompe l’œil with a thrush hanging from a nail and a pinned peacock butterfly, oil on canvas; unframed: 44.6 x 36 cm.; 17½ x 14⅛ in.; framed: 64 x 54.7 cm.; 25¼ x 21½ in. Lot sold: 6,048 GBP (Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP). © Sotheby's 2022 Sotheby's. Old Masters Day Auction, London, 7 July 2022
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26 juillet 2022

Hendrick van Streeck, Still life with a quince, orange and other fruit on a partly draped ledge with Chinese porcelain and ...

Lot 145. Hendrick van Streeck (Amsterdam 1659 - 1720), Still life with a quince, orange and other fruit on a partly draped ledge with Chinese porcelain and a glass of wine, signed upper left: H. v Streeck / F., oil on canvas; unframed: 40.3 x 33.2 cm.; 15⅞ x 13 in.; framed: 60.5 x 53 cm.; 23⅞ x 20⅞ in. Lot sold: 22,680 GBP (Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP). © Sotheby's 2022 Provenance: With Gebr. Douwes, Amsterdam, by whom sold in... [Lire la suite]
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20 juillet 2022

Pieter Claesz, Strawberries, currants and bread on a pewter platter, a roemer filled with wine, strawberries, cherries and curra

Lot 16. Pieter Claesz (Berchem 1597/1598-1660/1661 Haarlem), Strawberries, currants and bread on a pewter platter, a roemer filled with wine, strawberries, cherries and currants in a porcelain bowl, a cheese basket, bread, nuts, a tazza, a silver knife and a knife-case, on a partly draped table, oil on panel, 19 5⁄8 x 28 3⁄4 in. (50 x 73 cm.) Price realised GBP 942,000 (Estimate GBP 800,000 – GBP 1,200,000). © Christie's 2022 Property from the Wetzlar Collection. Provenance: with Nijstad, The... [Lire la suite]
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18 juillet 2022

A German agate nef with parcel-gilt silver mounts, marks difficult to read, probably Augsburg, around 1600

Lot 521. A German agate nef with parcel-gilt silver mounts, marks difficult to read, probably Augsburg, around 1600; Haut. 26 cm ; 10 1/4in high. Lot sold: 11,970 EUR (Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 EUR). © Sotheby's 2022 standing on an openwork base, the body in agate, openwork deck showing five armed soldiers, one soldier with a rifle at the lookout, engraved under the base ASHZS. Nef en agate montée en vermeil et argent, poinçon difficilment lisible, probablement Augsbourg, vers... [Lire la suite]
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18 juillet 2022

A probably German jasper, silver-gilt, emerald, ruby, red and green stones spoon, circa 1650

Lot 519. A probably German jasper, silver-gilt, emerald, ruby, red and green stones spoon, circa 1650; 5 7/8in. long. Lot sold: 4,032 EUR (Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 EUR). © Sotheby's 2022 Cuillère en jaspe, vermeil, émeraudes, rubis et pierres vertes et rouges, probablement Allemagne vers 1650; 15 cm long. Provenance: Baron Victor Rothschild collection thence by descent. Literature: For a similar spoon in Agate and gold see the British Museum Collection. URL... [Lire la suite]
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