02 avril 2020

Huybert van Westhoven (The Hague 1642-1699, Amsterdam), A monumental still life with fruit and various objects

Huybert van Westhoven (The Hague 1642-1699, Amsterdam), A monumental still life with fruit and various objects. Signed lower left: Van Westhoven. Oil on canvas, 47 ¼ by 40 ¼ in.; 120 by 102.2 cm. Asking price: $165,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Louis Durr (1821-1880), New York;Given by his estate to the New York Historical Society in 1882 (acc. no. 1882.0590);Their sale, New York, Sotheby's, 12 January 1995, lot 50, for $63,000. Exhibited: New York, The American Museum of Natural... [Lire la suite]
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02 avril 2020

Paolo Porpora (1617-1673), Coral and Shells

Paolo Porpora (1617-1673), Coral and Shells. Oil on canvas, 17 ⅝ by 12 ⅝ in.; 44.8 by 32.2 cm. Asking price: $125,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby's, 4 December 2008, lot 225 (pre-cleaning, as Attributed to Bartolomeo Bimbi). Exhibited: Naples, Museo Principe Diego Aragona Pignatelli Cortes, 12 December 2009 - 11 April 2010. Literature: D. Maria Pagano, in N. Spinosa (ed.), Ritorno al Barocco. Da Caravaggio a Vanvitelli, exhibition catalogue, Naples 2009-10,... [Lire la suite]
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02 avril 2020

Cristoffel van den Berghe, Tulips, roses, narcissi, daffodils, crocuses, an iris, a poppy and other flowers in a gilt mounted...

Cristoffel van den Berghe (c.1590, Antwerp – c.1645, Middelburg), Tulips, roses, narcissi, daffodils, crocuses, an iris, a poppy and other flowers in a gilt mounted porcelain vase on a ledge, with a queen of spain fritillary, a white ermine and a magpie butterfly, oil on copper,12.1 in. by 8.1 in.; 30.7 cm. by 20.5 cm. Asking price: $1,200,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Anonymous sale, London, Christie’s, 17 December 1999, lot 9 (as Circle of Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder);With Richard Green,... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2020

Burglary at Christ Church Picture Gallery

OXFORD.- At around 11pm yesterday (14/3) offenders broke into Christ Church Picture Gallery in St Aldates.Three high value paintings were stolen in the burglary: Annibale Carracci, 'A Boy Drinking,' c. 1580. Antony Van Dyck, 'A Soldier on Horseback,' c. 1616. Salvator Rosa, 'A Rocky Coast, with Soldiers Studying a Plan,' late 1640s. No-one was injured during the burglary.Investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Jon Capps, said: “The paintings which have been stolen are very high value pieces dating back... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2020

Small lidded bowl-saliere in agate, Dresden, ca. 17th century

Lot 1030. Small lidded bowl-saliere in agate, Dresden, ca. 17th century. Baroque. In the manner of Johann Melchior Dinglinger, Biberach, 1664 - 1731, Dresden; 9 x 4.5 x 8.5 cm. Estimate 5 000 / 8 000 (€ 4 390 / 7 020). © Koller Agate, in a gilt, in part polychrome enameled mount. Mother-of-pearl lid, applied with small snails, in a gilt mount. The inside with label: Sammlung Hoffenreich 211. Note: Johann Melchior Dinglinger, born on 3 December 1664, learned the goldsmith's trade in Ulm. He... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2020

Silver-gilt knobbed goblet, Augsburg, 1st half of the 17th century

Lot 1022. Silver-gilt knobbed goblet, Augsburg, 1st half of the 17th century. Maker's mark Theodor Riederer or Tobias Riederer. H 16.4 cm. 180 g. Estimate CHF 1 800 / 2 600 (€ 1 580 / 2 280). © Koller Provenance: Swiss private collection. Koller. Furniture, Porcelain & Silver - Thursday, 26. March 2020, 02.00 PM

10 mars 2020

The Ashmolean opens first exhibition in the UK to examine Rembrandt's early years

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–69), Self-portrait in a cap, wide-eyed and open-mouthed, 1630. Etching and drypoint on laid paper, 5.2 x 4.7 cm, Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford. OXFORD.- Young Rembrandt is the first major exhibition in the UK to examine the early years of one of the greatest artists of all time. Looking at Rembrandt’s first decade at work, from 1624–34, the show charts a career on a truly meteoric path. How was it that in his earliest known work, The Spectacles Seller (1624-25),... [Lire la suite]
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07 mars 2020

‘The Greatness of the Universe' in the art of Giovanna Garzoni at the Uffizi Galleries

Giovanna Garzoni (Ascoli Piceno 1600 – Rome 1670), Self-portrait as Apollo, circa 1618–1620. Tempera on parchment, laid down on linen, 42 x 33 cm. Signed on the instrument: “Giovanna Garzoni F”. Rome, Segretariato Generale della Repubblica, Palazzo del Quirinale. FLORENCE - The exhibition ‘The Greatness of the Universe' in the art of Giovanna Garzoni, at Italy's famed Pitti Palace, Andito degli Angiolini, March 10 – May 24 2020, showcases the artist's works collected by the Medici and still owned by the Uffizi... [Lire la suite]
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02 mars 2020

Newly-conserved works by Murillo displayed at the National Gallery of Ireland

Clockwise from top left: The Prodigal Son Receiving his Portion, The Departure of the Prodigal Son, The Prodigal Son Feasting, The Prodigal Son Driven Out, The Prodigal Son Feeding Swine, The Return of the Prodigal Son. UBLIN.- Showcasing a magnificent series of works by one of the most celebrated painters of the Spanish Golden Age, Murillo: The Prodigal Son Restored opened at the National Gallery of Ireland on 29 February 2020. The free exhibition marks thirty years since Murillo’s series of paintings based on the... [Lire la suite]
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26 février 2020

Dallas Museum of Art presents two portraits by 17th-century Dutch painter Frans Hals

Frans Hals (1582/83–1666), Portrait of Pieter Jacobsz Olycan, 1629-1630, Private Collection, Courtesy of David Koetser Gallery, Zurich. Frans Hals (1582/83–1666), Pieter Jacobsz. Olycan, c. 1639, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Bequest of John Ringling, 1936, SN25. DALLAS, TX.- This year, visitors to the Dallas Museum of Art have the rare opportunity to see two paintings that showcase the revolutionary technique of Frans Hals, the first great portraitist of 17th century Holland. Recognized for... [Lire la suite]
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