23 mars 2017

"Le Mystère Le Nain" au Louvre-Lens

"Le Mystère Le Nain". Affiche. LENS - Prodiges de la peinture, les frères Le Nain figurent parmi les artistes français les plus importants du 17e siècle, avec Nicolas Poussin et Georges de La Tour. Leurs tableaux, après avoir été achetés par de grands personnages historiques tels que Catherine II de Russie, sont recherchés par les plus grands musées internationaux. En raison de la rareté et de la fragilité de ces chefs-d’œuvre, aucune rétrospective au monde ne leur a été consacrée depuis près de 40 ans.  L’exposition du... [Lire la suite]

18 mars 2017

TEFAF's top masterpiece goes to the Rijksmuseum

Anselmus de Boodt, Stag Beetle, Flowers, Fruit and other Insects, "Historia Naturalis" by Rudolf II, vol. VII, pl. 30. AMSTERDAM.- One of the most extraordinary items on offer at this year’s TEFAF, the Natural History Paper Museum of Holy Roman Emperor Rudolph II, will be exhibited in the Rijksmuseum. The unique collection of 750 exquisite watercolours of animals, birds and plants from the late Renaissance period were compiled between 1596 and 1610 as a compendium of zoology and botany—a Historia Naturalis—by Rudolph II’s... [Lire la suite]
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15 mars 2017

Galerie Canesso at Tefaf Maastricht 2017, Stand 382

Giacomo Liege (Liege 1605 - Milan 1640-1645), The Pantry, oil on canvas, 58 5/8 x 74 in (149 x 188 cm) © Galerie Canesso Provenance: Sale, Vitelli Gallery, Genoa, JDB Collection of Ancient Art, 20 april 1933, lot 132, pl. i (as "Benedict Castiglione"); Genoa, collection of Piero Pagano (1929-2007), by descent, to the present day. Literature: Ezia Gavazza, "Protagonists and supporting actors. acquisitions and cultural interference "in Painting in Liguria. The second seventeenth century, Genoa, 1990, p. 44, Fig. 42; Anna... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2017

Frans van Mieris (Leiden 1635 – 1681 Leiden), Young Woman Feeding a Parrot, 1663

Frans van Mieris (Leiden 1635 – 1681 Leiden), Young Woman Feeding a Parrot, 1663, oil on panel, 22.4 x 17.7 cm, formerly signed and dated: “F.van Mieris fect Anno 1663”, FM-112 © The Leiden Collection, New York Currently on view at Musée du Louvre, Paris Frans van Mieris the Elder (studio copy?), Woman Feeding a Parrot, after 1663, oil on copper, 22.5 x 17.3 cm, The National Gallery, London, NG 840 © 2017 The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN Frans van Mieris (Leiden 1635 – 1681 Leiden), A Young... [Lire la suite]
11 mars 2017

Colnaghi at TEFAF Maastricht 2017. Stand 306

Bartolomeo Cavarozzi (Viterbo 1587-1625 Rome), Still Life with quinces, apples, azeroles (hawthorn berries), black grapes, white grapes, figs and pomegranates. Oil on canvas, 87.5 x 117.6 cm. Inscribed to the reverse of the original canvas ‘463’ © Colnaghi Provenance: Wilhelm Itzinger (1835-1888); his sale at Rudolph Lepke, Berlin, 21 April 1903 (as Antonio de Pereda); Benoit Oppenheim (1842-1931) and by descent to his son, Rudolph Oppenheim (1871-1922) and by descent to his daughter, Louise Mary Oppenheim (1896-1982) and Hugo... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2017

Rembrandt van Rijn (Leiden 1606 – 1669 Amsterdam), Portrait of a Man in a Red Coat, 1633

Rembrandt van Rijn (Leiden 1606 – 1669 Amsterdam), Portrait of a Man in a Red Coat, 1633, oil on panel, 63.7 x 50.8 cm, signed and dated in light brown paint, lower right: “Rembrandt. fec. / 1633.”, RR-108 © The Leiden Collection, New York Currently on view at Musée du Louvre, Paris

10 mars 2017

Pieter van Laer, Self-Portrait, ca. 1632–33

Pieter van Laer, Self-Portrait, ca. 1632–33, oil on panel, 72 x 58 cm, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, © 2015, Photo Scala, Florence, courtesy of the Ministero Beni e Att. Culturali
10 mars 2017

Pieter van Laer (Haarlem 1599 – 1642 Italy?), Self-Portrait with Magic Scene, ca. 1635–37

Pieter van Laer (Haarlem 1599 – 1642 Italy?), Self-Portrait with Magic Scene, ca. 1635–37, oil on canvas, 80 x 114.9 cm, signed on the music sheet, lower left center: “P.V. Laer”, PvL-100 © The Leiden Collection, New York. Currently on view at Musée du Louvre, Paris
08 mars 2017

"Slow Food: Still Lifes of the Golden Age" opens at the Mauritshuis in The Hague

Clara Peeters (Active in Antwerpen, c.1607-1621 of later), Still Life with Cheeses, Almonds and Pretzels, c. 1615, Mauritshuis, The Hague, Purchased by the Mauritshuis with support of the Stichting Vrienden van het Mauritshuis, the BankGiro Loterij, the Vereniging Rembrandt (with help of its A.M. Roeters van Lennep Fonds, Utrechtse Rembrandt Cirkel and Caius Cirkel) and a private individual Fonds, Utrechtse Rembrandt Cirkel en Caius Cirkel) en een particulier, 2012 HE HAGUE.- From 9 March through 25 June 2017... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2017

"An Inner World. Seventeenth Century Dutch Genre Painting" at Clark Art Institute

Gabriel Metsu (Dutch, 1629–1667), Woman Reading a Book by a Window, c. 1653–54. Oil on canvas, 41.34 x 35.71 in. (105 x 90.7 cm). The Leiden Collection, New York WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS.- Genre painting—scenes depicting everyday life—flourished in the Dutch Republic in the seventeenth century. The style of fijnschilderijen (or fine painting: highly detailed, naturalistic paintings rendered with an extraordinary precision of brushstrokes) became particularly popular in the university city of Leiden... [Lire la suite]