22 juin 2022


Baluster vase, Neptune, Amphitrite and their son Triton, Nevers earthenware, circa 1640. H 30.5 cm. Courtesy Art et Patrimoine For comparative pieces see: Jean Rosen, La faïence de Nevers 1585-1900, tome II. Jardinière. Pastoral scene after Boucher, the three other sides represent landscapes. Sèvres soft-paste porcelain. H 14 x W 10.5 x D 10.5 cm. Date-letter M for 1765, painter mark of Fritsche. Painter of figures (active 1763-1765). Courtesy Art et... [Lire la suite]
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22 juin 2022

D'ARSCHOT & CIE at BRAFA Art Fair 2022

Parisian 17th century bookbinding, OFFITIO DELLA CHIESA. Paris, Étienne Chardon for Jacques Hérissant, 1689-1690, in-24. Silver, porcelain and amethyst binding from the Louis XIV period. Decorated with chased silver and openwork on a red paillon background, ten cut amethysts set on each plate. The plates are decorated with painted porcelain medallions, 8.5 x 4.5 cm. Courtesy D'ARSCHOT & CIE. Literature: Paul Micio, Filigranes d'or et d'argent du Grand Siècle, in l'Objet d'Art Juin 2003, n° 381, pp.... [Lire la suite]
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12 juin 2022

Christie's Old Masters total: $14.5 Million

Lot 16. Pieter Brueghel The Younger (Brussels 1564-1638 Antwerp), The Tower of Babel, oil on panel, 141 x 176.5 cm. Price realized: USD 2,580,000 (Estimate USD 1,500,000 – USD 2,500,000). © Christie's Images Ltd 2022. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s Old Masters sale on 10 June, realized a total of $14,430,900, selling 88% by low estimate, with strong prices for Northern Renaissance and Baroque masters, as well as spirited bidding on sculptures from across centuries. The top lot in the sale was The Tower of... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2022

'The Lost Murals of Renaissance Rome' at Getty Center

Taddeo Decorating the Façade of the Palazzo Mattei, c. 1595, Federico Zuccaro. Pen and brown ink, brush with brown wash, over black chalk and touches of red chalk. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. In Renaissance Rome, the facades of many prominent buildings were painted with spectacular narrative frescoes. Once part of the fabric of the city, only a few now remain. Using works from the Getty’s collection, including the celebrated drawings series "Early Life of Taddeo Zuccaro" in which murals play a central role, the... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2022

More than 50 rarely seen works celebrate one of the brightest luminaries in the history of art

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA.- The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg is presenting Bernini and the Roman Baroque: Masterpieces from Palazzo Chigi in Ariccia, an exhibition which ¬¬-celebrates the rich spectrum of genres and pictorial styles that characterize Baroque aesthetics and illuminates the influence of Giovan Lorenzo Bernini within the movement. Bernini and the Roman Baroque is on view at the MFA from February 12 through May 8, 2022.Reflecting an artistic energy that pulsated throughout Europe and inspired architects,... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2022

A rediscovered Titian will be offered at Dorotheum 11 May

Tiziano Vecellio, called Titian (Pieve di Cadore, circa 1485/90–1576 Venice) The Penitent Magdalen, oil on canvas, 115 x 96.7 cm, framed, Auction 11 May 2022, estimate 1 - 1.5 million euros. Courtesy Dorotheum VIENNA.- A missing painting by Titian, which has recently been rediscovered, is a highlight of Dorotheum´s sale of Old Master Paintings on 11th May 2022. It was once part of the celebrated collections of Christina, Queen of Sweden (1629-1689), Philippe, Duke of Orléans (1674-1723), and most probably Holy Roman... [Lire la suite]
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02 avril 2022

Rembrandt rediscovery in Berlin's Gemäldegalerie

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Landschaft mit Bogenbrücke, um 1638, Holz, © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Christoph Schmidt. BERLIN.- For over 30 years, the painting Landscape with Arched Bridge was considered to be the work of Rembrandt's student Govert Flinck. According to the latest research, the work is by the master himself and now completes the important Rembrandt holdings of Berlin’s Gemäldegalerie. The painting is currently on display from April 8, 2022 in the special exhibition David Hockney –... [Lire la suite]
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21 mars 2022

Meadows Museum, SMU launches exhibition/research initiative featuring Juan Sánchez Cotán's work

Juan Sánchez Cotán (Spanish, 1560–1627), Still Life with Quince, Cabbage, Melon, and Cucumber, c. 1602. Oil on canvas, 27 1/8 x 33 1/4 in. (68.9 x 84.5 cm). The San Diego Museum of Art, gift of Anne R. and Amy Putnam, 1945.43. Photo by Matthew Meier. DALLAS, TX.- The Meadows Museum, SMU launched an exhibition and research initiative designed to demonstrate and celebrate the significant holdings of Spanish art in American museum collections while increasing contributions to scholarship in the field of Spanish art. Titled... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2022

Portrait of a Lady by Rubens Becomes Most Expensive Artwork Ever Sold at Auction in Poland

  Peter Paul Rubens, Portrait of a Lady, around 1626 was sold for PLN 14,4 million (EUR 3,1 million/USD $3.4 million including auction fee) at DESA Unicum. Portrait of a Lady by Peter Paul Rubens was sold for PLN 14,4 million (EUR 3,1 million/USD $3.4 million including auction fee) at Thursday’s auction of Old Masters, 19th-Century and Modern Art at DESA Unicum, becoming the most expensive work of art ever sold on the Polish market. The result well exceeded the Warsaw auction house’s previous record for Two... [Lire la suite]
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07 mars 2022

The Museo Nacional del Prado is presenting 'Annibale Carracci. The frescoes from the Herrera Chapel'

The Apostles around the Empty Tomb of the Virgin, Francesco Albani, Mural painting transferred to canvas, 193 x 272.5 cm, 1604-5, Barcelona, Museu Nacional d´Art de Catalunya, deposit of the Reial Acadèmia Catalana de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi MADRID.- In the early years of the 17th century Annibale Carracci (Bologna, 1560 - Rome, 1609) accepted the commission from Juan Enríquez de Herrera to paint frescoes in his family chapel in San Giacomo degli Spagnoli in Rome. Carracci devised the entire scheme and painted some of... [Lire la suite]