24 mars 2019

Nationalmuseum Sweden acquires three works by English miniaturists

STOCKHOLM.- Nationalmuseum has acquired three English works by miniaturists Jeremiah Meyer, Ozias Humphry and John Cox Dillman Engleheart. The portraits in question are all examples of the blossoming of portrait miniatures as an art form from the mid-eighteenth to early nineteenth centuries. The acquisitions represent an important addition to the museum’s collection of portrait miniatures, which is one of the foremost in the world. Despite the name, a portrait miniature is defined not by its format but by its materials... [Lire la suite]

19 mars 2019

Mauritshuis receives Portrait of Van Kretschmar by Perronneau

Jean-Baptiste Perronneau, Portrait of Jacob van Kretschmar (1721-1792), 1754. Pastel and crayon on paper, 60 x 45 cm, Mauritshuis, The Hague. Gift of Jonkheer F.G.L.O. van Kretschmar, 2018. THE HAGUE.- Last year the Mauritshuis received a generous gift from Jonkheer F.G.L.O. van Kretschmar: a magnificent pastel portrait by the French artist Jean-Baptiste Perronneau (c. 1715-1783), 1754. The portrait shows Jacob van Kretschmar of The Hague, the donor’s ancestor. The pastel, which had remained in the family, is a... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2019

Galerie Neuse at TEFAF Maastricht, Stand 112

Elias Adam, Beaker and cover depicting the death of the Swedish King Gustav Adolf in the Battle of Lützen 1632, Augsburg, circa 1707-11. Ivory with silver-gilt mounts, Height 29.5 cm (11.6 in.). Galerie Neuse at TEFAF Maastricht, Stand 112, March 16-24, 2019. Provenance: Noble family, Rhineland.    Heinrich Winterstein & George Müllner & Esaias zur Linden, Four drinking cups in nef-form, Augsburg and Nuremberg, between 1609 and 1629. Silver-gilt, Heights 31, 34, 35 and 45 cm (12.2, 13.4, 13.8 and 17.7 in.).... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2019

Bellotto exhibition at the Kimbell Art Museum transports viewers to the splendor of 18th-century Dresden

FORT WORTH, TX.- Bernardo Bellotto is recognized as one of the greatest view painters in history, acquiring his fame in mid-18th-century Dresden as the court painter for the elector of Saxony, Frederick Augustus II—who was also King Augustus III of Poland. Over the course of a decade, Bellotto produced dozens of breathtaking depictions of the city and its environs, most measuring over eight feet in width. The success and renown of these grand, comprehensive works would earn Bellotto... [Lire la suite]
09 février 2019

A big partgilt Baroque coin set silver tankard and lid, Raudten-Silesia, dated 1721. Maker's mark of Friedrich Lenten

Lot 3. A big partgilt Baroque coin set silver tankard and lid, Raudten-Silesia, dated 1721. Maker's mark of Friedrich Lenten (worked 1701-1736). H. 25 cm. Estimate 6000 EUR. Courtesy Nagel  Cast and chased silver, the cylindric body, removable lid, bottom and handle set with several silver coins with the monogram of Duke August Wilhelm of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel, dated 1719/1720/1721. Engraved monogram to bottom: "EBVB/AKBGVL" and dated 1721. Hallmark of Raudten and maker's mark. C. 1200g. Minor... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2019

A large Hungarian parcel-gilt silver beaker, unmarked, circa 1730

Lot 74. A large Hungarian parcel-gilt silver beaker, unmarked, circa 1730; 20cm, 8in high; 490gr, 15oz 15dwt. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,750 GBP. © Sotheby's 2017 embossed and chased with scrolling acanthus on matting, ball supports, bifurcated thumbpiece centred by a cast acanthus leaf, marked on body and cover. Note: A similar beaker, also with detachable foot, by Michael May II, Brasov, 1739 is in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum and illustrated in the Exhibition... [Lire la suite]

19 janvier 2019

A German parcel-gilt silver glass cooler, Johann Friedrich Breuer, Augsburg, 1703-1707

Lot 69. A German parcel-gilt silver glass cooler, Johann Friedrich Breuer, Augsburg, 1703-1707; 31.5cm, 12 1/2in high; 273gr, 8oz 15dwt. Estimate 25,000 — 40,000 GBP. Lot sold 31,250 GBP. © Sotheby's 2017 lion mask and drop ring handles on ball and lion paw supports, applied with female masks below Régence ornament, centred inside with a vacant cartouche enclosed by hatched strapwork and leaves. Exhibited: Klaus Pechstein et al. Deutsche Goldschmiedekunst vom 15. Bis um 20... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2019

Nationalmuseum Sweden acquires two 18th century portrait drawings

Louis-Jean-François Lagrenée(1725–1805), Self-Portrait, 1778. Photo: Cecilia Heisser/Nationalmuseum.  STOCKHOLM.- Nationalmuseum has acquired two 18th century portrait drawings. One is a self-portrait of Louis-Jean-François Lagrenée, while the other, by Johann-Ernst Heinsius, depicts an unknown woman. Both works are fully elaborated and demonstrate a technical virtuosity which captures both the personality and vitality of their subjects. Louis-Jean-François Lagrenée (1725–1805) studied under Carle van... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2019

A Russian parcel-gilt silver bunch of grapes cup and cover, Moscow, circa 1760

Lot 65. A Russian parcel-gilt silver bunch of grapes cup and cover, maker's mark?. S (Cyrillic), unidentified assay master W.A. (Goldberg 596), Moscow, circa 1760; 27cm., 10 1/2 i.n high; 253gr, 8oz. 6dwt. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,250 GBP. © Sotheby's 2017 axeman and vine stem, body, cover and foot embossed with lobes, marked on body, cover and foot. Sotheby's. From Earth to Fire, London, 4 May 2017 
08 janvier 2019

A Neapolitan polychrome-decorated wood model of a pacing horse, 18th century 

Lot 106. A Neapolitan polychrome-decorated wood model of a pacing horse, 18th century;21 ½ in. (54.5 cm.) high; 20 ½ in. (52 cm.) wide; 6 ¾ in. (17 cm. ) deep. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000 (USD 3,819 - USD 6,365). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Mounted on an ebonised rectangular plinth.  Note: This beautifully carved equestrian model of a pacing horse recalls the Neapolitan terracotta creche models by such sculptors as Nicola Vassallo and Lorenzo Mosca. In the Metropolitan Museum in New York... [Lire la suite]