02 août 2021

Italian, circa 1540, The Arundel Zodiac

Lot 11. Italian, circa 1540, The Arundel Zodiac, carnelian, within a mid 16th-century, emamelled gold pendant mount set with diamonds and rubies, intaglio: 43mm., 1 3/4 in., 116mm., 4 1/2 in. overall. Estimate: 120,000 - 180,000 GBP. Lot sold: 559,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Possibly Federico II Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua (1500-1540);by descent in the Gonzaga collection, Mantua;certainly Daniel Nys Gem wundercabinet;Thomas Arundel, 14th Earl of Arundel... [Lire la suite]

01 août 2021

A Louis XVI four-leaf mahognany and Chinese painted paper folding screen by Joseph Gengenbach dit Canabas, late 18th century

A Louis XVI four-leaf mahognany and Chinese painted paper folding screen by Joseph Gengenbach dit Canabas, late 18th century; H: 98cm x L: 48cm x 4 Leafs. Price on request. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 Each rectangular panel depicting a figurative landscape with court figures. Note: Joseph Gengenbach dit Canabas, maître in 1766.Joseph Gengenbach (1712-1797), known as ‘Canabas’, became master cabinet-maker in 1766 and specialised in delicate items of furniture executed in solid... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2021

A pair of Louis XV ormolu-mounted Chinese Coromandel lacquer and vernis Martin encoignures (corner cabinets) by Adrien Delorme,

A pair of Louis XV ormolu-mounted Chinese Coromandel lacquer and vernis Martin encoignures (corner cabinets) by Adrien Delorme, circa 1748-49. ; 37 in. (95 cm.) high; 29 in. (73 cm.) wide; 20 in. (52 cm.) deep. Price on request. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 Each with shaped moulded breche d’Alep marble top above a curved door decorated with a triangular cartouche depicting a courtly scene in a palace garden, surrounded by a floral trellis pattern and framed by a lappeted motif, the angles headed by... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2021

The Morgan opens 'Drawings by the Bibiena Family', marking their first U.S. exhibition in over thirty years

Carlo Galli Bibiena, A Colonnaded Stage Set, ca. 1750. Pen and brown and black ink with gray wash, 340 x 489 mm. Promised gift of Jules Fisher. NEW YORK, NY.- The Morgan Library & Museum is presenting Architecture, Theater, and Fantasy: Bibiena Drawings from the Jules Fisher Collection, on view May 28 through September 12, 2021. The exhibition explores the elaborate stage design drawings produced by the Bibiena family and collected by the internationally acclaimed lighting designer Jules Fisher. It marks the first... [Lire la suite]
27 mai 2021

"La Fabrique de l'extravagance" au Château de Chantilly et Musée Condé

La Fabrique de l'extravagance. Porcelaines de Meissen et de Chantilly - Affiche de l'exposition Le Domaine de Chantilly accueille, dans les Grands Appartements du château, une exposition inédite et joyeuse où porcelaines fines et excentrique modernité se rencontrent. Les porcelaines princières de Meissen et de Chantilly, qui ont marqué les arts décoratifs du Siècle des Lumières, sont mises à l’honneur grâce à une scénographie exceptionnelle signée Peter Marino. L'exposition est prolongée jusqu'au 29 août 2021. La Fabrique de... [Lire la suite]
24 mai 2021

Exposition Le portrait Soleil selon Hyacinthe Rigaud, au château de Versailles

Le château de Versailles présente la première rétrospective consacrée au peintre Hyacinthe Rigaud (1659-1743), auteur du plus célèbre des portraits de Louis XIV. Fils de tailleur devenu peintre des rois, la figure de cet artiste brillant au parcours jalonné de succès a été injustement éclipsée par son chef-d’oeuvre. Rigaud a dominé pendant plus d’un demi-siècle le genre du portrait, auquel il a contribué à donner une importance nouvelle. À travers 150 oeuvres, l’exposition propose de découvrir cet artiste, éblouissant ambassadeur de... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2021

The National Gallery brings Dutch masterpiece to six unusual locations across the nation

Jan van Huysum, Flowers in a Terracotta Vase, 1736–7. Oil on canvas, 133.5 x 91.5 cm © The National Gallery, London. LONDON.- Following the positive response to Artemisia Visits (2019), the National Gallery announced Jan van Huysum Visits which will see Van Huysum’s magnificent Flowers in a Terracotta Vase (1736–7) travel to six locations across the nation in summer 2021.The painting will visit Cornwall, Norfolk, the East Midlands, South Yorkshire, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Each display will explore one of six... [Lire la suite]
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05 mai 2021

Christie's Classic Week Old Masters Evening Sale includes masterpiece from Belloto's early career

Bernardo Bellotto (1721-1780), View of Verona with the Ponte delle Navi, circa 1745-47. Estimate £12,000,000-18,000,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 LONDON.- Christie’s announced Bernardo Bellotto’s majestic View of Verona with the Ponte delle Navi as one of the leading highlights in the forthcoming Old Masters Evening Sale, taking place live on 8 July at Christie’s King Street. This is part of a marquee series of sales comprising this season’s Classic Week calendar.Bernardo Bellotto painted View of Verona with the Ponte... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2021

A pair of Japanese black and gilt-lacquer and japanned cabinets-on-stands, the cabinets 17th century, the tops and bases North E

Lot 110.  A pair of Japanese black and gilt-lacquer and japanned cabinets-on-stands, the cabinets 17th century, the tops and bases North European second quarter 18th century; 311⁄4 in. (79.5 cm.) high, 33 in. (84 cm.) wide, 20 in. (51 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price Realised USD 30,000 . © Christie's Images Ltd 2021. With a molded rectangular top above a pair of doors mounted with engraved brass hinges and lock plates enclosing five drawers, the stand... [Lire la suite]
07 février 2021

Indo-Portuguese Goa figure of the Infant Christ as Saviour of the World ‘Salvator Mundi’, First half of the 18th century

Indo-Portuguese Goa figure of the Infant Christ as Saviour of the World ‘Salvator Mundi’, First half of the 18th century. Ivory, hair with traces of polychrome and gilding, H 24.5 cm, H with base 29 cm. Price: € 19,000. FINCH & CO at BRAFA 2021. An old label to reverse of wood stand inscribed ‘Messel Collection’. Provenance: former Irish private collection; former Messel collection. m. +44 (0)7768 236 921 www.finchandco.art