01 juillet 2023

Allegory featuring Villa Medici in Rome stars in Bonhams Old Masters sale in London

Lot 21. Attributed to Sebastian Vrancx (Antwerp 1573-1647), Allegory of the months of March and April, with the Villa Medici, oil on panel, 79 x 104 cm. Estimate: £100,000 - £150,000. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- The gardens of the Villa Medici in Rome have become known for their fragrance. In certain months, the lemon trees, lavender and oregano flowers, mix with woody aroma of the nearby cedars and the fragrance of the ancient stones in the heat of the sun. The changing of the seasons is particularly felt, making... [Lire la suite]

09 décembre 2022

Christie’s Old Masters Evening Sale Establishing 5 Artist Records, led by Hans Holbein the Younger and Workshop

 Lot 28: Jean-François de Troy (Paris 1679-1752 Rome), The Reading Party, signed and dated 'DE TROY / 1735' (lower left), oil on canvas, 32 1/4 x 25 1/2 in. (81.8 x64.7 cm.). Price realised GBP 2,922,000 / USD 3,561,918 / EUR 3,380,754 (Estimate: GBP 2,000,000–3,000,000). © Christie’s 2022 London – Leading Christie’s Classic Week in London, the Old Masters Evening Sale realised £13,145,100 / $16,023,877 / €15,208,881 selling 89% lot and 97% by value. Leading the sale was... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2021

Sales at Christie's Paris achieve a combined total of €10 million

Early 17th Century Italian School, Follower of Leonardo da Vinci, The Hekking Mona Lisa. Oil on canvas, 79,5 x 47 cm. Estimate : €200,000-300,000. Sold for €2,9 million © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 PARIS.- Christie’s France have hosted three successful sales this week which achieved a combined total of €9,717,375 including its first edition of the Women in Art sale dedicated to women artists which totaled more than €3 million and attracted 20% of new clients. The Mona Lisa Hekking sold for €2,9 million setting a new... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2020

Brooklyn Museum to sell 12 works as pandemic changes the rules

Property from the Brooklyn Museum, sold to support museum collections. Lot 11. Lucas Cranach I (Kronach 1472-1553 Weimar), Lucretia, signed with the artist’s winged-serpent device (lower right), oil on panel, transferred to board24 x 16 in. (61 x 40.6 cm.). Estimate USD 1,200,000 - USD 1,800,000. © Christie's Images Limited It is the kind of sale that once would have engendered criticism, perhaps even sanctions: The Brooklyn Museum is putting 12 works up for auction at Christie’s next month — including paintings by Cranach,... [Lire la suite]
27 novembre 2015

Works by Ambrosisus Bosschaert I and Francesco Guardi lead Christie's Old Master & British Paintings Sale

LONDON.- Christie’s Old Master & British Paintings Evening Sale in London on Tuesday 8 December 2015 will offer an exceptional selection of pictures from private collections, several of which have never before been offered at auction. The sale is led by an exceptionally rare work, in excellent condition, from a private collection: A hare among plants by Hans Hoffmann (Nürnberg 1545-1591 Prague), (estimate: £4-6 million). Monogrammed and dated 1582, just three years before Hoffmann went to Prague to become court painter... [Lire la suite]
13 octobre 2015

Nationalmuseum in Stockholm presents research project on the Italian paintings collection

Giovanni Battista Recco (Italian, born c. 1631, dead 1674 or 1676, dead 1674 or 1676), Still Life with Fish and Oysters, 1653. Oil on canvas, 100 x 126. NM 759. Photo: Erik Cornelius/Nationalmuseum. STOCKHOLM.- Since 2009, a huge research project on the Italian paintings collection of Nationalmuseum in Stockholm has been in progress. The collection contains well-known works by great artists but the project has also made new discoveries. The results have been published in a catalogue raisonné to be presented at... [Lire la suite]

09 juillet 2015

Huge new record for masterpiece by Cranach the Elder at Sotheby's sale in London

Star Lot: Lucas Cranach the Elder’s The Bocca della Verità, the ‘Mouth of Truth’. Never previously offered on the market, the painting was hotly pursued by three bidders, finally selling for £9.3m / $14.4m / €13m (est. £6-8m) - a new record for the artist at auction and almost double the previous record. This rare German Renaissance masterpiece is among Lucas Cranach the Elder’s most important works. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Tonight’s Evening Sale of Old Master & British Paintings at Sotheby’s in London... [Lire la suite]
12 juin 2015

Rare works with impeccable provenance lead Christie's Old Master & British Paintings Evening Sale

Bernardo Bellotto (Venice 1721-1780 Warsaw), Dresden from the Right Bank of the Elbe above the Augustus Bridge (Detail). Oil on canvas. 37 5/8 x 65 1/8 in. (95.6 x 165.4 cm.) Estimate: £8,000,000-12,000,000 ($12,352,000 - $18,528,000). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 LONDON.- Christie’s Old Master & British Paintings Evening Sale in London on Thursday 9 July will offer an exceptional selection of pictures from private collections, with emphasis on rarity, importance and provenance. Many of the... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2015

'Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden' exhibition on view at Buckingham Palace

Rembrandt van Rijn (Leiden 1606-Amsterdam 1669), Christ and St Mary Magdalen at the Tomb. Signed and dated 1638. Oil on panel, 61.0 x 49.5 cm (support, canvas/panel/str external), RCIN 404816. © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014  LONDON.- Whether a sacred sanctuary, a place for scientific study, a haven for the solitary thinker or a space for pure enjoyment and delight, gardens are where mankind and nature meet. A new exhibition at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace explores the many... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2015

J. Paul Getty Museum presents 'Renaissance Splendors of the Northern Italian Courts'

Initial S: The Conversion of Saint Paul (detail), cutting from a gradual, probably northern Italy, attributed to Pisanello and the Master of the Antiphonal Q of San Giorgio Maggiore, about 1440-50. The J. Paul Getty Museum. © J. Paul Getty Trust LOS ANGELES, CA.- Drawn largely from the Getty Museum’s exceptional permanent collection of Italian art, and major loans from private collections, Renaissance Splendors of the Northern Italian Courts is on view March 31–June 21, 2015 at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty... [Lire la suite]