23 juillet 2014

Lucas Cranach the Elder (Kronach 1472 - 1553 Weimar), Lucretia

Lucas Cranach the Elder (Kronach 1472 - 1553 Weimar), Lucretia. Photo Sotheby's Oil on linden panel; 60.3 by 48.9 cm.; 22½ by 18¼ in. Provenance: Art Collectors Association Gallery, London, 1920;Anonymous Sale, New York, Sotheby's, 3 June 1988, lot 24;Whence acquired by a private collector, by whom sold, ‘Property from a Private Collection’, New York, Sotheby's, 26 January 2012, lot 34, for $5,122,500;Whence acquired by the present owner. Litterature:M.J. Friedländer and J. Rosenberg, Die Gemälde von Lucas Cranach, Berlin 1932,... [Lire la suite]
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23 juillet 2014

Doménikos Theotokopoulos, called El Greco (Candía, Crete 1541 – 1614 Toledo), The Crucifixion

Doménikos Theotokopoulos, called El Greco (Candía, Crete 1541 – 1614 Toledo), The Crucifixion. Photo Sotheby's Oil on canvas, in a period carved black and parcel gilt wood frame; 67.5 by 42 cm.; 26 1/2 by 16 1/2 in. Provenance:Don José Suárez, Madrid, by 1909;Don Tomás Urquijo, Bilbao;Acquired by Don Félix Fernández Valdés (died circa 1977), Bilbao, during the early 20th century;Thence by family descent;Until acquired by the present owner in 2011. Litterature: A.F. Calvert & C. G. Hartley, El Greco, London 1909, reproduced... [Lire la suite]
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23 juillet 2014

Doménikos Theotokopoulos, called El Greco and workshop (Candía, Crete 1541 – 1614 Toledo), Saint Francis of Assisi in ecstasy

Doménikos Theotokopoulos, called El Greco and workshop (Candía, Crete 1541 – 1614 Toledo), Saint Francis of Assisi in ecstasy. Photo Sotheby's With remains of signature lower left. Oil on canvas; 72 by 54 cm.; 28 ¼ by 21 ¼ in. Provenance: Private collection, Spain. Of all the Christian Saints it was the founder of the Franciscan Order that El Greco depicted on the greatest number of occasions and with whom the artist’s work is most closely identified. Such was the popularity of the Saint during El Greco’s lifetime that in Toledo... [Lire la suite]
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23 juillet 2014

Francisco de Zurbarán (Fuente de Cantos, Badajoz 1598 - 1664 Madrid), Saint Francis at prayer

Francisco de Zurbarán (Fuente de Cantos, Badajoz 1598 - 1664 Madrid), Saint Francis at prayer. Photo Sotheby's Oil on canvas, in a carved and parcel gilt wood frame; 157.5 by 100.5 cm.; 62 by 39 1/2 in. Provenance: Don Luis Pacheco Suárez de Deza, Spain;By descent to his son Don Alonso Pacheco de Torres, 1st Count of Ibangrande, by 1700;By descent to Doña Pilar Carrillo de Albornoz Dávila, 8th Countess of Ibangrande, by circa 1906;By descent to her daughter Doña María Dolores Carillo de Albornoz;Doña María Luisa Martínez Carrillo... [Lire la suite]
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23 juillet 2014

Francisco de Zurbarán, Christ on the cross with the Virgin, Mary Magdalene, and Saint John at his feet

Francisco de Zurbarán (Fuente de Cantos, Badajoz 1598 - 1664 Madrid), Christ on the cross with the Virgin, Mary Magdalene, and Saint John at his feet. Photo Sotheby's Signed and dated at the foot of the cross: Fran.co de zurbarán 1655. Oil on canvas, 212 by 163 cm.; 83 ½ by 64 ¼ in.  Provenance: In the collection of Janio Marques de Almeida, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, by 1997;Acquired by the present owner around 2002. Exposition: Barcelona, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Zurbarán al Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya,... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2014

A fine seventeenth-century child portrait acquired for the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Robert, Lord Bruce, later 2nd Earl of Elgin and 1st Earl of Ailesbury (1626 - 1685), Cornelius Johnson, 1633. Oil on canvas. Scottish National Portrait Gallery. EDINBURGH.- The Scottish National Portrait Gallery has acquired an extremely distinguished and sensitive seventeenth-century portrait of Robert, Lord Bruce (1626-1685), as a child. It is one of very few child portraits of this early period in the collection. The painting has been acquired for £35,000 from the Weiss Gallery in London. He is depicted in the height of... [Lire la suite]
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07 juillet 2014

Exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art showcases newly-uncovered Renaissance paintings

Isabella de’ Medici, attributed to Allesandro Allori - Carnegie Museum of Art PITTSBURGH, PA.- Carnegie Museum of Art announces the results of two recent investigations of old master paintings in its collection: the discovery of an original 16th-century portrait of Isabella de’ Medici (1542–1576), hidden beneath Victorian-era overpainting; and the findings of a technical analysis of a portrait of Sir George Nevill, Lord Bergavenny, historically attributed to Hans Holbein the Younger. Both paintings were examined for display in... [Lire la suite]
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06 juillet 2014

Circle of Jan van Kessel the Elder, Roses, a tulip, a small Morning Glory, jasmine, a red turban cup lily, rosemary and other fl

Circle of Jan van Kessel the Elder (Antwerp 1626-1679), Roses, a tulip, a small Morning Glory, jasmine, a red turban cup lily, rosemary and other flowers in a glass vase on a stone plinth, with a Scarce Swallowtail, Red Admiral, Blue and Small White butterflies, Lily Beetles, a Magpie Moth Caterpillar and Lake Demoiselle-fly in a niche, bears signature 'V.KES' (on plinth, lower left), oil on panel, 42.2 x 30.6cm (16 5/8 x 12 1/16in). Estimate £20,000 - 30,000 (€25,000 - 38,000). Photo Bonhams. Literature: K. Ertz and C. Nitze-Ertz,... [Lire la suite]
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06 juillet 2014

Godfried Schalcken, Portrait of James Stuart, 4th Duke of Lennox and 1st Duke of Richmond (1612-1655), with his greyhound by can

Godfried Schalcken (Dordrecht 1643-1706 The Hague), Portrait of James Stuart, 4th Duke of Lennox and 1st Duke of Richmond (1612-1655), with his greyhound by candlelight, oil on canvas, 94 x 144.5cm (37 x 56 7/8in). Estimate £200,000 - 300,000 (€250,000 - 380,000). Photo Bonhams Provenance: Pablo Bosch Collection, Barcelona, 19th centuryEduardo de Salas, MadridWith Rafael Valls Ltd., LondonPrivate Collection, U.S.A This magnificent canvas is most unusual in the oeuvre of Godfried Schalcken: not only in that it is life-size, but... [Lire la suite]
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06 juillet 2014

Jean Honoré Fragonard (Grasse 1732-1806 Paris), Sappho inspired by Cupid

Jean Honoré Fragonard (Grasse 1732-1806 Paris), Sappho inspired by Cupid, oil on canvas, oval, 63 x 54.8cm (24 13/16 x 21 9/16in). Estimate £800,000 - 1.2 million (€1 million - 1.5 million). Photo Bonhams. Provenance (Possibly) Sale (Vente Gorman or Lacaille), Paris, 23 January 1792, lot 68 ('Un tableau, représentant une muse inspirée par l'Amour. Cette composition agréable est d'un beau coloris.... h.24p.; l.20p. Il est forme ovale. Toile.')(Possibly) Sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 27 January 1845, lot 75 (without dimensions)Adolphe... [Lire la suite]
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