12 mars 2021

Radiant European masterpieces light up National Gallery of Australia

Carlo Crivelli, ‘The Annunciation, with Saint Emidius’, 1486. © The National Gallery, London. CANBERRA.- Australian audiences have a rare opportunity to view some of the most celebrated paintings in the world as Botticelli to Van Gogh: Masterpieces from the National Gallery, London opened for an exclusive season at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.Featuring renowned paintings by some of Europe’s most admired artists including Titian, Velázquez, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Canaletto, Turner, Renoir, Cézanne,... [Lire la suite]

05 février 2021

DOUWES FINE ART BV at BRAFA 2021

Jan Davidsz. de Heem (Utrecht 1606-1684 Antwerp), Still life. Oil on canvas, 88 x 120.5 cm. Signed, right of centre J. De heem. f, circa 1645. DOUWES FINE ART BV at BRAFA 2021. Fred Meijer, in a letter of 18 October 2004: ‘the signature, the quality of the composition, and the certitude with which the objects are placed do not leave any doubt about the authorship. This painting can be dated ca. 1645’. This work is included in the catalogue raisonné by Fred G. Meijer, 2016. Provenance: collection Sir Richard... [Lire la suite]
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04 février 2021

GALLERY DESMET at BRAFA 2021

Giovanni Zoffoli (1745-1805), Marcus Aurelius on horseback, Rome, late 18th century. Bronze, Giallo marble base. H 62 x W 23 x D 32 cm. Signed 'G.Z.F.' (neck of horse). GALLERY DESMET at BRAFA 2021 Medieval foliated column, Italian, 13th-14th century. White marble, H 184 x Ø 17 cm. GALLERY DESMET at BRAFA 2021. Vase-shaped Viking hoard, 10th - 11th century. Metal utensils, oxidised together in the shape of the (lost) vessel in which they were contained (fish hooks, nails,... [Lire la suite]
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04 février 2021

GRUSENMEYER - WOLINER at BRAFA 2021

Stele of Vishnu, West India, Rajasthan region, 12th century. Dark grey hard stone. H 79 cm. GRUSENMEYER - WOLINER at BRAFA 2021. Photo credit: Studio Asselberghs-Frédéric Dehaen Provenance: Spanish collection, acquired by the father on 30 September 1969, Oriental Antiquities Ltd, London.  Stele of Padmapani, Indonesia, central Java, 9th century. Andesite. H 28 x W 43 cm. GRUSENMEYER - WOLINER at BRAFA 2021. Provenance: Spink & Son Ltd, London, 21 October 1980. A crocodile... [Lire la suite]
03 février 2021

DE JONCKHEERE at BRAFA 2021

Pieter Brueghel the Younger (Brussels 1564-1636 Antwerp), Saint George’s kermis with the dance around the maypole, 1627. Oil on panel, 54.6 x 75.7 cm. Signed at the bottom left 'P. BRUEGHEL 1627'. DE JONCKHEERE at BRAFA 2021 Provenance: F.B. Greenstreet, London; private collection, USA, 1940; subsequently by descent; Anonymous Sotheby’s sale, New York, 29 January 2009, lot 43; Richard Green Fine Paintings Ltd., London; private collection, USA. Literature: G. Marlier, Pieter Brueghel Le Jeune, Brussels... [Lire la suite]
02 février 2021

SÃO ROQUE at BRAFA 2021

Aquamanile. Chimera-shaped aquamanile; a donkey´s head, female torso, lion’s feet and a fishlike tail. Portuguese faience, Lisbon, first half 17th century. H 26.5 cm. SÃO ROQUE at BRAFA 2021 Provenance: J.T. collection, Lisbon.  Similar pieces of the same period recorded in European museums (V & A Museum in London, MNAA in Lisbon, Angewandte Kunst Museum in Frankfurt, Kunst und Gewerbe Museum in Hamburg)     Jewellery box, Singhalese-Portuguese, mid-17th century. Ivory and... [Lire la suite]

01 février 2021

CHIALE FINE ART at BRAFA 2021

Geronimo D’Auria (Napoli, active 1573-1616) and Salvatore Caccavello (Napoli, active circa 1535-1578), Società Caccavello-D’Auria, La consegna delle chiavi and La parabola del buon pastore. Carved walnut, Napoli, circa 1570-80,61.5 x 47 cm. Price: € 45,000. CHIALE FINE ART at BRAFA 2021. Provenance: private collection, Paris. The two panels, carved in high relief with scenes from the life of Christ set in suggestive architectural scenarios, were originally part of a vast figurative cycle intended for the... [Lire la suite]
01 février 2021

COSTERMANS & PELGRIMS DE BIGARD at BRAFA 2021

Johannes Hannot (Leiden, 1633-1684), Still life with sweetmeats and drinking, circa 1654. Oil on panel, 50 x 68 cm. Indistincly signed lower left on the table. COSTERMANS & PELGRIMS DE BIGARD at BRAFA 2021 Provenance: Sale Jeronimo de Vries, Amsterdam, 08 mars 1824, lot 64; Kunsthandel Houthakker, Amsterdam, circa 1921-1926; Art dealer M. Wolff, Amsterdam, before 1938; collection of B.J. Dorlas, Bloemendaal, by succession; Sotheby’s, London, 16 December 1999, lot 38; private collection Literature: Fred... [Lire la suite]
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01 février 2021

AXEL VERVOORDT at BRAFA 2021

Masatoshi Masanobu (Japan, 1911-1995), Work, 1965. Enamel on canvas, 117 x 73 cm. AXEL VERVOORDT at BRAFA 2021. Fragment of a head of the 'large Herculaneum woman' type, Roman after a Greek original, 1st century AD. Marble with traces of polychromy remaining, H 19 x W 20 x D 11 cm. AXEL VERVOORDT at BRAFA 2021. Provenance: acquired on the French art market; private collection, USA; acquired on the Los Angeles art market, 1960. Ryuji Tanaka (Japan, 1927-2014), Shizen (Hana) 20 [Nature (Flower) 20], 1977. Mineral pigment... [Lire la suite]
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31 janvier 2021

D'ARSCHOT & CIE at BRAFA 2021

Sicilian snuff box in shape of a lamb. Silver-gilt and rubies, Messina, circa 1740, 4.8 x 5.8 cm, Weight 94 gr. D'ARSCHOT & CIE at BRAFA 2021. Teapot, Lambert Englebert (Liege, 1667-1733), Liege, 1703. Silver. H 14.5 cm, Weight 549 gr. D'ARSCHOT & CIE at BRAFA 2021. This teapot is the oldest known teapot in the Prince-Bishopric of Liege and in the production of the Low Countries. Private devotional reliquary, Silver and blackened wood, Augsburg, circa 1740, H 20.2 x 12 cm. Unmarked. D'ARSCHOT & CIE at BRAFA... [Lire la suite]
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