12 avril 2014

Family Altar-triptych, Renaissance, workshop of the Embriachi, Venice, ca. 1410-20

Family Altar-triptych, Renaissance, workshop of the Embriachi (important workshop in Florence and Venice in the 15th century), Venice, ca. 1410-20. Photo Koller Auctions Bone cut in relief and ebony with geometric fillets in partially coloured bone. The triptychon has a pointed gable, the central panel shows Mary Enthroned with the Child Jesus, flanked by St. Catherine and John the Baptist. Above Christ holding a Book and Giving Blessings. The two wings depicting the monastic saints, St. Dominic and St. Francis of... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2014

Miroir à parecloses, Travail vénitien de la première moitié du XVIIIe siècle

Miroir à parecloses, Travail vénitien de la première moitié du XVIIIe siècle. Photo Artcurial - Briest-Poulain-F.Tajan. En bois sculpté et doré, le miroir de forme carrée, flanqué de montants ajourés à motif d'agrafes de feuillage rocaille et fleurs, une coquille en partie basse, le fronton ajouré et gravé représentant le lever du Soleil, les côtés gravés de trophées militaires et profil de personnages à l'antique. Hauteur : 206 cm. (81 in.), Largeur : 164 cm. (64 ½ in.). Estimation : 40 000 / 60 000 € A GILTWOOD MIROIR A... [Lire la suite]

14 mars 2014

Bernardino Licinio (Venise c. 1490 - Venise c. 1550), Young Lady and her Suitor

Bernardino Licinio (Venise c. 1490 - Venise c. 1550), Young Lady and her Suitor. Oil on wood panel, 32 x 45 in (81.3 x 114.3 cm). Photo courtesy Galerie Canesso The vagaries of our picture’s fate during the last two centuries have been far from ordinary, carrying it through a number of great European political and historical dramas. Starting when it was owned – as a work by Titian (1488/1489-1576) – by Napoleon’s sister Caroline Murat (1782-1839) when she was Queen of Naples (1808-1815), the picture followed her to the Austrian... [Lire la suite]
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01 mars 2014

Francesco Guardi masterpiece to be offered for the first time in over a century

Francesco Guardi (1712-1793), Venice, the Bacino di San Marco with the Piazzetta and the Doge‟s Palace. Oil on canvas, 27 ⅜ x 40 ⅛ in. (69.5 x 102 cm.). Estimate: £8-10 million/ $13-16.5 million / €9.5-12 million. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  LONDON.- Christie’s announced that Venice, the Bacino di San Marco with the Piazzetta and the Doge‟s Palace by Francesco Guardi (1712-1793) From The Baron Henri de Rothschild Collection will be offered for the first time in over a century, in the London Old Master & British... [Lire la suite]
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21 février 2014

Venice, Italy, probably late 17th-early 18th century, Nautilus form cup

Venice, Italy, probably late 17th-early 18th century, Nautilus form cup. Photo Sotheby's dolphin stem, shell base, grotesque mask embossed at the handle; hallmarked Venice, maker's mark DB; silver-gilt; height: 21.5cm., 8 1/2 in; weight: 405gr., 13oz. Estimation 10,000 — 15,000 GBP Provenance: Sotheby's, Geneva, 12 November 1980, lot 284 Sotheby's. 1000 Ways of Seeing: The Private Collection of the late Stanley J. Seeger. London | 05 mars 2014, 10:00 AM. www.sothebys.com
17 février 2014

"Venice: The Golden Age of Art and Music" opens at the Portland Art Museum

 Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto, The Bucintoro at the Molo on Ascension Day, c. 1745, Oil on canvas. Philadelphia Museum of Art, The William L. Elkins Collection, Photo The Philadelphia Museum of Art / Art Resource, NY. PORTLAND, ORE.- The Portland Art Museum is the only U.S. venue for Venice: The Golden Age of Art and Music opened on February 15. This stunning exhibition explores the heroic age of art and music in the Republic of Venice, also referred to as La Serenissima or “the most serene.”  Between the... [Lire la suite]


22 janvier 2014

Ashmolean acquires Old Master painting: "Venice: the Fondamenta Nuove" by Francesco Guardi

Francesco Guardi (1712–1793), Venice: the Fondamenta Nuove with the Lagoon and the Island of San Michele, c. 1758. Oil on canvas, 72 x 120 cm © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford.  OXFORD.- The Ashmolean announced the acquisition of an enchanting early view-painting by Francesco Guardi (1712–1793): Venice: the Fondamenta Nuove with the Lagoon and the Island of San Michele. Dating to c. 1758 and made for a British Grand Tourist, the painting is a masterpiece by Guardi, previously unpublished. The acquisition has been made... [Lire la suite]
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18 janvier 2014

Venus and Mars, Circle of Tiziano Aspetti (1559-1606), Italian, Venice or Padua, late 16th-17th century

Venus and Mars, Circle of Tiziano Aspetti (1559-1606), Italian, Venice or Padua, late 16th-17th century. Photo Sotheby's. with metal tags numbered: 531 and 532 and an old paper label on the underside of the base numbered 531 and 532; bronze, on ebonised wood bases with bronze herm mounts and inlaid with lapis lazuli. Venus: 12.5cm., 4 7/8 in.; Mars: 13cm., 5 1/8 in.; bases: 11.5cm., 4½in. Estimation 4,000 — 6,000 GBP Provenance: SAR la Grande-Duchesse Joséphine-Charlotte de Luxembourg (1927 - 2005) Sotheby's. Of Royal and Noble... [Lire la suite]
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06 janvier 2014

Francesco Guardi (Venice 1712 – 1793), View of the Grand Canal with the Rialto Bridge and the Riva Del Vin

Francesco Guardi (Venice 1712 – 1793), View of the Grand Canal with the Rialto Bridge and the Riva Del Vin. Photo Sotheby's Pen and brown ink and brown and gray wash within brown ink framing lines; signed in pen and brown ink, lower left: Fra.co de Guardi Fec.; 246 by 422 mm; 9 11/16 by 16 5/8 in. Estimation 150,000 — 200,000 USD Provenance: Sale, Paris, Hotel Drouot, 10 June 1908, lot 59;Sale, Paris, Hotel Drouot, 14 November 1919, lot 20;Sale, Paris, Etude Tajan 3 April 1998, Lot 91;with Colnaghi, London 1998;with Richard Green,... [Lire la suite]
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06 janvier 2014

Giacomo Guardi (Venice 1764 – 1835), View of Piazza San Marco

Giacomo Guardi (Venice 1764 – 1835), View of Piazza San Marco. Photo Sotheby's Gouache; inscribed and signed on the verso in pen and brown ink: Veduta della Piazza di S. Marco / All'Ospedaletto in SS. Giov e Paolo No 5845 dimandar / Giacomo de Guardi; 138 by 246 mm; 5 3/8 by 9 3/4 in. Estimation 7,000 — 9,000 USD Sotheby's. Old Master Drawings. New York | 29 janv. 2014 - www.sothebys.com
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