31 juillet 2016

Centennial exhibition celebrates landmark acquisition of Benkaim collection of imperial Mughal paintings

Posthumous portrait of the Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah (r. 1719–48) holding a falcon, 1764. Muhammad Rizavi Hindi (Indian, active mid-1700s). Mughal India, probably Lucknow. Opaque watercolor with gold on paper; 28 x 23.8 cm (page); 14.4 x 10.3 cm (painting). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift in honor of Madeline Neves Clapp; Gift of Mrs. Henry White Cannon by exchange; Bequest of Louise T. Cooper; Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund; From the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection, 2013.347 (recto). CLEVELAND,... [Lire la suite]

26 janvier 2016

The Prado acquires The Virgin of the Pomegranate by Fra Angelico from the Alba ducal collection

Guido di Pietro, known as Fra Angelico (Mugello, 1390 - Rome, 1455), The Virgin and Child with two Angels or The Virgin of the Pomegranate, detail, c.1426. Tempera on panel, 83 x 59 cm. Museo Nacional del Prado. © 2016. Museo Nacional del Prado. MADRID.- The Royal Board of Trustees of the Museo del Prado and with the Minister of Education, Culture and Sport, Iñigo Méndez de Vigo, also in attendance, approved the acquisition of The Virgin of the Pomegranate, the only masterpiece of early 15th-century... [Lire la suite]