18 janvier 2017

Holy water stoup, Antoine I de la Drière, Tournai, 1617

Holy water stoup, Antoine I de la Drière, Tournai, 1617. Cast and chased silver. Height 17 cm. The « aspersorium » in the shape of Christ head. Philippe d’Arschot at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. Philippe d´Arschot. Fine antique silver from the 16th to the 19th Centuries. Avenue Louise, 192, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

11 octobre 2016

Exhibition explores the curious blend of science and spirituality known as alchemy

Mercury, ca. 1570–1580, Johann Gregor van der Schardt (Netherlandish, ca. 1530–after 1581). Bronze. Lent by the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles 95.SB.8. LOS ANGELES, CA.- Long shrouded in secrecy, alchemy was once considered the highest of arts. Straddling art, science, and natural philosophy, alchemy has proven key to both the materiality and creative expression embedded in artistic output, from ancient sculpture and the decorative arts to medieval illumination, and masterpieces in paint, print, and a panoply of media from... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2016

First major U.S. exhibition on Anthony van Dyck in twenty years opens at the Frick

  Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641), Self-Portrait, ca. 1615–17. Oil on panel 14 3/8 × 10 1/8 in. (36.5 × 25.8 cm) Rubenshuis, Antwerp. NEW YORK, NY.- Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641), one of the most celebrated and influential portraitists of all time, enjoyed an international career that took him from his native Flanders to Italy, France, and, ultimately, the court of Charles I in England. Van Dyck’s elegant manner and convincing evocation of a sitter’s inner life—whether real or imagined—made him the favorite portraitist of... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2015

A small blue and white 'Auspicious Characters' bowl, Wanli period, dated 1617

A small blue and white 'Auspicious Characters' bowl, Wanli period, dated 1617. Estimate $4,000 – $6,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowl is decorated on the exterior with four auspicious characters reading fu shou kang ning ('good fortune, longevity, health and peace´) within star-shaped panels formed by overlapping squares, surrounded by a leafy floral scroll and beneath a floret cell-diaper band. The interior is decorated with a central lotus medallion beneath a wide band of a cockscomb vine and a... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2013

Getty Museum exhibits captivating Rubens drawing alongside national treasures from Korea

Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577 - 1640), Man in Korean Costume, about 1617. Black chalk with touches of red chalk in the face, 38.4 x 23.5 cm. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. LOS ANGELES, CA.- Among the greatest of Old Master draughtsmen, Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577–1640) drew influence from an extraordinarily wide range of subject matter. Around 1617, he created a large-scale chalk drawing of a man wearing voluminous silk robes and a transparent headdress. This masterwork, now identified as a Man in Korean Costume,... [Lire la suite]
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26 juillet 2012

North Italian School, 1617. Portrait of a man & Portrait of his wife, probably a member of the Zondodari family

North Italian School, 1617. Portrait of a man, probably a member of the Asinari di Monbercello family, three-quarter length, wearing armour and a ruff, and holding gloves. Photo Sotheby's North Italian School, 1617. Portrait of his wife, probably a member of the Zondodari family, threequarter length, wearing a black dress and a ruff. Photo Sotheby's a pair, the former charged with the coat-of-arms of the Asinari di Monbercello family upper right, dated upper left: 1617; the latter with the Asinari... [Lire la suite]
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06 avril 2011

Mughal Masterpiece: Portrait of Emperor Jahangir Sells for £1.4 Million at Bonhams

Mughal painting of Emperor Jahangir who ruled India from 1605 to 1627. EPA/Bonhams LONDON.- The magnificent portrait the Mughal Emperor Jahangir who reigned from 1605-1627, attributed to Abu'l Hasan, Nadir al-Zaman and dated AH 1026/AD 1617, sold for £1,420,000 at Bonhams Indian and Islamic Sale today, April 5th. It went to a Middle Eastern museum. The sale total was £2.7m. The picture is a political tour de force in which the Emperor lays claim to a world-wide ambition. This is achieved through its full life-size magnificence, use... [Lire la suite]
11 mars 2010

Curators Claim "Lost" Emperor Portrait is Largest Mughal Painting Ever Seen

Jahangir holding a globe, Mughal, attributed to Abu’l-Hasan, 1617. Private Collection LONDON.- Curators of the National Portrait Gallery's new exhibition The Indian Portrait 1560-1860 - which opens tomorrow - will reveal a six-foot, seventeenth-century life-size portrait of the Emperor Jahangir which they claim is the largest painting to come from the Mughal empire. Jahangir holding a globe, dating from 1617, is opulently painted in gold and watercolour on cotton and includes relief jewellery. Apart from its appearance in an... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2009

New acquisition from the J. Paul Getty Museum: Landscape with the Temptation of Saint Anthony, 1617 of Roelandt Savery

Roelandt Savery, Flemish, Landscape with the Temptation of Saint Anthony, 1617, Oil on panel, 19 5/16 x 37 in. 2008.73. The J. Paul Getty Trust © J. Paul Getty Trust Transforming the theme of the temptation of Saint Anthony into a celebration of nature's magnificence, Flemish landscape and still life painter Roelandt Savery depicted the hermit Anthony reading a Bible--oblivious to the antics of numerous fantastic demons--while seated in a rustic cell. His wooden hut is nestled in a majestic and thickly wooded alpine... [Lire la suite]
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10 juin 2009

Mathieu van Negre (? - avant 1644) Portrait de femme à la collerette

Mathieu van Negre (? - avant 1644)  Portrait de femme à la collerette Panneau de chêne, une planche, non parqueté, signé et daté en bas à gauche MATHIEU / VAN NEGRE / FECIT / 1617; 103 x 65 cm. Estimation : 20 000 - 30 000 € Vendredi 12 juin, 13 h, salle 5-6 - Drouot-Richelieu.  Maigret (Thierry de) SVV.
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