24 août 2018

Silver-gilt "Rathspokal" standing cup, Nienburg an der Weser, 1648

Lot 1708. Silver-gilt "Rathspokal" standing cup, Nienburg an der Weser, 1648. Unassigned maker's mark HCT or HGT. H 46.3 cm. 8583 g. Estimate: CHF 30 000 / 50 000 (€ 25 000 / 41 670). © Koller Expertise: Prof. Dr. Ernst-Ludwig Richter, Freudental, September 2015 (copy available).  Provenance: - Nienburg an der Weser, probably 1648 to 1681.- Copenhagen, until July 1892. - Collection of Frederic H(enry) Betts, from 1892.- Swiss private collection. - European private collection. ... [Lire la suite]

10 février 2017

Brexit here: Daniel Crouch Rare Books explores the origins of the European nation state at TEFAF Maastricht

Image courtesy of Daniel Crouch Rare Books. LONDON.- As Great Britain prepares to trigger Article 50 and leave the European Union, Daniel Crouch Rare Books will be displaying a collection at TEFAF Maastricht on the theme of the artificiality of national boundaries and the mythical idea of the nation state. Highlights of the Daniel Crouch Rare Books stand look at how countries expressed ideas through cartography, like Christopher Saxton’s atlas. As surveying techniques improved, it was considered crucial to have... [Lire la suite]
10 janvier 2016

'Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age' at Hermitage Amsterdam

Nicolaes Eliasz. Pickenoy (1591 - 1653), Banquet of civic guardsmen from the company of captain Jacob Backer and lieutenant Jacob Rogh, 1632, collection Amsterdam Museum. AMSTERDAM -  The exhibition Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age will open in Hermitage Amsterdam from 29 November 2014 until the end of 2016. The presentation features over thirty group portraits dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. These enormous paintings originate from the Amsterdam Museum and Rijksmuseum and are accompanied by other paintings... [Lire la suite]
28 septembre 2015

Rembrandt's Self portraits: Four Prints at Sotheby's

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (1606 – 1669), Self portrait(?) with plumed cap and lowered sabre. Etching, 1634. Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. a fair impression of the third (final) state, after the plate had been reduced to an oval, the upper half of the oval emphasized with printing ink; sheet: 130 by 108mm 5 1/8 by 4 1/4 in Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (1606 – 1669), Self portrait with Saskia. Etching, 1636. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2015

"Poussin et Dieu" au Musée du Louvre

Poussin et Dieu : Affiche. PARIS - Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665) est le plus grand peintre français du XVIIe siècle. Selon certains, il est même le plus grand peintre français tout court. Pourtant l’artiste, considéré dès son vivant comme le « Raphaël de la France », demeure aujourd’hui beaucoup moins connu du public que Watteau, Delacroix, Monet ou Cézanne. Génie classique, singulier par le style et par la signification de ses œuvres, Poussin est réputé difficile d’accès. Présenté depuis très longtemps comme un « peintre savant... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2015

Liverpool's Walker Art Gallery to display famed painting by Nicolas Poussin

Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665), Sacrament of Extreme Unction, 1638-40. © The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge. LIVERPOOL.- A masterpiece by Nicolas Poussin, one of the greatest artists of the 17th century, will be displayed at the Walker Art Gallery from 6 March to 7 June 2015. The painting is on tour from the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, with the Walker Art Gallery providing the only opportunity to see the work in the north of England.  Extreme Unction, or ‘final anointing’, depicts a powerful and moving scene... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2010

A rare imperial inscribed jade book. Dated Sunzi Wuzi cyclical year (1648)

A rare imperial inscribed jade book. Dated Sunzi Wuzi cyclical year (1648). photo courtesy Sotheby's comprising ten thick jade plaques of rectangular form, the Khotan green jade of greyish olive-green tone, the cover and back plates each boldly incised and gilt with a pair of ascending and descending dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl between ruyi-shaped clouds, a further four plates neatly incised and gilt with four columns of Chinese characters written in xingshu, beginning with the date 'Shunzhi wu nian wuzi', and... [Lire la suite]
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