23 décembre 2018

An exceptional London delftware 'bossed' tankard, dated 1653

Lot 143. An exceptional London delftware 'bossed' tankard, dated 1653; 19cm high. Estimate £ 30,000 - 40,000 (€ 33,000 - 44,000). © Bonhams. Of tall cylindrical form tapering slightly inwards and decorated with 'bossed' ornament in neat rows, inscribed in blue on the front with a crowned cartouche inscribed B./G.W. 1653, flanked by scrollwork and with a grotesque mask below. Provenance: 6th Marquess of Bute, Christie's sale 5 December 1994, lot 3Syd Levethan, Longridge Collection, Christie's sale 10 June... [Lire la suite]

12 novembre 2016

Dutch Old Masters from Budapest on view at the Frans Hals Museum

Frans Pietersz de Grebber, Portrait of a Young Woman, 1632, Szépmüvészeti Múzeum, Budapest. HAARLEM.- This winter the Frans Hals Museum entertains distinguished visitors from the Szépmüvészeti Múzeum in Budapest. For three months from 12 November 2016 more than eighty works by Netherlandish masters from one of the finest museum collections in the world will be our guests. Unlike leading museums with comparable collections, such as the Louvre and the National Gallery, the Hungarian museum’s collection is an... [Lire la suite]
06 février 2016

In and out of storage: Mauritshuis exhibits rarely seen works from its collection

 Storage room of the Mauritshuis. From left to right: Amor Triumphant by Friedrich Bury, Portrait of Queen Beatrix by Andy Warhol, Portrait of a Man by Karel Slabbaert (top) and Dilapidated Farmhouse with Peasants by Jan van Goyen (middle) and Landscape with Bridge, known as 'The Small Bridge' by Jan van Goyen (below). Mauritshuis, The Hague. Photographer: Ivo Hoekstra THE HAGUE.- The store rooms of the museum are off limits to the public. This might make you curious. What paintings are stored there? How did... [Lire la suite]
13 octobre 2015

Nationalmuseum in Stockholm presents research project on the Italian paintings collection

Giovanni Battista Recco (Italian, born c. 1631, dead 1674 or 1676, dead 1674 or 1676), Still Life with Fish and Oysters, 1653. Oil on canvas, 100 x 126. NM 759. Photo: Erik Cornelius/Nationalmuseum. STOCKHOLM.- Since 2009, a huge research project on the Italian paintings collection of Nationalmuseum in Stockholm has been in progress. The collection contains well-known works by great artists but the project has also made new discoveries. The results have been published in a catalogue raisonné to be presented at... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2015

David II Teniers (1610-1690), Portrait de dame à la collerette

David II Teniers (1610-1690), Portrait de dame à la collerette.  Estimation : 50 000 € / 60 000 €. Photo Mercier & Cie Cuivre monogrammé, 16,5 x 12,5 cm. Porte des inscriptions et est daté 1653 au revers. Provenance: Ancienne collection PAECH à Amsterdam. Notes: Les portraits de David II Teniers sont rares. Deux sont conservés à la fondation CUSTODIA Paris. MERCIER & CIE. Grande Vente Cataloguée d'Art Classique. le 22 Mars 2015 à 14h30. HÔTEL DES VENTES DE LILLE - 14, RUE DES... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2015

Jan Davidsz. De Heem (Utrecht 1606 - Antwerp 1683), Grapes and apples in a Wan-li dish with oysters on a stone ledge

Jan Davidsz. De Heem (Utrecht 1606 - Antwerp 1683), Grapes and apples in a Wan-li dish with oysters on a stone ledge. Oil on Panel, 31.5 x 39.6 cm. Signed and Dated upper right: J.D.De Heem f A°. 1653. Photo courtesy David Koetser Gallery Provenance: Probably Anonymous sale, Zoeterwode, 19 April 1775, lot 13 (50 guilders to Neuwman);Possibily J. van de Velden Collection;Possibly his sale, Amsterdam, 3 December 1781, lot 31 (33 guilders to Yver);Hans Ludwig Larsen Collection, Wassenaar (1892-1937), by... [Lire la suite]