25 août 2018

Francisco de Zurbarán (Fuente de Cantos, 1598 - Madrid, 1664), Virgin and Child, Madrid, 1659

Francisco de Zurbarán (Fuente de Cantos, 1598 - Madrid, 1664), Virgin and Child, Madrid, 1659. Oil on canvas, 120 x 90 cm (47.3 x 35.5 in.) Signed and dated lower right. Image courtesy Colnaghi, Stand 208 at TEFAF New York Fall 2018. Delenda, O., Francisco de Zurbarán, 1598-1664: catálogo razonado y crítico, Madrid, 2009, pp. 718-19, no. 265. Colnaghi, the renowned art gallery, opens an exciting new chapter in their 268 year history, with Carlos Picón joining the firm after nearly 30 years at the... [Lire la suite]

08 août 2016

Pier Francesco Mola, Portrait of Alessandro VII Chigi, 1659

Pier Francesco Mola (Italian, Coldrerio 1612–1666 Rome), Portrait of Alessandro VII Chigi, 1659. Oil on canvas, 46 7/8 × 37 3/8 in. (119 × 95 cm) Frame: 57 1/2 × 48 1/16 × 3 9/16 in. (146 × 122 × 9 cm). Private collection This painting is one of the most vibrant and insightful papal portraits of the seventeenth century; it is probably a large-scale sketch, or abbozzo, for a formal finished work that has not survived. An entry in the pope’s diary describes a sitting in the presence of both the painter and Gian... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2016

Rarely seen old master paintings from private collections on view at the Milwaukee Art Museum

Rembrandt, Study of an Old Man with a Beard, 1659. Oil on panel, 38.1 x 26.8 cm. Collection Daniel and Linda Bader, Milwaukee. MILWAUKEE, WIS.- The age-old tradition of art collecting is highlighted in the Milwaukee Art Museum’s upcoming exhibition From Rembrandt to Parmigianino: Old Masters from Private Collections. This exhibition gives the public a rare chance to see treasured artworks from the private collections of regional residents, including several works from Wisconsin homes. The history... [Lire la suite]
03 janvier 2016

Recently restored composition by Hans de Jode on view at Kunst Historisches Museum

Hans de Jode, View of the Tip of the Seraglio with Topkapı Palace, 1659. Canvas, 135 x 221 cm © KHM-Museumsverband. VIENNA.- Kunst Historisches Museum in Vienna's Point of View # 14 presents a painting with a highly unusual subject matter that has not been on show to the public for several decades. The large-scale, recently restored composition by Hans de Jode (c. 1630 – c. 1663) depicts the tip of the Seraglio with Topkapi Palace (Turkish “Topkapi Sarayi”) in Istanbul (formerly Constantinople). Signed and dated 1659, this... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2015

Velázquez masterwork 'Infanta Margarita in a Blue Dress' at Meadows Museum for 50th anniversary

Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (Spanish, 1599-1660), Infanta Margarita in a Blue Dress, 1659. Oil on canvas. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Gemäldegalerie, Vienna. Copyright: Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna.  DALLAS, TX.- The latest of three portraits of the Infanta in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, this magnificent painting depicts the sitter at the age of eight, gazing warmly at the viewer and wearing a blue silk dress, richly adorned with the silver borders fashionable in Spain from the 1640s. It was preceded... [Lire la suite]