15 mars 2016

Charles Beddington Ltd at TEFAF Maastricht 2016

Paolo de Matteis (Salerno 1662–1728 Naples), Portrait of Petruccio, playing an archlute. Oil on canvas, 104.2 x 92 cm. Charles Beddington Ltd © TEFAF Maastricht, 2016 The attribution was made by Professor Riccardo Lattuada, who will publish the painting in his catalogue raisonné of the paintings of Paolo de Matteis, in preparation, and independently by Professor Nicola Spinosa, who will publish the painting as the work of Paolo de Matteis in his forthcoming Francesco Solimena e il suo tempo. ... [Lire la suite]

10 février 2016

For the first time the Rijksmuseum presents a large selection of its fashion collection designed by world-renowned Erwin Olaf

Wedding dress (1759). Photo : Erwin Olaf. Model: Ymre Stiekema  AMSTERDAM - From February 20 through May 15 2016, six galleries of the Philips Wing will be dedicated to fashion of the Dutch from 1625 to 1960. Starting with garments worn by members of the Frisian branch of the house of Nassau in the Golden Age, the exhibits will feature vibrantly coloured French silk gowns and luxurious velvet gentlemen’s suits of the eighteenth century, classically-inspired Empire dresses and bustles of the Fin de... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2016

Charles Beddington Ltd at TEFAF 2016

Bernardo Canal (Venice 1673-1744), The Piazzetta, looking South. Oil on canvas, 55.8 x 74.3 cm. Charles Beddington Ltd at TEFAF 2016  © TEFAF Maastricht, 2015 Bernardo Canal has always been known as the father of Canaletto, and after that as the eldest member of a studio which for several years included his grandsons Bernardo Bellotto and Pietro Bellotti. A comparison with his celebrated descendants has inevitably been to Canal’s detriment, while his frequent employment of his son’s compositions has... [Lire la suite]
31 octobre 2012

An Extremely Rare Imperially Inscribed White Jade Ruyi Sceptre. Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period, Dated 1759

An Extremely Rare Imperially Inscribed White Jade Ruyi Sceptre. Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period, Dated 1759 - Photo Sotheby's the ruyi-shaped terminal carved in relief with a large peach borne on gnarled leafy branches, carved with a diaper band on the other end, the S-curved shaft inscribed in gilt with an imperial poem dated to jimao year (corresponding to 1759), followed by two seals reading Jixia yiqing (Clearing the mind after the myriad of state affairs) and De jiaqu (Obtaining refined... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2012

The entrance hall at Harewood House, 1759, designed by Robert Adam

The entrance hall at Harewood House, 1759, designed by Robert Adam. Photographer: Paul Barker The painted Hall chairs with their Neoclassic ornament are by Thomas Chippendale. The hall shows Adam's concern for classicism, with a unified interior of engaged columns, plaster reserves with flattened reliefs, and a running Greek Key frieze.-PB 
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