16 février 2016

Arts of Islamic Lands: Selections from The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

India, Bird Pendant, 17th century, gold set with gems, The al-Sabah Collection, Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, Kuwait. HOUSTON - The Museum’s landmark partnership with the Kuwait-based al-Sabah Collection and the cultural institution Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah continues with an expanded installation of Arts of Islamic Lands: Selections from The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait. Egypt or Syria, Bowl, 1300–1350, brass with inlaid silver, The al-Sabah Collection, Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah,... [Lire la suite]

29 août 2013

Koller auction in Zurich spans an epochal range from Cranach to Napoleon to Spitzweg

Lucas Cranach the Elder (Kronach 1472-1553 Weimar), Adoration of Christ. Oil on canvas. Signed. 14.5x20 cm. Estimate: CHF 400 000 / 600 000. Photo courtesy Koller ZURICH.- In its auction week from September 16 to 21, Koller presents a range of approximately 2 000 lots of old works of art, including the rediscovered painting «The Assembly of the Gods: The Loves of the Gods» by Paolo Fiammingo and the museum-quality «The Adoration of Christ» by Lucas Cranach the Elder. Objects such as the «bureau mécanique» formerly owned by... [Lire la suite]