05 avril 2021

Van Dyck, Lippi, Savery and Waldmüller sell for strong prices in Koller's Old Masters & 19th Century Paintings auction

Lot 3027. Anthony van Dyck (Antwerp 1599–1641 London), St Jerome in the Wilderness. Oil on panel, 47.1 × 40.4 cm. Estimate upon request. Sold for CHF 2 443 300. Courtesy Koller ZURICH.- Koller's Old Masters & 19th Century Paintings auction in Zurich on 26 March registered robust prices, with highly competitive bidding for many of the top lots, despite the fact that the sale had to be held without in-person bidding. Anthony van Dyck's St Jerome in the Wilderness, a fascinating,... [Lire la suite]
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16 janvier 2021

Masterpieces by Botticelli and Rembrandt anchor Sotheby's Masters Week in NY

Property from an Important Private Collection. Lot 15. Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi, called Sandro Botticelli (Florence 1444/5 – 1510), Portrait of a young man holding a roundel, inscribed on the reverse, center: 404 (a number from an as yet unidentified inventory, possibly from the 17th or 18th century); on a label, top center: D'Alessandro Botti/ cello Fiorentino.; upper right corner and lower center: 12./ di Sandro/ Botticello/ BORN AT FLORENCE IN 1437./ DIED IN... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2020

Burglary at Christ Church Picture Gallery

OXFORD.- At around 11pm yesterday (14/3) offenders broke into Christ Church Picture Gallery in St Aldates.Three high value paintings were stolen in the burglary: Annibale Carracci, 'A Boy Drinking,' c. 1580. Antony Van Dyck, 'A Soldier on Horseback,' c. 1616. Salvator Rosa, 'A Rocky Coast, with Soldiers Studying a Plan,' late 1640s. No-one was injured during the burglary.Investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Jon Capps, said: “The paintings which have been stolen are very high value pieces dating back... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2019

Flesh And Blood: Italian Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum opens at Seattle Art Museum

SEATTLE, WA.- The Seattle Art Museum presents Flesh and Blood: Italian Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum (October 17, 2019–January 26, 2020), featuring 40 Renaissance and Baroque works of art (39 paintings and one sculpture) drawn from the collection of one of the largest museums in Italy. Traveling from the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte in Naples, the exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see works by significant Italian, French, and Spanish artists who worked in Italy including Artemisia Gentileschi, El... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2019

Christie's Classic Week totals $79.5 million, Old Masters sales set 5 new world auction records

Jan Sanders van Hemessen (Hemessen c. 1504-1556 Antwerp), Double portrait of a husband and wife, half-length, seated at a table, playing tables. Oil on panel, 43 ¾ x 50 3/8 in. Estimate: $4,000,000 - $6,000,000. Price realized: $10,036,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. NEW YORK, NY.- The top lot Classic Week was Jan Sander van Hemessen’s ‘Double portrait of a husband and wife, half-length, seated at a table, playing tables’, which sold for $10,036,000, earning a new world auction record for the artist and a new record for an... [Lire la suite]
05 janvier 2019

Christie's to auction the collection of Richard L. Feigen

Giovanni Francesco Barbieri called Guercino (1591-1666), Vanitas Still Life, oil on canvas. 12 1/16 x 15 3/8 in. (30.5 x 39 cm). Estimate on Request. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces Property from the Collection of Richard L. Feigen, the renowned and influential American art dealer. Featuring early Italian and Baroque paintings, as well as 18th century British landscapes, several paintings from the Collection will be offered in the Old Masters sale in New York on May 2, 2019. Artists... [Lire la suite]

26 février 2018

Prints of La Verna explore Franciscan imagery at the National Gallery of Art

Cosmè Tura, Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata, 1470s, miniature on vellum, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Rosenwald Collection, 1946.21.14. WASHINGTON.- One of the most innovative Italian books of the early baroque period, the Descrizione del Sacro Monte della Vernia, published in 1612, illustrates the experiences of Saint Francis and the buildings of the Franciscan community at La Verna. Drawing from the National Gallery of Art's rich holdings of works with Franciscan imagery, Heavenly Earth: Images of Saint... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2017

"Portrait of the Artist" offers rare look at images of artists from the British Royal Collection

Artemisia Gentileschi, Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting (La Pittura), c. 1638–39. Oil on canvas. Photo: Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017 VANCOUVER, BC.- The Vancouver Art Gallery presents Portrait of the Artist: An Exhibition from the Royal Collection, opening on October 28, 2017 and remaining on view until February 4, 2018. Following the acclaimed exhibition that debuted at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace in 2016, Portrait of the Artist: An Exhibition from the... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2017

The National Portrait Gallery opens its first exhibition of old master European portrait drawings

Sir John Godsalve by Hans Holbein the Younger, c.1532-4, Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017. LONDON.- The National Portrait Gallery opened its first exhibition of old master European portrait drawings, many rarely seen, and some not displayed for decades, today Thursday 13 July 2017. But while the works on display are by some of the outstanding masters of the Renaissance and Baroque, the drawings in The Encounter: Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt (13 July – 22 October 2017) have been... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2017

Major new exhibition reveals the central place of religion in the Italian Renaissance home

Studio of Sandro Botticelli, Virgin and Child, Florence, c.1480–90, oil on panel. Bequeathed by Charles Brinsley Marlay, 1912 © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge CAMBRIDGE.- The Fitzwilliam Museum opened a major new exhibition that reveals the central place of religion in the Italian Renaissance home from March 7 - 4 June 2017. ‘Madonnas and Miracles’ shows how religious beliefs and practices were embedded in every aspect of domestic life. Challenging the idea of the... [Lire la suite]