28 mars 2018

Unbridled bidding for Old Masters at Koller

Lot 3028. Carstian Luyckx (1623 Antwerp circa 1677), Memento Mori still life with musical instruments, books, sheet music, skeleton, skull and armour. Oil on canvas. 73.5 x 92.5 cm. Estimate: CHF 30 000 - 40 000 (€ 25 000 / 33 330). Sold for  CHF 538 000, the second highest price ever realized by a work by Luyckx at auction. © Koller Auctions Zurich ZURICH.- At times the bidding seemed to know no bounds in Koller’s Old Master Paintings auction on 23 March. Numerous works sold... [Lire la suite]
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08 mars 2018

Anthony Van Dyck (Antwerp 1599 - 1641 London), Portrait of an Italian noblewoman

Lot 3045. Anthony Van Dyck (Antwerp 1599 - 1641 London), Portrait of an Italian noblewoman. Oil on canvas, 48 x 37.7 cm. Estimate CHF 20 000 / 30 000 (€ 16 670 / 25 000). © Koller Auctions Zurich Expertise: Dr. Susan J. Barnes, 30.6.2015 (copy available). Provenance: - Collection of Leopold Koppel (1843-1933), Berlin, 1909.- via inheritance to the collection of Albert Leopold Koppel, Toronto, probably from 1933.- Julius Böhler, Munich, 1967.- Collection of Mrs Elizabeth Drey, New York.-... [Lire la suite]
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08 mars 2018

Anthony Van Dyck (Antwerp 1599 - 1641 London), Portrait of Anna Sophia Herbert, Countess of Carnarvon (circa 1610-1695)

Lot 3045. Anthony Van Dyck (Antwerp 1599 - 1641 London), Portrait of Anna Sophia Herbert, Countess of Carnarvon (circa 1610-1695). Oil on canvas, 102 cm diameter. Estimate CHF 80 000 / 140 000 (€ 66 670 / 116 670). Sold for CHF 57 000. © Koller Auctions Zurich Expertise: Dr. Susan J. Barnes, 30.6.2015 (copy available). Provenance: - probably via inheritance from the sitter to her granddaughter Elizabeth, wife of Philip Stanhope, 2 Count of Chesterfield (1634-1714).- Collection of... [Lire la suite]
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27 janvier 2018

Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts reunites Charles I's collection

Anthony van Dyck, Charles I, 1635-6. Oil on canvas, 84.4 x 99.4 cm. Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017. LONDON.- The Royal Academy of Arts, in partnership with Royal Collection Trust, presents Charles I: King and Collector, a landmark exhibition that reunites one of the most extraordinary and influential art collections ever assembled. During his reign, Charles I (1600-1649) acquired and commissioned exceptional masterpieces from the fifteenth to the seventeenth century, including works by Van Dyck,... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2018

Three Flemish Baroque masters featured in a new exhibition at The Morgan

Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640), Seated Male Youth, ca. 1613, black chalk, heightened with white chalk, on light gray paper, purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913) in 1909, The Morgan Library & Museum, I, 232. NEW YORK, NY.- In a letter from September 13, 1621, describing a large painting of a lion hunt that he had just completed, Peter Paul Rubens expressed what he believed to be essential to his art: it had to be powerful and graceful. A constant quest to achieve an equilibrium of these two qualities lay at the... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2017

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art exhibits 90 Dutch and Flemish Drawings from the Golden Age

Hans Bol (1534-1593), “A Covered Wagon Traversing a Road between Two Inns", 1580, Image © Victoria and Albert Museum OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA.- The Oklahoma City Museum of Art will open special exhibition, “Master Strokes: Dutch and Flemish Drawings from the Golden Age,” organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London Oct. 28. This marks the first time this collection, featuring 90 masterpieces by artists such as Peter Paul Rubens, Sir Anthony van Dyck and Rembrandt van Rijn, has been exhibited outside Europe. “This... [Lire la suite]

13 septembre 2017

Van der Weyden, Rubens and Van Dyck: Flemish masters on view in The Hague

Master of Frankfurt, Portrait of the painter and his wife, 1496, Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp © KMSKA/Lukas – Art in Flanders VZW, photo: Hugo Maertens. THE HAGUE.- Better a good neighbour than a distant friend, so the saying goes. During the autumn of 2017, the Mauritshuis tells the story of Flemish portraiture using a selection of the best Flemish portraits from the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Antwerp. In the Southern Netherlands (now Belgium), the art of portrait painting came into full bloom... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2017

The Renaissance art collection of a powerful Italian family comes to Auckland

AUCKLAND.- The art and lives of a Florentine dynasty is being revealed in Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki’s new exhibition The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence which opened on Saturday 2 September 2017. Drawn from the extensive private art collection of the eminent Corsini family in Florence, Italy, the exhibition features Renaissance and Baroque painting by artists such as Botticelli, Caravaggio, Andrea del Sarto and Pontormo. It is the first time this collection has toured outside Italy... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2017

New Van Dyck painting on display at the Ashmolean

Anthony Van Dyck (1599–1641), Portrait of Elizabeth Howard, 1st Countess of Peterborough, around 1638. OXFORD.- The Ashmolean now has on long-term loan a new painting by Flemish portrait painter, Anthony Van Dyck (1599–1641). The portrait of Elizabeth Howard, 1st Countess of Peterborough, is on display in the Mallett Gallery of European Art (Gallery 44) alongside other portraits by Van Dyck, Thomas Gainsborough and Joshua Reynolds. Painted around 1638 it demonstrates Van Dyck’s skill in depicting the... [Lire la suite]
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04 janvier 2017

Orazio Gentileschi (Pisa 1563 - 1639 London), Head of a Woman

Lot 38. Orazio Gentileschi (Pisa 1563 - 1639 London), Head of a Woman, oil on panel, 16 1/2  by 14 3/8  in.; 42 by 37 cm. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's Provenance: Acquired by King Charles I of England, Whitehall Palace, London, by 1636, (recorded in his 1636/37 inventory);His estate, Saint James' Palace, London (recorded in the 1649/51 inventory);Robert Houghton and the Third Dividend, by 1651/52;With Agnew's, London, by 1930;Harry Eustace Marsland Benn... [Lire la suite]