16 août 2019

Newly restored Titian's Rape of Europa set to be reunited with accompanying works

Titian (Pieve diCadore, about 1488 - 1576, Venice), Rape of Europa, 1562. Oil on canvas, 178 x 205 cm (70 1/16 x 80 11/16 in.) canvas, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston. Courtesy of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. BOSTON, MASS.- Following the most comprehensive painting analysis and conservation treatment the Museum has ever undertaken, Titian’s Rape of Europa is back on display as the centerpiece of the Gardner Museum’s Titian Room. Early next year, as part of a multi-venue exhibition in... [Lire la suite]
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15 janvier 2019

TEFAF Restoration Fund announces 2019 grant recipients

 Anthony Van Dyck (1599 – 1641), Equestrian portrait of Charles I, National Gallery. HELVOIRT.- The Executive Committee of The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) has awarded a total of €50,000 from TEFAF’s Museum Restoration Fund to support the distinct and complex restoration and conservation projects at the National Gallery, UK, and the Museum Volkenkunde, The Netherlands, for the benefit of future generations. At the National Gallery, the fund will support the restoration of the famous ‘Equestrian... [Lire la suite]
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11 décembre 2018

Unique exhibition on Flemish painter Anthony van Dyck opens in Turin

Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641 ), Marchesa Elena Grimaldi Cattaneo, 1623, Oil on canvas, 242.9 × 138.5 cm, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Widener Collection. TURIN.- An extraordinary show devoted to Anthony van Dyck (Antwerp, 1599– London, 1641) opened to the public, in the Sale Palatine of the Galleria Sabauda at the Musei Reali in Turin. Van Dyck was Rubens' star pupil and one of the greatest exponents of 17th-century European art, revolutionizing the portraiture of the period. He was also an... [Lire la suite]
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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]