19 octobre 2017

Bedford Master, Golden Legend Master, Jouvenel Master and Bartholomeus Anglicus Master, Book of Hours, Paris, circa 1431-40

Bedford Master, Golden Legend Master, Jouvenel Master and Bartholomeus Anglicus Master, Book of Hours, Paris, circa 1431-40. Illuminated manuscript on vellum, with 22 large and 60 small miniatures, all text pages with four-sided illuminated borders, 20.5 x 14.5 cm (8.1 x 5.7 in. large octavo). © Heribert Tenschert Likely made for the second wife of the Duke of Bedford, Jacquette de Luxembourg. Provenance: A. Hachette (1953) Literature: E. König, Paris mon amour, Bibermühle 2017 The primary... [Lire la suite]

24 juillet 2016

Paul Holberton Publishing announces "Hans Memmling: Portraiture, Piety, and a Reunited Altarpiece"

Hans Memling (Flemish, ca. 1440–1494), The Triptych of Jan Crabbe, ca. 1467-70. Oil on panel. Center panel: Image courtesy of Pinacoteca Civica di Palazzo Chiericati, Vicenza. Left and right panels: © The Morgan Library & Museum, Photography by Graham S. Haber. NEW YORK, NY.- Bringing together the scattered elements of Hans Memling’s extraordinary Triptych of Jan Crabbe from New York, Vicenza and Bruges, this book is published to coincide with the first museum exhibition to explore the reconstructed masterpiece in... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2016

Getty Museum opens exhibition of illuminated manuscripts

The Seven Sorrows of the Virgin, from Prayer Book of Cardinal Albrecht of Brandenburg, about 1525–1530, Bruges, Simon Bening. The J. Paul Getty Museum. LOS ANGELES, CA.- Medieval and Renaissance manuscript illuminators sought to convey spiritual experiences through paint, ink, and gold in order to condense biblical narratives or complex prophecies into understandable images. Drawn primarily from the J. Paul Getty Museum’s extraordinary collection of manuscripts, this exhibition focuses on aspects of medieval spirituality... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2015

Dr Jörn Günther Rare Books to exhibit museum-quality treasures at Frieze Masters 2015

St. John on Patmos, f. 8 from a Book of Hours, use of Rome, Alternative Attribution, 24 x 15 cm, 1490 - 1500. Image courtesy of  Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books.  LONDON.- Dr Jörn Günther Rare Books will join the impressive roster of international exhibitors at this year’s Frieze Masters, which will take place from 14th-18th October 2015 in Regent’s Park, London. Positioned alongside its contemporary counterpart, Frieze Masters offers a modern lens on historical art. Dr Jörn Günther Rare Books will accentuate... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2014

Christie's New York presents an American dynasty: Clark family treasures

Heir to a fortune: Huguette Clark, pictured in 1930, was notoriously exclusive. New York – Christie's is honored to announce early highlights and international tour dates for the upcoming sales of property from the Clark Family Collection. As one of the nation’s wealthiest men at the turn of the 20th century, William Andrews (W.A.) Clark’s (1839-1925) name is synonymous with American aspiration, having built a successful personal empire in multiple industries, most notably copper mining. His vast wealth allowed him to... [Lire la suite]
02 novembre 2013

Christie's announces centerpiece of the Renaissance Sale: The Rothschild Prayerbook

The Rothschild Prayerbook, Illuminated manuscript Book of Hours on vellum, Ghent or Bruges, c.1505, 250 leaves, 228 x 160mm. Estimate: $12-18 million. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2013.  NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced the centerpiece of its Renaissance sale during Old Masters Week in January 2014 will be “The Rothschild Prayerbook,” a magnificent masterpiece of Renaissance art with an illustrious provenance. Returning to the global stage after setting the world auction record for illuminated manuscripts nearly 15 years... [Lire la suite]
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26 mars 2010

Christie's to Offer Valuable Collection of Illuminated Manuscripts

A Book of Hours opulently illuminated for King François I of France by the Master of François de Rohan is expected to realise £300,000 to £500,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 LONDON.- Christie’s announce that they will offer the first part of an extensive selection of exceptional medieval and renaissance masterpieces on 7 July 2010 in London. The Arcana Collection: Exceptional Illuminated Manuscripts and Incunabula Part I is an outstanding private collection which has been assembled over the past 3 decades and which... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2009

Vivat Rex! An Exhibition Commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Accession of Henry VIII @ The Grolier Club, NY

Thomas More, lord chancellor of England, in a 1793 color stipple engraving by Francesco Bartolozzi after a (1525-26) drawing by Hans Holbein the Younger (cat. 88). Photo credit: Robert Lorenzson for The Grolier Club NEW YORK, NY.- The magisterial and tyrannical reign of King Henry VIII will be the subject of a major exhibition, Vivat Rex! An Exhibition Commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Accession of Henry VIII, to be held in New York City at The Grolier Club from March 4 to May 2, 2009. The exhibition will travel, in... [Lire la suite]