30 septembre 2016

A set of rare late Renaissance allegories of the months of the year surpasses the high estimate at Koller

Lot 3033A. Abel Grimmer, (ca. 1570 Antwerp 1620), Allegory of February. Oil on wood. Diameter 25 cm. Inscribed lower center, signed and dated: MARC 1.1. ABEL GRIMMER FECIT 1609 and inscribed: ABEL GRIMMER 1609 and with a red wax seal. Estimate CHF 90 000/140 000 (€ 83,330 / 129,630). Sold for CHF 126 000. Photo Koller Lot 3033B. Abel Grimmer, (ca. 1570 Antwerp 1620), Allegory of March. Oil on wood. Diameter 25 cm. Lower center called:... [Lire la suite]

09 août 2015

Exhibition presents 16th century tapestries from Kunsthistorisches Museum's rich holdings

Heracles Decapitating the Lernaean Hydra. Tapestry from the series “The Labours of Heracles” (detail) produced under Michiel van Orley, Oudenaarde, c. 1550/65. Wool, silk; 418 x 544 cm Kunsthistorisches Museum, Kunstkammer © KHM Museumsverband. VIENNA.- Embellishing rooms with textiles dates back to the earliest civilisations. In the Middle Ages precious textiles were most of all the prerogative of the nobility, reflecting a prince’s prestige and authority. Tapestries were much sought-after. Their extremely time-consuming... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2015

Christie's South Kensington announces a sale of European Noble & Private Collections

LONDON.- On 30 April Christie’s South Kensington presents a sale of European Noble & Private Collections, which brings together an impressive selection of works of art all linked by noble and private provenance. The sale celebrates the collecting traditions of aristocratic dynasties across Europe, exploring the development of styles and tastes, ranging from Old Masters and 19th century paintings to furniture, European and Chinese works of art and porcelain to books, tapestries and silver. Leading the sale is a... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2012

Emperor Maximilian I and the Age of Albrecht Dürer @ Vienna's Albertina Museum

Albrecht Dürer, Emperor Maximilian I, 1518. Black and coloured chalk, heightened with white chalk. Albertina, Vienna VIENNA.- Emperor Maximilian I was a "media emperor", who spared no efforts for the representation of his person and to secure his posthumous fame. He employed the best artists and made use of the most modern media of his time. Many of the most outstanding works produced for the propaganda and commemoration of Emperor Maximilian I are preserved in the Albertina. These include not only numerous works by... [Lire la suite]
05 janvier 2012

Catalan processional cross, circa 1380.  Photo Bernard De Leye Silver and silver gilt. H. 45.2 x W. 36.5 cm This rare model of Latin cross is typical of Catalan silverwork dating from the second half of the 14th century. Its characteristics are the square at the centre of the cross and the arms with quatrefoil medallions and fleur-de-lis tips. The symbols of the evangelists, each bearing a scroll, can be found on the reverse sides of the quatrefoils: the eagle of St John (SUAN) is positioned on top, the lion of St Mark... [Lire la suite]
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12 janvier 2011

Triomphe de Diane. Bruxelles, atelier van der Borcht, vers 1730

Triomphe de Diane. Bruxelles, atelier van der Borcht, vers 1730 © BRAFA 2010 Laine et soie. H. 330 cm x 270 cm - Prix sur demande. Triumph of Diana, circa 1720-1740. Brussels, workshop van der Borcht. From a set with the 'Triumph of the Gods'. Wool and silk. After Jan van Orley and Augustin Coppens. H 330 x W 270 cm (reduced) - Price on application A large set with the 'Triumph of the Gods', including a related 'Triumph of Diana', is in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, inv. LV La Manufacture Royale De Wit... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2009

"El Greco. Domenikos Theotokopoulos 1900" @ Palais des Beaux-arts de Bruxelles

El Greco, Christ en croix - "The Crucifixion", 1610-1614. Oil on canvas. Toledo, Museo de Santa Cruz, Depósito de la Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari, Toledo. BRUXELLES.- Considéré comme l’un des peintres fondateurs de l’École espagnole, El Greco n’a pourtant pas toujours joui de ce statut souverain. Lorsqu’il meurt à Tolède en 1614, l’Europe se prend de passion pour le caravagisme, style naturaliste et en vogue aux antipodes de son génie maniériste. Très vite, son oeuvre passe de mode, traversant les siècles dans un... [Lire la suite]
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14 décembre 2009

'Gods, Love, and War: Tapestries and Prints from the Collection' @ Carnegie Museum of Art

Flemish, Brussels. After a design by Pieter Coecke van Aelst (Flemish, 1502–1550) The Defeated Pompey Meeting His Wife at Sea, from The Story of Julius Caesar, designed 1540, woven c. 1640, wool. Gift of George Leary, 54.5.1 PITTSBURGH, PA.- Carnegie Museum of Art presents the dynamic new exhibition Gods, Love, and War: Tapestries and Prints from the Collection, opening December 19, 2009. Highlighting a selection of six large-scale tapestries dating from the 16th and 17th centuries and 40 prints from Carnegie Museum of Art’s... [Lire la suite]