13 décembre 2017

As a Christmas present for the nation, National Gallery displays four exceptional Dutch and Flemish paintings

Adriaen Coorte, 'Still Life with a Bowl of Strawberries, a Spray of Gooseberries, Asparagus and a Plum', 1703 © The National Gallery, London. Gift from the collection of Willem Baron van Dedem, 2017  “I love to share with other people the richness and the beauty of paintings of the sixteenth and seventeenth century, which I have collected.” ('Collected and Reflected', Willem Baron van Dedem) LONDON.- Visitors to the National Gallery can from tomorrow (13 December 2017) enjoy four exceptional Dutch and... [Lire la suite]

30 novembre 2017

Sotheby's announces highlights from the Old Masters Evening Sale

A woman looks at works included in the sale. Courtesy Sotheby’s. LONDON.- Sotheby’s London Old Masters Evening sale on 6 December 2017 covers 400 years of art history, from the visually arresting gold-grounds of the Early Italian Renaissance to one of the last and most important candlelight pictures by Joseph Wright of Derby left in private hands. Highlights also include a luminous 18th-century view of Venice by Bellotto, two recently rediscovered landscapes by Constable, as well as a formidable gallery of portraits... [Lire la suite]
08 décembre 2016

Great provenance & broad spectrum of buyers drive Old Masters Sale

Lot 12. Lorenzo Lotto (1480-1556), Portrait of an architect, possibly Giovanni Dal Coro, oil on canvas, 86 x 120 cm. Est. £200,000-300,000 / €224,000-336,000 / $246,000-369,000. Sold for £416,750 ($526,980) (€489,763) to a UK Private. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- “Key to tonight’s success was the extraordinary provenance of a large proportion of the sale, with many of the works coming to the market for the first time, not just in decades but in centuries. The hunger of the market for such... [Lire la suite]
09 novembre 2016

UK's first exhibition devoted to the Bruegel dynasty includes newly discovered paintings

Pieter Brueghel the Younger, Wedding Dance in the Open Air, 1607-1614, oil on oak panel. © The Holburne Museum. BATH.- The Holburne Museum announces the UK’s first exhibition devoted to the Bruegel dynasty, including recent attributions for two paintings from the Museum’s own collection. Bruegel: Defining a Dynasty will unravel the complex Bruegel family tree, revealing the originality and diversity of Antwerp’s famous artistic dynasty across four generations through 35 works, including masterpieces from the National... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2016

Kunsthistorisches Museum presents an important exhibition on "the art of celebration"

Francisco de Goya (1746 – 1828), Blind Man’s Buff (La Gallina Ciega), 1788. Canvas, 269 x 350 cm © Photographic Archive, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid. VIENNA.- In 2016 the Kunsthistorisches Museum is celebrating a jubilee: 125 years ago, on October 17, 1891, Emperor Franz Joseph formally opened the new main museum on Vienna’s Ringstrasse. To celebrate this anniversary in style the museum is showing an important exhibition on “the art of celebration” showcasing precious artworks from all the collections of the... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2015

Alfred Beit Foundation to offer small group of carefully selected Old Master paintings at Christie's

Detail from Sir Peter Paul Rubens, Portrait of a bearded man, in three-quarter profile, bust-length, with a white collar and gold chains. Oil on oak panel, unframed, 20.1/8 x 16.1/4 in. Estimate: £2,000,000 - £3,000,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2015. LONDON.- Christie’s have been entrusted with the sale of a small group of carefully selected Old Master paintings from The Alfred Beit Foundation which will be sold at auction in the London Old Master & British Paintings Evening Sale on 9 July. The works are being... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2014

World record price for Jan Gossaert’s painting “Madonna and Child” at the Swiss auction house Koller

ZURICH.- The focus of Koller's Spring Auctions was on Old Art. Among the Old Master Paintings, Koller auctioned off the painting «Mary and Child» by the Flemish painter Jan Gossaert to an international private collector for CHF 2.37 million, slightly higher than the estimate. This is a new world record for a work by this painter, reached at an auction. Depictions of Madonnas high in demand The top lot of the Old Master Paintings‘ auction on 28 March was the painting „Mary and Child“ by the important... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2014

"Art and Alchemy: The Mystery of Transformation" at the Museum Kunstpalast

François-Marius Granet, Der Alchemist, 1. Hälfte 19. Jh., Öl auf Leinwand, 61 x 48,3 cm, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Gift of Roy Eddleman, © Gift of Roy Eddleman, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia / Foto: Will Brown DUSSELDORF.- For the first time in Germany, an exhibition spanning all epochs and genres will be introducing the exciting link between art and alchemy in past and present times. 250 works from antiquity to the present, encompassing Baroque art, Surrealism, through to contemporary art from collections and... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2013

Masterpieces from the Museo del Prado on view at the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga

Atalanta and Meleager hunting the Calydonian Boar, Peter Paul Rubens. Oil on canvas, 160 x 260 cm.Ca.1635-36. Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado. LISBON.- Until 30 March, the Museo del Prado and the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga are presenting in Lisbon the exhibition Rubens, Brueghel, Lorrain. Northern Landscape from the Museo del Prado, comprising 57 works by the leading masters of the genre from the Prado’s collection. The Prado is thus continuing with its programme of temporary exhibitions outside the Museum in Madrid,... [Lire la suite]