14 mars 2014

Nicolaes Maes (Dordrecht 1634 – Amsterdam 1693) , Portrait of a Lady as Diana

Nicolaes Maes (Dordrecht 1634 – Amsterdam 1693) , Portrait of a Lady as Diana. Photo courtesy Lawrence Steigrad Fine Arts. oil on canvas; 44 ½ x 36 inches (113 x 91.5 cm.) Gerrit Maes, a well-to-do silk merchant and soap manufacturer in Dordrecht, and his wife Ida Herman Claesdr were the parents of Nicolaes Maes. According to Arnold Houbraken in De Groote Schouburgh der Nederlantsche Konstschilders en Schilderessen (1718-1721) Maes first studied drawing in Dordrecht with a “mediocre master” (“een gemeen meester”) and then went to... [Lire la suite]
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07 juillet 2012

"Diana with stag". Matthäus Walbaum (or his circle), Augsburg, early 17th century

"Diana with stag" (silver, repoussé and parcel-gilt, antlers made from corals; height 32.5 cm); Matthäus Walbaum (or his circle), Augsburg, early seventeenth century. Residenz Treasury © Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung Known as "drinking games", such centrepieces were generally filled with wine, set in motion and emptied by the diner in front of whom they stopped. No trace of the customary wheels and clockwork are found in the present example. "Diana on a Stag" was a very popular motif for such... [Lire la suite]
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15 juin 2011

Guercino's Diana the Huntress is Revealed for the First Time in Italy by Fondazione Sorgente Group

Guercino, Diana the Huntress, 1658. Photo: Courtesy Fondazione Sorgente Gr FERRARA, ITALY.- The Pinacoteca di Cento Museum is exhibiting for the first time an important painting by Guercino, who was born in Cento, a very small town of the Emilia Romagna region. The painting known as "Diana the Huntress" portrays the delicate sensuality of a goddess coupled with her tender humanity. The painting is also known for its enlivening depiction of a greyhound twisting its neck. Diana the Huntress, a piece belonging to the Fondazione... [Lire la suite]
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31 janvier 2010

Recent Acquisition of the Lichtenstein Princely Collections: Joachim Fries, Clockwork drinking vessel

Joachim Fries, Clockwork drinking vessel with Diana mounted on a stag. Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein. Silver, cast, embossed, chased, engraved parcel-gilt, partial coloured cold-enamel decoration fully functional original spring-driven mechanism. height 34 cm, width 24,2 cm, depth 10,6 cm. Inv.-No. SI261. This sculpture is not only a masterpiece of the goldsmith’s art but also an ingenious object of stately display and courtly banqueting ceremonial: it belongs to a group of automata featuring Diana, goddess of the chase, the... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2009

Titian (circa 1485/90 - 1576), Diana and Actaeon, circa 1556-1559 National Gallery of Scotland

Titian (circa 1485/90 - 1576), Diana and Actaeon, circa 1556-1559 National Gallery of Scotland © The Art Fund 2009 | Images This work, with its pendant Diana and Callisto, is one of the most celebrated and admired paintings in the European tradition. It has influenced the work of generations of high-profile artists, from Velázquez and Rubens to Turner and Constable down to Lucian Freud today. The fable of Diana and Actaeon is recounted by Ovid where the young huntsman Actaeon unwittingly came upon Diana and her nymphs bathing... [Lire la suite]
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05 mai 2009

Superb Examples of Roman and Greek Art Highlight Christie's Spring Sale of Antiquities

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie's is pleased to announce the sale of Antiquities on June 3, which will offer nearly 200 lots with a particularly strong selection of Roman marbles, including a handsome marble herm bust of Menander and a massive red marble labrum. Other highlights include fine examples of classical Greek vases, both Athenian and South Italian alongside Egyptian and Near Eastern art. A massive Roman red marble (cotanello antico) labrum, circa 2nd-3rd century A.D. (estimate: $300,000-500,000). Photo: Christie´s Images... [Lire la suite]


03 février 2009

Titian’s Diana and Actaeon has been acquired for the nation from the Duke of Sutherland

Diana and Actaeon, 1556-59, Titian (Tiziano Vecellio), National Gallery of Scotland. Lent by the Duke of Sutherland 1945 EDINBURGH.- The National Galleries of Scotland and the National Gallery, London are delighted to announce that Titian’s Diana and Actaeon has been acquired for the nation from the Duke of Sutherland. The painting will be shared by the National Galleries of Scotland and National Gallery, London and will be displayed for five years at each institution in turn. The purchase of Titian’s 'Diana and Actaeon' brings... [Lire la suite]
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02 janvier 2009

Is history repeating itself with the Titian Dianas?

The two paintings were almost sold in 1916 in a complex set of dealings between London’s National Gallery and Henry Clay Frick. The two Titians of Diana, Diana and Actaeon and Diana and Callisto, both 1556-59, were nearly sold at the height of World War One, when the National Gallery in London and American collector Henry Clay Frick competed to buy them. Joseph Duveen, the key intermediary, told Frick that the Titians were the greatest paintings in the world. The price asked for the pair was £420,000, an enormous sum at the... [Lire la suite]
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15 septembre 2008

Carel De Moor (Leiden 1656 - 1738 Warmond). Diana sleeping after the hunt. 1698.

Carel De Moor (Leiden 1656 - 1738 Warmond). Diana sleeping after the hunt. 1698. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated lower left: C De Moor Ft 1698. 158 x 145.8 cm. Estimation : 60 000 / 80 000 CHFProvenance: - Private collection, Lucerne, 1958.- Private collection, Zurich . Vente du Vendredi 19 septembre 2008. Tableaux de Maîtres Anciens. Koller - CH-8031 Zurich. Tel: + 41/44/445 63 63
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15 septembre 2008

Jan Brueghel the younger and Hendrik Van Balen. Diana and her nymphs watched by satyrs.

Jan Brueghel the younger and Hendrik Van Balen (1601 Antwerp 1678) and (1575 Antwerp 1632)?. Diana and her nymphs watched by satyrs. Oil on copper. 27 x 39 cm. Estimation : 80 000 / 120 000 CHFExpertise : Dr. Klaus Ertz, Lingen, 6. October 2004. Vente du Vendredi 19 septembre 2008. Tableaux de Maîtres Anciens. Koller - CH-8031 Zurich. Tel: + 41/44/445 63 63
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