29 novembre 2018

First ever exhibition in Scotland dedicated to Charles II's art collection goes on display

Simon Pietersz Verelst (1644-1721), Charles II, c.1670–75. Oil on canvas, 219.1 x 135.8 cm, RCIN 409151. Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018. EDINBURGH.- Highlights of the magnificent art collection assembled by Charles II following the restoration of the monarchy in 1660 have gone on display in a new exhibition on view at The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse. Exploring the rich world of Charles II’s court and the role of the arts in the re-establishment... [Lire la suite]

28 janvier 2011

The Romanovs, Tsars and Art Collectors @ the Pinacothèque de Paris

Rembrandt (Harmensz Van Rij, dit), David et Jonathan, 1642. Huile sur bois (parquetage), 73 x 61,5 cm. INV. N° ГЭ 713. Provenance : 1882, Imperial Picture Gallery in the Monplaisir Palace, Peterhof. Musée de l'Ermitage, Saint-Pétersbourg. Photographe © Musée de l'Ermitage. Photo de Pavel Demidov. PARIS.- For the opening of its new rooms, the Pinacothèque de Paris has organised an exceptional exhibition around a major theme: the birth of a Museum. Through May 29 2011, the Pinacothèque de Paris displays the treasures of the... [Lire la suite]
04 juillet 2009

Francisco de Zurbarán (Fuente de Cantos, Badajoz 1598-1664 Madrid) The Veil of Saint Veronica

Francisco de Zurbarán (Fuente de Cantos, Badajoz 1598-1664 Madrid) The Veil of Saint Veronica oil on canvas, 41 x 33¼ in. (104 x 84.5 cm.) Estimate £200,000 - £300,000 Provenance: Juan Pereira González, Madrid, by whom given to the father of the present owner, a spanish gentleman. Literature: J. Gállego and J. Gudiol, Zurbarán 1598-1664, Barcelona, 1976; Eng. Trans., London, 1977, no. 554, p. 122, fig. 495, under works of uncertain date. Notes: The apocryphal gospel of Nicodemus relates how, as Christ was on the Way... [Lire la suite]