30 janvier 2020

Portrait of Pauline Bonaparte by Marie-Victoire Lemoine Highlights Doyle’s February 5 Auction

Marie-Victoire Lemoine (French, 1754-1820), Madame Leclerc, née Pauline Bonaparte, circa 1798-99, Signed, Oil on canvas, 77 x 54 1/8 inches. Est. $40,000-70,000. © Doyle NEW YORK, NY --Doyle's auction on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 10am will present Old Master Paintings & Drawings and English & Continental Furniture, Silver and Decorative Arts. The auction showcases a wide range of landscapes, still lifes, portraits and religious subjects by European artists from the Renaissance to the 19th century.Highlighting... [Lire la suite]

27 novembre 2019

Newly discovered portrait of Elizabeth I at Bonhams Old Master Paintings Sale

Lot 26. Workshop of Steven van der Meulen (Antwerp -circa 1564 London), Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I, three-quarter-length, wearing a black dress embroidered with gold, an ermine-trimmed surcoat, a white ruff trimmed with gold and a pearl-encrusted headdress, holding a red rose in her left hand and a gold chain in her right hand, which rests on an embroidered cushion, oil on panel, 96.6 x 74.2cm (38 1/16 x 29 3/16in). Estimate £ 150,000 - 250,000 (€ 170,000 - 290,000). Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- The picture... [Lire la suite]
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19 février 2019

Leading London Silver dealer Koopman Rare Art announces TEFAF Maastricht 2019 highlights

Detail of an important Charles II silver tazza made in London in 1683; Diameter: 42cm, Height 12cm. Asking price in the region of £225,000. © Koopman Rare Art LONDON.- The highly historic and impressive silver-gilt shield, which bears the Royal Arms of Ernst Augustus, Duke of Cumberland and King of Hanover (1771-1851), will take centre stage on the stand of Koopman Rare Art at TEFAF Maastricht 2019. It is described by Lewis Smith, Director of Koopman Rare Art as “the most spectacular example of... [Lire la suite]
03 juillet 2017

The Weiss Gallery at London Art Week

François Clouet (c.1515 – 1572), Henri 1er, Duc de Montmorency, Seigneur de Damville (1534 – 1614), Marshal of France, Constable of France, and Governor of Languedoc (1563 – 1614). Painted circa 1567. Oil on oak panel (With an old hand-written label attached to the reverse of the panel: ‘Deux gravures identiques du Duc Henri Ier de Montmorency dit Damville se trouvent à la Galerie des Estampes de la Bibliothèque Nationale (livre des Montmorency). Il est représenté dans un portique, une épée au côté et un bâton de... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2017

Major donation of Fabergé acquired for the nation and allocated to the V&A

Johann Christian Neuber, Snuff box, gold with specimen stones, Dresden, c. 1785-90 (c) Victoria and Albert Museum, London LONDON.- Nine superb works by Carl Fabergé and two by the eighteenth-century goldsmith, Johann Christian Neuber, have been donated to the Victoria and Albert Museum by Nicholas Snowman OBE from the Kenneth and Sallie Snowman Collection under the Cultural Gifts Scheme. The Scheme was introduced by the Government in 2013 as a major initiative to encourage life-time giving to UK public collections.... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2014

The sartorial styles of Scottish Kings and Queens revealed in new exhibition at The Queen's Gallery

Joos van Cleve, 'Henry VIII', c. 1530-35. Royal Collection Trust/ (C) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2013.  LONDON.- An exhibition showcasing the fashions of the Tudor and Stuart rich and famous, including several Scottish monarchs, opened at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse yesterday (Friday, 14 March).  For the Tudor and Stuart elite, luxurious clothing was an essential element of court life. Garments and accessories – and the way in which they were worn – conveyed important messages about wealth, gender,... [Lire la suite]

29 juillet 2013

Attributed to William Scrots (active 1537-53), Elizabeth I when a Princess, c.1546

Attributed to William Scrots (active 1537-53), Elizabeth I when a Princess, c.1546. Oil on panel, 108.5 x 81.8 cm. RCIN 404444. Royal Collection © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Provenance: Probably painted for Henry VIII. First recorded in the 1547 inventory of Edward VI. Henry VIII, King of England (1491-1547) This painting is the finest and most compelling portrait of Elizabeth I before her accession. It conveys her beauty, dignity, gentleness and learning. Although it was probably painted for her... [Lire la suite]
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19 juillet 2013

The Cheapside Hoard: London’s Lost Jewels at Museum of London

The Cheapside Hoard: London's Lost Jewels , London - Courtesy of Museum of London LONDON-  The Museum of London will open a major new exhibition investigating the secrets of the Cheapside Hoard. This extraordinary and priceless cache of late 16th and early 17th century jewels and gemstones – displayed in its entirety for the first time in over a century – was discovered in 1912, buried in a cellar on Cheapside in the City of London.Through new research and state-of-the-art technology, the exhibition will showcase the... [Lire la suite]
08 juillet 2013

Girls of the Elizabethan age

Portrait of Elizabeth I, by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger. ©Trinity College, University of Cambridge, supplied by the Public Catalogue Foundation Portrait of Margaret Gerard, Lady Legh, attributed to Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger. Accepted in lieu of inheritance tax by HM Government and allocated to the National Trust for display at Lyme Park, 2011. ©National Trust Collections Portrait of Blanche Parry, possibly by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger, at Tredegar House, Newport. ©National Trust Collections, supplied by the Public... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2013

The fashionable world of the Tudors and Stuarts revealed at The Queen's Gallery

Joos van Cleeve, Henry VIII, c.1530-35. Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2013. LONDON.- A diamond ring given by Charles I to his 19-year-old wife, the armour of a fashion-conscious 13-year-old boy who should have been king, and the diamond-encrusted box in which a queen kept her face patches are among the highlights of a new exhibition at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace. In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion provides an insight into the world of the rich and famous of the 16th and 17th... [Lire la suite]