08 avril 2019

A portrait of Suleyman the Magnificent, by a follower of Gentile Bellini, Italy, probably Venice, circa 1520

Lot 129. Property of a Royal Collection. A portrait of Suleyman the Magnificent, by a follower of Gentile Bellini, Italy, probably Venice, circa 1520; oil on panel, framed; painting: 32.5 by 28cm. frame: 42 by 36cm. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 GBP (290,200 - 406,280 EUR). Lot sold 4 500 000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Ex-collection Samuel H. Kress.Ex-collection Contini Bonacossi.Ex-collection Cini, Castello di Monselice. Note: Both... [Lire la suite]

10 février 2019

A portrait of Suleyman the Magnificent, by a follower of Gentile Bellini, Italy, probably Venice, circa 1520

Lot 18. A portrait of Suleyman the Magnificent, by a follower of Gentile Bellini, Italy, probably Venice, circa 1520; oil on panel, framed; painting: 32.5 by 28cm frame: 42 by 36cm. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 GBP. Lot sold 362,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2014 Provenance: Ex-collection Samuel H. KressEx-collection Contini BonacossiEx-collection Cini, Castello di Monselice. Note: When he came to power in 1520, Suleyman II inherited a vast empire which encompassed Syria,... [Lire la suite]
23 mai 2017

Renaissance Venice. The Triumph of Beauty and the Destruction of Painting at Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

Palma Vecchio (Jacopo Negretti), Portrait of a young woman known as "La Bella", ca. 1518-20. Oil on canvas. 95 x 80 cm © Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid MADRID - From 20 June to 24 September 2017, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is hosting Renaissance Venice. The Triumph of Beauty and the Destruction of Painting, an exhibition devoted to Venetian art of the sixteenth century – its first zenith – and featuring nearly 100 works by artists such as Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese, Bassano, Giorgione and Lotto. It sets out to show how the... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2013

10 masterpieces painting at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Attributed to Gentile Bellini, "A Seated Scribe" - The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum This singular painting, which has intrigued scholars and inspired whole exhibitions, shows a young scribe in the Ottoman court hunched over a writing pad. Attributed - though with no great certainty - to Bellini, it is one of the most evocative and popular works in the museum. Titian, "Europa" - The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Painting doesn’t get better than this. The mythological scene, which depicts Europa being abducted by Zeus... [Lire la suite]