05 novembre 2017

Harvard Art Museums to receive transformative gift of Dutch, Flemish, and Netherlandish drawings

Jacques de Gheyn II, A Roma Woman with a Child, c. 1604. Brown ink and black chalk. The Maida and George Abrams Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Promised Gift, 25.1998.10. Photo: © President and Fellows of Harvard College.  CAMBRIDGE, MASS.- The Harvard Art Museums announce the extraordinary gift of 330 16th- to 18th-century Dutch, Flemish, and Netherlandish drawings from the esteemed collection of Maida and George S. Abrams (Harvard A.B. ’54, LL.B. ’57), considered the best... [Lire la suite]

07 octobre 2017

Rare Netherlandish drawings unveiled at National Gallery of Art

Petrus Christus, Portrait of a Young Woman, c. 1450, silverpoint on gray prepared paper, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam. WASHINGTON, DC.- Rotterdam's historic Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen holds one of the finest collections of Netherlandish master drawings. In a special presentation of this collection at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, some 100 works explore the many functions of drawings, from preparatory studies for paintings and designs for prints to finished works of art. On view from October... [Lire la suite]
03 février 2017

The Morgan presents treasures from the Nationalmuseum of Sweden

François Boucher (French, 1703-1770), The Triumph of Venus, 1740 (detail), oil on canvas. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm. Photo: Cecilia Heisser / Nationalmuseum.  NEW YORK, NY.- The Nationalmuseum, Sweden’s largest and most distinguished art institution, is collaborating with the Morgan Library & Museum to bring more than seventy-five masterpieces from its renowned collections to New York in an extraordinary new exhibition opening February 3. The show features work by artists such as Albrecht Dürer, Raphael,... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2016

Hendrick Goltzius, Massacre of the Innocents, ca. 1585–86

Hendrick Goltzius (Netherlandish, Mühlbracht 1558–1617 Haarlem), Massacre of the Innocents, ca. 1585–86. Engraving; third state of three, Sheet: 19 in. × 14 5/8 in. (48.3 × 37.1 cm). Gift of Henry Walters, 1917; 17.37.60 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Goltzius, one of the supreme printmakers of his day, seems to have been unwilling to show others his incomplete work. Yet two of his unfinished plates were printed, including this example, probably soon after his death. This engraving... [Lire la suite]
08 juillet 2016

£44.9 million Rubens leads strong results for Classic Week at Christie's

Lot 12. Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Lot and his Daughters, oil on canvas, 74 x 88½in. (190 x 225cm.), including early 18th century horizontal additions to top and bottom edges of circa 18 and 10cm. wide. Price Realized £44,882,500 ($58,167,720) (€52,422,760). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. LONDON.- The Old Master and British Evening Sale totalled £65,390,100/ $84,745,570/ €76,375,637, achieving sell through rates of 93% by value and 77% by lot. The highest price... [Lire la suite]
27 juin 2016

'Drawings from the Age of Bruegel, Rubens, and Rembrandt' at Harvard Art Museums

Pieter Bruegel the Elder (Breda (?), c. 1525 - 1569 Brussels), Wooded Landscape with a Distant View toward the Sea, 1554. Brown ink, brown wash and white opaque watercolor over black chalk on blue antique laid paper, 26 x 34.4 cm (10 1/4 x 13 9/16 in.). The Maida and George Abrams Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1999.132. © President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Harvard Art Museums hold one of the most comprehensive U.S. collections of... [Lire la suite]

08 février 2016

A monkey sitting on a chain, Hendrick Goltzius, 1592 - 1602

A monkey sitting on a chain, Hendrick Goltzius, 1592 - 1602, black, tan and red chalk, h 406mm × 300mm b. Purchase with the support of the Rembrandt Association, 1888 - RP-T-1888-A-1510. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
29 janvier 2016

"The Power of Prints: The Legacy of William M. Ivins and A. Hyatt Mayor" opens at the Metropolitan

Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch, Leiden 1606–1669 Amsterdam) The Three Trees, 1643. Etching with drypoint and engraving. Plate: 8 3/8 x 10 15/16 in. (21.3 x 27.8 cm) sheet: 8 3/8 x 11 1/8 in. (21.3 x 28.3 cm) mount: 14 1/4 x 19 1/4 in. (36.2 x 48.9 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (29.107.31). Image: © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. EW YORK, NY.- The history of the Metropolitan Museum’s collection of works of art on paper—now one of the... [Lire la suite]
28 juin 2015

New exhibition "The Seven Deadly Sins: Pride" opens at the Bruce Museum

Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558-1617) after Cornelis van Haarlem (Dutch, 1562-1638), Phaeton from The Disgracers, 1588. Engraving. Collection of The Hearn Family Trust. Photograph by Paul Mutino. GREENWICH, CT.- The galleries of the Bruce Museum will be bursting with pride this summer and into fall: "The Seven Deadly Sins: Pride" opened on June 27, part of a groundbreaking series of area exhibitions exploring the Seven Deadly Sins. Presented by seven members of the Fairfield/Westchester Museum Alliance, the... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2015

"Drawing in Silver and Gold: Leonardo to Jasper Johns" at the National Gallery of Art, Washington

Attributed to Jacquemart de Hesdin and others,
Sketchbook Formed of Six Panels of Prepared Boxwood, open to Women and Wild Men, c. 1390-1400,
model book with drawings in metalpoint (probably silverpoint) on prepared boxwood,
The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan, 1906. WASHINGTON, DC.- In the first comprehensive exhibition on the evocative medium of metalpoint—the art of drawing with a metal stylus—some 100 works showcase the surprising range of effects created by master draftsmen for... [Lire la suite]