13 mars 2018

The J. Paul Getty Museum presents "Rembrandt and the Inspiration of India"

LOS ANGELES.- Among the most surprising aspects of Rembrandt’s prodigious output are twenty-three surviving drawings closely based on portraits made by artists working in Mughal India. These drawings mark a striking diversion for this quintessentially Dutch “Golden Age” artist, the only time he made a careful and extensive study of art from a dramatically different culture. Rembrandt and the Inspiration of India, on view March 13 –June 24, 2018, at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, explores for the first... [Lire la suite]

12 mars 2018

Oliver Forge & Brendan Lynch Ltd at Asia Week New York, 15-24 march 2018

Jharoka Portrait of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir, India, 17th century. Opaque watercolor and gold on paper. 6.4 by 4.5 cm, 2 1/2 by 1 3/4 in. © Oliver Forge & Brendan Lynch Ltd Jharokha or window portraits emerged in Mughal portraiture in the early seventeenth century as visual counterparts to the daily display of the emperors’ person at the window of the palace to the people below. The idea was extended by Jahangir (1569-1627) to the throne platforms in the Divan-i ‘Amm at agra and... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2017

A highly-important imperial Mughal spinel, India, dated 1024 AH/1615 AD and 1070 AH/1659 AD

Lot 191. A highly-important imperial Mughal spinel, inscribed with the names of emperors Jahangir, Prince Khurram and ‘Alamgir (Aurangzeb), India, dated 1024 AH/1615 AD and 1070 AH/1659 AD. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the pinkish stone weighing approximately 54.5 carats, incised with nasta'liq calligraphy, pierced through the centre and set with a later gold chain and hanging seed-pearl and metal-thread pendant, in bespoke velvet-lined box, with accompanying type-written... [Lire la suite]
13 mars 2017

Dresden, Europe, World: Three exhibitions at three locations in the Residenzschloss

DRESDEN.- The Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden is showing three exhibitions under the heading “Dresden • Europe • World” in the Residenzschloss from 3 March to 5 June 2017. They are the result of intensive research which has been realised in recent years, thanks to the significant support provided by the Museum & Research Foundation.  With the title “Stories in miniatures”, the “Collection of Indian Paintings in the Dresden Kupferstich-Kabinett” is being shown to the public for the first time. Both of these... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2011

Heart-shaped diamond leads the show at Christie's Geneva on may 18

Magnificence. An unmounted  heart-shaped D colour, Internally Flawless, Type IIa diamond weighing 56.15 carats, with excellent polish and symmetry. Estimate: SFr.9,000,000-12,000,000 / US$9,000,000-12,000,000 / €6,600,000-8,800,000 / £5,600,000-7,500,000. Photo Denis Hayoun - Diode SA GENEVA - Christie's is pleased to announce its Spring Geneva auctions, the most important jewellery event in Europe with top- quality jewels. A rich catalogue of more than 320 lots brings to the international arena the best in every category of... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2011

Mughal Masterpiece: Portrait of Emperor Jahangir Sells for £1.4 Million at Bonhams

Mughal painting of Emperor Jahangir who ruled India from 1605 to 1627. EPA/Bonhams LONDON.- The magnificent portrait the Mughal Emperor Jahangir who reigned from 1605-1627, attributed to Abu'l Hasan, Nadir al-Zaman and dated AH 1026/AD 1617, sold for £1,420,000 at Bonhams Indian and Islamic Sale today, April 5th. It went to a Middle Eastern museum. The sale total was £2.7m. The picture is a political tour de force in which the Emperor lays claim to a world-wide ambition. This is achieved through its full life-size magnificence, use... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2011

An Imperial Mughal spinel necklace @ Christie's Geneva

GENEVA.- An Imperial Mughal spinel necklace with eleven polished baroque spinels for a total weight of 1.136,63 carats, during a press preview in Geneva, Switzerland, 01 April 2011. Three of the spinels are engraved with the name of its owner, the Mughal Emperor Jahangir (1569-1627), successor of Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great Akba Shah Jahangir Shah. The necklace is estimated to fetch between 1.500.000 and 2.500.000 Swiss Francs (1.150.000 and 1.920.000 Euro) at the Christies jewels sale on 18 May 2011 in Geneva. EPA/CHRISTIAN... [Lire la suite]
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11 mars 2010

Curators Claim "Lost" Emperor Portrait is Largest Mughal Painting Ever Seen

Jahangir holding a globe, Mughal, attributed to Abu’l-Hasan, 1617. Private Collection LONDON.- Curators of the National Portrait Gallery's new exhibition The Indian Portrait 1560-1860 - which opens tomorrow - will reveal a six-foot, seventeenth-century life-size portrait of the Emperor Jahangir which they claim is the largest painting to come from the Mughal empire. Jahangir holding a globe, dating from 1617, is opulently painted in gold and watercolour on cotton and includes relief jewellery. Apart from its appearance in an... [Lire la suite]
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