06 juillet 2018

Rubens, Canova and Turner lead $100 million sale week in London

Harry Dalmeny fielding bids. Courtesy Sotheby's. LONDON.- This week’s sales concluded today with a combined total of £77.7 million / $102.6 million, with strong results across Old Master and British paintings and drawings, decorative arts, sculptures and antiquities spanning over two millennia. OLD MASTERS EVENING, 4 July • Total up 70% on last December. • Participants spanning four continents, with buying from Asia, Russia and Latin America. • 77.3% of lots sold. • More than half of the lots achieved... [Lire la suite]

04 avril 2018

Influence of Renaissance prints on Maiolica and bronze explored at the National Gallery of Art

Urbino (?), Plate with the Plague of Phrygia (after Raphael), c. 1535/1540, tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica), National Gallery of Art, Washington, Corcoran Collection (William A. Clark Collection). WASHINGTON, DC.- The first exhibition of its kind in the United States, Sharing Images: Renaissance Prints into Maiolica and Bronze, brings together some 90 objects to highlight the impact of Renaissance prints on maiolica and bronze plaquettes. Accompanied by a publication that provides a comprehensive introduction to... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2018

International masterpieces at the Rijksmuseum from Cranach to Velázquez, Rembrandt and Manet

Paolo Veronese, Count Iseppo da Porto / Countess Livia da Porto Thiene, c. 1552. Baltimore, Walters Art Museum and Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi, Contini Bonacossi Collection Portret van Marten Soolmans / Portret van Oopjen Coppit, Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, 1634. AMSTERDAM - From 8 March to 3 June 2018, the Dutch national museum, the Rijksmuseum, is presenting High Society. Over thirty-five life-size portraits of powerful princes, eccentric aristocrats and fabulously wealthy citizens by the great masters of art... [Lire la suite]
03 février 2018

Lucas Cranach the Elder (Kronach 1472 - 1553 Weimar), Portrait of Martin Luther (1483-1546), 1517

Lot 9. Lucas Cranach the Elder (Kronach 1472 - 1553 Weimar), Portrait of Martin Luther (1483-1546), signed with the winged serpent device and with traces of date centre left, and bears date upper left: 1517, oil on beechwood panel, 15 7/8  by 10 1/2  in.; 40.3 by 26.5 cm. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 USD. Lot sold 2,295,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Possibly Fürst Ludwig Kraft zu Oettingen-Wallerstein (1791-1870);In the collections of the Fürsten zu... [Lire la suite]
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06 janvier 2018

Sotheby's Master Paintings Evening Sale to offer paintings spanning from the 14th - 19th century

 NEW YORK, NY.- An exceptional selection of European paintings, spanning from the 14th to the 19th centuries will be offered in Sotheby’s Evening Sale of Master Paintings on 1 February 2018 in New York. Highlighting the annual Masters Week sale series, the Evening Sale exhibition will be on public view in Sotheby’s New York galleries beginning 26 January.  The February sale features a rare and striking portrait of Cristoforo Segni, Maggiordomo to Pope Innocent X, painted and signed by Velazquez and Cremonese... [Lire la suite]
31 décembre 2017

Exhibition in Stuttgart presents the golden grandeur of the Master of Messkirch's work

Meister von Meßkirch, The Adoration of the Magi, detail from the middle panel of the former high altarpice of St. Martin in Messkirch, around 1535/40, coniferous wood, 165.7 x 92.8 cm, Meßkirch, Parish Church, © Archibishop's Ordinariat Freiburg i., Br., Picture Archive, recording Michael Eckmann. STUTTGART.- The mystery of the Messkirch Master's identity has been capturing imaginations for more than a century. Yet even that fascination is outstripped by the captivating quality of his works. It comes as no surprise that the... [Lire la suite]

07 décembre 2017

Lucas Cranach the Elder, Landscape with fortified buildings on a rocky bluff, a tree in the left foreground and a distant view..

Lot 34. Lucas Cranach the Elder (Kronach 1472 - 1553 Weimar), Landscape with fortified buildings on a rocky bluff, a tree in the left foreground and a distant view of a town beyond; oil and tempera on panel, a fragment, 43.3 x 27.5 cm.; 17 x 10 7/8  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 GBP. Lot Sold 441,000 GBP (591,161 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Jenny Klever, Leverkusen; Anonymous sale, Cologne, Lempertz, 10 December 1990, lot 22, where acquired by the present... [Lire la suite]
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05 décembre 2017

Lucas Cranach the Elder (Kronach 1472 - 1553 Weimar), The Faun Family

Lot 30. Lucas Cranach the Elder (Kronach 1472 - 1553 Weimar), The Faun Family, signed lower left with the artist's winged serpent device and dated 1531, oil on panel, 44 x 34 cm.; 17 1/4  x 13 3/8  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 GBP. Sold for £789,000 ($1,057,654). Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: In the collection of a Bavarian noble family; Acquired from the above by the father of the present owner; Thence by inheritance. Exposition: Nürnberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Sammlung Heinz... [Lire la suite]
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30 novembre 2017

Sotheby's announces highlights from the Old Masters Evening Sale

A woman looks at works included in the sale. Courtesy Sotheby’s. LONDON.- Sotheby’s London Old Masters Evening sale on 6 December 2017 covers 400 years of art history, from the visually arresting gold-grounds of the Early Italian Renaissance to one of the last and most important candlelight pictures by Joseph Wright of Derby left in private hands. Highlights also include a luminous 18th-century view of Venice by Bellotto, two recently rediscovered landscapes by Constable, as well as a formidable gallery of portraits... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2017

Newly attributed portrait by Lucas Cranach the Elder goes on display at Windsor Castle

Royal Collection Trust staff install Portrait of a Lady and her Son in The King's Dressing Room, Windsor Castle. Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017. LONDON.- The painting Portrait of a Lady and her Son, c.1510–40, recently discovered to be by the German master Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472–1553) and his workshop is on public display at Windsor Castle from today. The painting was a Christmas gift from Queen Victoria to Prince Albert in 1840 and is part of the Royal Collection.  The double... [Lire la suite]
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