18 août 2017

Tomasso Brothers to presents omaggio to Florentine art at the Biennale Internazionale dell'Antiquariato di Firenze

Master of the Unruly Children, (active 1st half of the 16th century), Angels as candlebearers. © Tomasso Brothers Fine Art LONDON.- Tomasso Brothers Fine Art returns to the International Antiques Biennial (BIAF) in Florence with a display paying homage to Florentine art. The Fair, to be held from 23 September to 1 October 2017 in the magnificent Palazzo Corsini, is one of the world’s greatest showcases for Italian art. Tomasso Brothers Fine Art, renowned specialist in important European sculpture, will... [Lire la suite]

06 mars 2017

Rarely seen Renaissance paintings by Venice masters on view at the North Carolina Museum of Art

Giovanni Bellini and assistants, The Annunciation, circa 1490–1500, oil on canvas, 88 x 42 in. each, Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice, Italy © Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice. RALEIGH, NC.- Glory of Venice: Renaissance Paintings 1470–1520 features 50 paintings and a significant group of early printed books and individual pages that illustrate a crucial period in the history of Venetian art and culture, widely regarded as one of the most exciting chapters in the history of Western art. The core of the exhibition... [Lire la suite]
10 janvier 2017

Andrea della Robbia from a model Luca della Robbia, circa 1490-1500, Madonna and Child

Lot 12. Andrea della Robbia (Florence 1435-1525) from a model Luca della Robbia (Florence 1399/1400-1482), circa 1490-1500, Madonna and Child, tin-glazed earthenware, 20 5/8  by 16 1/2  in.; 52.5 by 42cm. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Notes: Andrea della Robbia belonged to one of the most distinguished families of sculptors in the Renaissance. He worked alongside his renowned uncle, Luca della Robbia (1399/1400-1482), and later led their workshop with... [Lire la suite]
28 juin 2016

Heaven on display: The Altenberg Altar and its imagery on view in Frankfurt

Altenberg Winged Retable, c. 1330 (photomontage).  FRANKFURT.- The Städel Museum is devoting a concentrated presentation of choice objects to the art of the Middle Ages. The exhibition “Heaven on Display” features one of the most striking church choir ensembles that have come down to us from the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries, the Early Gothic Altenberg Altar, and its rich imagery. Apart from presenting the high altar retable – complete with a shrine cabinet, a statue of the Madonna and wings with... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2016

Rediscovered Masterpieces from the Vittorio Cini Collection at Venice, April, 08 – November, 15 2016

Carlo Crivelli, Madonna and Child, circa 1460. Tempera and gold on wood, 32 x 22,2 cm. Vittorio Cini Collection. Foto: Fondazione Giorgio Cini. VENICE - In addition to great variety, one of the most important features of the historic art collection owned by Count Vittorio Cini, is its wealth. The collection boasts thousands of paintings, sculptures, drawings, decorative art objects and furnishings, acquired from numerous antique dealers and collectors from the 1930s to the 1970s, and at times with renowned... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2015

Madonna and Child from the Lüneburg Council Silver, 1510, Lüneburg

Madonna and Child from the Lüneburg Council Silver, 1510, Lüneburg. Silver, wrought, cast, z. T. gilded and painted. Pearls, turquoises, glass, isinglass, 69 x 22.9 x 18.8 cm (height without base 56 cm). Ident.Nr. 1874.370. Kunstgewerbemuseum © Photo: Museum of Decorative Arts of the National Museums in Berlin - Prussian Cultural Heritage.  Photo: Karen Bartsch Figure driven, two-piece, internally overlapping. The externally visible, not very carefully soldered seams on Faltengrate and his head... [Lire la suite]

11 avril 2014

World record price for Jan Gossaert’s painting “Madonna and Child” at the Swiss auction house Koller

ZURICH.- The focus of Koller's Spring Auctions was on Old Art. Among the Old Master Paintings, Koller auctioned off the painting «Mary and Child» by the Flemish painter Jan Gossaert to an international private collector for CHF 2.37 million, slightly higher than the estimate. This is a new world record for a work by this painter, reached at an auction. Depictions of Madonnas high in demand The top lot of the Old Master Paintings‘ auction on 28 March was the painting „Mary and Child“ by the important... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2014

Luca della Robbia (1400 -1482) (Studio of), The Madonna and Child with a Choir of Angels

Luca della Robbia (1400 -1482) (Studio of), The Madonna and Child with a Choir of Angels. Photo courtesy Tomasso Brothers Fine Art Stucco, with traces of polychromy; 46 cm ( 18 in.) diameter; 59 cm (23 1/4 in.) high; 58.5 cm ( 23 in.) wide. This roundel records a significant, early, devotional composition by the up-and-coming Luca della Robbia as he emerged from the seminal experience of Ghiberti’s workshop for the first set of bronze doors for the Florence Baptistry. The graceful hovering angels, with their calligraphic folds... [Lire la suite]
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24 janvier 2014

Piero della Francesca's devotional paintings brought together for the first time

Piero della Francesca (Italian, Sansepolcro ca. 1412–1492 Sansepolcro), Saint Jerome and a Supplicant, ca. 1460–64. Tempera and oil on wood, 19 1/2 × 15 1/2 in. (49.5 × 39.4 cm). Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice.  NEW YORK, NY.- Through a special collaboration with the Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice, and the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, Urbino, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is hosting a focused presentation on the devotional paintings of Piero della Francesca, addressing Piero’s work for private devotion for the first... [Lire la suite]
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29 août 2013

Koller auction in Zurich spans an epochal range from Cranach to Napoleon to Spitzweg

Lucas Cranach the Elder (Kronach 1472-1553 Weimar), Adoration of Christ. Oil on canvas. Signed. 14.5x20 cm. Estimate: CHF 400 000 / 600 000. Photo courtesy Koller ZURICH.- In its auction week from September 16 to 21, Koller presents a range of approximately 2 000 lots of old works of art, including the rediscovered painting «The Assembly of the Gods: The Loves of the Gods» by Paolo Fiammingo and the museum-quality «The Adoration of Christ» by Lucas Cranach the Elder. Objects such as the «bureau mécanique» formerly owned by... [Lire la suite]