22 août 2018

Old Master discoveries revealed in Koller's Autumn Auctions

Lot 3034. Antwerp Master, circa 1610-15. A study of the head of a monk looking upwards. Oil on panel. 47,5 x 37,7 cm. Estimate on request.  ZURICH.- A series of discoveries highlight the Old Master & 19th Century Paintings auction at Koller on 28 September. Perhaps the most exciting is a small oil study of the head of a monk, which was recently identified as the model for the head of St Dominic in Peter Paul Rubens’ 1618 altarpiece “Saints Dominic and Francis Saving the World from Christ’s Anger”, today... [Lire la suite]
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02 mars 2018

Koller Auctions announces early highlights of its March sales

ZURICH.- Among the highlights of the Old Master Paintings auction on 23 March is Bernardo Strozzi’s large-format portrait of Paolo Gregorio Raggi, governor of Corsica in 1547. The portrait was painted posthumously, sometime before 1638, and was commissioned by the Raggis, an important Genovese family, for their portrait gallery of distinguished family members, including cardinals and senators. Strozzi, who was active in Genoa and later In Venice, was one of the leading figures of the Baroque period in Italy, known for his... [Lire la suite]
07 juin 2014

Rijksmuseum to receive masterpiece by Meindert Hobbema for its Gallery of Honour

Meindert Hobbema (1638-1709), Wooded Landscape with a merry company in a car. Oil on canvas, ca 1665; 90.5 x 109.8 cm.Donation from the collection of Mr. W. Baron Van Dedem, Richmond, 2014 AMSTERDAM.- The Rijksmuseum has acquired the biggest donation of the past fifty years: Wooded Landscape with Merrymakers in a Cart (approx. 1665) by the Dutch 17th-century painter Meindert Hobbema. This exceptionally well-preserved landscape is one of the best paintings by Meindert Hobbema, one of the most famous Golden Age landscape painters.... [Lire la suite]
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01 février 2014

The Myth of the Golden Age: Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring creates stir in Italy

Johannes Vermeer, La ragazza con l'orecchino di perla, circa 1665  BOLOGNA (AFP).- Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring" is going on show in the city of Bologna in Italy next month but the arrival of the celebrated painting of a young beauty is already causing a stir. "There is an incredible fever surrounding this painting," the director of the exhibition, Marco Goldin, told AFP-TV at a press presentation. "Clearly we are expecting a big success. In just a few weeks we have already sold... [Lire la suite]