03 août 2022

Rijksmuseum drawings reveal richness of seventeenth-century Dutch life

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669), Self-Portrait in a Cap, Wide Eyed and Open Mouthed, 1630. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. DUBLIN.- On Saturday 16 July 2022, the exhibition Dutch Drawings: highlights from the Rijksmuseum opened at the National Gallery of Ireland. Forty-eight works by 31 different artists who worked during the seventeenth century are on display. This historic and important exhibition will give Irish audiences the unique opportunity to view, at close quarters, drawings and prints by seventeenth-century Dutch artists... [Lire la suite]

09 décembre 2021

Dutch State Moves to Acquire Rembrandt Masterpiece from Rothschild Family

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669), The Standard Bearer, 1636. The Netherlands allocates nearly $200 million to acquire an important Rembrandt self-portrait The Dutch State announced on Wednesday its intention to purchase Rembrandt's The Standard Bearer (1636) for the national collection, with the support of the Rembrandt Association and the Rijksmuseum Fund. For centuries, the masterpiece has been owned by private collectors, including England’s King George IV and the Rothschild family.  The Standard... [Lire la suite]
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11 août 2021

The National Gallery of Canada receives a priceless gift of Dutch and Flemish prints

Albrecht Dürer, The Large Horse, 1505, engraving, 16.6 × 11.7 cm. Collection of Dr. Jonathan Meakins and Dr. Jacqueline McClaran (MMPC-012) OTTAWA.- More than half of the remarkable print collection belonging to Dr. Jonathan Meakins and Dr. Jacqueline McClaran is entering the National Gallery of Canada national collection.The two Montreal-based doctors are donating 258 Dutch and Flemish etchings, engravings, and woodcuts from the 16th and 17th centuries for the benefit of all Canadians. The Meakins-McClaran... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2021

'Rembrandt in Amsterdam: Creativity and Competition' opens at the National Gallery of Canada

Rembrandt van Rijn, Self-portrait Wearing a Hat and Two Chains, c. 1642–43, oil on panel, 72 × 54.8 cm. Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid. (331 / 1976.90). Photo © Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid. OTTAWA.- One of the most celebrated artists of the European tradition, Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669) was multi-talented: a painter, draughtsman, and printmaker. Known for emotional authenticity and lifelike character expressed in all his work, Rembrandt created art that is broadly relatable and... [Lire la suite]
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05 février 2021


Jan Davidsz. de Heem (Utrecht 1606-1684 Antwerp), Still life. Oil on canvas, 88 x 120.5 cm. Signed, right of centre J. De heem. f, circa 1645. DOUWES FINE ART BV at BRAFA 2021. Fred Meijer, in a letter of 18 October 2004: ‘the signature, the quality of the composition, and the certitude with which the objects are placed do not leave any doubt about the authorship. This painting can be dated ca. 1645’. This work is included in the catalogue raisonné by Fred G. Meijer, 2016. Provenance: collection Sir Richard... [Lire la suite]
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16 janvier 2021

Masterpieces by Botticelli and Rembrandt anchor Sotheby's Masters Week in NY

Property from an Important Private Collection. Lot 15. Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi, called Sandro Botticelli (Florence 1444/5 – 1510), Portrait of a young man holding a roundel, inscribed on the reverse, center: 404 (a number from an as yet unidentified inventory, possibly from the 17th or 18th century); on a label, top center: D'Alessandro Botti/ cello Fiorentino.; upper right corner and lower center: 12./ di Sandro/ Botticello/ BORN AT FLORENCE IN 1437./ DIED IN... [Lire la suite]

04 décembre 2020

Old Master paintings brought together for the first time in landmark gallery exhibition

LONDON.- Spectacular paintings widely recognised as among the highlights of the Royal Collection – including works by Titian, Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, Van Dyck and Canaletto – have gone on display together in a gallery exhibition for the first time. Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace, opening at The Queen’s Gallery in London tomorrow (Friday, 4 December), brings together 65 of the most treasured paintings that usually hang in the Picture Gallery, one of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace. The exhibition gives... [Lire la suite]
09 juin 2020

One of the Last Self-Portraits by Rembrandt Left in Private Hands to be offered at Sotheby’s

Rembrandt Van Rijn, Self-portrait, wearing a ruff and black hat, 1632, est £12-16 million ($15-20 million). Courtesy Sotheby's LONDON.- No artist’s face is so instantly recognisable as that of Rembrandt. From sketches of an ambitious and self-confident youth of 22, to detailed and sobering self-depictions of a careworn and prematurely aged old man of 63, he recorded his own physiognomy in some 80 paintings, etchings and drawings, documenting his enduring captivation with his own image throughout almost the entire span of his... [Lire la suite]
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10 mars 2020

The Ashmolean opens first exhibition in the UK to examine Rembrandt's early years

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–69), Self-portrait in a cap, wide-eyed and open-mouthed, 1630. Etching and drypoint on laid paper, 5.2 x 4.7 cm, Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford. OXFORD.- Young Rembrandt is the first major exhibition in the UK to examine the early years of one of the greatest artists of all time. Looking at Rembrandt’s first decade at work, from 1624–34, the show charts a career on a truly meteoric path. How was it that in his earliest known work, The Spectacles Seller (1624-25),... [Lire la suite]
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15 février 2020

A major new exhibition of Chatsworth's world-class collection of Old Masters drawings opens at Millennium Gallery

Sebastiano del Piombo, A reclining apostle, circa 1516. © The Devonshire Collections Reproduced by kind permission of Chatsworth Settlement Trustees. SHEFFIELD.- A major new exhibition featuring more than 50 Old Master drawings from Chatsworth’s extraordinary collection, second only to the Queen’s in its remarkable scope and quality, opened in Sheffield.Featuring works by Carpaccio, Poussin, Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Dyck and more, Lines of Beauty: Master Drawings from Chatsworth is the largest exhibition of these rare wonders... [Lire la suite]