03 mai 2015

Turner, Sickert and Brangwyn feature in new summer exhibition at Lady Lever Art Gallery

Detail of 'Venetian Canal' (around 1926), A B Waller. National Museums Liverpool. LIVERPOOL.- A new exhibition showcasing Venice through the eyes of old and modern masters opened at the Lady Lever Art Gallery on 1 May and runs until 27 September 2015. Picturing Venice features works by artists including JMW Turner, Walter Sickert and Frank Brangwyn, exploring the influence of the Italian city on British art and culture. The exhibition also considers the enduring appeal of ‘The Floating City’... [Lire la suite]

20 février 2015

Solo exhibition of recent works by Michael Eastman opens at Edwynn Houk Gallery

Michael Eastman, Deco Stairwell #2, Havana, 2014 ©Michael Eastman/Courtesy of Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York. NEW YORK, NY.- Edwynn Houk Gallery announces their inaugural solo exhibition of recent works by Michael Eastman (American, b. 1947). The exhibition opened on Thursday 19 February and runs through Saturday 4 April 2015.  The selection of large-scale architectural photographs on view were taken during Eastman’s extensive travels throughout Cuba, Europe, Asia and the United States. The exhibition explores the... [Lire la suite]
08 août 2014

Goblet, glass, Venice, 16th century

Goblet, glass, Venice, 16th century; tall with straight sides, widening slightly at rim; ornamented throughout with latticinio reticelli and gilding; wide, slightly flattened base-ring. Height: 15.7 centimetres. Diameter: 10.7 centimetres. Purchased from: William Wareham. 1873,1029.1. British Museum. © Trustees of the British Museum. Bibliography: Tait, Hugh, The Golden Age of Venetian Glass, London, British Museum, BMP, 1979
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08 août 2014

Bowl, glass, Venice, late 16th century

Bowl, glass, Venice, late 16th century; vetro a reticello, slightly tapering hemispherical shape, resting on knop and folded bell-foot. Height: 11.9 centimetres. Diameter: 13.5 centimetres. Bequeathed by Felix Slade. S.692. British Museum. © Trustees of the British Museum. Bibliography: Tait, Hugh, The Golden Age of Venetian Glass, London, British Museum, BMP, 1979Nesbitt, A, Catalogue of the Collection of Glass formed by Felix Slade, London, 1871 Gros and Delettrez 8 December 2006, Paris, lot 56 for more open chalice-shaped glass... [Lire la suite]
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08 août 2014

Goblet, glass, Venice, late 16th century

Goblet, glass, Venice, late 16th century; hemispherical bowl; six circular embayments; compressed bulb supported by knop and bell-foot; ornamented throughout with alternating bands of white filigree and plain white glass. Height: 11.3 centimetres. Diameter: 11.3 centimetres. Bequeathed by Felix Slade. S.644. British Museum. © Trustees of the British Museum. Bibliography: Tait, Hugh, The Golden Age of Venetian Glass, London, British Museum, BMP, 1979Nesbitt, A, Catalogue of the Collection of Glass formed by Felix Slade, London, 1871
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08 août 2014

Ewer, glass, Venice, late 16th century

Ewer, glass, Venice, late 16th century; body moulded with band of two lions around centre; body rests on knop and metal-mounted bell-foot; trefoil mouth on neck with arched opalescent handle ornamented throughout with spiralling bands of plain white and filigree. Height: 27 centimetres. Bequeathed by Felix Slade. S.664. British Museum. © Trustees of the British Museum. Compare a very similar vase in form, moulding, size and decoration in Cremona, Museo Civico, illustrated in Ciappi 2006, no. 17 which has a frieze of moulded birds... [Lire la suite]
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08 août 2014

Cup and cover, glass, Venice, late 16th century

Cup and cover, glass, Venice, late 16th century; conical with bowl diminishing downwards in horizontal ridges; knop at base of stem and folded bell-foot; cover rising to clear glass knop in horizontal ridges; ornamented throughout with white diagonal bands. Height: 34.7 centimetres. Purchased through: Miss Whitehead. Purchased through Christie's.Ex-collection Edward William Cooke (1811 - 1880). 1880,0617.27. British Museum. © Trustees of the British Museum. This glass was probably made for export to N. Europe. Exhibited: 1982 24... [Lire la suite]
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08 août 2014

Goblet, glass, Venice, 1550-1600

Goblet, glass, Venice, 1550-1600; tall; long oviform bowl resting on short, thick baluster stem and folded bell foot; bowl decorated with vertical white stripes, curving slightly at top and base. Height: 22.8 centimetres. Bequeathed by Felix Slade. S.591. British Museum. © Trustees of the British Museum. Bibliography: Tait, Hugh, The Golden Age of Venetian Glass, London, British Museum, BMP, 1979Nesbitt, A, Catalogue of the Collection of Glass formed by Felix Slade, London, 1871
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02 juillet 2014

Pair of lacquered wooden lions, Venice, XVIII century

Pair of lacquered wooden lions,  Venice, XVIII century, 25x40x10 cm. Photo courtesy Chiale Antiquariato SAS. MASTERPIECES LONDON 2014. CHIALE ANTIQUARIATO SAS. STAND D25. Via S. Tempia 22, 12035 Racconigi, Italy. T +39 0172 85284 - E-mail info@chialeantiquariato.com - Website http://www.chialeantiquariato.com/
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06 juin 2014

The Morgan Library and Museum exhibits masterpieces from Oxford's famed Bodleian Library

William Shakespeare (1564–1616), Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies (The First Folio) London: printed by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount, 1623, Arch. G c.7 The Bodleian Library, Oxford. NEW YORK, NY.- The Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford holds one of the greatest collections of books and manuscripts in the world. Marks of Genius: Treasures from the Bodleian Library, on view at the Morgan Library & Museum from June 6 to September 14, celebrates more than two thousand years of the creative genius of authors,... [Lire la suite]