22 août 2017

'The Presence of Absence: Medieval Art and Artifacts' opens at the Williams College Museum of Art

Attributed to Pedro García de Benabarre (Spanish, active 1455-1480), St. Anthony Abbot, ca. 1460-70. Tempera on panel, 72 1/16 x 36 1/4 in. Museum purchase, with funds provided by George Alfred Cluett, Class of 1896. Courtesy Williams College Museum of Art. WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS.- Williams College Museum of Art opened The Presence of Absence: Medieval Art and Artifacts on August 18, 2017. The exhibition employs object-oriented ontology to recast the relationship between humans and nonhumans. Instead of passive objects... [Lire la suite]

11 janvier 2017

British Museum acquires rare alabaster of the Virgin and Child

Unknown artist, Alabaster figure of the Virgin and Child, 14th century © Trustees of the British Museum. LONDON.- One of the few examples of religious imagery to survive the English Reformation, this remarkably-preserved 14th-century sculpture joins the museum's collection thanks to support from the Art Fund.  The British Museum has acquired a 14th-century alabaster sculpture of the Virgin Mary and Child – a rare survivor of the English reformation – with support from the Art Fund, National Heritage Memorial Fund... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2016

Attributed to the Master of Elsloo, active between 1510 and 1524, Large carved figural group of the Virgin and Child

Attributed to the Master of Elsloo, active between 1510 and 1524, Large carved figural group of the Virgin and Child. Photo Hampel Height: 127 cm. Carved walnut without polychromy with glossy patina, hollowed at the back. Lot 430. Estimation: € 55.000 - 65.000 Provenance: Private collection, Antwerp. Hampel. 7 avril 2016
27 décembre 2015

Michael Sittow (1468/1469/1470 - 1525/1526), ​Virgin and Child, 1515-18

Michael Sittow (1468/1469/1470 - 1525/1526), ​Virgin and Child, 1515-18. Oil on oak, 33,20 x 25,70 cm. Ident.Nr. 1722. Property of the Kaiser-Friedrich Museum Association, Gemäldegalerie, Berlin © Photo: Gemäldegalerie der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz. Photo: Jörg P. Anders.
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19 juillet 2015

Italian, Trapani, late 17th century-early 18th century, Devotional plaque with the Virgin and Child

Italian, Trapani, late 17th century-early 18th century, Devotional plaque with the Virgin and Child. Estimation  20,000 — 30,000  GBP.  Lot. Vendu 40,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the reverse mounted with a later gilt copper relief with the arms of the Dandini family of Rome inscribed: EAM OMINE LAETO; coral mounted on partially enamelled gilt copper; 42.5cm., 17 3/4 in. Note: Trapani was a leading centre for the production of works of art in coral in the 17th and 18th centuries.  Due to... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2015

French, mid 14th century, Virgin and Child

French, mid 14th century, Virgin and Child, polychromed oak; 70cm., 27½in. Estimation  15,000 — 20,000  GBP -  Lot. Vendu 18,750 GBP. Photo Sotheby's Note: This charming example of the seated Madonna with the Christ Child standing prominently facing the worshippers shows many characteristics found in North Eastern French and Mosan examples of the first half to mid 14th century. RELATED LITERATUREJ.A. Schmoll gen. Eisenwerth, Die Lothringische... [Lire la suite]
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14 juillet 2015

North East French, circa 1340-1350, Virgin and Child

North East French, circa 1340-1350, Virgin and Child. Estimation  12,000 — 18,000  GBP -  Lot. Vendu 15,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's polychromed limestone; 75.5cm., 29¾in.  Provenance: with De Raad, Rosmalen, 1980;private collection, North Brabant Note: Even though the jolly facial types and drilled decoration on the agrafes are highly unusual, the sophistication with which the drapery on the present figures are carved compares closely with statues of the Virgin and Child from... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2015

Jewish Heirs Sue Germany Over $226 Million Medieval Treasure

A bust of Saint Cosmas, one of the Welfenschatz treasures on display at a Berlin museum. Photo: DPA The heirs of Jewish art dealers who sold a trove of medieval treasures to the Nazis are suing the German state in a U.S. lawsuit. Gestapo founder Herman Goering orchestrated the sale in 1935 with four Jewish art dealers who received millions of dollars. The collection is now thought to be worth about $226 million. "Any transaction in 1935, where the sellers on the one side were Jews and the buyer on the other side was the Nazi... [Lire la suite]
08 juin 2014

Pendant set with the Virgin and Child, Italian, Trapani, 18th century

Pendant set with the Virgin and Child, Italian, Trapani, 18th century. Photo Sotheby's coral, mounted in enamelled gold ; 7cm., 2¾in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP Note: This charming pendant is typical of the finely carved coral devotional objects produced in Trapani in Sicily during the 17th and 18th centuries. The present pendant is distinguished by its striking enamelled gold halo formed of flame-like finials. Sotheby's. Old Master Sculpture and Works of Art, London | 10 Jul 2014 - http://www.sothebys.com/
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27 mai 2014

Sam Fogg at Master Drawings and Sculpture Week

Saint Matthew with an Angel, Spain,, Catalonia, c. 1450-60, 42.5 x 16.5 x 11.3; alabaster. Sam Fogg. Copyright © Master Drawings and Sculpture Week Virgin and Child Enthroned, France, Paris, c. 1380, 66 x 42 x 19 cm; Limestone, traces of polychromy. Sam Fogg. Copyright © Master Drawings and Sculpture Week Sam Fogg. 15D Clifford Street, London W1S 4JZ. Tel: +44 (0)20 7534 2100 - Fax: +44 (0)20 7534 2122 - Email: info@samfogg.com  - Web: www.samfogg.com
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