15 juillet 2016

Jan Gossaert (Netherlandish, c. 1478 - 1532), Portrait of a Merchant, c. 1530

Jan Gossaert (Netherlandish, c. 1478 - 1532), Portrait of a Merchant, c. 1530, oil on panel; overall: 63.6 x 47.5 cm (25 1/16 x 18 11/16 in.), framed: 83.8 x 68.6 x 5.7 cm (33 x 27 x 2 1/4 in.); Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund, 1967.4.1, National Gallery of Art, Washington © 2016 National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC Occupational portraits like this were a northern tradition. The prosperous businessman is depicted with the tools of his trade: writing implements, sealing wax, scales, a pile of... [Lire la suite]

08 avril 2015

Norton Simon fails to stop lawsuit over Nazi-looted 'Adam' and 'Eve'

Lucas Cranach the Elder, "Adam" and "Eve"  (pair), c. 1530. Norton Simon Art Foundation Pasadena - The Norton Simon Museum will face continued legal action over ownership of a pair of 16th-century Adam and Eve paintings. The works by Lucas Cranach the Elder were looted by the Nazis, and bear a complicated provenance that stretches to the Russian Revolution. Since the 1970s, the pair has hung in the Pasadena museum. In a ruling in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on Thursday, Judge John Walter denied the... [Lire la suite]