21 septembre 2016

Sotheby's presents 'Glazed: The Legacy of The Della Robbia'

Andrea della Robbia (Florence 1435–1525), The Annunciate Virgin, circa 1505-1510. Photo: Sotheby's. This rare and elegant figure by Andrea represents the Virgin just before the Archangel Gabriel tells her that she will give birth to Jesus. Here, she gently presses the book to her abdomen as a prefiguring of the announcement.  Marco (Fra Mattia) della Robbia (Florence 1468–Montecassiano after 1532?), Coat of Arms of the Bonsi della Ruota family, in a garland of fruit and... [Lire la suite]

28 juin 2014

Sotheby's to sell magnificent 15th century chandelier dating to the 15th century

  Kappelkrone (Tabernacle Chandelier), copper alloy, South Netherlandish or German, probably Dinand or Nuremberg, late 15th century. Estimate: £200,000-300,000. Photo: Sotheby's.  LONDON.- Sotheby’s London sale of Old Master Sculpture & Works of Art on 10 July 2014 will be led by a magnificent Gothic chandelier dating to the closing decades of the 15th century which finds a tantalisingly direct parallel in Jan van Eyck’s celebrated oil painting The Arnolfini Portrait in the National Gallery, London. Estimated at... [Lire la suite]