30 avril 2015

The London Original Print Fair 2015: A celebratory year for the world's longest running print fair

Albrecht Dürer (Nuremberg 1471 – 1528 Nuremberg), Christ carrying the Cross, Bartsch 12, Hollstein 12 ii/ii 118 x 75 mm. Original engraving, 1512, for the Engraved Passion. The plate signed with the monogram and dated. Second state with the ‘hanger’ on the monogram tablet. A very good impression, trimmed to the platemark and remargined with thread margins. A tear and repair affecting the tablet. A couple of patches verso strengthening past skimming, not affecting the engraving itself recto. Courtesy Elizabeth Harvey-Lee ... [Lire la suite]

12 mars 2015

'Memento Mori - Looking at Death in Art and Illustration' at Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery

Andreas Vesalius, De humani corporis (On the fabric of the human body), second edition, 1555. Woodcut. The Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections. NASHVILLE, TENN.- Drawing on the combined resources of the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery, the Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, local museums, and several private collections, Memento Mori – Looking at Death in Art and Illustration will reveal multiple perspectives on the nature of death and our attempts to memorialize the dead in order to give meaning to their lives.... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2012

Dramatic images of apocalypse, death, devils and witchcraft at the National Gallery of Victoria

Joos van Cleve (manner of), St Jerome (1530s -40s). Oil on wood panel, 42.6 x 31.9 cm. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Felton Bequest, 1932 (4590-3) MELBOURNE.- Dramatic images of apocalypse, death, devils and witchcraft feature as part of a fascinating look into early European thought in The Four Horsemen: Apocalypse, Death and Disaster, opened at the National Gallery of Victoria on 31 August.  The exhibition presents 120 artworks from the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries, when religious and social turmoil inspired... [Lire la suite]
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14 juillet 2010

After Jan Breughel the Elder, The Fight of the Money-Bags (Hollstein 146) & The Wedding of Mopsus and Nisa (Hollstein 216).

After Jan Breughel the Elder, The Fight of the Money-Bags (Hollstein 146). photo Bonhams Engraving, 1570, by Pieter van der Heyden, first state of two, with the Pave monogram, 'P.Bruegel Invet' and the name of the publishing house 'Aux Quatre Vents', published by the widow of Hieronymous Cock, on laid, with small margins, 240 x 305mm (9 1/2 x 12in(PL) (unframed) - Sold for £15,000 After Jan Breughel the Elder, The Wedding of Mopsus and Nisa (Hollstein 216). photo Bonhams Engraving, 1570, the first state of four, by... [Lire la suite]
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31 mars 2010

Albrecht Dürer, woodcuts & engravings @ Christie's

Albrecht Dürer, Knight, Death and the Devil (B. 98; M., Holl. 74; S.M.S. 69), engraving, 1513. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 without watermark, a fine and early Meder a/b impression, printing with great contrast and clarity, trimmed to the platemark, with thread margins in places, occasionally very narrowly remargined and with tiny touches of pen and ink at the extreme sheet edge, remains of old paper tape along the sheet edges verso, a tiny thin spot below, otherwise in excellent condition - P., S. 247 x 190 mm. Est.... [Lire la suite]
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17 mars 2010

Giovanni Battista Brustolon (Italian, 1712-1796) Die Jovis postrema Bacchanaliorum Serenisimus Princeps e ducali Palatio<...

Giovanni Battista Brustolon (Italian, 1712-1796) Die Jovis postrema Bacchanaliorum Serenisimus Princeps e ducali Palatio; Habita a Serenisimo Duce in Basilica D.Marci, after Canaletto. photo courtesy Bonhams engravings, 48 x 60cm - in maple frames. (2) - Sold for £780 Bonhams. Pictures, Furniture & European & Oriental WOA, 17 Mar 2010. Oxford www.bonhams.com
06 avril 2009

"Morandi. L'arte dell'incisione" @ the Palazzo dei Diamanti, Ferrara

Giorgio Morandi: Paesaggio (Casa a Grizzana), 1927, Acquaforte, mm 265 x 204 . Firenze, Galleria degli Uffizi, Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe FERRARA.- The spring exhibition at the Palazzo dei Diamanti presents the engravings of Giorgio Morandi with a collection of over 130 works made by the artist over the course of his career. From Dürer to Parmigianino, from Rembrandt to Piranesi, from Goya to Picasso; the history of etching is an important chapter in the history of art. For Morandi, this was true. He regarded etching as an... [Lire la suite]