06 juillet 2017

William Larkin portrait smashes estimate at Bonhams Old Master Paintings sale

William Larkin, Portrait of Thomas Pope, later 3rd Earl of Downe. Sold for £449,000 (€511,768). Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- William Larkin’s Portrait of Thomas Pope, later 3rd Earl of Downe, sold in the room for a remarkable £449,000, ten times its estimate of £40,000-60,000, at Bonhams Old Master Paintings sale today, 5 July 2017. Bonhams Director of Old Master Paintings, Andrew McKenzie said, “Having spent much of its life at Wroxton Abbey, William Larkin’s magnificent Portrait of Thomas Pope is unusually well... [Lire la suite]

03 juillet 2017

Girolamo Francesco Mazzola, called il Parmigianino (Parma 1503-1540 Casal Maggiore), Three studies of a nude female figure

Lot 87. Girolamo Francesco Mazzola, called il Parmigianino (Parma 1503-1540 Casal Maggiore), Three studies of a nude female figure, bears inscription 'Parmigno' (on the reverse of the original sheet), red chalk heightened with white on laid paper, laid onto a second sheet, 6.5 x 10.3cm (2 9/16 x 4 1/16in). unframed. Estimate £15,000 - 20,000 (€17,000 - 23,000). Photo: Bonhams. Provenance: Possibly obtained from the artist's studio by Cav. Francesco Baiardo... [Lire la suite]
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09 janvier 2017

Girolamo Francesco Mazzola, il Parmigianino (Parma 1503-1540 Casalmaggiore), A group of figures standing by a column

Lot 21. Girolamo Francesco Mazzola, il Parmigianino (Parma 1503-1540 Casalmaggiore), A group of figures standing by a column. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000 © Christie's Image Ltd 2017 pen and brown ink, brown wash heightened with white, made up along the edges; 6 x 4 in. (15.1 x 10.2 cm.) Provenance: Antonio Maria Zanetti; his heirs, from whom acquired byGiovanni Antonio Armano (according to the engraved inscription on the related etching by Rosaspina).T. Philipe (L. 2451). Anonymous sale; Rieuner... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2016

Girolamo Francesco Mazzola, Il Parmigianino, Canéphore debout ouvrant les bras, la tête tournée vers la droite

Lot 5, Girolamo Francesco Mazzola, Il Parmigianino (Parme 1503-1540 Casalmaggiore), Canéphore debout ouvrant les bras, la tête tournée vers la droite, sanguine, 15,5 x 9,2 cm. Estimation €18,000 – €25,000 ($20,114 - $27,937). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Provenance: Galerie Herbert E. Feist, New York. Litérature: A.E. Popham, Catalogue of the Drawings of Parmigianino, New Haven, Londres, 1971, I, p. 228, no. 796, III, pl. 340. E. Battisti, 'Ecce Virgo ecce habet lapades. il Parmigianino... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2014

Parmigianino’s “Schiava Turca” for the first time to the United States at The Frick Collection

Francesco Mazzola, called Il Parmigianino (1503–1540) Schiava Turca, c. 1531–34 Oil on panel 26 3/4 x 20 7/8 inches Galleria Nazionale di Parma. Photo: Scala/Art Resource, NY NEW YORK, NY.- Francesco Mazzola (1503–1540), called Parmigianino after Parma, the Northern Italian city of his birth, was one of the most prolific and celebrated artists of the sixteenth century. Known as “Raphael reborn,” he mastered the arts of painting, drawing, and printmaking and was renowned for his portraits. Today his exquisite portrait of an unknown... [Lire la suite]
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06 janvier 2014

In colour! Chiaroscuro woodcuts of the Renaissance on view at the Albertina in Vienna

Ugo da Carpi, Archimedes (?), Clair-obscur-Holzschnitt in fünf Platten (beige, hellbraun, braun, schwarzbraun) Albertina, Wien. VIENNA.- In this exhibit, around 220 works from the private collection of the painter Georg Baselitz and from the Albertina impressively demonstrate the origins and artistic development of the chiaroscuro woodcut in the 16th century. Especially beautiful and rare, in some cases unique prints will be shown.  First examples of the printing process in which the black line plate is supplemented by one or... [Lire la suite]