27 juin 2011

Portraits de l'électeur Frédéric III de Saxe, dit Le Sage & de Jean Le Constant par Lucas Cranach l'Ancien et atelier

  Lucas Cranach l'Ancien et atelier, Portrait de l'électeur Frédéric III de Saxe, dit Le Sage (1463 – 1525). Photo Sotheby's Monogrammé et daté 1532 en haut à gauche. Porte au revers une étiquette avec une armoirie. Huile sur panneau avec deux papiers imprimés marouflés sur le panneau  Lucas Cranach The Elder and Studio ; Portrait of the  Elector Frederick III of Saxony called the wise (1463 - 1525) ; Oil on panel with inscribed verses on papers laid down on the panel; 20,4 x 14,6 cm ; 8 by 5 3/4 in.... [Lire la suite]
27 juin 2011

Frans Hals in the Metropolitan Museum

Frans Hals (Dutch, Antwerp 1582/83–1666 Haarlem), Merrymakers at Shrovetide, ca. 1616–17. Oil on canvas, 51 3/4 x 39 1/4 in. (131.4 x 99.7 cm). Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913. A.N. 14.40.605. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York The Metropolitan Museum of Art holds the most important collection of paintings in America by the celebrated Dutch artist Frans Hals (1582/83-1666), whose portraits and genre scenes were famous in his lifetime for their immediacy and dazzling brushwork. Frans Hals in the Metropolitan Museum—on view from... [Lire la suite]
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24 juin 2011

Maîtres anciens @ Christie's Paris

Isaac Soreau (Actif à Hanau 1620-1638), Prunes, abricots, cerises et groseilles dans une corbeille avec coupelles de framboises et de fraises des bois sur un entablement. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 huile sur panneau, 57,5 x 82,5 cm. (22 5/8 x 32½ in.). Estimate €60,000 - €80,000 ($85,366 - $113,822). Price Realised €133,000 ($191,246) Provenance: Collection Kurt Benedict, acquis à Paris vers 1950.Vente anonyme, Sotheby's, Monaco, 6 décembre 1991, lot 104. Notes: Le corpus d'oeuvres attribuées à Isaac Soreau est... [Lire la suite]
22 juin 2011

Maîtres anciens @ Audap & Mirabaud - Paris

Jean-Baptiste Oudry (Paris 1686 - Beauvais 1755) et atelier. « Nature-morte aux instruments de musique et au singe ». Photo Audap & Mirabaud - Paris via Internechères Toile transposée sur toile, 84 x 126 cm (Restaurations anciennes) - Estimation : 15000/20000€ Provenance : - Vente anonyme, Londres, Sotheby's, 17 mai 1961, n°84 (par Jean-Baptiste Oudry).- Vente anonyme, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 6 mai 1963, n°140 (atelier de Jean-Baptiste Oudry, repr.).Bibliographie : - Hal Opperman, Jean-Baptiste Oudry, New York et... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2011

Caravaggio's St Augustine: Whitfield Fine Art Research the Discovery of Caravaggio's Original

The painting was obscured by a thick layer of discolored varnish. Photo: Courtesy Whitfield Fine Art. LONDON.- The Caravaggio of St Augustine, exhibited for the first time in the current exhibition in Ottawa, Caravaggio & His Followers in Rome, is a rediscovery from the collection made by the artist’s patrons Cardinal Benedetto Giustiniani and his brother Marchese Vincenzo. A label tucked in the back of the stretcher revealed the name of the heir to the collection in the nineteenth century, and its subject, dimensions and... [Lire la suite]
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20 juin 2011

"Brueghel, Rubens, Jordaens... " Masterpieces of European painting from the Hochenbuchau Collection @ Liechtenstein Museum

Frans Snyders (1579–1657), Still Life with Fruit, Dead Game, Vegetables, a Live Monkey, Squirrel and Cat. Oil on canvas; 81 x 118 cm. Signed lower right: F. Snyders fecit. Hohenbuchau Collection, inv. no. HB 87 © LIECHTENSTEIN MUSEUM. Die Fürstlichen Sammlungen, Wien   VIENNA.- The Hohenbuchau Collection is one of the largest and most diverse collections of northern European Baroque art to have been assembled anywhere in the world over the past few decades. While it is a truism that every private collection reflects the... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2011

Sotheby's Milan Sale of 19th Century and Old Masters Paintings Achieves Outstanding Results

Artemisia Gentileschi, Betsabea, sold at € 216.750. Photo: Sotheby's. MILAN.- Two Magnificent views of Venice and Istanbul by Boldini and Zonaro lead the Top ten list in Sotheby's 19th Century Paintings auction, just before the beautiful Betsabea by Artemisia Gentileschi and the magnificent portrait of a gentleman by Lavinia Fontana. 87.5% is a high percentage for this Milanese sale - one of the highest sold percentages for a Milan Old Master and 19th Century Paintings auction - which was characterized by a packed and active... [Lire la suite]
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15 juin 2011

Guercino's Diana the Huntress is Revealed for the First Time in Italy by Fondazione Sorgente Group

Guercino, Diana the Huntress, 1658. Photo: Courtesy Fondazione Sorgente Gr FERRARA, ITALY.- The Pinacoteca di Cento Museum is exhibiting for the first time an important painting by Guercino, who was born in Cento, a very small town of the Emilia Romagna region. The painting known as "Diana the Huntress" portrays the delicate sensuality of a goddess coupled with her tender humanity. The painting is also known for its enlivening depiction of a greyhound twisting its neck. Diana the Huntress, a piece belonging to the Fondazione... [Lire la suite]
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13 juin 2011

Valuable Van Dyck Painting Recently Re-Discovered by Art Connoisseur Philip Mould

Painstaking research began before the sale to piece together the painting’s history. LONDON.- Treasured by 19th century connoisseurs, prided by the Rothschild’s, snatched by the Nazis, and subsequently lost behind layers of dirt, a hugely valuable Van Dyck painting recently re-discovered in a Parisian auction house will go on display to the public in the UK for the first time this Wednesday. It will be the centrepiece of an exhibition called Finding Van Dyck. which will run from 15 June - 13 July at Philip Mould Fine Paintings, 29... [Lire la suite]
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12 juin 2011

Money and Beauty. Bankers, Botticelli and the Bonfire of the Vanities, on view @ Palazzo Stro

Death and the Miser, 1505-10. Jan Provoost (Mons 1462-Bruges 1529, oil on panel, 119.7 x 78.5 and 119.8 x 78.8 cm. Bruges, Musea Brugge, Groeningenmuseum. Masterpieces by Botticelli, Beato Angelico, Piero del Pollaiolo, the Della Robbia family, Lorenzo di Credi and Memling – the cream of Renaissance artists – show how the modern banking system developed in parallel with the most important artistic flowering in the history of the Western world. Money and Beauty. Bankers, Botticelli and the Bonfire of the Vanities, on view at Palazzo... [Lire la suite]