06 avril 2011

Mughal Masterpiece: Portrait of Emperor Jahangir Sells for £1.4 Million at Bonhams

Mughal painting of Emperor Jahangir who ruled India from 1605 to 1627. EPA/Bonhams LONDON.- The magnificent portrait the Mughal Emperor Jahangir who reigned from 1605-1627, attributed to Abu'l Hasan, Nadir al-Zaman and dated AH 1026/AD 1617, sold for £1,420,000 at Bonhams Indian and Islamic Sale today, April 5th. It went to a Middle Eastern museum. The sale total was £2.7m. The picture is a political tour de force in which the Emperor lays claim to a world-wide ambition. This is achieved through its full life-size magnificence, use... [Lire la suite]
11 mars 2010

Curators Claim "Lost" Emperor Portrait is Largest Mughal Painting Ever Seen

Jahangir holding a globe, Mughal, attributed to Abu’l-Hasan, 1617. Private Collection LONDON.- Curators of the National Portrait Gallery's new exhibition The Indian Portrait 1560-1860 - which opens tomorrow - will reveal a six-foot, seventeenth-century life-size portrait of the Emperor Jahangir which they claim is the largest painting to come from the Mughal empire. Jahangir holding a globe, dating from 1617, is opulently painted in gold and watercolour on cotton and includes relief jewellery. Apart from its appearance in an... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2009

New acquisition from the J. Paul Getty Museum: Landscape with the Temptation of Saint Anthony, 1617 of Roelandt Savery

Roelandt Savery, Flemish, Landscape with the Temptation of Saint Anthony, 1617, Oil on panel, 19 5/16 x 37 in. 2008.73. The J. Paul Getty Trust © J. Paul Getty Trust Transforming the theme of the temptation of Saint Anthony into a celebration of nature's magnificence, Flemish landscape and still life painter Roelandt Savery depicted the hermit Anthony reading a Bible--oblivious to the antics of numerous fantastic demons--while seated in a rustic cell. His wooden hut is nestled in a majestic and thickly wooded alpine... [Lire la suite]