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]
10 janvier 2011

Abraham Bloemaert (Gorinchem 1566-1651 Utrecht), Défi musical entre Pan et Apollon devant le Roi Midas

Abraham Bloemaert (Gorinchem 1566-1651 Utrecht), Défi musical entre Pan et Apollon devant le Roi Midas © BRAFA 2010 Plume, lavis d’encre brune et rehauts blancs sur craie noire, 29 x 38.8 cm. Bibliographie: Jaap Bolten, 'Abraham Bloemaert c. 1565-1651, The drawings', Leiden, 2007, Vol. II, p. 241, Ill. n° 523b et Vol. I, notice 523; Marcel Roethlisberger, 'Abraham Bloemaert and his son, Paintings and Prints', Davaco, 1993; catalogue du Jagdschloss Grunewald Berlin, cfr n° 544, 'Apollon et Pan', huile sur toile de... [Lire la suite]
22 octobre 2010

Philantropist and Arts Patron Announces His Significant Bequest to the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Giovanni Battista Salvi, called Sassoferrato, The Virgin in Prayer, after 1640. Oil on canvas, 40.5 x 34.5 cm SYDNEY.- Kenneth Reed today announced his intention to bequeath to the Art Gallery of New South Wales a substantial collection of old master paintings, Italian Maiolica and European 18th-century porcelain. Numbering over 70 items in total the Ken Reed bequest will represent a most significant addition to the gallery’s European collection said Edmund Capon, Director, Art Gallery of New South Wales. Mr Reed, a... [Lire la suite]