09 juillet 2011

Rarely Seen Masterworks from the Dutch Golden Age on View at the Legion of Honor This Summer

Godfried Schalcken (Made 1643-1706 The Hague), Young Girl Eating Sweets, 1680–85. Oil on panel, 7 3/8 x 6 1/8 inches (18.6 x 15.5 cm). The Rose-marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection. SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- One of the world's best private collections of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish paintings, including masterworks by Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Gerrit Dou, Jan Steen and others, is on view at the Legion of Honor from July 9 through October 2, 2011. Organized by the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, where it debuted earlier... [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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02 juin 2011

"Splendeurs des collections du prince de Liechtenstein" @ Palais Lumière Evian

Peter Paul Rubens, Mars et Rhea Silvia, vers 1616/17 © Collections Princières du Liechtenstein, Vaduz-Wien. Le Palais Lumière accueille pour la première fois en France les chefs d’oeuvre issus du Liechtenstein museum de Vienne qui abrite la plus importante collection privée européenne de nos jours. Le Baroque sera largement représenté à travers la peinture et la sculpture italienne (Marcantonio Franceschini, Guido Reni, Canaletto ou encore Massimiliano Benzi Soldano) et la peinture flamande (Rubens, Rembrandt ou encore Van... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2011

The Frans Hals Museum Receives a Historic Gift of Art Worth More than €100 Million

Frans Hals, The Regents and Regentesses of St Elisabeth’s HAARLEM.- The official handover of the largest gift in the museum’s recent history took place today in the Frans Hals Museum. The Elisabeth van Thüringen Fund is donating eleven works of art from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries to the City of Haarlem and the Frans Hals Museum. Among the works there is a large and rare group portrait by Frans Hals. The total value of the gift is at least €100 million. The works can be seen in the exhibition ‘A Magnificent Gesture’ until 10... [Lire la suite]
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01 mars 2011

"Golden: Dutch and Flemish Masterworks from the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection" @ Peabody Essex Museum

Willem Claesz. Heda (1594-1680), Still Life with Glasses and Tobacco, 1633. Oil on panel, 20 x 29 ¾ inches (50.8 x 75.6 cm). The Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection. Image courtesy Peabody Essex Museum  SALEM, MA.-One of the world's best private collections of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish paintings, including masterworks by Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Gerrit Dou, Jan Steen and others, were unveiled this winter at the Peabody Essex Museum(PEM) in Salem, Massachusetts. Golden: Dutch and Flemish Masterworks from the... [Lire la suite]
06 mars 2010

Bernheimer-Colnaghi to feature masterpieces & newly-discovered works at TEFAF

Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553) David and Bathsheba. Signed lower right with the device of a winged serpent and dated: 1534. Oil on limewood panel, 115 x 79.3 cm Bernheimer-Colnaghi celebrates its 250th anniversary year by bringing a splendid selection of works that will appeal to collectors at all levels to TEFAF, the world’s leading art and antiques fair, which takes place at the Maastricht Exhibition & Congress Centre (MECC) in the Netherlands from Friday 12 to Sunday 21 March 2010. Stand 306. Amongst the most... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2009

'Dutch Painters' @ the Prado

Judith delivering the Head of Holofernes, Salomon de Bray. Oil on panel, 89 x 71 cm. 1636. Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado MADRID.- Through the generosity of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, from 3 December the Prado will be displaying a masterpiece by the Dutch painter Frans Hals, Company of Captain Reijnier Reael and Lieutenant Cornelis Michielsz Blaeuw (1633-1637), which was completed by his fellow-countryman Pieter Codde. This magnificent work by one of the most important Dutch painters of the 17th century is to be seen at... [Lire la suite]
03 juillet 2009

Fra Bartolommeo, Van Dyck, Marieschi and Turner lead auction of Old Masters and 19th century Art at Christie’s

Frans Hals (Antwerp 1581/5-1666 Haarlem) The Head of a Boy, oil on panel, circular, 11 3/4 in. (29.9 cm.) diam. Estimate £300,000 – £500,000. photo Christie's Ltd 2009  London– Christie’s announce the inaugural Old Masters and 19th Century Art Evening Sale which will take place on 7 July 2009, and which will present important paintings, drawings and watercolours representing nearly 700 years of European history. The auction is expected to realise in excess of £15 million. Leading highlights include: -... [Lire la suite]
06 juin 2009

Fra Bartolommeo, van Dyck, Marieschi and Turner Lead Auction of Old Masters at Christie's

Michele Giovanni Marieschi (Venice 1710-1743) The Courtyard of the Doge's Palace, Venice, with the Giant's Staircase, Saint Mark's Basilica beyond, oil on canvas 46 5/8 x 71 1/8 in. (118.5 x 180.7 cm.) Estimate: £2 million to £3 million. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2009 LONDON.- Christie’s announce the inaugural Old Masters and 19th Century Art Evening Sale which will take place on 7 July 2009, and which will present important paintings, drawings and watercolours representing nearly 700 years of European history. The auction... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2009

"Vermeer, Rembrandt and the Golden Age of Dutch Art" @ Vancouver Art Gallery

Johannes Vermeer, The Love Letter, c. 1669–70, oil on canvas. Collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam , Purchased with support from the Rembrandt Society © Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam VANCOUVER.- Vermeer, Rembrandt and the Golden Age of Dutch Art: Masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum at the Vancouver Art Gallery will be the largest and most significant collection of 17th century Dutch art ever presented in Canada. On view from May 10 to September 13, 2009, the exhibition of 128 works of art features some of the finest paintings by... [Lire la suite]