04 novembre 2010

The Most Important Depiction of Henry VIII's "Lost" Palace to Be Offered @ Christie's

"That which has no equal in art or fame, Britons do rightly Nonsuch name." Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010. LONDON.- Christie’s announce that they will offer an exceptionally rare and beautiful depiction of the ‘lost’ palace of Nonsuch at the auction of Old Masters and 19th Century Art on 7 December 2010. Commissioned by King Henry VIII in order to outshine the great palaces built by his rival King François I of France, the building of Nonsuch Palace began in 1538 and took 8 years to complete. It stood for less than... [Lire la suite]
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01 juillet 2009

A 15th century gold pendant is to be offered for sale at Sotheby’s London

15th century gold pendant. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- A 15th century gold pendant that lain buried beneath Hertfordshire farmland since the time of Henry VIII until it was discovered by an amateur metal detector is to be offered for sale at Sotheby’s Old Master Sculpture and Works of Art auction in London on Thursday 9 July 2009. The remarkable gold object that depicts the Holy Trinity of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit is no bigger than a postage stamp and caries an estimate of £150,000 – 250,000. The engraving is of superb... [Lire la suite]
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23 avril 2009

"Henry VIII: Man and Monarch" @ the British Library

King Henry VIII by Hans Holbein the Younger (detail) By Kind permission of The Worshipful Company of Barbers LONDON.- To mark the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII’s accession to the throne, historian and broadcaster Dr David Starkey will guest-curate a major exhibition at the British Library, London. Important and rarely displayed items from the British Library’s unrivalled Henry VIII collections, including correspondence, key official documents, maps and books from the King’s own library, will be exhibited alongside loans from... [Lire la suite]
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23 février 2009

Vivat Rex! An Exhibition Commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Accession of Henry VIII @ The Grolier Club, NY

Thomas More, lord chancellor of England, in a 1793 color stipple engraving by Francesco Bartolozzi after a (1525-26) drawing by Hans Holbein the Younger (cat. 88). Photo credit: Robert Lorenzson for The Grolier Club NEW YORK, NY.- The magisterial and tyrannical reign of King Henry VIII will be the subject of a major exhibition, Vivat Rex! An Exhibition Commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Accession of Henry VIII, to be held in New York City at The Grolier Club from March 4 to May 2, 2009. The exhibition will travel, in... [Lire la suite]