07 février 2010

Crown. Toledo and Madrid, 1629.

Crown. Toledo and Madrid, 1629. Silver gilt and carved, with enamel and colored stones inlaid. An inscription inside the ring to the donor mentions "Cristobal de Nieva" and date "1629." Height: 11 cm Diameter of base: 14 cm - Price: 18,000€ Note: The National Archaeological Museum in Madrid retains crown characteristics very similar to this piece, listed as Toledo and Madrid, around 1625. Ref: Cruz Valdovinos, J. Manuel, National Archaeological Museum, the Silver catalog, p.134, No. 37. Noël Ribes... [Lire la suite]
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04 juin 2009

The Prado is Temporarily Enriching its El Greco Collection with the Artist's View and Plan of Toledo

MADRID.- Starting yesterday, until the autumn of next year when it is envisaged that work will be completed on the Museo del Greco in Toledo, visitors to the Prado will have the chance to appreciate the artist’s unique work, View and Plan of Toledo. In contrast to the partial views of the city that appear in other works by the artist, this canvas offers a multiple viewpoint; in addition to a perspectival presentation it includes a detailed plan of the city, held up by the figure of a young man and painted with the... [Lire la suite]
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