Press Releases tagged with medieval & renaissance art

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Neue Auctions’ September catalogue has something for everyone, from the first-time auction goer to seasoned collectors

Released: September 15, 2018

The maker and artisan movement is everywhere: people crafting and building things with their hands, a few tools and one grand vision. At neueauctions.com you can view a collection of several hundred fine works by established masters from around the world; some centuries old, and you have the chance to make a purchase. Cleveland’s newest auction house - Neue Auctions - will host its first online auction with bidding beginning on Saturday, September 22nd and lots closing live online September 28th. The auction takes place at neueauctions.com and on partner site liveauctioneers.com. The Neu...


Alessandro Allori (Italian, 1535-1607), Venus and Amor, 1570s.  Oil on panel, 71 1/4 x 102 3/4 in., Musée Fabre, Montpellier, France, © Musée Fabre de Montpellier Méditerranée

Masterpieces from the Duke of Orleans Collection Reunited for New Orleans’ Tricentennial

Released: September 10, 2018

In celebration of the city of New Orleans’ Tricentennial in 2018, the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will present The Orléans Collection, an exhibition of selections from the magnificent collection of the city’s namesake, Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (1689-1723). Universally praised during his lifetime, the exceptional collection was comprised of some of the most important works in the history of art. On view from October 26, 2018 through January 27, 2019, The Orléans Collection will bring together, for the first time, a selection of masterpieces from institutions such as the National Ga...


Armorial Millefleurs Tapestry, 1530–1550, Belgian, artist unknown, wool; tapestry weave.  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Mr.  and Mrs.  Arnold Kirkeby.  Image: www.lacma.org

All that Glitters: Life at the Renaissance Court

Released: August 28, 2018

Courtiers feasting at elaborately set tables, knights in gleaming armor, a richly clad monarch presiding over elegant festivities—these are the images often associated with the medieval and Renaissance courts of Europe. For rulers and members of the nobility at the center of these privileged spaces, the visual arts—illuminated manuscripts, paintings, drawings, enamels, and textiles—were central aspects of their political and cultural identities. All that Glitters: Life at the Renaissance Court, on view from August 28 to December 2, 2018 at the J. Paul Getty Museum, focuses on court culture...


Charles Woodbury, "Playing in the Waves", oil on canvas, 17" x 21.

22nd Annual Boston International Fine Art Show Features a Strong Showing from New and Returning Exhibitors

Released: August 22, 2018

Boston, MA – Tony Fusco and Robert Four are proud to announce the 22nd Annual Boston International Fine Art Show. Featuring the work of 40 galleries from across the U.S. this year’s Boston International Fine Art Show will offer original works of art that satisfy a wide array of collectors, tastes and price ranges. The show takes place October 18-21, opening with a Gala Preview to benefit the groundbreaking Art for Justice Fund on Thursday, October 18 at the Cyclorama Boston Center for the Arts. www.FineArtBoston.com. The Gala Preview is an elegant evening where attendees have first choic...


The frame which once held Rembrandt's The Storm on the Sea of Galilee at the Gardner Museum.

A Podcast Will Explore the Unsolved Mystery of the Gardner Museum Heist

Released: July 19, 2018

WBUR and The Boston Globe have joined forces to launch Last Seen, a weekly podcast on a still-shocking unsolved art crime. that will debut on September 17. (Listen to a Preview here.) Hosted by WBUR’s award-winning producers and reporters Kelly Horan and Jack Rodolico, and with exclusive contributions from Boston Globe’s Pulitzer prize-winning reporter Stephen Kurkjian, author of “Master Thieves: The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled Off the World’s Greatest Art Heist,” Last Seen examines the most valuable and confounding art heist in history: the theft of 13 artworks, including Rembrandt’s on...


Babe Ruth, Lefty O'Doul, Lefty Grove and others Signed Baseball (1927-1930)

A Signed Babe Ruth Baseball Featured in Witherell’s 
Mantuary Online Auction Just Before Father’s Day

Released: May 30, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Media Contact: Lilly Wyatt 925.408.2737 http://lilly@lillywyattpr.com     A Signed Babe Ruth Baseball Featured in Witherell’s Mantuary Online Auction Just Before Father’s Day   What:               Mantuary Auction (Online) When:              Opened Monday, May 28, 2018, at 10:00 a.m.                         Closes Monday, June 11, 2018, starting at 10:00 a.m. Annex Preview: Tuesday, June 5 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Where:             Preview at Witherell’s, 1925 C Street, Sacramento 95811 Exclusively on http://www.bidsquare.com/ Who:  ...


Palm Beach Show Group Kicks Off Show Season this Summer with the 38th ANNUAL BALTIMORE ART, ANTIQUE & JEWELRY SHOW

Released: June 05, 2018

Palm Beach Show Group looks forward to another exciting show season ahead.   The Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show, now in its 38th year, is Maryland’s largest antiques event and one of the most important and anticipated shows of the summer for dealers and collectors. With countless international exhibitors drawn from the United States, Canada, France, Italy, England, China and Japan, the Baltimore Show attracts tens of thousands of patrons including knowledgeable collectors, museum curators, dealers, decorators and shoppers from all over the World. Show guests can discover ma...


Lot 398: Pablo Picasso, Tête de femme, de profil, drypoint, 1905.  Estimate $80,000 to $120,000.

Early Portraits by Picasso & Rembrandt Lead Swann Prints Auction

Released: April 20, 2018

Swann Galleries’ offering of Old Master Through Modern Prints on Tuesday, May 8 forms a comprehensive survey of Western art history and the development of the modern style. More than 500 rare and superlative multiples are expected to garner nearly $4M.               Leading the auction is a drypoint executed by Pablo Picasso at just 24 years old. Tête de femme, de profil, 1905, dates to the artist’s Rose (or Circus) Period. Works from this era are mostly candid representations of the lives and private moments of acrobats and gypsies near his home in Montmartre. Early proof impressions su...


Oil on canvas painting signed by Wilson Irvine (Am., 1869-1936), titled The Fourth of July, Essex, Connecticut (est.  $10,000-$20,000).

Oil on canvas painting signed by Wilson Irvine (Am., 1869-1936) will be part of Nye & Company's June 6-7 auction

Released: May 21, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – A two-day Estate Treasures Auction featuring numerous treasures pulled from prominent estates and collections, will be held Wednesday and Thursday, June 6th and 7th, by Nye & Company Auctioneers, online and in the firm’s gallery located at 20 Beach Street in Bloomfield. The auction catalog will appear online May 23rd, at www.nyeandcompany.com, as well as the two online bidding platforms www.LiveAuctioneers.com and www.Invaluable.com.   Start times both days will be 10 am Eastern. The Wednesday, June 6th session will be a live auction. The following day will be a ...


James Lynwood Palmer (British, 1868-1941) Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt Arriving At Brighton, Driving his Coach "Venture," 1909.

Property of Wendy Vanderbilt Lehman, Alfred G. Vanderbilt, and Norman and Lili Israel Highlight Doyle’s May 23 Auction

Released: May 16, 2018

On Wednesday, May 23 at 10am, Doyle will hold an auction of English and Continental Furniture and Decorative Arts, including Old Master Paintings and Drawings. The sale presents a broad selection of furniture and decorations, including Georgian silver, porcelain, mirrors, clocks, chandeliers, tapestries and rugs. Old Master paintings and drawings will offer landscapes, still lifes, portraits and religious subjects by European artists from the Renaissance to the 19th century. A special section of the sale is devoted to property from the Estate of Wendy Vanderbilt Lehman. Wendy was born in...


Untitled oil on canvas painted in the manner of Jean-Michel Basquiat (Am., 1960-1988), 36.25 inches by 29 inches, unframed, signed and dated 1983 (est.  $20,000-$30,000).

In the Manner Of -- a new art auction house offering just attributions -- will hold its first online sale May 17th

Released: May 08, 2018

FRANKLIN, Mass. – A new specialty art auction house that deals exclusively in antique and vintage artworks created in the styles of master artists will hold its inaugural internet-only sale on Thursday, May 17th, with a live webcast that begins at 5:30 pm Eastern time. The firm is appropriately named In the Manner Of, and the catalog for the initial sale is online now – at www.IntheMannerOf.com.   Internet bidding is also being facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com. The 143-lot auction is filled with names that will be familiar to even casual fine art observers, such as Andy Warhol, Vince...


SAVE THE DATE • 38TH ANNUAL BALTIMORE ART, ANTIQUE & JEWELRY SHOW

Released: May 07, 2018

 SAVE THE DATE 38TH ANNUAL BALTIMORE ART, ANTIQUE & JEWELRY SHOW AUGUST 30 – SEPTEMBER 2, 2018  •  Labor Day Weekend Baltimore Show kicks off its 38th edition at the Baltimore Convention Center, Downtown at the Inner Harbor. More than 350 exhibitors from over 25 countries and 30,000 attendees anticipated.   ABOUT:  38th ANNUAL BALTIMORE ART, ANTIQUE & JEWELRY SHOW Already considered one of the largest international art, antique & jewelry shows in the United States, with 30,000 attendees last year, the Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show continues to expand i...


Chapel of the Crucifix, San Miniato al Monte, Florence, Italy

San Miniato Basilica Celebrates 1000th Anniversary with Restoration of 15th c. Chapel

Released: May 03, 2018

The basilica of San Miniato al Monte, a Romanesque masterpiece established a thousand years ago as a basilica by Bishop Ildebrando, celebrates its millennial anniversary with the meticulous restoration of its Chapel of the Crucifix. The project was funded by the Friends of Florence, a nonprofit devoted to cultural heritage preservation in Florence, Italy. Friends of Florence celebrates its 20th anniversary this year having funded hundreds of restoration projects in Florence and the Tuscan region thus far. Designed by Michelozzo and completed in 1448, the Chapel of the Crucifix features a...


Two newly acquired works by Cosimo Rosselli —Saint Ansanus (left) and Saint Anthony Abbot (right), both painted ca.  1470—rejoin Rosselli’s Madonna and Child in Glory (center) in The Huntington’s collections.  Saint Ansanus (36 1/4 x 19 1/4 in.), Saint Anthony Abbot (36 1/4 x 19 3/8 in.), Madonna and Child in Glory (36 x 28 in.), tempera with gold leaf on poplar wood panel.  The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

Huntington Acquisitions Reunite Panels of Renaissance Altarpiece

Released: May 01, 2018

The Art Collectors’ Council of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, in San Marino, Calif., has purchased two panel paintings by Italian Renaissance master Cosimo Rosselli (1439–1507). Saint Ansanus and Saint Anthony Abbot, made in about 1470, originally formed the lower third of an altarpiece, the centerpiece of which was The Huntington’s own Madonna and Child in Glory, one of the core works in its Renaissance paintings collection. Later this year, the panels will be reunited with the Madonna in the Huntington Art Gallery, among Rogier van der Weyden’s Virgin a...


Lot 230: Sir Philip Sidney, The Defence of Poesie, unauthorized first edition, London, 1595.  Sold March 8, 2018 for $149,000, a record for the work.

Defence of Poesie Reaches $149K at Swann Galleries

Released: March 14, 2018

On March 8, Swann Galleries held an auction of Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books, coinciding with the opening of Rare Book Week in New York City. With 94% of offered lots sold, the sale exceeded its high estimate by more than $200,000, indicating a healthy market for early printed material. The paramount performance of the auction was due in Large part to an Elizabethan literary critique with a complicated publication history: Sir Philip Sidney’s influential treatise The Defence of Poesie first appeared in 1595 in two editions set from different manuscripts. Two print...


“Nymph of the Spring” (ca.  1537-1540) by Lucas Cranach the Younger

San Diego Museum of Art Acquires Masterworks by Cranach and Sargent

Released: March 12, 2018

The San Diego Museum of Art announced last month the acquisition of two outstanding paintings, Nymph of the Spring (ca. 1540) by Lucas Cranach the Younger and Portrait of John Alfred Parsons Millet (1892) by John Singer Sargent. Both works fill important gaps in the Museum’s holdings, with the Sargent strengthening the already expansive collection of portraits, and the Cranach being the most important Northern Renaissance painting in the collection. Nymph of the Spring is currently on display in Genre and Myth, and Portrait of John Alfred Parsons Millet is on view in the American Art galle...


Lot 113: Luis de Lucena, Arte de Ajedres, first edition of the earliest extant manual on modern chess, Salamanca, circa 1496-97.  Estimate $10,000 to $15,000.

Early Printed Books on Cats, Chess & Erotica Stand Out at Swann Galleries

Released: February 15, 2018

Swann Galleries will offer an auction of Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books on Thursday, March 8, featuring an extensive selection of early Spanish books on a variety of subjects, as well as important Medieval astronomical treatises dating to a period when studying the stars was as mythical as it was scientific. One of the many “stellar” highlights is the first illustrated edition of Poeticon Astronomicon, 1482, by Caius Julius Hyginus, containing the earliest printed depictions of the constellations. The work boasts 47 woodcuts of zodiac figures and allegorical depict...


Guido Cagnacci (1601–1663), Italy, The Death of Cleopatra, circa 1660–62, oil on canvas, Pinacoteca di Brera, 2341

Cincinnati Art Museum presents Cagnacci: Painting Beauty and Death, starting March 23

Released: February 15, 2018

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Art Museum is pleased to announce Cagnacci: Painting Beauty and Death on view March 23–July 22, 2018. This free special feature brings together a select group of Italian Baroque paintings for the first time: three works by Guido Cagnacci and one by Bernardo Strozzi. Cagnacci: Painting Beauty and Death will introduce museum visitors to the seventeenth-century painter Guido Cagnacci. The centerpiece of the special feature is the oil on canvas Death of Cleopatra (1660-62) on loan from the Pinacoteca de Brera (Brera Paintings Gallery) in Milan, Italy. The specia...


Leonardo da Vinci, The head of Leda, c.1504-6.

144 Leonardo da Vinci Drawings from Royal Collection to be Exhibited Across UK

Released: February 08, 2018

In February 2019, to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, 144 of the Renaissance master's greatest drawings in the Royal Collection will go on display in 12 simultaneous exhibitions across the UK.  Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing, a nationwide event, will give the widest-ever UK audience the opportunity to see the work of this extraordinary artist. 12 drawings selected to reflect the full range of Leonardo's interests – painting, sculpture, architecture, music, anatomy, engineering, cartography, geology and botany – will be shown at each venue in Belfast, Bi...


Anthony van Dyck, Charles I, 1635-6.  Oil on canvas.  84.4 x 99.4 cm.  RCIN 404420.  Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017.

'Charles I: King and Collector' Opens This Week at the Royal Academy of Arts

Released: January 22, 2018

In January 2018, the Royal Academy of Arts, in partnership with Royal Collection Trust, will present Charles I: King and Collector, a landmark exhibition that will reunite one of the most extraordinary and influential art collections ever assembled. During his reign, Charles I (1600-1649) acquired and commissioned exceptional masterpieces from the fifteenth to the seventeenth century, including works by Van Dyck, Rubens, Holbein, Titian and Mantegna, amongst others. Charles I was executed in 1649 and just months later the collection was offered for sale and dispersed across Europe. Altho...


Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer at the Met.

Met's Michelangelo Exhibition Attracts 500,000 Visitors, Closes Feb. 12

Released: January 22, 2018

Attendance at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's acclaimed exhibition Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer topped the milestone mark of 500,000 visitors over the weekend.In the nine weeks since it opened on November 13, 2017, the exhibition has attracted an average of approximately 7,000 people per day. The number represents more than one-third of the total attendance at The Met Fifth Avenue during the same time period. The exhibition is on view through February 12—just 22 more days, counting today. To celebrate the milestone, on Sunday morning a catalogue of the exhibition was pres...


Fabergé Silver Samovar, Moscow, 1908-1917, Coat of arms of the Berdyaev family.  Est.  $35,000-55,000

Russian Works of Art, Old Master Paintings, and English and Continental Furnture at Doyle

Released: January 23, 2018

On Wednesday, January 31 at 10am, Doyle will hold an auction of Russian Works of Art in New York. The sale will be presented as a special section of a larger auction comprising English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts and Old Master Paintings. Highlighting the sale is Property from the Descendants of Russian Grand Duke George Mikhailovich (1863-1919), grandson of Emperor Nicholas I (1796-1855), and his wife Princess Marie Georgievna (1876-1940), née Princess Maria of Greece and Denmark, daughter of King George I (1845-1913). Having remained in the family over the course ...


Adrian Sassoon

TEFAF New York Spring Adds 24 New Exhibitors to May Edition

Released: January 21, 2018

On the heels of the acclaimed second edition of TEFAF New York Fall, TEFAF announces the 2018 exhibitor list for TEFAF New York Spring.  91 exhibitors—including 24 new participants— will take part in the second iteration of the Fair, which launched in May 2017. The Fair is dedicated to modern and contemporary art and design and takes place at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City from May 4 to 8, 2018.   New York is the unparalleled global center for modern and contemporary art and TEFAF is proud to offer collectors such a strong line up of leading international galleries, building on th...


Les Enluminures Announces 2 Events During Bibliography Week in New York City

Released: January 09, 2018

“Bibliography Week” happens every year in New York City at the end of January when principal national organizations devoted to book history have their annual meetings. Many interesting events are planned, since so many bibliophiles are in town. Some events are open only to members of the Grolier Club, but others are public and anyone with an interest in books is invited to show up. Les Enluminures is proud to be participating this year in “Bibliography Week,” especially so because two of its principles Sandra Hindman, Founder and President, and Laura Light, Senior Specialist, have joined t...


Pair of George II Walnut Library Armchairs, Circa 1755.  Est.  $250,000-350,000

Sale of The Noel and Harriette Levine Collection at Doyle on January 17

Released: January 05, 2018

Doyle will begin the New Year with the auction of The Noel and Harriette Levine Collection on Wednesday, January 17 at 10am. This remarkable collection comprises important English furniture and decorations from the Levine’s elegant home on Park Avenue and their country house in Bedford, New York. Furniture highlights include a handsome pair of George II walnut armchairs that once formed part of a larger suite at Wimpole Hall in Cambridgeshire, England. Wimpole Hall was altered by the Palladian architect Henry Flitcroft, who created a sixty-foot long gallery in the west wing in 1742, abou...


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