Press Releases tagged with medieval & renaissance art

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Peggy Fogelman Named Next Director of Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Peggy Fogelman Named Next Director of Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Released: October 27, 2015

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum announced Tuesday that Peggy Fogelman is the next Norma Jean Calderwood Director, succeeding Anne Hawley as the fifth director in the Museum’s history. Hawley will step down after 26 years at the end of the year, and Fogelman will assume the directorship in January 2016. “I am overjoyed to be entrusted with leading the Gardner, a unique and treasured museum where visitors feel so closely connected to the collection,” Fogelman said. “Being located in this creative and intellectual hub makes the potential enormously exciting as we continue to reach the n...

Paul Manship - Flight of Europa Gilded Bronze

Signed Paul Manship “Flight of Europa” Bronze Selling Sunday October 4th in Connecticut

Released: September 30, 2015

  A rare and important Paul Manship bronze is being auctioned by Schwenke Auctioneers in the firm’s Early Fall Fine Estates Auction at 11 am on Sunday, October 4th.  The sculpture, Flight of Europa, is a rare gilded example of a work created by Manship in 1925. The bronze is signed “P. Manship and has a foundry mark “A. Kunst FDY NYC”. The captivating Art Deco group, depicting the Greek myth of Europa abducted by Zeus in the persona of a bull, is a well- known and iconic form, with copies held in a number of prominent public collections, including The Los Angeles County Museum...

Mother of God with Saints, also known as The Werhner Triptych, 900s, Byzantine, Ivory, British Museum, 1978,0502.10

British Museum Loans Spectacular Icons to Chrysler Museum in Virginia

Released: September 23, 2015

Look through more than 150 “windows onto heaven” with the Chrysler Museum of Art’s fall keynote exhibition, Saints and Dragons: Icons from Byzantium to Russia. Organized by the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, Mass., in cooperation with The British Museum in London, Saints and Dragons comprises scores of rare icons and artifacts, each an extraordinary work of religious, historical, and artistic significance. Through these compelling works, visitors can explore the sacred art of the Orthodox Church from its Greek origins in ancient Byzantium and through the storied history of Christianit...

Irving Penn, Dior Fur Scarf (Jean Patchett), New York.  Date printed 1990, Date Executed 1950-51, Selenium toned silver gelatin photograph, 15 1/8 by 15 1/8 inches, courtesy of Exhibitor: Holden Luntz Gallery

FaceTime at the Fair: A Collection of Fascinating Faces to highlight The International Show

Released: September 26, 2015

A melting pot of cultures, media and millennia will mark the 27th edition of the venerable International Show, the only event of its kind in America. Founded in 1989 as the first vetted art and antiques fair in the United States, its strength and popularity lies in its vast range of collecting areas, superb quality and spectacular presentation. Sixty-seven top specialist dealers from around the world will exhibit and offer for sale a staggering selection of works of art, antiques and design, from ancient to contemporary....


Released: August 24, 2015

Show Wows Collectors of Fine Art, Antiques & Jewelry; Receives Accolades and Reports Strong Sales The 35th annual Baltimore Summer Antiques Show came to a close this past Sunday after four days of impressive sales, drawing robust and enthusiastic crowds of more than 25,000 collectors. The attendees, which included private collectors, art connoisseurs, museum curators, interior designer and non-exhibiting dealers were impressed with the consistent quality and quantity of dealers that presented aisle after aisle of extraordinary fine art, antiques and jewelry. Produced by the ...

Lot 59.  Henry Francois Farny (American, 1847-1916)

Aspire Auctions Inc. September 2015 Fine Art & Antiques Online Auction

Released: August 31, 2015

Aspire Auctions Inc. is proud to present the current online auction catalog featuring items from the Martha Jackson Gallery as well as rare works from fine estates. Two watercolors by the famous painter & illustrator Henry Francois Farney, lots 59 & 60, are offered with estimates of $100,000.00 - $200,000.00 each, both depicting American Indians. "A Friend in Need" by sculptor Carl Kauba, lot 156, is offered with an estimate of $10,000.00 - $15,000.00. Lot 7. by William Aiken Walker depicting a cabin is estimated $8,000.00 - $12,000.00. Manuf...

Raphael (1483–1520), Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn, ca.  1505–06, oil on canvas transferred from panel, 26 5/8 x 20 15/16 in.  (67.7 x 53.2 cm), Galleria Borghese, Rome, inv.  371 1

Sublime Beauty: Raphael’s “Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn” makes U.S. debut in Cincinnati, San Francisco

Released: August 10, 2015

CINCINNATI/SAN FRANCISCO (Aug. 7, 2015) — The Cincinnati Art Museum, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Foundation for Italian Art & Culture are pleased to announce Sublime Beauty: Raphael’s “Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn.” This focused exhibition features one of Raphael’s most beguiling and enigmatic paintings. The masterpiece, presented in the United States for the first time, will come on loan from the Galleria Borghese in Rome, where it was first recorded in the collection in 1682.   It will be on view in Cincinnati from Oct. 3, 2015 – Jan. 3, 2016 and in...

Italian Ebonized Vitrine Cabinet, $8,000-12,000

Rago Announced Its Fall/Winter 2015 Auctions

Released: July 30, 2015

RAGO ANNOUNCES ITS FALL/WINTER 2015 AUCTIONS Unreserved Jewelry and Estate Goods: Thursday, August 27 Jewelry and couture without reserves, includes a varied selection of late 19th thru 20th century antique and period jewelry, modern gemstone jewelry, engagement and bridal jewelry, designer fashion jewelry and bijoux, as well as designer couture. Highlights to date: a La Triomphe enamel gem-set 18k gold peacock brooch, a Trifari "Fruit Salad" brooch, an Edwardian coral and pearl gold festoon necklace, and several Hermes scarves. Period English, American and Continental furniture, ...

Roger S.  Wieck


Released: June 23, 2015

The Morgan Library & Museum today announced the appointment of Roger S. Wieck to head one of the institution’s core curatorial areas, its internationally recognized Department of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts. Wieck is a world authority on medieval Books of Hours, and previously served as associate curator and curator in the department, where he has worked since 1989. He replaces William M. Voelkle who has been appointed senior research curator.  The Morgan also announced that Joshua O’Driscoll will become assistant curator in the department. O’Driscoll holds a PhD in th...

Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait (1819-1905), The Last Shot

Arthur Tait fires The Last Shot at Gray’s June 30

Released: June 18, 2015

The British born, naturalized American citizen Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait only painted twenty-two paintings in his Western series of which "The Last Shot" (Lot 14) is most certainly one of the most dramatic. This series was completed in his first ten years in America after his arrival in 1852. Tait's fascination with western life began when he was a young man, employed as a living mannequin for George Catlin’s Indian Gallery in Manchester, England to depict through costume, makeup and performance an “Indian of the West”. High action paintings captured the public's attention and were immort...

Carlo Crivelli, Saint George Slaying the Dragon, 1470, gold and tempera on panel, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum to open first ever US exhibition of Renaissance painter Carlo Crivelli

Released: June 4, 2015

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston presents Ornament and Illusion: Carlo Crivelli of Venice, Oct. 22, 2015 through Jan. 25, 2016. The Gardner Museum will be the sole venue for the first ever monographic exhibition dedicated to Carlo Crivelli in the United States. Carlo Crivelli (c. 1435 – c. 1495) is one of the most important but historically neglected painters of the Italian Renaissance. Pushing the boundaries between painting and sculpture, his works are distinguished by their radically expressive compositions, luxuriant ornamental display, and bravura illusionism. The e...

Lot 59E: Large Roman Marble Relief - Satyr & Maenad

Artemis Gallery Ancient and Ethnographic Art Auction led by rarities from private collections

Released: June 10, 2015

BOULDER, CO.- Artemis Gallery will unlock the mysteries of ancient times on Thursday, June 11 with an approximately 225-lot auction of important classical antiquities, plus ancient and ethnographic art. The carefully curated selection includes museum-quality pieces from Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Etruscan, Near Eastern, Asian, Pre-Columbian and Native-American cultures. Additionally, there are several important Celtic and Viking relics and gold jewelry items, as well as fine paintings of Russian and Western European origin, including a 17th-century Spanish oil portrait by E. L. Garr...

M.  C.  Escher, Hand with Reflecting Sphere (Self-Portrait in Spherical Mirror), 1935, lithograph, 12 1/2 x 8 3/8 in., Collection of Rock J.  Walker, New York, © 2015 The M.  C.  Escher Company, The Netherlands.  All rights reserved.

Bill Gates Loans Rare Manuscript by Leonardo da Vinci to N.C. Museum of Art; Shown Concurrent to M. C. Escher Retrospective

Released: June 8, 2015

The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) has announced two exhibitions opening in October 2015: Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester and the Creative Mind and The Worlds of M. C. Escher: Nature, Science, and Imagination. The Codex Leicester—the only manuscript by Leonardo da Vinci in North America—will travel to the NCMA as part of a national tour to three museums. The Worlds of M. C. Escher will feature approximately 125 drawings, woodcuts, wood engravings, lithographs, mezzotints, and watercolors from Escher’s entire career. “This is going to be an exciting fall at the Museum—an in...

Lot 552, Alexander Calder, Nuages, sold for $75,000

Winning Works from Calder, Chamberlain and Pene Du Bois Propel Rago's May Fine Art Auction to $1.9 Million

Released: May 11, 2015

Lambertville, NJ: Rago Arts and Auction Center’s 19th-20th C. American and European Art and Post-War and Contemporary Art auctions on May 7 brought $1,963,313 million in sales.   HIGHLIGHTS/STATS Both Sessions Hammer:  $ 1,570,650 Hammer + bp:  $ 1,963,313 Number of Lots: 539 In-House: 44 Internet Bidders: 968 from the USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, Columbia, Ecuador, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Lithuania, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Norway, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Czech Republic, Russia, China, South Korea, Israel, Ja...

French or English mid-17th century.  Red heel boy’s shoe, buff suede with stacked leather ‘polony’ heel.  Collection of the Bata Shoe Museum.  Photograph credit: Image © 2015 Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada (Photograph: Ron Wood)


Released: April 14, 2015

Standing Tall: The Curious History of Men in Heels opens to the public May 8, 2015 Toronto, Ontario… On May 8, 2015, the Bata Shoe Museum is opening a special exhibition examining the history of men’s heeled footwear from the early 17th century to the present in celebration of the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Drawn from the Bata Shoe Museum’s singular collection—the most comprehensive of its kind in the world—Standing Tall: The Curious History of Men in Heels reveals the history, variety, functions, meanings, and significance of heeled footwear in men’s dress over the last four centuries....

Andy Warhol (American 1928-1987), Flowers, (Estimate: $20,000-$30,000)

Warhol at Weschler’s: Two ‘Flowers’ screenprints by Andy Warhol to be auctioned on May 8th

Released: April 25, 2015

[Washington, D.C.]—Spring has sprung at Weschler’s! On May 8th, Weschler’s will hold its Capital Collections auction featuring notable artists such as Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Tiffany Studios, Louis Majorelle, and Emile Gallé. Headlining the auction are two Andy Warhol color screenprints from his iconic series, Flowers; one in bright spring pastels of teal, pink, orange and yellow and the other in red, green, yellow and pink. Each is estimated to bring $20,000-$30,000 and is signed and numbered out of an edition of 250.   Other notable American fine art includes works by Edwa...

Lot 1168, Japanese Myochin School Iron Articulated Snake, sold for $118,750

Rago Holds a A $1.8 Million Auction, April 15-17, 2015

Released: April 21, 2015

RAGO HOLDS A $1.8 MILLION AUCTION, APRIL 15-17, 2015.   Lambertville, NJ: Rago Arts and Auction Center's three-day auction April 15, 16, and 17 resulted in total sales of $1,806,126 for the auction house and its consignors.   ESTATES, FINE JEWELRY, UNRESERVED JEWELRY, COINS AND CURRENCY AUCTION RESULTS   Hammer: $1,449,030 Hammer + BP: $1,806,126 Number of Lots: 1507 Bidders in House: 130 Phone bidders: 171 Absentee bidders: 92   FINE JEWELRY AUCTION RESULTS   Hammer: $471,175 Hammer + BP: $588,969 Low Est...



Released: April 16, 2015

   CRN Auctions will be conducting its Annual Spring Auction on Sunday, April 26th at 11 a.m. at their Cambridge, MA gallery. This sale of diverse items from estates and private collections spans periods from an early 14th c. French Gothic sandstone carving of the Virgin and Child to a 20th c. conoid dining table and set of 8 ‘New’ chairs by George Nakashima. This documented dining suite comes from its original owners. Several additional mid-century lots will be sold including a LaVerne coffee table.    There are approximately 80 lots of American, European, Lati...

Head of a Young Woman (Study for the Angel in the "Virgin of the Rocks"), about 1483-85, Leonardo da Vinci

“Most Beautiful Drawing in the World” and Recently Discovered Self-Portrait Headline Leonardo da Vinci and the Idea of Beauty at MFA Boston

Released: April 14, 2015

For the first time in Boston, the “most beautiful drawing in the world” and a recently discovered self-portrait of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) will be displayed. Presented at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), from April 15—June 14, 2015, Leonardo da Vinci and the Idea of Beauty features a number of highly admired drawings by Leonardo. The exhibition, organized by the Muscarelle Museum of Art, explores the artist’s concept of ideal beauty through 30 drawings and manuscripts by Leonardo, Michelangelo and their followers. Because he left so few paintings, Leonardo’s drawings have be...

The Cotswolds Art & Antiques Dealers' Association Fair at Blenheim Palace

Released: April 2, 2015

The Cotswolds Art & Antiques Dealers' Association Fair returns to the elegant setting of Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PP from Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th April 2015. Now in its fourth year, the fair takes place in The Orangery overlooking the magnificent Formal Gardens of the Palace. The fair is made up of 29 exhibitors of which 5 are guest dealers invited by The Cotswolds Art & Antiques Dealers' Association (CADA) to exhibit alongside the 24 members of the Association. The 5 guest dealers, all members of the British Antique Dealers' Association, have been...

Salvador Dali (1904-Figueras-1989) Mae West Lips Sofa.  Tissue and wood, 224 x 75 x 85 cm.  From TEFAF exhibitor Patrick Derom Gallery.

From Dürer to Dali: Highlights of TEFAF 2015

Released: March 11, 2015

TEFAF Maastricht, the world’s leading art fair, is renowned for its commitment to excellence, expertise and elegance. This is reflected in the range and quality of rare works of art that are for sale at the fair, which is held in the MECC (Maastricht Exhibition & Conference Centre) from 13 – 22 March 2015. More than 270 of the world’s finest art, antiques and design dealers will bring their very best pieces to the 2015 edition of TEFAF Maastricht, attracting private collectors, museum curators, art market professionals and art lovers from many different countries. This year the fair...

This original painting by Daniel Ridgway Knight is expected to realize $150,000-$250,000 at Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers' April 23 auction.

Quality consignments now being accepted for Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers' April 23rd auction

Released: March 5, 2015

MILFORD, Conn. – Quality consignments are currently being accepted for a fine art auction slated for Thursday, April 23rd, at Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers, in the firm’s gallery located at 354 Woodmont Road in Milford. Around 250 works of fine art, spanning many genres, will come up for bid. Offered will be works from the Hudson River School, American Impressionists, American Modernists, French Impressionists, Abstract artists, Old Masters and more. Already consigned are works by such noted, listed artists as Thomas Hill, Hans Hoffmann, Daniel Ridgway Knight, Samuel Paxson, Edward Jam...

 The Royal Collection Trust SILVER, BELLS AND NAUTILUS SHELLS: ROYAL CABINETS OF CURIOSITY AND ANTIQUARIAN COLLECTING – An English Wunderkammer Nautilus cup, Nikolaus Schmidt, c.1600


Released: February 3, 2015

Art Antiques London Announces 6th Annual Edition in Kensington Gardens, London,  12-18 June 2015  --  Face to Face: Dame Rosalind Savill in Conversation with The Duke of Wellington on the Bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo Will Highlight Lecture Programme Anna and Brian Haughton, the London-based international art and antiques Fair organizers have announced plans for Art Antiques London, which will run from 12th-18th June 2015 in Kensington Gardens, London. It will be the 6th edition of this acclaimed Fair which takes place in a purpose-built pavilion in Kensington Gar...

Experts believe this pair to be Michelangelo's only surviving bronze sculptures.

Experts Claim Michelangelo Bronzes Discovered

Released: February 2, 2015

It was thought that no bronzes by Michelangelo had survived - now experts believe they have found not one, but two - with a tiny detail in a 500-year-old drawing providing vital evidence, claims a news release on the UK's Fitzwilliam Museum website. They are naked, beautiful, muscular and ride triumphantly on two ferocious panthers. And now the secret of who created these magnificent metre-high bronze male nudes could well be solved. A team of international experts led by the University of Cambridge and Fitzwilliam Museum has gathered compelling evidence that argues that these mast...

Sebastian Clarke Director, Estate Services Specialist, Fine Furniture & Decorative Arts

Rago's Sebastian Clarke Joins Membership Committee of the Appraisers Association of America

Released: January 29, 2015

RAGO’S SEBASTIAN CLARKE JOINS MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE Of THE APPRAISERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA.   Lambertville, NJ:  Sebastian Clarke has been invited to join the newly created Membership Committee of the Appraisers Association of America. The Committee will address cultivation and retention programs for the Association's members.    The Appraisers Association of America, established in 1949, is the premier national association of personal property appraisers who focus on fine and decorative arts. With a membership of over 700 independent appraisers in 100 diff...

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