Press Releases tagged with medieval & renaissance art

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Van de Weghe at TEFAF 2015

TEFAF Maastricht to Launch Two New Fairs at Park Avenue Armory in New York

Released: February 4, 2016

TEFAF | Maastricht, the world's foremost fair of art, antiques and design presented annually in Maastricht, Netherlands, has announced that, through a joint venture with New York based Artvest, it will be launching two TEFAF art fairs that will be presented annually in New York at the Park Avenue Armory.  Building on TEFAF Maastricht’s 30 years of success and experience in bringing together the best objects for sale from 7,000 years of art history by expert dealers from around the globe and an unsurpassed reputation for vetting, these two TEFAF fairs will allow the leading art dealers of t...

Hieronymus Bosch, Netherlandish (ca.  1450–1516).  The Temptation of St.  Anthony, ca.  1500-1510.  Oil on panel (oak), 15 3/16 x 9 7/8 inches (38.6 x 25.1 cm).  The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri.  Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 35-22

Art Experts Rediscover Bosch Panel in U.S. Museum

Released: February 1, 2016

An oil-on-wood panel acquired by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Mo., in the 1930s and assigned to the workshop of artist Hieronymus Bosch has now been attributed to the artist himself. The Temptation of St. Anthony was loaned to Het Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch, The Netherlands, which is Bosch’s hometown, for a major exhibition celebrating the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death. That exhibition, Jheronimous Bosch–Visions of Genius, opens Feb. 13, 2016. “We are delighted with this major discovery by the Bosch Research and Conservation Project,” said Julián Zugaz...

Knox Martin, "Woman with Red Shoes," oil and gold leaf on linen, 85 x 65, 2010

Lawrence Fine Art to Present "Master Class" with Knox Martin

Released: January 25, 2016

Lawrence Fine Art will present a "master class" with esteemed American artist Knox Martin at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Wednesday, February 3. The event will be open to clients of the gallery only. "Very often, the biggest barrier for the would-be collector is that he or she lacks context or the knowledge to feel confident of his or her judgement.  This 'class', really a discussion, aims to help with that," explained Gallery Director Howard Shapiro. Martin will choose two works as he explains how to view a painting, what makes great art and how certain works and artists have inf...

Filarete (c1440-c1469), Julius Caesar and King Juba.  H: 6¼ in.  (15.4 cm) W: 10¾ in.  (27.4 cm)

“Astonishingly Rare” Renaissance Bronze Sells at Opening of New York Show

Released: January 21, 2016

A newly-discovered 15th century Renaissance bronze masterpiece described as “astonishingly rare” by gallery directors Dino and Raffaello Tomasso, sold Thursday in New York City.  The piece was secured for a significant seven figure-sum by an important international private collection during the first hour of an exhibition being held by Tomasso Brothers Fine Art, which opened Thursday afternoon at Carlton Hobbs (60 East 93rd Street). The work, a bronze relief depicting Julius Caesar in triumph dating, to circa 1433, is by Antonio di Pietro Averlino, called Filarete (c.1400–c.1469), the ar...

Kauffmann, Angelica, Valentine, Proteus, Sylvia and Giulia in the Forest (Scene from "Two Gentlemen of Verona" Act V, Scene IV), 1788.  Oil on Canvas.  Museum purchase in memory of Winifred Herman Friedman (Class of 1945).

The Davis Museum at Wellesley College Celebrates Shakespeare’s Influence on Art in "That Right Promethean Fire: Shakespeare Illustrated"

Released: January 25, 2016

On February 10, 2016, the Davis Museum at Wellesley College will present That Right Promethean Fire: Shakespeare Illustrated, an exhibition that celebrates the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death with works of art that explore Shakespeare’s plays. Featuring works of art from the 17th to the 21st centuries, the exhibition will include masterpieces from John Boydell’s Shakespeare Gallery, a project began in 1786 that included a collection of paintings by various artists, then translated into a large-format print series, and finally into an illustrated edition of Shakespeare’s pl...

Bosch, Patience

Beyond Bosch: The Afterlife of a Renaissance Master in Print at Harvard Art Museums

Released: January 6, 2016

Beyond Bosch: The Afterlife of a Renaissance Master in Print January 23, 2016–May 8, 2016, at Harvard Art Museums. The art of Netherlandish master Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450–1516) is characterized by fantastic creatures, fire-breathing monsters, and apocalyptic visions of Hell. Fascination with Bosch’s paintings ignited the imaginations of artists and viewers alike, giving rise to a distinct group of images inspired by this singular artist. This exhibition, organized by the Saint Louis Art Museum, explores the phenomenon of Bosch’s wide-reaching impact through the print medium from the ...

Leroy Neiman Oil Painting

Fireworks for Fine Art Works at Clarke's January 3rd Auction

Released: December 31, 2015

The first sale of 2016 will show a variety of quality lots of fine art, decorative art, jewelry, silver and modern design on Sunday, January 3rd at Clarke Auction. The fine art selection for Clarke’s first January sale will include two prized oil paintings by Leroy Neiman. The first is a large oil on canvas of a wolf, commissioned by the consignor directly from Neiman. The symbolism of the animal depicted in the image is of special meaning to the consignor’s family and is a unique work by the artist. The work is estimated to sell at $30/$50,000. A smaller Neiman original of a Boston Red ...

Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987) Flowers/A Portfolio of Ten Works, Suite of 10 screenprints 1970 (Lot 70, Estimate $400,000-$600,000)

Works by Andy Warhol Highlight Skinner’s American & European Fine Art Auction on January 22

Released: December 30, 2015

BOSTON, MA – December 30, 2015 – On Friday, January 22, 2016, Skinner, Inc. will host an exceptional two-part auction, kicking off at 12PM with Fine Prints & Photographs and continuing at 4PM with Fine Paintings & Sculpture. The auctions showcase a strong selection of works of art ranging from Old Master prints through Modern and Contemporary offerings.   In conjunction with the live auctions, Skinner is holding a Fine Art online auction. Bidding will be open from January 19 through January 25; all of these works will be available for in-person inspection during the regular pre...

Bernardo Bellotto (Venice 1722-1780 Warsaw) Architectural Capriccio with a Self-portrait in the Costume of a Venetian Nobleman, c.  1762-65 Oil on canvas, 61 1/2 x 44 1/4 inches

Honoring The Memory of An Iconic Art World Figure, “In Light of Venice” To Benefit the David Rosand Tribute Fund at Columbia University

Released: December 7, 2015

Otto Naumann and Robert Simon jointly announce that their exhibition “In Light of Venice:Venetian Painting in Honor of David Rosand,” will open on January 11th, 2016 at the Otto Naumann Gallery, 22 East 80th Street in New York. More than thirty important works of the Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo periods -- many never before seen publicly-- will be on view for this milestone event. A portion of the proceeds of sales will benefit the David Rosand Tribute Fund at Columbia University, which was formed last year establishing a Professorship in Italian Renaissance Art History in David Rosand...

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...

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