Press Releases tagged with medieval & renaissance art

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Wedgwood Numbered First Edition Copy of the Portland Vase, England, 18th century (Lot 365, Estimate $40,000-$60,000)

Special Collections of Fine English Ceramics Lead Skinner’s Auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts in Marlborough, MA on July 15

Released: June 26, 2016

MARLBOROUGH, MA – Skinner, Inc. will present a summer auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts in its Marlborough Gallery on Friday, July 15 at 10AM. With over 750 lots on offer, the auction will feature Part II of the Troy Dawson Chappell Collection of 17th and 18th century English Pottery and Part I of the Paul Lauer Collection of Wedgwood, as well as an expansive selection of fine silver and European fine and decorative arts of the 16th through early 20th centuries.   First Edition Portland Vase The standout lot of the auction is a Wedgwood numbered first edition copy o...


Jan van Eyck (Netherlandish, about 1395 - 1441) and workshop.  Virgin and Child with Saints and Donor, about 1441-43.  Oil on panel.  On loan from The Frick Collection, New York L2016.25

Jan van Eyck Masterpiece Unveiled at Speed Art Museum

Released: June 21, 2016

The Speed Art Museum is thrilled to unveil a special, surprise loan to the Museum. Jan van Eyck’s Virgin and Child with Saints and Donor (1441-43) is on exclusive loan to the Speed through early September from the Frick Collection in New York. The van Eyck was unveiled for public viewing on Tuesday, June 21 at the Speed Art Museum.  Following a teaser campaign on Snapchat (username: speedartmuseum) and other in-museum hints, the painting is now displayed in Gallery 14 at the entrance to the European and American permanent collection galleries.   “We are so excited to showcase this impo...


Fine Famille Verte Rouleau Vase

The Curator's Eye and The BADA Announce First Online Auction

Released: June 20, 2016

The Curator's Eye (TCE) and The British Antique Dealers' Association (The BADA) have announced that their digitally based live auction will be held on July 14th,  the first of its kind.  By partnering together, The Curators Eye and The BADA have created a new model in a tradition-bound auction industry, enabling collectors to purchase from high end art dealers in an auction format.  Collectors will bid for top quality items with dealer assurances, and reduced cost of sale because of no buyers premiums.  The TCE and The BADA auction will feature a variety of items across the art and anti...


ITALIAN SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY.  Apollo and the Graces.  White Marble 18 1/2 x 31 1/4 x 6 in.  (47 x 79.5 x 15 cm.)

Gallery Exhibitions Highlight London Art Week

Released: June 15, 2016

London Art Week, the world’s most important gallery-based celebration of pre-contemporary art, will take place in Mayfair and St. James’s from 1 to 8 July 2016 (preview on 30 June from 3pm to 8pm). Bringing together almost 50 leading specialist dealers and three auction houses, this year will present more dedicated exhibitions than ever before, and will also include nine new participants, a Thursday evening preview on 30 June, and an exclusive partnership with Art History UK, a cultural tours company specialised in the history of the capital’s art and architecture. Further details on the...


Simon Vouet Madonna and Child, 1633 oil on canvas 109 x 89 cm (43 x 35 inches) National Gallery of Art, Washington Chester Dale Fund

Key Works by Simon Vouet, Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli (Morazzone), and Chuck Close Acquired by the National Gallery of Art

Released: June 2, 2016

Washington, DC—At the most recent meeting of the board of trustees, the National Gallery of Art acquired a newly rediscovered masterpiece by Simon Vouet (1590–1649), an oil painting by Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli (Morazzone) (1573–1626), and a print of great importance by Chuck Close (b. 1940). Additionally, the Gallery acquired photographs by John Moran (1831–1903), Edward Weston (1886–1958), and Mark Ruwedel (b. 1954), among others. At this meeting, the Gallery also accessioned 28 works of art from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, including paintings by Cecilia Beaux (1855–1942) and Anne Tru...


This 15th century watercolor and gouache on vellum painting, titled The Ascension and measuring 10 inches by 10 inches (sight) in a later frame, will be sold May 28-30 in Amesbury, Mass.

Medieval 15th century watercolor and gouache on vellum will be featured at John McInnis' May 28-30 auction

Released: May 23, 2016

AMESBURY, Mass. – A three-session Memorial Day weekend auction featuring a vast array of items from prominent estates in the Boston area – to include the Hoes family of Wayland, direct descendants of President James Monroe, plus a fabulous collection out of Bolton – will be held on May 28th, 29th and 30th by John McInnis Auctioneers, in the firm’s gallery at 76 Main Street.   Session I, on Saturday, May 28th, starting at 4 pm Eastern time, will feature vintage clocks and pocket watches, including French, English and American examples, and an outstanding collection of model steam engine...


Andy Warhol, "Apple" (from "Ads"), Estimate: $40,000-$60,000.

Weschler’s to Feature Contemporary Art Prints by Keith Haring and Andy Warhol

Released: May 4, 2016

Weschler’s is pleased to announce highlights from the May 13 Capital Collections Estate Auction. The sale will include a fine assortment of jewelry, fine art, silver, American and European decorations and furniture, rugs, 20th century works of art and Asian works of art. Works featured range from contemporary pop-art prints by Keith Haring and Andy Warhol to furnishings from the estate of Washington D.C. socialite, Patricia Thompson Dixson.                                                        The estate of Patricia Thompson Dixson, who was a dynamic presence on the Washington D.C. so...


Frank Stella (American, b.  1936) River of Ponds, IV, from the series Newfoundland, 1971, proof outside the edition of 70 (Lot 86, Estimate $3,000-$5,000)

Works by French and American Masters Highlight Skinner’s American & European Fine Art Auctions on May 13

Released: April 29, 2016

BOSTON, MA – April 29, 2016 – On Friday, May 13 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 paintings, sculpture, prints, photographs, and works on paper ranging from Old Master prints through Modern and Contemporary offerings.   In conjunction with these live sales, Skinner is holding its Fine Art online auction. Bidding will be open from May 9 through May 16; all of the works will be available for in-person inspecti...


This 15th century English Nottingham alabaster relief depicting the Resurrection of Christ is expected to sell for $20,000-$40,000.

15th century English Nottingham alabaster relief is an expected top lot at Ahlers & Ogletree's April 30-May 1 auction

Released: April 22, 2016

ATLANTA, Ga. – A 15th century English Nottingham alabaster relief depicting the Resurrection of Christ, a rare 16th century hand-woven German Gothic figural tapestry panel, a 12th century French carved limestone sculpture of St. John mourning at the Cross, and an ink painting on silk by Japanese artist Yokoyama Taikan (1868-1958) titled Mt. Fuji, will all be sold April 30-May 1.   They are a few of the hundreds of important lots, mostly pulled from prominent Atlanta estates and collections, that will come up for bid at Ahlers & Ogletree, Inc., in the firm’s gallery at 715 Miami Cir...


Lot 9: William Merritt Chase, The Copper Urn, $45,000-65,000.

Must-See Work by Carl Andre, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Francis Bacon, Childe Hassam and William Merritt Chase in Rago’s May 7 Fine Art Auctions.

Released: April 20, 2016

MUST-SEE WORK BY CARL ANDRE, ANDY WARHOL, JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT, FRANCIS BACON, CHILDE HASSAM AND WILLIAM MERRITT CHASE IN RAGO’S MAY 7 FINE ART AUCTIONS.  Lambertville, NJ: On Saturday, May 7, 2016, Rago will hold auctions of 19th/20th Century American and European Art and Post-War/Contemporary Art. The sales feature works fresh to market, with many significant deaccessions from important collections. 19TH / 20TH AMERICAN / EUROPEAN ART: Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. (Lots 1-160) Paintings by William Aiken Walker, Frederick Judd Waugh, Edward Moran, William Merritt Chase, Josep...


Fusion Art's "Landscapes” International Online Juried Art Exhibition Opens April 1, 2016

Released: April 1, 2016

Fusion Art is pleased to announce the opening of its April 2016 International Online Juried Art Exhibition, “Landscapes.” Opening on April 1st, the “Landscapes” exhibition features awards in two categories: Traditional Art and Photography & Digital Art.  The Best in Show winners include Raquel Stokes for her acrylic on canvas, “A Tale of Two Mountains,” and Markelle Palombo for her photograph on fine art fiber rag, “Lassen.” Both Raquel and Markelle are Fusion Art's Featured Artists for the month of March 2016 and, as the Best in Show winners, both artists are also invited to parti...


50D: Large / Important Indus Valley Jar - 5000 Years Old!

Artemis Gallery raises the bar for cultural antiquities and ethnographic art with a March 31 auction

Released: March 29, 2016

BOULDER, CO.- Founded and operated by Bob and Teresa Dodge, Artemis Gallery is widely regarded by private collectors and institutional buyers as the most trusted source for cultural antiquities and ethnographic art. Each piece offered in their sales is rigorously vetted and unconditionally guaranteed to be both authentic and legal to own or resell. Their next auction of investment-grade antiquities, ancient and ethnographic art is set for Thursday, March 31st, starting at 11 a.m. Eastern time. An overview of auction categories reveals broad variety: Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Daunian, Etru...


BALTIMORE SHOW REFINES ITS FOCUS FOR 36TH EDITION

Released: March 24, 2016

The Iconic Summer Show Will Return to The Baltimore Convention Center with a New Name in 2016:The Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show   On the heels of a successful show in Baltimore, the Palm Beach Show Group announces 2016 dates and a new name for the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show. Accurately highlighting a larger cross section of items on offer at the show, the event will return as the Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show, August 25-28, 2016.   The name change from The Baltimore Summer Antiques Show to The Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show will more accuratel...


Pierre Auguste Renoir (Limoges 1841-1919 Cagnes-sur-Mer) Au bord de l’Eau.  Oil on canvas, 54.6 x 65.7 cm.  Signed lower right 'Renoir' 1885.

Dealer Expertise Again Draws 75,000 Visitors to TEFAF Maastricht

Released: March 21, 2016

TEFAF Maastricht, which ran from March 11 to 20, 2016, in the MECC, Maastricht, once again welcomed around 75,000 visitors, illustrating the consistent annual pull of the 270 international dealers to public institutions, private collectors, art lovers and connoisseurs. Overall, sales happened throughout the duration of the fair, with dealers in all sections reporting sales to private and public buyers across price points. Of note again was the number of museums from around the world that visited TEFAF Maastricht, which this year totalled 254, while collectors came to the fair from over 60 ...


Venice Lagoon

Venice Tops List of Europe's Most Endangered Heritage Sites

Released: March 17, 2016

Maestro Plácido Domingo, President of Europa Nostra, Europe’s leading heritage organisation, has urged authorities at all levels of governance to work together to save Venice and its Lagoon and called on the international community to support the rescue of this precious World Heritage gem. Plácido Domingo made this appeal in a video message broadcast at a public event held this morning in Venice by Europa Nostra and the European Investment Bank Institute (EIBI), in the framework of The 7 Most Endangered programme 2016. Given the paramount importance of this heritage landmark to Europe an...


Weschler’s of Washington, D.C. to Feature Signed Thomas Jefferson Letter

Released: March 14, 2016

Weschler’s Auctioneers will hold its Spring Capital Collections Estate Auction on March 18. The sale will feature a number of signed letters by prominent historical political figures, the standout being a Thomas Jefferson autograph letter to Henry Dearborn. This handwritten letter was signed by Jefferson during his presidency on September 1, 1808 and was addressed to the then Secretary of War, Henry Dearborn. In the letter, President Jefferson discusses New York Governor Tompkins’ recommendation for George Mosley, who wishes to be a ‘cadet.’ It is likely that Mosely was seeking admission t...


TEFAF 2016 Preview: At Kukje Gallery, a work by Anish Kapoor.

Private and Institutional Buyers Acquire Scholarly Works From Art History at TEFAF Maastricht

Released: March 13, 2016

Over 10,000 international private collectors, curators and representatives from the world’s leading museums and public institutions visited TEFAF Maastricht 2016 on the Preview day, Thursday 10th March. The opening day, Friday 11th March, saw over 7,000 visitors. The draw of the most exceptional fine art, antiques and design from all over the world meant strong sales were reported across all collecting categories, to both private and institutional buyers. TEFAF Maastricht continues at the MECC, Maastricht until Sunday 20th March 2016. Significant sales were reported throughout TEFAF Paint...


Dr.  Clare McAndrew

US Art Market Reports Highest Ever Level of Sales While Overall Global Market Values Fall

Released: March 9, 2016

The 2016 TEFAF Art Market Report shows that global sales fell 7% during 2015 from $68.2bn to $63.8bn and the volume of sales declined by 2% to 38.1 million. The picture that emerges in 2015 is of a highly polarized market, whereby most of the value within the market is shared between two sectors – Post War and Contemporary and Modern art - and is concentrated in sales at the very highest price levels. Although the global sales figure fell in 2015, sales in the US rose by 4% to their highest ever total of $27.3bn confirming its position as the global market leader, with a 43% share of tot...


The Curator's Eye

BADA, Curator's Eye Partnership Heralds Changes for Art Organizations and Their Member Dealers

Released: March 2, 2016

The Curator's Eye (TCE), a digital marketing firm for art dealers, galleries and trade organizations, recently announced a partnership with BADA (The British Antique Dealers' Association) to launch their entry into online auctions using proprietary software and a digital platform. TCE's strong history of innovation coupled with BADA's tradition of excellence will empower dealers to reach collectors globally through live online auctions. The new platform eliminates buyer's premiums, cataloguing and buy-in fees, whilst delivering cost savings to buyers and sellers. It was a chance meetin...


An Important Pair of Early Meissen models of South American Parrots, modelled by Johann Joachim Käendler each perched upon a white tree stump and looking to one side, beautifully naturalistically coloured, each representing a Green Amazon Parrot painted in green with puce detailing to its plumage, and with red, blue and yellow wing tips and tail, the tree stumps issuing leafy berried branches.  Circa 1738-42 1st height: 7 ¾ in (19 ½ cms)2nd height: 7 ½ ins (19 cms)

ART ANTIQUES LONDON RETURNS TO KENSINGTON GARDENS: The world class collectors fair in the heart of London Friday 24th - Thursday 30th June 2016

Released: February 29, 2016

For the seventh consecutive year, Art Antiques London returns to Kensington Gardens, London SW7 from Friday 24th June to Thursday 30th June 2016.  Organised by the London-based  international fair organisers, Anna and Brian Haughton the fair takes place in a purpose-built pavilion at Albert Memorial West Lawn, Kensington Gardens, London SW7. Launched  in  2010,  winning  praise  for  its  central  location,  light,  airy  and relaxed atmosphere and stylish presentation, Art Antiques London has cultivated an ardent following of collectors, art consultants, museum experts, interior decor...


The Curator's Eye

A New Virtual Auction Model Signals Ground Shift in Art Market

Released: March 1, 2016

The Curator's Eye (TCE), a US digital marketing firm for art dealers and galleries, is announcing its move into virtual auctions, shaping the way auctions will be held and signaling exciting changes for the future of the industry. This follows the recent announcement of a partnership between BADA (The British Antique Dealers' Association) and TCE and signals significant changes in the tradition-bound art and antiques industry. The Curator's Eye will host digitally-based live auctions beginning in the second quarter of 2016. "Our auction solution means that art organizations are no long...


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...


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