Press Releases tagged with medieval & renaissance art

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 GASPARE TRAVERSI (Napoli 1722 ca.  - Roma 1770) The Monk, the Novice, and the Maiden Oil on canvas 24 3/8 x 29 1/8 inches (62 x 74 cm.)

A Top-Notch Roster of Upper East Side Galleries Launch October Art Week in New York

Released: September 26, 2016

Fifteen of the city’s preeminent galleries—all clustered on the Upper East Side—are hosting simultaneous opening-night receptions to kick off the first edition of October Art Week, October 20 to 26. The gallery receptions, open to the public and comfortably walkable from one another, are being held to expand upon the buzz and excitement generated by the opening of TEFAF in New York City. Taking place at the Park Avenue Armory, TEFAF, the world's premier art fair, will bring together the treasures of nearly 100 dealers from around the globe, showcasing outstanding examples of fine art, ...

Gorham Sterling Silver Four-arm Epergne, Providence, c.  1890 (Lot 92, Estimate: $8,000-12,000)

Skinner Presents Two-Session Auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts, October 6-7

Released: September 16, 2016

Featuring Special Collections of Wedgwood & English Ceramics BOSTON, MA – Skinner, Inc. will present a two-part auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts & Fine Silver in its Boston Gallery on Thursday, October 6 and Friday, October 7. With over 850 lots on offer, the auction will feature Part II of The Paul Lauer Collection of Wedgwood and The Edward Knowles collection of English Pottery, as well as an expansive selection of fine silver and European fine and decorative arts of the 16th through early 20th centuries. Fine Silver The auction opens on Thursday, Octo...

George IV Silver Covered Soup Tureen Richard Sibley, London, 1820

Weschler’s to Auction Works by Tamayo, Toulouse-Lautrec, Saugy

Released: September 14, 2016

Sept. 16 Sale Features Fine Art, Jewelry, Silver, Furniture WHAT: Capital Collections Estate Auction, a curated sale of fine art, jewelry, furniture & more   WHEN: Fri., Sept. 16, beginning at 10 a.m. Preview exhibition Sept. 10-15   WHERE: Weschler’s second floor gallery, 909 E Street, N.W., Washington, DC  INFORMATION: View auction catalogue; general information available at   WASHINGTON -  Weschler’s, DC's only auction house, will present for sale over 300 works of art, fine furniture, jewelry, silver, rugs and more in its Capital Collections sale on Fr...

Lot 8409 Nancy Grossman (American, b 1940) ink on paper, Two Heads, signed and dated '68 lower left, 12-1/4" x 14-1/2" overall, Cordier & Ekstorm (New York) gallery label on verso , Property from the Estate of Daniel Dietrich, II


Released: September 12, 2016

Daniel Dietrich was a well-known philanthropist, art collector, and patron of the arts living on the Main Line of Philadelphia. He was on the board of the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania and before his passing in September of 2015 gave a gift of $10 million to ICA.   We are pleased to offer 218 lots of mostly 20th century modern art as well as 132 lots of decorative arts from the Dietrich collection. Highlights include notable works by Jane Wilson, Charles G Rosenberg, Kenneth Nolan, Warren Rohrer, Gregory Gillespie, Willy Heeks, Daniel Bennett Schwartz...

Museum of Russian Icons

New England's Museum of Russian Icons Celebrates 10 Years with Party and Programs

Released: September 7, 2016

When Gordon B. Lankton, former CEO of Nypro, Inc., opened the Museum of Russian Icons on October 15, 2006, dignitaries from all over the globe attended the gala. Speeches from the Russian Consul General from New York and the staff from the Russian Embassy in Washington DC, friends and museum colleagues from Russia and the US mingled to admire what was then a magnificent collection of 350 Russian icons. In the ten years since that day it has grown to over 1,000 icons and artifacts that span six centuries, and become the premier collection of its type outside of Russia. The Museum, in Clin...

Andrew Newell Wyeth (American, 1917-2009) Corn and Grist (Lot 286, Estimate: $150,000-250,000)

Works by Modern Artists Highlight Skinner’s American & European Works of Art Auctions, September 23

Released: September 6, 2016

BOSTON, MA – Skinner, Inc. will present an impressive selection of American & European Works of Art at auction on Friday, September 23, comprising 428 lots in total. The day will be divided in two parts:Fine Prints & Photographs at 12PM andFine Paintings & Sculpture at 4PM. The auctions showcase an extensive variety of paintings, sculpture, prints, photographs, and works on paper ranging from Old Master prints through Modern and Contemporary offerings. In conjunction with the auction, Skinner will be hosting a Young Collectors’ Night on Wednesday, September 21, at 6PM, an exc...

Virgin with Child, St.  John the Baptist, and Mary Magdalene (about 1530-40).  Parmigianino (Francesco Mazzola, Italian, 1503-1540).  Oil on paper, laid down on panel, 75.5 x 59.7 cm (29 ½ x 23 ½ in.) Courtesy of Sotheby’s.

Getty Museum Announces Intent to Acquire Renaissance Masterpiece

Released: August 29, 2016

The J. Paul Getty Museum announced Monday its intention to acquire Virgin with Child, St. John the Baptist, and Mary Magdalene (about 1530-40) by Parmigianino (Italian, 1503-1540), one of the most celebrated painters of the Italian Renaissance. Extremely well-preserved, the painting is a supreme example of the artist’s mature Mannerist style and represents sixteenth-century painting at its finest. The painting is documented in the famed Barberini collection in Rome in the mid-seventeenth century and was recently on loan to the Getty Museum where it was shown alongside works by Pontormo an...

Tiffany Studios Wisteria Table Lamp Height: 27 inches Diameter: 18 inches American, circa 1906 Signed


Released: August 11, 2016

Ninety four of the world's most illustrious art, antiques and design specialists will converge on New York's historic Park Avenue Armory, October 22-26, 2016, for what is the most highly anticipated art market introduction in New York City in decades. TEFAF New York Fall, a joint venture between TEFAF (The European Fine Art Foundation) and Artvest Partners, will bring TEFAF Maastricht's legendary "DNA" to the New York and with it, an unparalleled collection of museum-quality works in one place. The Opening Night for TEFAF New York will benefit The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering in New...

Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show Announces Captivating Booth Talk Series

Released: July 27, 2016

Exhibitors of all different genres will deliver enlightening talks on a variety of subjects, directly from their booths on the Show Floor   Baltimore, MD (July 27, 2016) -- The Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show has announced an exciting new series of informative and educational Booth Talks for the upcoming show, taking place August 25-28, 2016. With varying and riveting subject matters, the Booth Talks are scheduled to kick off the weekend beginning Friday, August 26, 2016. All talks will take place in the presenting exhibitor’s booth on the show floor of the Baltimore Art, Ant...


Released: July 13, 2016

One of the country’s most distinguished shows will open its doors August 25-28 showcasing more than 400 exhibitors and featuring the addition of Fine Crafts Now celebrating its 36th year, the Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show will make its annual return to the Baltimore Convention Center August 25-28, 2016. The expansive show will present the spectacular collections of more than 400 international exhibitors, including a book fair section, and an exciting new Fine Craft section, featuring a juried exhibition of artists. Fine art, antique and jewelry aficionados travel from all c...

Jan van der Heyden, (Dutch 1637-1712) View of a Dutch square (Holländisches Platzbild) Now in the possession of the Cathedral Church Association of Xanten, Germany


Released: June 28, 2016

Germany returned Nazi-looted art to the high-ranking Nazi families who stole it rather than to the families from whom it was taken. The London-based Commission for Looted Art in Europe (CLAE) has discovered this remarkable scandal which has been covered up by Germany for decades. The family of the late Gottlieb and Mathilde Kraus of Vienna, represented by CLAE, who are still trying to recover their 160 looted paintings, had good reason to think two of their paintings would be in the state-owned museum in Munich, the Bayerische Staatsgemaeldesammlungen (Bavarian State Paintings Collection...

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...


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 ...

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