selected

Price

300 € 26000 € Apply

Dimensions


6 cm 319 cm

12 cm 696 cm

2 cm 180 cm

17 cm 150 cm

35 cm 56 cm
Apply

selected

New section Selected with the best of our catalog of antiques, Modern Antiques, Art and Books: a few selected products, which is constantly updated.

You have the furniture or accessories similar to sell? Contact us! Acquistiamo T Acquistiamo Mail Acquistiamo W
 

sort by

Portrait Of Eleonora Lampugnani Oil On Canvas Second Half 1500
SELECTED
news
SELECTED
ARARPI0097145

Portrait Of Eleonora Lampugnani Oil On Canvas Second Half 1500

ARARPI0097145

Portrait Of Eleonora Lampugnani Oil On Canvas Second Half 1500

Oil on canvas. Lombard school. The rich lady portrayed is accompanied by the identifying inscription at the top right which reads "Eleonora Lampuniana Nupta N.V. Bartolomei De Cornu 1478": it is therefore Eleonora Lampugnani wife of Bartolomeo Del Corno. The Lampugnani family is an ancient patrician family of Milan (the name derives from the Lampugnano neighbourhood), with residences in Legnano and Busto Arsizio, and to which Filippo Maria Visconti (Duke of Milan) assigned the fief of Trecate in the fifteenth century; the noblewoman's husband belonged to the noble Piedmontese Corno family (originally called Del Corno). The noblewoman is portrayed standing, in a splendid richly embroidered dress, embellished with lace; she lays her hand on a precious box inlaid with ivory, probably a coin cabinet, a symbol of wealth and power, surmounted by a vase with flowers, a symbol of vanity. The painting has an ancient restoration on the hands, which are of lower quality than the face, the clothes, the glass jar. The painting comes from an antique Lombard collection. The date 1478, reported in the inscription, is not very consistent with the sixteenth-century clothing: according to the story of the family of origin of the painting, the date that appeared before the last restoration was 1578, and therefore it would be a modification mistakenly made by the restorer.

Call

Price on request

Call
Cain And Abel Oil On Canvas 17th Century
SELECTED
SELECTED
ARARPI0097956

Cain And Abel Oil On Canvas 17th Century

ARARPI0097956

Cain And Abel Oil On Canvas 17th Century

Oil on canvas. Central-Italian school. Of great scenic impact, the painting tells the episode of the Book of Genesis whose protagonists are the brothers Cain and Abel, the first sons of Adam and Eve and therefore the first born from human loins. Cain, a farmer, since God had refused the fruits of his harvest in favour of the lambs sacrificed by the shepherd Abel, kills his brother. The two thus became respectively the first man to be born and the first to die, as well as the first martyr in sacred history. They are also considered as the archetype of fratricide: their story has been widely told in literature and pictorial art mainly in this capacity. In the painting proposed here, which depicts the culminating and tragic moment of the killing, the two figures fill up the scene, like two contrasting figures: Cain is standing, with dark skin and hair, a grim look, animated by intense heat as he raises his club ready to strike; Abel is on the ground, vainly trying to protect himself, pale in his already mortal complexion, his eyes wide open in an expression of terror. The particular effectiveness of the faces, especially Abel's in the skilful perspective, refers to the work of Giuseppe Diamantini (1621-1705). Between the two bodies, the light of the bonfire shines, which refers to the sacrificial pyre further back on the left, from which an intense fire blazes, a symbol of the divine presence from which the act of Cain can not escape. The rendering of the draperies that follow the movements of the bodies is also effective. Restored and relined, the painting is presented in a decorated frame in style.

Call

Price on request

Call
Attributed To Francesco Mantovano Oil On Canvas Second Quarter 1600
SELECTED
SELECTED
ARARPI0094654

Attributed To Francesco Mantovano Oil On Canvas Second Quarter 1600

Flowers Garland With Annunciation To The Shepherds

ARARPI0094654

Attributed To Francesco Mantovano Oil On Canvas Second Quarter 1600

Flowers Garland With Annunciation To The Shepherds

Oil on canvas. Refined quality and in excellent condition, the painting depicts a garland of colourful flowers that frames the Gospel scene of the Annunciation to the shepherds. The piece is accompanied by the expertise of Dr Gianluca Bocchi, who attributes it to the production of Francesco Caldei, known as the Mantovano from the name of his hometown. The Mantovano studied arts on Rome, where he stayed between 1613 and 1625, acquiring an education as a flower painter. His production consists, in fact, mainly of vases with flowers. He later moved to Venice, where he stayed until his death. The Mantovano imported the Roman pictorial canons into the city, in particular the taste for botanical representation, but also for the type of garland, that the Roman artists had drawn from the Flemish tradition. The production of garlands included a representation of figure scenes, with mythological or sacred subjects, often produced with figure painters, to whom the Mantovano did not disdain to resort. The scene of the Annunciation to the shepherds of this painting refers quite faithfully to the homonymous piece by Jacopo da Bassano (1515-1592), whose bucolic production was so successful that it was proposed again in numerous copies by his own sons and in many engravings circulating throughout Europe, who allowed other artists to draw inspiration from them, as the Mantovano probably did himself. It can therefore be concluded that the piece presented here is a painting by Francesco Mantovano realized in Venice around 1640-1650. The painting has been relined in antique. It is presented in a frame from the 18th century, adapted and gilded again. On the back, there are labels that document the passage of the piece on the French market of the 19th century.

Call

Price on request

Call
Xavier Bueno
SELECTED
SELECTED
ARARCO0093033

Xavier Bueno

Boy, 1966

ARARCO0093033

Xavier Bueno

Boy, 1966

Oil on canvas cardboard. Signed lower left. Further signature, date and title on the back. After his childhood spent in Spain, his native country, Geneva and Paris, in 1940 Xavier Bueno moved to Italy, in Fiesole, where he joined with his brother Antonio, Pietro Annigoni and Gregorio Sciltian. to the group of "Modern Painters of Reality", whose manifesto proposed an "objective" observation of truth, of nature and its faithful reproduction as possible. The experience of the Spanish civil war first and then the Italian one increasingly directed the artist towards a realism linked to reasons of strong social content. 1953 represented an important turning point for Xavier's career: it was the year of his explicit adherence to the poetics of socialist realism, an adhesion that came after a personal itinerary that saw him practicing "committed" painting since the pre-war period, with a clear advance on art of the Italian left. Another fundamental stage in Xavier's career was the trip to Brazil in 1954: the artist returned from this experience full of enthusiasm and with a series of inks whose main protagonists are children, teenagers, laborers. From this moment on, the theme of childhood became more and more recurrent, little by little the characters were portrayed motionless, in a sort of unreal fog, devoid of even depth, of perspective rigor, in which they emerge as evoked. The work presented here belongs to this production. Between 1959 and 1964 Xavier created the cycle of "Children", suffering images and melancholy symbolic works of a humiliated and oppressed humanity, which the artist presented at the "España libre" exhibition. His technique also underwent an evolution, which led him to seek a thickening of the material, thickened by the addition of sand to the paint; the use of collage, already experimented by him in still lifes, became conspicuous also in the figurative-portraiture field. The material of his paintings became such as to come to define them "fresco on canvas". Work presented in frame.

Call

Price on request

Call

"This site or third-party tools from this used use cookies necessary for the operation and useful to the purposes outlined in the cookie policy. More information.<\/span><\/a><\/u><\/strong>" OK