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Ars Antiqua srl
stefano maria clemente
Stefano Maria Clemente (Turin, 1719-1794) St. John the Evangelist, St. John the Baptist, Angel with thurible, King David with the harp, circa 1770-1780 Carved and gilded wood H 52 cm, H 52.5 cm, H 54.5 cm, H 53 cm Base: 19 x 19 cm Expertise Prof. Giuseppe Sava, 2021 Provenance: private collection Literature: Expertise Prof. Giuseppe Sava, 2021
Jean-Nicolas Schmit 'The Two Naiads' mantel clock Manufactory of Dihl et Guérhard, known as the 'Manufactory of the Duke of Angoulême' for the porcelain Bisque porcelain and gilt bronze Paris, late Louis XVI period, circa 1790 H 41 x W 44 x D 11.5 cm Literature: P. Heuer and K. Maurice, European Pendulum Clocks, Decorative Instruments of Measuring Time, Munich, 1988, p. 59, fig. 94; R. de Plinval de Guillebon, Les biscuits de porcelaine de Paris XVIIIe-XIXe siècles, Editions Faton, Dijon, 2012, p. 196
Rosenberg & Co.
Henri Hayden (Warsaw 1883-1970 Paris) Nature morte dans un jardin, 1958 Oil on canvas 81 x 60 cm Signed bottom left: Hayden 58 This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Laurence Le Cieux, Société Civile de Défense de l'oeuvre d'Henri Hayden Provenance: Josephine Hayden, the artist's wife; Rosenberg & Co., New York
Eugène Vallin (Herbéviller 1856-1922 Nancy) Art Nouveau sofa, circa 1900 Walnut H 120cm x W 150 cm Provenance: private collection Literature: F. Descouturelle, Eugène Vallin, Menuisier d'Art de l'Ecole de Nancy, Edition Association des Amis du Musée de l'Ecole de Nancy, pour de nombreux exemples de son mobilier What better tribute to Victor Horta than to unveil for the first time at BRAFA this extraordinary sofa by his French contemporary Eugène Vallin (1856-1922), which he made in the early 1900s. Like Horta, Vallin was both an architect and a cabinetmaker. His work, which is on display at the Musée d'Orsay and the Musée de l'Ecole de Nancy, is characterised by powerful mouldings in plant forms. While the curves of the armrest are reminiscent of Horta's armchairs, or his staircase railing for the Hotel Solvay, the slender lines of the backrest and the organic base are characteristic of the style of the Ecole de Nancy cabinetmaker. Like a tree whose powerful roots cling to the ground, this Art Nouveau sofa rises towards the sky with its cathedral backrest and stretched arch.
Artimo Fine Arts
Joseph Ducaju (Antwerp, 1823-1891) Mother and her child sailing to heaven, 1882 Marble H 113 x W 36 x D 44 cm Provenance: private collection, Belgium 'A Mother and her Child ascending to Heaven' by Joseph Ducaju. Although the title of this sculpture was given at the time of its presentation in 1882, it would be more accurate to call it 'The Mother Country and her child'. Indeed, Joseph Ducaju was not particularly adept at religious scenes, as the subject of this work might suggest, and the symbolism of the child holding a palm in his hand is a direct reference to patience. By placing this piece in its context, it is clear that Ducaju wanted to highlight the still very young Belgian nation. As he was used to sculpting public monuments and crowned heads, this is a typical Ducaju work, combining mastery and a sense of symbolism.
Galerie Bernard De Leye
Pair of silver toilet torches 'à la financière' Paris, 1658 Master silversmith Nicolas Simonin These toilet torches are one of the oldest pair of toilet torches in Paris known and listed to date. They are also the only known and listed object by Nicolas Simonin. By their shape and size, these torches are characteristic of those that appeared in the toilet services H 10.5 x W 10.2 cm - Weight: 465 gr. the pair Provenance: private collection
Douwes Fine Art b.v.
rembrandt van rijn
Rembrandt van Rijn (Leiden 1606-1669 Amsterdam) The Good Samaritan, 1633 Etching; 26.2 x 21.3 cm, with small margins Signed and dated lower centre: Rembrandt. inventor. et. fecit. 1633 Provenance: unidentified circular blindstamp, possibly Lugt 2923b (early to mid-18th century), England or Netherlands (see Stogdon, 2011, p. 375); Alfred Seymour (1824-1888), London and Trent (Lugt 176); his sale, Christie's, London, 4 April 1878, lot 61 (£ 8.15); Dr Michael Berolzheimer (1866-1942), Fürth, Munich and Untergrainau, Germany, and Mount Vernon, New York (without mark and not in Lugt); Prominent German-American collection; by descent from the above; private collection, The Netherlands Literature: Bartsch 90; White/Boon 116; The New Hollstein Dutch 116 Fourth state (of IV); Nowell-Usticke R+, A very rare plate, seldom found in fine condition; Plate not in existence
Serge Schoffel - Art Premier
Figurative post Nyamusa, Bahr el-Ghazal Republic of South Sudan, 19th century Wood, metal H 162 cm Provenance: Emmanuel Crochet, Brussels Literature: Jan-Lodewijk, Grootaers, Raymond, Boyd, 2007. Ubangi. Fonds Mercator, Brussels, for the exhibition at the Afrika Museum, Berg-en-Dal, The Netherlands, from October 17, 2007 to March 31, 2008, pp. 148-149
Christ going to Calvary Germany, circa 1616 Attributed to Hans Heinrich Wagner Silver relief, chased and embossed 30.3 x 22.8 cm This silver relief depicting the Christ going to Calvary is a concrete example of the type of iconographic dissemination promoted by the Bavarian court at the time of Maximilian I, son and successor of William V (1597-1623). Its iconographic core is comparable to the centre of a reliquary currently housed in the Treasury of the ancient Wittelsbach Palace in Munich. The documents state that it was made in Munich in 1616 by the court gold- and silversmith Hans Heinrich Wagner by the will of Pope Paul V Borghese, as a gift intended for Paweł Wołucki (1560-1622), the Bishop of Lutsk, who had been ambassador to Rome on behalf of the Polish-Lithuanian Confederation until that year. As a further recognition, Paul V asked Wagner to go to Poland to personally deliver the reliquary to the prelate.
Diamond and sapphire earrings set in platinum France, circa 1950 René Sim Lacaze was one of the most important jewellery designers of the twentieth century. His creative talents were employed most famously by Van Cleef & Arpels and Mauboussin where he was responsible for creating some of the most iconic jewels of the period Provenance: private collection
Galerie de la Béraudière
Max Ernst (Brühl 1891-1976 Paris) Les Oiseaux, 1925 Oil on sandpaper laid down on cardboard 15 x 21.5 cm Signed on the reverse: Max Ernst Dr. Jürgen Pech has confirmed the authenticity of this work, which will be included in the supplementary volume of The Complete Works of Max Ernst now in preparation, edited by Prof. Dr Werner Spies in collaboration with Dr Jürgen Pech and Sigrid Metken Provenance: Galerie Marion Meyer, Paris (1983); Galerie Samy Kinge, Paris (1988); private collection, Europe; private collection, Belgium
Galerie Jean-François Cazeau
Pablo Picasso (Malaga 1881-1973 Mougins) Portrait de femme à la fraise et au chapeau, 1962 Coloured linocut on Arches vellum paper, in seven colours and eight successive states on two linoleums Image: 53 x 40 cm, sheet: 62.3 x 44 cm Signed and dedicated in the lower right corner Edition of 50, printed by Arnera, Vallauris and published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris One of eight artist's proofs Picasso which kept for himself Provenance: the artist's studio; Inès Sassier, Picasso's housekeeper, governess, confidante and model; private collection, Germany Literature: Georges Bloch, Pablo Picasso, Catalogue de l'œuvre gravé et lithographié, Vol. I 1904-1967, Bern, Editions Kornfeld & Klipstein, 1968, n° 1145, p. 240; Brigitte Baer, Picasso peintre-graveur, Tome V, 1959-1965, Editions Kornfeld, 1989, n° 1323, repr. pp. 471-474; New York, Picasso Linoleum Cuts: The Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kramer Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1985, March 7-12 May, 1985, n° 99 © Succession Picasso - Sabam Belgium 2023
Félicien Rops (Namur 1833-1898 Corbeil-Essonnes) Les Aphrodites, 1864 Watercolour, pastel, gouache, black pencil and coloured pencil on paper Illustration for the book by Andréa de Nerciat, Les Aphrodites, Brussels, edition Poulet-Malassis, 1864 33 x 24 cm Provenance: private collection, Belgium
josé zanine caldas
José Zanine Caldas (Brazil, Belmonte 1918-2001 Vitória) Table, 1978 Pequi wood 80 x 120 cm Provenance: private collection, São Paulo, acquired directly from the artist Born on the southern coast of Bahia, in a town called Belmonte, José Zanine Caldas moved to Rio de Janeiro in 1938, to start a workshop producing architectural scale models. Through his work, he met a number of iconic Brazilian architects such as Oscar Niemeyer and Lucio Costa. When plywood was introduced in the Brazilian construction market in the early 1940s, Zanine soon realised that this material lent itself perfectly to the mass production of furniture. Along with several partners, he founded the furniture company Moveis Artisticos Z, which he left in 1952 due to internal conflicts. He continued his work as a scale modeller and furniture designer in São Paulo, where he also became active as a landscape designer, architect, and modelling teacher at the University’s Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism. Zanine Caldas returned to Bahia in the 1970s, and there became inspired by the way in which local craftsmen carved canoes and rowboats from felled trees. He started to develop a more elemental approach to furniture manufacturing, by chiselling pieces directly from large logs of wood, creating a distinct signature style with these organic, sculptural pieces. José Zanine Caldas' work is a testament to the power of natural wood and its beauty as a material. As a pioneer in the field of forest preservation and ecology, Zanine Caldas’ intention was to plant a new tree every time another was cut down for one of his projects. He wrote several essays on the relationship between Brazil’s forests and its people, drawing inspiration and knowledge from architectural history, philosophy and local folk tales.
Gokelaere & Robinson
Ico Parisi (Palermo 1916-1996 Como) Unique desk, 1952 Walnut, walnut-veneered wood, painted wood, reverse-painted glass, brass H 74.3 x W 125.2 x D 90.4 cm Manufactured by Fratelli Rizzi, Intimiano, Italy Provenance: Carcano family, Cernobbio, commissioned directly from the designer
Rashid Johnson (Chicago, 1977) Junie, 2013 Oil on panel 154 x 215 cm Provenance: Hauser and Wirth, London Chicago-born artist Rashid Johnson produces conceptual post-black art using a wide range of media. He explores literature, philosophy, and collective aspects of African American intellectual history and cultural identity. Johnson makes his own tools to scrape and engrave his pieces, frequently conveying occult and mystic rhythms. In Junie, the black and gold oils dispersed on the frantically engraved panel encapsulate the artist's intricate and multidisciplinary practice, incorporating diverse materials rich in symbolism and personal history.
Studio 2000 Art Gallery
theo van rysselberghe
Théo Van Rysselberghe (Belgium, Ghent 1862-1926 Saint-Clair, France) Soleil couchant à Veere, 1906 Oil on canvas 60 x 73 cm Signed with monogram and dated lower left ‘06’ Provenance: private collection, Belgium; Sotheby’s, New York, auction 12 November 1988, cat. n° 326; Hammer Gallery, auction 1 February 1986; private collection, Israel; Campo, Antwerp, October 1978; Campo, Antwerp, 17 October 1977; Palais Galliéra, Paris, auct. 6 December 1975, cat. n° 124; Me Loudmer, Palais Galliéra, Paris, auction 25 May 1971, cat. n° 63; Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, auction 18 April 1914; Galerie Druet, Paris 1910 Literature: R. Feltkamp, Théo Van Rysselberghe. Catalogue Raisonné, n° 1906-033 (ill); R. Feltkamp, Théo Van Rysselberghe: Schilder van de zon, n° 50 (ill). Exhibitions; Paris, Bernheim Jeune, Théo van Rysselberghe, 1908; Rotterdam, Rotterdamse Kunstkring, Théo Van Rysselberghe, cat. 39; Groningen, Galerie Hofsteenge, Pictura Théo van Rysselberghe, 16 January-2 February 1910, cat. n° 34; Paris, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, La Faune, cat. n° 37; Paris, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, L’eau, cat. n° 46; New York, Hammer Galleries: European and American Collections, January-February 1986; Laren, Singer Museum, Théo Van Rysselberghe. Schilder van de zon, 17 May–4 September 2022
Galerie de la Présidence
geer van velde
Geer van Velde (The Netherlands, Lisse 1898-1977 Cachan, France) Composition, 1960 Oil on canvas 162 x 162 cm Signed by the initials lower right This work will be included in the forthcoming Geer van Velde catalogue raisonné currently being prepared by Pierre François Moget Provenance: the artist’s studio estate; private collection, France Literature: Germain Viatte, Geer van Velde, Editions Cahiers d’Art, Paris, 1989, ill. coul., p. 151
Galerie Bertrand de Lavergne
Figure of a golden pheasant on a rock Polychrome porcelain China, Qianlong period (1736-1795), circa 1750-1770 H 35.5 cm Provenance: former Nicolier collection Literature: Similar item: Grandidier collection, Musée National des Arts Asiatiques-Guimet, exhibited and published in the exhibition guide 'Des animaux et des hommes', an exhibition that took place at the Musée de la Compagnie des Indes (Port Louis, Brittany) in 2018