Lucas was probably born in 1472, in Kronach, hence his Anglicised name Lucas Cranach. He became known as ‘the Elder’ on the birth of his younger son, who was his namesake. As well as painting for the Saxon court, Cranach’s work also included altarpieces for Lutheran churches and portraits of Protestant reformers. In his lifetime, he is recorded as having created 13 586 paintings, of which 2145 were in oils; he also created 14 008 woodcuts. He is commemorated as the most successful German artist of his time. He is remembered by the Lutheran Church, when he is celebrated in their liturgical calendar on 6 April.
There was no shortage of desirable names among the 1370-lot Fine & Decorative three-day sale at Kingham & […]
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A cache of pocket watches, unseen on the market for close to a century, sold for £145,000 in […]
An album of 35 photographs relating to the Alaskan ‘Gold Rush’ of the turn of the 19th and […]
One of the highlights of a busy week in the salerooms came at Dreweatts’ auction of the Sir […]
Among the most recognisable of all the famille rose porcelain designs produced in China for export to Europe […]
This stellar 17th century Baroque ivory plaque depicting the Pieta attended by angels and putti carries the name […]
A highlight of the sale held by Andrew Jones (25% buyer’s premium) in Los Angeles on February 23 […]
With just five of the 630 lots of toys and models failing to get away and an £80,000 […]
A collection of automaton advertising signs formed for two dedicated enthusiasts over a 10-year period was offered in […]
The antique Georgian glass was astonishing for its variety, beauty, and technical sophistication. The Georgian glasses are fine expressions of 18th-century English artistic and technical accomplishment. The thickness and weight, as well as the atypical gleam of these glasses, are nothing but the natural features of these vessels. Georgian glasses are available in different shapes appropriate for serving an assortment of beverages and distillations of the period in addition to their fragile engraving and attractively decorated stanches, which enables them to be valued as objects of exceptional splendour. Antique Georgian glass had actually endured enough for it to be enthusiastically gathered nowadays, in spite of its fragility of glassware.
Among the Antarctic lots in the Travel & Exploration sale at Bonhams, the outstanding result came for a […]
First editions of all of Jane Austen’s major works featured in a sale last month held by Swann […]
A painting by the pioneering Indian abstract artist Vasudeo S Gaitonde (1924-2001) led Sotheby’s anniversary sale of Modern […]
The first Liberty & Co.’s small shop opened in 1875 on Regent Street in London’s emergent West End. Gradually, it grew into a showcase for cosmopolitan goods, and the company became synonymous with exotic and avant-garde design. Over time, Liberty slowly developed a reputation for furnishing fabrics, curtains, bedspreads, and upholstery. Along the way, Liberty also invested significantly in small companies producing ceramics, metalwork, and jewellery. The Liberty Company stayed in family ownership until 2000 when the store was modernised, making the fabrics and oriental goods became less prominent. Greater emphasis was laid on luxury accessories, furnishing, and idiosyncratic fashion by major international designers.
A poster for a gig by The Who at The Blue Moon Club in Cheltenham attracted fans at […]
A valuation day in Tunbridge Wells led to the consignment of a late-16th century south German rosewood and […]