Amsterdam，NL – The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF), reveals a spedial preview of 16 works that will appear at TEFAF Masstricht, running from June 25-30,2022, with an invitation- only Collectors Day on June 24 and until 2pm on June 25,2022. This “First Look” demonstrates the unrivalled appeal of TEFAT Masstricht as a destination for private and institutional collectors. This year, TEFAF celebrates its 35th edition.
No other fair offers the same quality, breadth, and depth of artworks under one roof. TEFAF Masstricht brings together 242 dealers, of which 215 are returning, 21 are exhibiting for the first time, and 6 dealers are taking part in TEFAF Showcase. The dealers represent 20 countries in total.
TEFAF Masstricht will once again provide collectors, museum curators, art market professionals and enthusiasts with the opportunity to experiecce 7,000 years of art history, within the history city of Masstricht.
For relevant information regarding TEFAF Masstricht, please visit www.TEFAF.com.
Frans Pourbus the Younger
Vincenzo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua (1562 – 1612)
Oil on canvas
77.5 x 61cm (30.5 x 24in.)
PRESENTED BY THE WEISS GALLERY
Copyright The Weiss Gallery, London
This portrait demonstrates the masterly realism that is characteristic of the virtuoso Fleming, Frans Pourbus II. The artist, who was arguably the most sought-after court portrait painter throughhout western Europe during the first decades of the seventeenth centry, here depicts his greatest patron, Vincenzo Gonzaga, the Duke of Mantua, in an imperial manner appropriate for a revered European prince.
A “Japonisme” Patinated Table
Chinese enamel; gilt and patinated bronze
89 x 87 x 56 cm ( 35 x 34 x 22 in.)
PRESENTED BY ADRIAN ALAN LTD
The rare and important table encapsulates the fashion for “Le style japonais et chinois’ which swept Paris in the mid-19th century and was inspired by Empress Eugénie’s Musée chinois at the Château de Fontainebleau and the opening of trade with Japan.
André Sornay (1902 – 2000)
Two bridge armchairs
Mahogany and brass nails and solid mahogany. Brass trim
85.1 x 55.1 x 59.9 cm (33.5 x 21.7 x 23.6 in.)
PRESENTED BY ALAIN MARCELPOIL
The set was awarded the bronze medal at the Exposition internationale des arts et techniques de la vie moderne, in 1937.
Pair of historiated amphorae
80 cm (31.5 in.)
PRESENTED BY ALBERTO DI CASTRO
Copyright Antichità Alberto Di Castro
Two previously unpublished amphorae signed and dated “NELLA BOTEGA DEL PAPI L’ANNO 1670 IN URBANIA”. These are important additions to the field of 17th century majolicaware production and also represent the earliest work attributable to Pietro Papi.
Greek enthroned goddess, Thebes
Circa 540- 20 BC
22.5 cm (8.9 in.)
Presented by Charles Ede
PRESENTED BY CHARLES EDE
This extremely fine polychrome statuette of a seated goddess once belonged to the esteemed collector Lieutenant General Pitt Rivers (1827 – 1900).
The Triumph of Galatea
Oil on canvas in a very fine pine frame,
251 x 302 cm (98.8 x 118.8 in.)
PRESENTED BY COLNAGHI
Copyright @ Colnaghi
This recently discovered Triumph of Galatea by Luca Giordano, which comes from a noble private collection in Venice, is a magnificent addition to the artist’s known oeuvre.
42.5 cm (16.7 in.)
PRESENTED BY BERNARD DE GRUNNE
Copyright Frédéric Dehaen
This is an exceptional and finely carved figurative piece from South Sudan.
TEFAF is a not-for-profit foundation that champions expertise and diversity in the global art community, evidenced in the exhibitors selected for its two fairs, which take place annually in Maastricht and New York. TEFAF acts as an expert guide for both private and institutional collectors, which inspires lovers and buyers of art everywhere.