reporter: Miguel Dominguez
|Inkwell with figures of the four Cardinal Virtues. c.1480. Italy|
|Saints Costas and Damian heal a Christian with the leg of a dead Ethiopian. León, Spain. c.1460-80|
This is the third time Sam Fogg, a London based dealer, has collaborated with Richard L. Feigen, following their highly acclaimed exhibition of medieval works of art in New York in Winter 2010-2011. A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition.
|Christ Resurrected. Andreas Frosch. c.1520. Germany|
|Katharina Otto-Bernstein with Frances F. L. Beatty, Ph.D., President of Richard L. Feigen & Co.|
|Standing Virgin and Child. Early 14th century. Meuse Valley.|
Of particular significance there was a large 15th century Benedictine astronomical calendar from the Romanesque abbey of San Zeno in Verona. The abbey, erected in the 9th century and the city’s official residence for the Holy Roman Emperors, was largely destroyed during the Napoleonic wars. The only surviving example of its kind, this astronomical calendar is composed of rotating discs of wood and painted parchment, allowing for the simultaneous display of phases of the moon, signs of the Zodiac and feast days of individual Saints.
Other highlights included a rare English Alabaster altarpiece (c.1440-1460) made for a chapel in Asturias, Spain.
|A large and beautifully preserved Spanish masterpiece of early 15th century Aragonese painting|
by Nicholás Solana
|Palmesel (Palm Donkey). c.1350-1400. Franconia?|
|An iconic aquamanile. Early 15th century. Lower Saxony.|
|Thomas Kreh and Anne Woollett with Frances|
|Champlevé enamel chasse. c.1200. Limoges|
|Triptych. c.1500-20. Castile.|
|St. John the Baptist. c.1460. Netherlands|
|Frances and Josuah Glaser|
|More like a party than an art exhibit was the very lively atmosphere at the event.|
I put the blame squarely on Edward Just's shoulders, responsible for the impeccable catering.