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Cincinnati Art Museum Eleonora at 464 Agnolo Bronzino’s “Portrait of Eleonora of Toledo and Her Son, Don Francesco,” painted in Italy around 1550, is undergoing treatment in the paintings conservation studio. Below is a detail taken during removal of yellowed varnish and overpaint. The tiny losses shown in the cleaned portion are in keeping with the age of the oil-paint-on-wood-panel painting. Many of Eleonora’s delicate features had been overpainted. Note the smudge of overpaint above the cleaned eyebrow near the nose, the dark stroke of opaque overpaint around the bottom of the iris in the left eye, and the solid stroke of overpaint in the crease of the left eyelid. The conservator is finding similar heavy-handed retouching throughout the picture. 4 hour ago via Facebook

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Book Auction Preview Event

May 17, 2014 - 10:00 am to 03:00 pm

Bidding Begins Online Monday, May 12

Click here to view or bid.

Auction begins to close Sunday, May 18 at 4 p.m.

 

Special Preview Event

Saturday, May 17, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Mary R. Schiff Library, 3rd Floor of the Cincinnati Art Museum

Parking can be validated at the Castellini Foundation Entrance (to the right of the main entrance)

 

 

Auction house "Everything But The House" is pleased to announce an upcoming book sale to benefit The Cincinnati Art Museum. While the sale is small, many of the books are rare and currently unavailable elsewhere. Highlights of the sale include:

 

  • Five very rare copies (offered separately) of a booklet written by Maria Longworth Storer, Found of Rookwood Pottery, titled "History of the Cincinnati Music Festival and of the Rookwood Pottery" which includes Longworth Storer's choice of "Rookwood" as the name of the now renowned pottery.
  • Two first edition folio copies of "The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe and illustrated by Gustave Dore, published in 1884.
  • A selection (10 separate bundles offered) of the 1920s French Fashion Magazine "Gazette Du Bon Ton" and Gazette Du Bon Genre", each containing vibrant color illustrations, many are Pochoirs, of Art Deco fashion by the leading illustrators of the day.

 

 

The pick up for this sale will be at the "Everything But The House" warehouse at:

4650 Wilmer Ave, Wednesday, May 21, 2 - 7 p.m.

 

 

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