Victorious Ryder Cup Captain Thomas Bjørn will be reunited with Europe’s all-time leading Ryder Cup points scorer when he tees it up at the Andalucía Valderrama Masters hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation on October 18-21, 2018. Bjørn will join defending champion Garcia at […]
A Masterpiece by Sir Anthony van Dyck – Portrait of Princess Mary, daughter of King Charles I of England
*One of the most important European Royal Portraits to come to auction for a generation*
*Commissioned to celebrate the crucial alliance between the British crown & the House of Orange*
Christie’s London, 6 December
Portrait of Princess Mary (1631–1660), daughter of King Charles I of England, full-length, in a pink dress decorated with silver embroidery and ribbons by Sir Anthony van Dyck, 1641, will be offered from a Distinguished Private Collection in Christie’s Old Masters Evening Sale on 6 December, during Christie’s Classic Week (estimate: £5,000,000-8,000,000). Commissioned to celebrate the crucial alliance between the British crown and the House of Orange, this intimate ad vivum (from life) portrait of Princess Mary, the finest portrait of the type, is remarkable for its royal provenance, the superb quality of its draughtsmanship and its exceptional condition. It is one of the most important European Royal Portraits to come to auction for a generation. The painting will go on public view for the first time, ahead of the auction, at Christie’s Shanghai on 19 until 21 September, later touring to New York where it will be on public view from 25 to 30 October and to Hong Kong between 23 and 26 November, ahead of the pre-sale public exhibition in London from 1 to 6 December.
John Stainton, Deputy Chairman, Old Master Paintings, Christie’s EMERI: “This beautifully-preserved full-length portrait of Princess Mary, eldest daughter of King Charles I of England, and future mother of King William III of England, was one of the last commissions executed by van Dyck, in the summer of 1641, only months before the artist’s premature death at the age of forty-two. It bears many of the hallmarks of his remarkable genius – in the subtle rendering of the sitter’s physiognomy, the masterful depiction of the shimmering drapery, the brilliance of the palette, and the assured draughtsmanship and deft handling of the paint. A work of the finest quality, it represents the culmination of all that van Dyck had learnt from his master, Peter Paul Rubens, and from his Venetian predecessors, notably Titian. By developing his own distinctive style of portraiture, characterised by a calm authority and supreme elegance, van Dyck both revolutionised portraiture in Europe and left a legacy for future generations of artists from Gainsborough and Lawrence, to Sargent and Freud.”
JEWELLED SATCHEL $ 2,190 Black embossed croc calf leather Jewelled Satchel. The bag can be worn multiple ways: hand-held using the ring handle or by doubling up the straps. Alternatively, wear it over the shoulder or crossbody using the leather and chain […]
Italy in Hollywood 24 may 2018 10 March 2019 Florence Palazzo Spini Feroni Piazza Santa Trinità,5r Florence Hollywoods rich history was founded by Italian talent. The exhibition Italy in Hollywood showcases the presence and importance of Italian immigrants in the development of California in […]
Sandra Garcia Sanjuan Interview with LUXE LIFE Magazine
Sandra Garcia Sanjuan is the creator and innovator behind one of Europe’s most celebrated and renowned music festivals. Startlite Festival celebrated every summer in the Spanish resort town of Marbella has not only brought international superstars such as Elton John, Tonny Bennett, Jason Derul, Ricky Martin, and Sting but it has revitalised the city of Marbella. Attracting well over 200,00 thousand spectators and generating 80 million euros worth of economic impact into the local economy. Sandra Garcia Sanjuan adventure began in 2012 and keeps growing bigger and better every year and continues to establish itself as a unique music, art, fashion, and lifestyle experience. Luxe life Magazine has interviewed Sandra Garcia Sanjuan to discover and unearth her creative mindset.
How would you define yourself in three words?
Passionate, dynamic and persistent.
How would your friends and family define you in three words?
“everything is possible”
The last thing you bought and loved.
A Valeria Mazza Design bag from @starliteshop.com
An unforgettable place you last visited
Costa Rica, I went for a sustainable fashion summit
A recent find
I’m always incorporating fascinating people that I discover, in my life.
You draw your inspiration from
From Starlite, my husband, the artists, my team…
An object that you would never part with
A city you would love to live in
The last meal that truly impressed you.
I love Japanese food.