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    A NATIVITY BY BOTTICELLI

    Tuesday, December 24th, 2019

    THE Mystic Nativity by Sandro Botticelli dates to 1500 and is in the collection of London’s National Gallery. They bought it in 1878. The infant Christ reaches up towards the Virgin Mary, oblivious of his visitors – the Three Kings on the left and the shepherds on the right. The golden dome of heaven has opened up and is circled by 12 angels holding olive branches entwined with scrolls and hung with crowns. In the foreground, three pairs of angels and men embrace; among their feet demons scuttle for shelter in the underworld through cracks in the rocks. It is his only signed work.

    We will all visitors to antiquesandartireland.com a very happy Christmas.

    LEONARDO DA VINCI: PAINTER AT THE COURT OF MILAN IN LONDON FROM NOVEMBER 9

    Thursday, October 6th, 2011

    LEONARDO DA VINCI: Painter at the Court of Milan’ at the National Gallery in London from November 9 is to be the most complete display of Leonardo’s rare surviving paintings ever held. It focuses on his time as court painter to the Sforza rulers of Milan in the 1480’s and ’90’s. The exhibition brings together around 60 drawings and paintings, the largest number of Leonardo’s ever to be lent to a single show.  Even though he is one of the greatest artists who ever lived, this is the first show to focus on Leonardo’s innovations as a painter.

    The exhibition, sponsored by Credit-Suisse, will run from November 9 2011 to February 5, 2012.