TEFAF Maastricht Reveals First Look at Artworks

The Triumph of Galatea - Copyright Colnaghi

The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) has revealed a special preview of works that will appear at TEFAF Maastricht, running from June 25th–30th, 2022.

It was the abrupt closure of the Maastricht fair in 2020 that marked the beginning of lockdown and a difficult period for the art market. This year, TEFAF celebrates its 35th edition, with an invitation-only Collectors Day on June 24th and until 2pm on June 25th, 2022.

This “First Look” demonstrates the unrivalled appeal of TEFAF Maastricht as a destination for private and institutional
collectors. No other fair offers the same quality, breadth, and depth of artworks under one roof. TEFAF Maastricht 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.

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TEFAF Maastricht will once again provide collectors, museum curators, art market professionals and enthusiasts with the
opportunity to experience 7,000 years of art history, within the historic city of Maastricht.

Some of the works previewed here have not yet gone through TEFAF’s stringent vetting process.

Luca Giordano (1634 – 1705)
The Triumph of Galatea

Circa 1675
Oil on canvas in a very fine pine frame, probably Venetian
251 x 302 cm (98.8 x 118.8 in.)

This recently discovered Triumph of Galatea by Luca Giordano, (see top of page) which comes from a noble private collection in Venice, is a magnificent addition to the artist’s known oeuvre.

Frans Pourbus the Younger
Vincenzo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua (1562 – 1612)

Oil on canvas
77.5 x 61 cm (30.5 x 24 in.)

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 throughout western Europe during the first decades of the seventeenth century, here depicts his greatest patron, Vincenzo Gonzaga, the Duke of Mantua, in an imperial manner appropriate for a revered European prince.

Ferdinand Barbedienne (1810 – 1892); the design attributed to Édouard Lièvre (1828 – 1886)
A ‘Japonisme’ Patinated Table

Circa 1870
Chinese enamel; gilt and patinated bronze
89 x 87 x 56 cm (35 x 34 x 22 in.)

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.

Buddha Sakyamuni
First half 15th century

106 cm (41.7 in.)

Life-size Buddha images originating from the Sukhothai kingdom are extremely rare in western collections, especially of this level of
quality and condition. In terms of Buddhist art, the Sukhothai workshops refreshed the canon entirely and the features and
characteristics of classical Buddhist iconography adopted an ideal presentation of Buddha – the superhuman being.

See more on the website at www.TEFAF.com.

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