Currently on loan at The städel museum, Frankfurt – “Guido reni: the divine”

Guido Reni
(Bologna 1575 – 1642)
The Assumption of the Virgin and Angels with St. Francis, St. Dominic, St. Peter Martyr and St. Agnes
oil on canvas

130.8 x 99.5 cm (51.5 x 39 in.)

The Klesch Collection is delighted to announce that The Assumption of the Virgin and Angels with St. Francis, St. Dominic, St. Peter Martyr and St. Agnes by Guido Reni (1575–1642) is on view at the Städel Museum in Frankfurt as part of their exhibition “Guido Reni: The Divine”.

In this major exhibition, the Städel Museum brings together some of Reni’s greatest paintings spanning his long career, reminding visitors that Reni was in fact, one of the biggest stars from the Italian Baroque period. Though successful and highly celebrated in Europe in his own day, Reni’s reputation dimmed in the nineteenth century due to changes in taste and the many copies being produced by Reni’s workshop that saturated the public perception. This exhibition highlights the true qualities of his art and his formative influence on the religious imagery in European painting by going straight to the heart of Reni’s oeuvre. The Klesch Collection’s newly discovered The Assumption is included in the section of the exhibition “On the Way: Reni’s Beginnings in Bologna”, devoted to the contextualisation of Reni’s artistic origins.
Guido Reni’s work re-emerges as that of a true genius of the period, with paintings of such brilliance and delicacy, worthy of his sobriquet “divine”.

The exhibition is on view from 23.11.2022 until 05.03.2023 at the Städel Museum in Frankfurt.

Below you can watch a video from Tribune de l’Art with the exhibition’s curator, Dr. Bastian Eclercy.

Currently on loan at The getty museum, los angeles

Jan Davidsz. de Heem
(Utrecht 1606 – 1684 Antwerp)
A Banquet Still Life
oil on canvas

139.2 x 115.1 cm. (54.8 x 45.3 in.)

The Klesch Collection is delighted to announce the long-term loan of A Banquet Still Life by Jan Davidsz. de Heem to the Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

De Heem painted this opulent piece when he settled back in Utrecht in the mid-1660s, after living in Antwerp for 25 years. It was at this time that he moved away from the looser Flemish Baroque style to a more polished technique with a greater affinity for detail, as demonstrated here. De Heem flaunts his technical virtuosity on a grand scale, elaborately depicting a contrasting play of textures, surfaces and colours, making this one of his finest and most important still lifes. Due to its considerable history and restitution provenance, the painting was on loan to the Centraal Museum in Utrecht for nearly 70 years, which makes it one of the most extensively researched and published still lifes by this master, featuring in twelve international exhibitions. With this long-term loan to the Getty Museum, The Klesch Collection is honoured to add to the painting’s rich history of being on public display.