Coming Soon; Jeanette's new book:
Micromosaics Private Collections
An essential new resource for dealers and collectors
Jeanette Hanisee Gabriel has brought together a treasure trove of micromosaics contributed by an international group of private collectors. This scholarly and beautiful art book is illustrated with over two hundred and fifty large, high-resolution color photos of micromosaics, most of them never before published. The range of examples from jewelery to pictures to extravagant tabletops will excite every level of collector. In addition, Sothebyís has generously allowed the author to reprint several essays she wrote for their most important micromosaic sales, including a table which set a world auction record in 2011, selling for almost two million dollars.
The Introduction paints a fascinating picture of the difficulties faced two centuries ago by travelers to Rome. Colorful stories relate how mosaics were acquired by early English, American, Continental and Russian collectors, from young aristocrats on the Grand Tour to powerful monarchs. The influence of Russians as patrons of mosaics is shown to be of particular significance. Historical accounts describe the Vatican Mosaic Workshop and the technique of making mosaics.
Resources previously unavailable have produced an encyclopedic wealth of new research on mosaic artists, making this an essential reference book for dealers and auction houses. An essay on Michelangelo Barberi reveals his long-term romance with a Russian princess. The complete designs from Barberiís 1856 book are illustrated. Also included are a list of mosaics in the Hermitage and Demidoff collections. Biographies of the most important mosaicists enumerate their known mosaic works. More than two hundred sixty mosaic artists from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries are documented. The author has made this book encyclopedic in scope to provide an essential reference for dealers and collectors.
Obtain professional assistance for your collecting needs from Jeanette Gabriel, former Curator of the Gilbert Mosaics Collection at the Los Angeles Museum of Art, Honorary Curator of the Gilbert Collection now at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and former Director of Art Collections for The Gilbert Foundation in Los Angeles. She is the acknowledged authority on Micromosaics.
Jeanette is available for consultation, expertise and brokering. She is the acknowledged authority on Micromosaics. She is also an expert on Pietra Dura, and is in close contact with collectors, bringing together buyers and sellers from both the public and private sectors.
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Jeanette can be reached by email at: JeanetteGabriel@aol.com
Cover Image: Micromosaic of Beatrice Cenci after the painting by Guido Reni
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