Anonymous, Ayacucho (Peru)
Saint Michael the Archangel, 17th Century
Carved Huamanga stone, encaustic polychrome, gold leaf estofado
64 × 36 × 18 cm. (25 ⅓ × 14 ⅓ × 7 ⅛ in.)
Founded in 1760, Colnaghi is one of the oldest commercial art galleries in the world with an unmatched history. From the late nineteenth century, Colnaghi became the leading dealership of Old Master paintings, selling masterpieces to the greatest collectors and museums of the gilded age. The only major commercial gallery to specialise in artworks from antiquity through to the modern era, Colnaghi handles unique objects from the Ancient World, the finest Old Masters and Modern masterpieces. With galleries and experts in London, New York, and Madrid, Colnaghi is able to offer an unparalleled service and programme of exhibitions and events.
Over its 260-year history, Colnaghi has grown with its inimitable owners. In 2017, Colnaghi New York was reopened under the new Directorship of Carlos A. Picón, longtime curator of Greek and Roman art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 2019, art curator and dealer Victoria Golembiovskaya joined as joint CEO in London alongside existing owner Jorge Coll, establishing Colnaghi as the only major commercial gallery to specialise in artworks from antiquity through to the modern era. Today, Colnaghi maintains an everlasting connection with its past, whilst looking firmly towards the future.
Discovering Viceregal Latin American Treasures
For LAW Summer 2021, Colnaghi gallery and Jaime Eguiguren Art & Antiques, the world's preeminent expert on viceregal art, will present a survey of Latin American art from the Viceregal period. Marking the first commercial exhibition of this scale ever to be staged, Discovering Viceregal Latin American Treasures brings together more than 100 paintings, sculptures, textiles, and objects from the 17th to 18th centuries, with select pre-Columbian and Modern masterpieces, reflecting Colnaghi's commitment to supporting cross-category collecting. The exhibition will be on view simultaneously at Colnaghi's galleries in London and New York from July 2 through summer. It also will be presented online in virtual reality tours, allowing the public from around the world to examine the works in detail in each of the locations.