Spotlight: Here’s What London’s Trinity Fine Arts Will Be Bringing to TEFAF Maastricht, Including a Recently Rediscovered Tintoretto Portrait


What You Need to Know: Founded in 1984, London gallery Trinity Fine Art specializes in Old Master and 19th-century painting and sculpture, and over nearly 40 years, the gallery has garnered a reputation as an esteemed purveyor of some of the most notable European art available, having organized numerous loans and acquisitions with international museums and institutions, as well as with important private collections. Trinity Fine Art is well-known for their high-caliber exhibitions with accompanying catalogues that allow visitors to explore and experience a range of significant historical masterworks. This week, the gallery will be presenting at TEFAF Maastricht with a selection of rare and important historical works. Running March 11 through 19, 2023, with a preview on March 10, the gallery will be housed in stand no. 361.

The Rasini Crucifixion (ca. 1350). Courtesy of Trinity Fine Art, London.

(ca. 1350). Courtesy of Trinity Fine Art, London.

Why We Like It: TEFAF Maastricht is recognized as one of the art world’s premier art and antiques fairs, bringing together international dealers and showcasing an incredible range of painting, sculpture, and design. Trinity Fine Art’s presentation will highlight the gallery’s strengths and feature exceptional European masterworks. Among the works to go on view will be a dazzling 14th-century gold-group panel painting, thewhich embodies the iconic style and techniques of the Renaissance. Arguably the of the presentation is a scholar’s portrait by Jacopo Robusti, more commonly known as Tintoretto. His composition’s sumptuous depiction of material, from the sitter’s fur-trimmed robe to the intricately transcribed tomb in his hands, is representative of Tintoretto’s acclaimed style. Trinity Fine Art will also present sculpture, including a historically important copy by Ferdinando Tacca of the Ferdinando I monument that is currently situated in Livorno, Italy. Together, the works on view provide a mesmerizing peek into the artistically rich world of Western art history.

Ferdinando Tacca, Monument to Ferdinando I, Grand Duke of Tuscany After the monument in Livorno (ca. 1638–46). Courtesy of Trinity Fine Art, London.

Ferdinando Tacca, (ca. 1638–46). Courtesy of Trinity Fine Art, London.

According to the Gallery: “Trinity Fine Art is delighted to once again be joining other international dealers at TEFAF, the world’s leading art and antiques fair. For this edition, we are proud to present the exciting rediscovery of a hidden masterpiece by Tintoretto, painted in 1547—8. The master’s hand is unmistakable in the execution of this painting which is of the highest quality with jewel-like textural brushwork and an innovative handling of light.

We are also exhibiting a very rare gold-ground painting on panel dating from ca. 1350. The represents a key moment in Northern Italian painting and is of exceptional quality.

Ferdinando Tacca’s small-scale bronze reduction of the monument to Ferdinando I, which has been described as ‘arguably one of the most politically and socially charged public monuments in early modern Europe’ records the first recognizable portraits in the history of Western art and provides a unique instance of the naming of individual enslaved men represented on a public monument.”


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