Peyton Wright Gallery is pleased to announce the publication and forthcoming release of William Frej’s book, Maya Ruins Revisited: In the Footsteps of Teobert Maler in October 2020. This fine art photography book on Maya ruins and an early Maya explorer and photographer, Teobert Maler, will be published by Peyton Wright Publishing, and distributed by ...
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Please enjoy this virtual walk-through of the historic rooms in the gallery’s current installation. Also be sure to check out the modern rooms here
Video walk-through of the gallery’s current installation: the 27th Annual Art of Devotion: Historic Art of the Americas exhibition
Francesco Gessi was one of the most talented disciples of Guido Reni (1575– 1642), with whom he collaborated in Rome, Ravenna, Mantua, and Naples. One of the most telling examples of this collaboration is the main altarpiece of San Salvatore, Bologna, representing the Savior and executed by Gessi in 1620 after a drawing by Guido. ...
Historic Selection of the Week: Lion Head Isfahan, Persia Lion Head c. 1870 Repoussé silver with patina 8.25 x 5.5 x 9 inches This extraordinary and unique object appears to have no direct parallels. It seems to be modeled upon previous ancient artifacts, including Achaemenid rhyta (Persian drinking vessels), Neo-Assyrian lion sculptures, and  architectural ornamental ...
Ixtlan del Rio        Ball Player 100 BCE – 250 CE Earthenware with pigments 11 x 8.5 x 4.5 inches Provenance Private collection, Pennsylvania The Aztecs called it ollamaliztli, to the Maya, it was pitz.  The Spanish conquerors called it juego de pelota. The Mesoamerican ballgame, in various forms, dates back to at ...
Northern Persia Tabriz Vase Carpet c. 1920 Wool and natural dyes 151 X 192 inches Provenance: Private collection, San Francisco, CA The original vase carpets have been attributed to different places by various scholars, but the most widely held view is that they came from Kerman in the 16th and 17th centuries. It is, however, speculated the ...
Mexico Virgen de la Merced c. 1750 Oil on copper 11 x 8.5 inches Provenance: Collection of H.J. Cunningham Maxwell Galleries, San Francisco, CA, 1958 This painting celebrates the foundation of the Royal, Celestial and Military Order of Our Lady of Mercy and the Redemption of the Captives (Latin: Ordo Beatae Mariae de Mercede Redemptionis ...
Persia Late 19th century Wool and natural dyes Cotton foundation Selvedge: black goat hair over one bundle of warp cords 96 x 150 inches Provenance: Private collection, San Francisco, CA It was not too long ago the Baktiari and their carpets were simply lumped into one big group of many different peoples and their weaving ...