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La morte di Cleopatra (1648)

Guercino (1591-1666) La morte di Cleopatra (Death of Cleopatra) 1648 Oil on canvas, 173 x 237 cm Palazzo Rosso, Genova This painting, in which Cleopatra is depicted in the act of taking her life, in order not to suffer the shame…

Rebecca al pozzo (c.1582-1588)

Veronese, Paolo (1528-1588) Rebecca al pozzo (Rebecca at the Well) c.1582–1588 Oil on canvas, 145.5 x 282.7 cm National Gallery of Art, Washington Three men, one woman, and three camels gather around the stone ledge of a well in this horizontal landscape…

Danae (c.1531)

Correggio (c.1489-1534) Danae c.1531 Oil on canvas, 161 x 193 cm Galleria Borghese, Roma Together with Leda, Ganymede Abducted by the Eagle, and Jupiter and Io, this painting forms part of a well-known series of Jupiter’s loves, painted by Correggio for Federico…

Venere che benda Amore (c.1560-1565)

Tiziano (c.1488-1576) Venere che benda Amore (Venus Blindfolding Cupid) c.1560–1565 Oil on canvas, 118 x 185 cm Galleria Borghese, Roma In all likelihood, this painting entered the Borghese Collection in 1608, when it was given to Scipione Borghese by Cardinal Paolo Emilio…

Madonna dell’Umiltà (c.1440)

Angelico, Fra (c.1395-1455) Madonna dell’Umiltà (The Virgin of Humility) c.1440 Tempera on panel, 74 x 52 cm Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam As a Dominican monk, Fra Angelico was not subject to the strict rules of the Florentine painters’ guild. He was thus free…

Madonna di Manchester (c.1494)

Michelangelo (1475-1564) Madonna di Manchester (Manchester Madonna: The Virgin and Child with Saint John and Angels) c.1494 Tempera on wood, 104.5 × 77 cm National Gallery, London This picture – known as ‘The Manchester Madonna’ since 1857, when it was exhibited in the…

L’Angelo dell’Annunciazione (c.1330)

Martini, Simone (c.1284-1344) L’Angelo dell’Annunciazione (The Angel of the Annunciation) c.1330 Tempera on poplar panel, 29.5 x 20.5 cm National Gallery of Art, Washington This small, rich panel was originally the left side of a diptych, which, along with a right-hand panel…

La morte di Giacinto (c.1752-1753)

Tiepolo, Giambattista (1696-1770) La morte di Giacinto (The Death of Hyacinthus) c.1752–1753 Oil on canvas, 287 x 232 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid This large canvas dates from the period when Tiepolo was working in Würzburg. It was first attributed to the…

Ritratto di ragazzo (c.1483)

Piero della Francesca (c.1416-1492) Ritratto di ragazzo (Portrait of a Boy, Guidobaldo Da Montefeltro?) c.1483 Tempera on panel, 41 x 27.5 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid According to James Dennistoun, this small portrait on panel was in the collection of Giuseppe Crosti,…