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Ritratto di dama con cagnolino (c.1560-1570)

Veronese, Paolo (1528-1588) Ritratto di dama con cagnolino (Portrait of a Woman with a Dog) c.1560–1570 Oil on canvas, 105 x 79 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid Along with Titian and Tintoretto, Paolo Caliari — known as Veronese — was one of…

Portrait de Cézanne (1874)

Pissarro, Camille (1830-1903) Portrait de Cézanne (Portrait of Cézanne) 1874 Oil on canvas, 73 × 59.7 cm National Gallery, London On loan from the collection of Laurence Graff OBE. On loan: The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford, UK. Compare: Pissarro,…

A Genoese Lady with Her Child (c.1623-1625)

Van Dyck, Anthony (1599-1641) A Genoese Lady with Her Child c.1623–1625 Oil on canvas, 217.8 x 146 cm Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland This portrait was a departure from the painting style popular at this time, focusing less on a demonstrative…

Ritratto di un uomo (1533-1534)

Lotto, Lorenzo (1480-1557) Ritratto di un uomo (Portrait of a Man, possibly Girolamo Rosati) 1533–1534 Oil on canvas, 108.2 x 100.5 cm Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland The gesture of the elegantly dressed man is a mystery. Is he rising from…

Self-Portrait when Young (1753-1758)

Reynolds, Joshua (1723-1792) Self-Portrait when Young 1753–1758 Oil on canvas, 73.7 x 61.6 cm Tate Britain, London This self-portrait was probably painted soon after Reynolds set up a studio in London in 1753. He had spent the previous three years studying art…

Le Pierrot au livre (1924)

Gris, Juan (1887-1927) Le Pierrot au livre (Pierrot with Book) 1924 Oil on canvas, 65.5 × 50.8 cm Tate Britain, London On display at Tate Modern. Although this painting is resolutely figurative, it is strongly influenced by Cubism. Pierrot’s upper body…

Eugène Boch (1888)

Van Gogh, Vincent (1853-1890) Eugène Boch 1888 Oil on canvas, 60.3 x 45.4 cm Musée d’Orsay, Paris Van Gogh met the Belgian painter Eugène Boch (1855-1941) in mid-June 1888, while Boch was spending a few weeks near Arles. Around 8 July, Vincent…

Émile Bernard (1886)

Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de (1864-1901) Émile Bernard 1886 Oil on canvas, 54 x 44.5 cm National Gallery, London On loan from Tate: Bequeathed by Arthur Jeffress 1961. Emile Bernard was a fellow student of Toulouse-Lautrec with a reputation for artistic audacity. He…

Charles Baudelaire (c.1854)

Nadar (1820-1910) Charles Baudelaire c.1854 Gelatin silver print, 19.6 x 14.6 cm Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton See also: • Baudelaire, Charles (1821-1867)