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Portrait of a Young Man praying (c.1485)

Memling, Hans (c.1430-1494) Portrait of a Young Man praying (recto) c.1485 Oil on panel, 29.2 x 22.5 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid Verso: Memling, Hans (c.1430-1494) Flowers in an Jug c.1485 Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid     Hans Memling was a leading painter of…

San Giuseppe e i corteggiatori della Vergine (c.1508)

Lotto, Lorenzo (1480-1557) San Giuseppe e i corteggiatori della Vergine (Saint Joseph and the Virgin’s Suitors) c.1508 Oil on panel, 45 x 34.5 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid Lorenzo Lotto was forgotten by art historians until the late 19th century. It was…

L’Annunciazione (c.1475)

Bellini, Gentile (c.1429-1507) L’Annunciazione (The Annunciation) c.1475 Mixed media on panel, 133 x 124 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid This panel of The Annunciation entered the Thyssen-Bornemisza collection from the British art market and seems to have previously been in a private…

San Sebastiano (4th quarter of the 15th century)

Mantegna, Andrea (c.1431-1506) San Sebastiano (Saint Sebastian) 4th quarter of the 15th century Tempera on canvas, 255 x 140 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris Composition surrounded by a trompe-l’oeil porphyry border. Probably arrived in Aigueperse (Auvergne) on the occasion of the marriage…

Un porticato: paesaggio veneziano (18th century)

Guardi, Francesco (1712-1793) Un porticato: paesaggio veneziano (An Arcade: Venetian Landscape) 18th century Oil on canvas, 40 x 31 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris Artwork recovered after World War II, retrieved by the Office des Biens et Intérêts Privés (OBIP); to…

La presentazione al tempio (c.1423)

Gentile da Fabriano (c.1370-1427) La presentazione al tempio (The Presentation in the Temple) c.1423 Oil on poplar, 26.5 x 62.5 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris Altarpiece: Gentile da Fabriano (c.1370-1427) Adorazione dei Magi 1423 Galleria degli Uffizi, Firenze    

Diane (early 19th century)

Géricault, Théodore (1791-1824) Diane (Diana) Early 19th century Wash, pen on paper, 17.3 x 12 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid The composition is almost identical, with the same dimensions, to a Venus disarming Cupid (New York, Sotheby’s, January 28, 2015, n.…

L’Annunciazione (c.1426)

Angelico, Fra (c.1395-1455) L’Annunciazione (The Annunciation) c.1426 Tempera on panel, 162.3 x 191.5 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid This altarpiece was painted for the monastery of Santo Domenico in Fiesole, near Florence. The central panel shows the Archangel Gabriel’s Annunciation to…

The Patio (1908)

Sargent, John Singer (1856-1925) The Patio 1908 Watercolor with traces of gouache over graphite on paper, 53.2 x 34.6 cm Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Sargent was born in Italy, studied in France, and worked chiefly in England, but he never…

Madonna Montalto (c.1600)

Carracci, Annibale (1560-1609) Madonna Montalto (The Holy Family with the Infant Saint John the Baptist) c.1600 Oil on copper, 35 x 27.5 cm National Gallery, London