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La Sainte Famille sur les marches (1648)

Poussin, Nicolas (1594-1665) La Sainte Famille sur les marches (The Holy Family on the Steps) 1648 Oil on canvas, 73.3 x 105.8 cm Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Poussin placed small wax models in a box pierced with holes to study…

Autorretrato (c.1670)

Murillo, Bartolomé Esteban (1617-1682) Autorretrato (Self Portrait) c.1670 Oil on canvas, 122 × 107 cm National Gallery, London Murillo probably painted this self portrait in about 1670, when he was in his early fifties – his hairline is receding and his…

L’Astronomo (1638)

Ribera, Jusepe de (1591-1652) L’Astronomo (The Astronomer) 1638 Oil on canvas, 78.4 x 97.8 cm Worcester Art Museum, Worcester

Allegoria della Prudenza (early 1680s)

Giordano, Luca (1634-1705) Allegoria della Prudenza (Allegory of Prudence) early 1680s Oil on canvas, 99.7 x 95.2 cm National Gallery, London This modello, or detailed oil study, is one of a group of 12 that Giordano made in preparation for the ceiling frescoes…

Allegoria della Virtù e del Vizio (1505)

Lotto, Lorenzo (1480-1557) Allegoria della Virtù e del Vizio (Allegory of Virtue and Vice) 1505 Oil on panel, 56.5 x 42.2 cm National Gallery of Art, Washington Set on a strip of land under a cloud-filled sky and in front of…

Portrait of a Man (1597)

Rubens, Peter Paul (1577-1640) Portrait of a Man, Possibly an Architect or Geographer 1597 Oil on copper, 21.6 x 14.6 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York This sensitive portrait on copper is one of Rubens’s earliest known works. The square…

Amor Vincit Omnia (1601-1602)

Caravaggio (1571-1610) Amor Vincit Omnia (Love Conquers All / Cupid as Victor) 1601–1602 Oil on canvas, 156.5 x 113.3 cm Gemäldegalerie, Berlin Around 1592/93, Caravaggio came to Rome from Lombardy, bringing with him formative impressions of the works of Savoldo, Lotto, Romanino…