Tag: England

Madonna col Bambino (c.1480-1485)

Lorenzo di Credi (c.1459-1537) Madonna col Bambino (The Virgin and Child) c.1480–1485 Oil on wood, 71.1 × 49.5 cm National Gallery, London The Virgin Mary is seated directly in front of us. Together with swathes of drapery, she covers almost the…

Autoritratto come Santa Caterina d’Alessandria (c.1615-1617)

Gentileschi, Artemisia (1593-c.1653) Autoritratto come Santa Caterina d’Alessandria (Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria) c.1615–1617 Oil on canvas, 71.4 × 69 cm National Gallery, London Artemisia Gentileschi, the most celebrated female artist of the seventeenth century, appears in the guise…

Avignon vue de Villeneuve-lès-Avignon (1836)

Corot, Jean-Baptiste-Camille (1796-1875) Avignon vue de Villeneuve-lès-Avignon (Avignon from the West) 1836 Oil on canvas, 34 × 73.2 cm National Gallery, London Corot visited the medieval city of Avignon in the south of France several times. This panoramic view of the city…

Self Portrait aged 24 (1639)

Flinck, Govert (1615-1660) Self Portrait aged 24 1639 Oil on oak, 65.8 × 54.4 cm National Gallery, London Rembrandt was an exacting teacher as well as a great artist – at least, he knew how to school the apprentices who came…

Cristo morto sostenuto da due angeli (c.1465-1470)

Bellini, Giovanni (c.1430-1516) Cristo morto sostenuto da due angeli (The Dead Christ supported by Two Angels) c.1465–1470 Oil on wood, 95 × 71.7 cm National Gallery, London This type of image of Christ after his death – close up, showing his…

Portrait of a Woman (1525-1527)

Cranach, Lucas the Elder (1472-1553) Portrait of a Woman 1525–1527 Oil on wood, 35.9 × 25.1 cm National Gallery, London Cranach only painted a handful of portraits showing women of the Saxon court during his time as court painter to the…

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, © Laurence Graff OBE Pissarro‘s influence profoundly changed the direction of Cézanne‘s art…

Peacock (1878)

Morris, William (1834-1896) Peacock 1878 Tapestry, 290 x 168 cm Musée d’Orsay, Paris Tapestry: wool weave, twill weave (twisted woolen warp, green; woolen wefts, dark blue and light blue, and slatted wefts, ochre, orange, green, brown and blue); pattern reproduced 4…

Dish (c.1885)

De Morgan, William (1839-1917) Dish c.1885 Earthenware, copper and silver luster, diameter 36 cm Musée d’Orsay, Paris

Princess Sabra (1865)

Burne-Jones, Edward (1833-1898) Princess Sabra 1865 Oil on canvas, 107.2 x 61.5 cm Musée d’Orsay, Paris Inscription: S. initials D.b.g.: E.B.J. 1865-6 This work is part of a decorative set commissioned from Burne-Jones by the watercolourist Miles Birket Foster (1825-1899) and…