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Mrs Siddons (1785)

Gainsborough, Thomas (1727-1788) Mrs Siddons 1785 Oil on canvas, 126 × 99.5 cm National Gallery, London Mrs Siddons (1755–1831) was the greatest tragic actress of her time, remaining at the top of her profession for 30 years. Gainsborough painted her in the…

Portrait of a Stout Man (c.1425)

Campin, Robert (c.1378-1444) Portrait of a Stout Man (Robert de Masmines?) c.1425 Oil on panel, 35.4 x 23.7 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid Robert Campin was a renowned painter of his day whose workshop trained important artists such as Jacques Daret and…

La Bella (1536-1538)

Tiziano (c.1488-1576) La Bella (Portrait of a Lady) 1536–1538 Oil on canvas, 89 × 75.5 cm Galleria Palatina, Palazzo Pitti, Firenze

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 Domesticity reigns in this exquisite little picture. A delightfully pretty Virgin Mary balances a squirming,…

Le Roi d’Aragon (1973)

Dalí, Salvador (1904-1989) Le Roi d’Aragon (King of Aragon) 1973 Etching and mezzotint on paper, 48.3 × 35.6 cm Tate Britain, London Albert Field, The Official Catalog of the Graphic Works of Salvador Dalí, New York 1996, p.80: “King of Aragon…

La Adoración de los Reyes Magos (c.1655-1660)

Murillo, Bartolomé Esteban (1617-1682) La Adoración de los Reyes Magos (The Adoration of the Magi) c.1655–1660 Oil on canvas, 190.8 x 146.1 cm Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo Bartolomé Esteban Murillo became the leading painter in devoutly Catholic Seville, Spain, from…

The Adoration of the Kings (1564)

Bruegel, Pieter the Elder (c.1525-1569) The Adoration of the Kings 1564 Oil on oak, 112.1 × 83.9 cm National Gallery, London The Virgin sits in front of a dilapidated stable with the naked Christ Child on her knee. Three men offer…