Tag: gold

Deposizione di Cristo nel sepolcro (c.1480)

Mantegna, Andrea (c.1431-1506) Deposizione di Cristo nel sepolcro (The Entombment of Christ) c.1480 Partially gilded bronze, silver, 24.4 cm × 44.9 cm × 2 cm Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna Attributed to Andrea Mantegna (c.1431-1506). This extraordinary work combines the qualities of painting…

Family Portrait (1621)

Van Dyck, Anthony (1599-1641) Family Portrait 1621 Oil on canvas, 113.5 x 93.5 cm Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg In this, one of the most marvellous works by the famous Flemish painter Anthony van Dyck, the compact composition creates an impression of…

Continence of Scipio (1789)

Reynolds, Joshua (1723-1792) Continence of Scipio 1789 Oil on canvas, 239.5 x 165.5 cm Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg In 1785 the British diplomat Lord Carysfort was entrusted with a commission to Reynolds for two paintings, one for Catherine the Great of…

L’Angelo dell’Annunciazione (c.1330)

Martini, Simone (c.1284-1344) L’Angelo dell’Annunciazione (The Angel of the Annunciation) c.1330 Tempera on poplar panel, 29.5 x 20.5 cm National Gallery of Art, Washington This small, rich panel was originally the left side of a diptych, which, along with a right-hand panel…

Madonna dell’Annunciazione (1340-1344)

Martini, Simone (c.1284-1344) Madonna dell’Annunciazione (Madonna from the Annunciation Scene) 1340–1344 Tempera on poplar panel, 30.5 x 21.5 cm Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg This painting was once the right-hand wing of a folding diptych showing the Annunciation. The left wing, with…

Bonaparte au pont d’Arcole (1796-1797)

Gros, Antoine-Jean (1771-1835) Bonaparte au pont d’Arcole (Bonaparte on the Bridge at Arcole) late 1796-early 1797 Oil on canvas, 134 x 104 cm Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg This painting, combining a battle scene with a formal portrait, was based on the artist’s personal…

Ritratto di Cosimo I de’ Medici (1537)

Bronzino (1503-1572) Ritratto di Cosimo I de’ Medici (Portrait of Cosimo I de’ Medici) 1537 Oil on canvas (handed over from wood panel), 117.5 x 87.5 cm Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg You are looking now at work by an outstanding Mannerist…

Madonna col Bambino e quattro angeli (early 1420s)

Angelico, Fra (c.1395-1455) Madonna col Bambino e quattro angeli (Madonna and Child with Four Аngels) early 1420s Tempera on poplar panel, 81 x 51 cm Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg This type of Madonna was widespread in Florence in the late 14th…

Santa Casilda (c.1630-1635)

Zurbarán, Francisco de (1598-1664) Santa Casilda (Saint Casilda) c.1630–1635 Oil on canvas, 171 x 107 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid Images of saints depicted alone, holding their attributes and looking out of the picture space were among the most popular compositions within…