Tag: inscription

The Salutation of Beatrice (1869)

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (1828-1882) The Salutation of Beatrice 1869 Oil on canvas, 57.1 x 47 cm Private collection Inscription with a sonnet from Dante‘s Vita Nuova (The New Life). Beatrice Portinari was the Florentine girl who represented the ideal of…

San Girolamo penitente (1546)

Lotto, Lorenzo (1480-1557) San Girolamo penitente (Penitent Saint Jerome) 1546 Oil on canvas, 99 x 90 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid Lorenzo Lotto‘s various depictions of the penitent Saint Jerome span early versions influenced by Albrecht Dürer and Giovanni Bellini (Musée…

La nascita di San Giovanni Battista (c.1635)

Gentileschi, Artemisia (1593-c.1653) La nascita di San Giovanni Battista (The Birth of Saint John the Baptist) c.1635 Oil on canvas, 184 x 258 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid This canvas is one of a series of scenes from the life of…

Deux prophètes (Daniel et Habacuc)

Fragonard, Jean-Honoré (1732-1806) Deux prophètes: Daniel et Habacuc (Two prophets: Daniel and Habakkuk) 2nd half of the 18th century Black pencil on paper, 155 x 188 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid During his stay in Naples in 1761, Fragonard copied a…

Budding Sycamore (1875)

Ruskin, John (1819-1900) Budding Sycamore 1875 Black and gray wash, gouache, and graphite, 34.8 x 44.8 cm Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland The most influential art critic in Britain during the 19th century, John Ruskin was also an amateur artist for…