Tag: MNP

El Cid (1879)

Bonheur, Rosa (1822-1899) El Cid 1879 Oil on canvas, 95 x 76 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid During the Franco-Prussian War, Rosa Bonheur developed a singular fondness for lions. According to Anna Klumpke, her partner in the final years of her…

Bacchanale (1625-1626)

Poussin, Nicolas (1594-1665) Bacchanale (Bacchanal) 1625–1626 Oil on canvas, 122 x 169 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid This is a traditional scene from the iconography of Bacchus, the Roman god of wine. It depicts his meeting with Ariadne on the island…

Santa Barbara (1522)

Parmigianino (1503-1540) Santa Barbara (Saint Barbara) 1522 Oil on panel, 48 x 39 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid A portrait of Saint Barbara in profile on a black background. In her hands, she holds a tower, which was her symbol. A…

The Virgin and Child with two Angels (1480-1490)

Memling, Hans (c.1430-1494) The Virgin and Child with two Angels 1480–1490 Oil on panel, 36 x 26 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid The Virgin appears seated in a walled garden, an allusion to the hortus conclusus or enclosed garden, which symbolizes…

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…

Escena de una comedia (1798)

Julià, Asensio (1753-1832) Escena de una comedia (Scene from a Comedy) 1798 Oil on canvas, 43 x 56 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid Attributed to Asensio Julià. This canvas was painted for the palace of the Duke and Duchess of Osuna…

La Punta della Dogana a Venezia (18th century)

Guardi, Francesco (1712-1793) La Punta della Dogana a Venezia (The Punta della Dogana in Venice) 18th century Brown wash, pen on brown paper, 14.8 x 29.9 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid The drawing, whose surface is somewhat lost, is considered original…

Il sacrificio di Isacco (c.1653)

Giordano, Luca (1634-1705) Il sacrificio di Isacco (The Sacrifice of Isaac) c.1653 Oil on canvas, 85 x 124 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid God tested Abraham by asking him to sacrifice his son Isaac. Arriving at the chosen place, Abraham built…

Diane (early 19th century)

Géricault, Théodore (1791-1824) Diane (Diana) Early 19th century Wash, pen on paper, 17.3 x 12 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid The composition is almost identical, with the same dimensions, to a Venus disarming Cupid (New York, Sotheby’s, January 28, 2015, n.…

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…