Tag: noble

Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton

(1803–1873) Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton, PC Works: • A Strange Story (English) • Athens: Its Rise and Fall (English) • Devereux (English) • Ernest Maltravers (English) • Eugene Aram (English) • Falkland (English) • Godolphin (English)…

Francesco I d’Este

(1610–1658) Duke of Modena and Reggio (1629-1658) Francesco I in Art: Bernini, Gian Lorenzo (1598-1680) Busto del Duca Francesco I d’Este 1650–1651 Galleria Estense, Modena     Velázquez, Diego (1599-1660) Retrato de Francisco I de Este 1638 Galleria Estense, Modena    …

Guido Cavalcanti

(c.1255–1300) Works: • Rime (Italian) • Sonnets and Ballate (English) Cavalcanti in Art: Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (1828-1882) Giotto Painting the Portrait of Dante 1852 Private collection     Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (1828-1882) Study for Giotto Painting the Portrait of Dante 1852 Tate…

Madame de Pompadour

(1721–1764) Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson Marquise de Pompadour Duchesse de Menars Madame de Pompadour in Art: Fragonard, Jean-Honoré (1732-1806) Psyché montrant à ses soeurs les présents de l’amour 1753 National Gallery, London     Modigliani, Amedeo (1884-1920) Madam Pompadour 1915 Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago  …

Francesco d’Este

(c.1429-c.1486) Francesco d’Este in Art: Van der Weyden, Rogier (c.1399-1464) Francesco d’Este c.1460 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York    

Giovanna degli Albizzi

(1468–1488) Giovanna degli Albizzi Tornabuoni Giovanna degli Albizzi in Art: Botticelli, Sandro (c.1445-1510) Venere e le tre Grazie offrono doni c.1483–1485 Musée du Louvre, Paris     Ghirlandaio, Domenico (1448-1494) Giovanna degli Albizzi Tornabuoni 1489–1490 Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid   Born December 18…

Caterina Cornaro

(1454–1510) Αικατερίνη Κορνάρο Catarina Corner Queen Consort of Cyprus (1472–1473) Queen of Cyprus (1474–1489) Queen of Jerusalem and Armenia Caterina Cornaro in Art: Bellini, Gentile (c.1429-1507) Caterina Cornaro, regina di Cipro c.1500 Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest   Born November 25…

Cesare Borgia

(1475–1507) called “il Valentino” Cesare Borgia in Literature: • Machiavelli, Niccolò (1469-1527): The Prince (English) • Nietzsche, Friedrich (1844-1900): Beyond Good and Evil (English) • Nietzsche, Friedrich (1844-1900): The Antichrist (English) Born September 13 1475 Subiaco (Italia) Died March 12 1507 Viana (España) Father…

Lucrezia Borgia

(1480–1519)     Born April 18 1480 Subiaco (Italia) Died June 24 1519 Ferrara (Italia) Father Rodrigo Borgia (1431-1503), Pope Alexander VI (1492-1503) Brother Cesare Borgia (1475-1507) Husband (m.1502–1519) Alfonso I d’Este, Duke of Ferrara (1476-1534) Sister-in-law Isabella d’Este, Marchesa di Mantova (1474-1539)…