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Queen Eleanor and the Fair Rosamund (1901-1902)

De Morgan, Evelyn (1855-1919) Queen Eleanor and the Fair Rosamund Probably 1901–1902 Oil on canvas, 75.6 x 66.7 cm De Morgan Collection Rosamund was the mistress of Henry II, who built a house for her at Woodstock in Oxfordshire. Legends say…

Allegorical Family Portrait (early 1650s)

Jordaens, Jacob (1593-1678) Allegorical Family Portrait early 1650s Oil on canvas, 178.4 x 152.3 cm Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg This group portrait is an allegorical depiction of a scene of betrothal or marriage. That is confirmed by the inclusion in the…

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…

Retrato de doña Mariana de Austria (1655-1657)

Velázquez, Diego (1599-1660) Retrato de doña Mariana de Austria, reina de España (Portrait of Mariana of Austria, Queen of Spain) 1655–1657 Oil on canvas, 66 x 56 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid ©Colección Thyssen-Bornemisza, on loan at the Museu Nacional d’Art de…

Nunc Dimittis (c.1505-1510)

Bellini, Giovanni (c.1430-1516) Nunc Dimittis (Now You let depart) c.1505–1510 Oil on panel, 62 x 82.5 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid Considered in his later years to be the greatest Venetian painter of his time, Giovanni Bellini was the teacher of the…

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

The Four Rivers of Paradise (c.1615)

Rubens, Peter Paul (1577-1640) The Four Rivers of Paradise c.1615 Oil on canvas, 208 × 283 cm Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna Compare: Bernini, Gian Lorenzo (1598-1680) Fontana dei Fiumi 1651 Piazza Navona, Roma