Tag: portrait

Ritratto di giovane (c.1518-1519)

Raffaello (1483-1520) and Collaborator Ritratto di giovane (Portrait of a Young Man) c.1518–1519 Oil on panel, 43.8 x 29 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid This portrait was acquired from the Julius Böhler gallery in Berlin in December 1928 as a work by…

Portrait of a Young Man praying (c.1485)

Memling, Hans (c.1430-1494) Portrait of a Young Man praying (recto) c.1485 Oil on panel, 29.2 x 22.5 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid Verso: Memling, Hans (c.1430-1494) Flowers in an Jug c.1485 Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid     Hans Memling was a leading painter of…

Bella au col blanc (1917)

Chagall, Marc (1887-1985) Bella au col blanc (Bella with White Collar) 1917 Oil on linen, 149 x 72 cm Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris The writer Bella Rosenfeld, represented here as a giantess, would be Chagall‘s muse throughout her life. Taking up…

Jean Cocteau (1916)

Modigliani, Amedeo (1884-1920) Jean Cocteau 1916 Oil on canvas, 100.4 x 81.3 cm Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton Modigliani moved from his native Italy to Paris in 1906 and soon became part of the city’s vibrant artistic and literary culture. His…

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…

L’iris (1895)

Bouguereau, William-Adolphe (1825-1905) L’iris (Woman with Iris) 1895 Oil on canvas, 46 x 38 cm Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton Among the most successful academic painters of the late nineteenth century, Bouguereau received numerous official honors from the French art establishment.…

Mrs Siddons (1785)

Gainsborough, Thomas (1727-1788) Mrs Siddons 1785 Oil on canvas, 126 × 99.5 cm National Gallery, London Mrs Siddons (1755–1831) was the greatest tragic actress of her time, remaining at the top of her profession for 30 years. Gainsborough painted her in the…

The Artist’s Wife on the Ottoman (1873)

Scholderer, Otto (1834-1902) The Artist’s Wife on the Ottoman (Luise Scholderer auf der Ottomane) 1873 Oil on canvas, 69 × 82 cm Städel Museum, Frankfurt Compare: Scholderer, Otto (1834-1902) Portrait of the Artist’s Wife probably 1872–1873 National Gallery, London     See also: • Steurwaldt, Luise (1837-1919)

Portrait of a Woman (1525-1527)

Cranach, Lucas the Elder (1472-1553) Portrait of a Woman 1525–1527 Oil on wood, 35.9 × 25.1 cm National Gallery, London Cranach only painted a handful of portraits showing women of the Saxon court during his time as court painter to the…

Portrait de Cézanne (1874)

Pissarro, Camille (1830-1903) Portrait de Cézanne (Portrait of Cézanne) 1874 Oil on canvas, 73 × 59.7 cm National Gallery, London On loan from the collection of Laurence Graff OBE. On loan: The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford, UK. Compare: Pissarro,…