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Ritratto di Daniele Barbaro (1556-1562)

Veronese, Paolo (1528-1588) Ritratto di Daniele Barbaro (Portrait of Daniele Barbaro) 1556–1562 Oil on canvas, 121 x 105.5 cm Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam Daniele Barbaro was a leading scholar of Aristotelian physics. He is shown in the ecclesiastical garments of a patriarch. Next…

Giovane donna nuda allo specchio (1515)

Bellini, Giovanni (c.1430-1516) Giovane donna nuda allo specchio (Young woman at her toilette) 1515 Oil on poplar panel, 62.9 x 78.3 cm Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna Inscription: “Joannes bellinus faciebat M.D.X.V.” As an elderly man, Bellini turned to the depiction of a…

Pink and Gold: The Neapolitan (1897)

Whistler, James Abbott McNeill (1834-1903) Pink and Gold: The Neapolitan 1897 Oil on canvas, 50 x 31 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid Carmen Rossi, the sitter of this small portrait, was an Italian girl who posed for Whistler as a child and…

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…

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

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)

Erasme (c.1899)

Legros, Alphonse (1837-1911) Erasme (Erasmus) c.1899 One-sided bronze medallion, diameter 13.3 cm Musée d’Orsay, Paris Inscription: Monogram: AL legend in Greek and Latin: [ten kreitto ta sougrammata deieei: imago ad v […] effigie] in the field: ER / ROT / EXPRESSA…