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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…

Autoportrait (1858)

Fantin-Latour, Henri (1836-1904) Autoportrait (Self-Portrait) 1858 Oil on canvas, 40.7 x 32.7 cm National Gallery of Art, Washington

Autoportrait (c.1858)

Fantin-Latour, Henri (1836-1904) Autoportrait (Self Portrait) c.1858 Oil on canvas, 26.4 x 21.3 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York At the beginning of his career, between 1854 and 1861, Fantin-Latour executed a large number of self-portraits in chalk, charcoal, and oil.…

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)

Madonna di Manchester (c.1494)

Michelangelo (1475-1564) Madonna di Manchester (Manchester Madonna: The Virgin and Child with Saint John and Angels) c.1494 Tempera on wood, 104.5 × 77 cm National Gallery, London This picture – known as ‘The Manchester Madonna’ since 1857, when it was exhibited in the…

Madonna col Bambino (c.1480-1485)

Lorenzo di Credi (c.1459-1537) Madonna col Bambino (The Virgin and Child) c.1480–1485 Oil on wood, 71.1 × 49.5 cm National Gallery, London The Virgin Mary is seated directly in front of us. Together with swathes of drapery, she covers almost the…

Autoritratto come Santa Caterina d’Alessandria (c.1615-1617)

Gentileschi, Artemisia (1593-c.1653) Autoritratto come Santa Caterina d’Alessandria (Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria) c.1615–1617 Oil on canvas, 71.4 × 69 cm National Gallery, London Artemisia Gentileschi, the most celebrated female artist of the seventeenth century, appears in the guise…