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La nascita di San Giovanni Battista (c.1635)

Gentileschi, Artemisia (1593-c.1653) La nascita di San Giovanni Battista (The Birth of Saint John the Baptist) c.1635 Oil on canvas, 184 x 258 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid This canvas is one of a series of scenes from the life of…

San Girolamo (c.1638-1640)

Ribera, Jusepe de (1591-1652) San Girolamo (Saint Jerome) c.1638–1640 Oil on canvas, 129 x 100.3 cm Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Saint Jerome (about ad 347–420) translated biblical texts into Latin. Although he sometimes appears as a scholar in his study,…

San Girolamo penitente (1606)

Allori, Alessandro (1535-1607) San Girolamo penitente (The Penitent Saint Jerome) 1606 Oil on wood panel, 52.7 x 41.6 cm Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton While in the Syrian desert (A.D. 374–379), Jerome was tempted by Satan (the monster in the crevice…

Scene della vita di san Girolamo (c.1490)

Botticini, Francesco (1446-1498) Scene della vita di san Girolamo (Scenes from the Life of Saint Jerome) c.1490 Tempera on poplar, 235 × 258 cm National Gallery, London Francesco Botticini’s S. Gerolamo Altarpiece is named after Saint Jerome (who appears at its centre) and…

Paysage avec saint Matthieu (1640)

Poussin, Nicolas (1594-1665) Paysage avec saint Matthieu (Landscape with Saint Matthew) 1640 Oil on canvas, 99 × 135 cm Gemäldegalerie, Berlin Companion: Poussin, Nicolas (1594-1665) Paysage avec Saint Jean à Patmos 1640 Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago    

Erasmus of Rotterdam (1526)

Dürer, Albrecht (1471-1528) Erasmus of Rotterdam 1526 Engraving in black on ivory laid paper, 25.1 × 19.3 cm Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Albrecht Dürer idolized the learned Dutch humanist Desiderius Erasmus, famously noting in his diary that Erasmus should take over…

San Marco (1570-1571)

Vasari, Giorgio (1511-1574) San Marco (Saint Mark) 1570–1571 Oil on panel, 177.8 × 99.1 cm National Gallery of Art, Washington The Saint Luke and Saint Mark panels were part of a commission from Pope Pius V in 1569 to decorate the newly built Torre Pio (Pius Tower) in…

William De Morgan (1909)

De Morgan, Evelyn (1855-1919) William De Morgan 1909 Oil on canvas, 68.8 x 54.8 cm National Portrait Gallery, London See also: • De Morgan, William (1839-1917)

La lettre (c.1776)

Fragonard, Jean-Honoré (1732-1806) La lettre (The Letter) c.1776 Oil on canvas, 38.1 x 29.5 cm Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati

La mort de Sénèque (1773)

David, Jacques-Louis (1748-1825) La mort de Sénèque (The Death of Seneca) 1773 Oil on canvas, 123 x 160 cm Petit Palais, Paris See also: • Seneca, Lucius Annaeus minor (4 BC-65 AD)