Tag: scene

Napoléon en Egypte (1863)

Gérôme, Jean-Léon (1824-1904) Napoléon en Egypte (Napoleon in Egypt) 1863 Oil on panel, 21 x 33 cm Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg General Bonaparte with his Headquarters in Egypt. A Sketch. Compare: Gérôme, Jean-Léon (1824-1904) Napoléon en Egypte 1867–1868 Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton  …

Signal of Distress (1890-1896)

Homer, Winslow (1836-1910) Signal of Distress 1890–1896 Oil on canvas, 62 x 98 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid Following a period spent on the English North Coast, Winslow Homer returned to the United States and settled on the equally cold and inhospitable…

Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee (1596)

Brueghel, Jan the Elder (1568-1625) Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee 1596 Oil on copper, 26.6 x 35 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid Jan Brueghel belonged to a dynasty of painters whose first outstanding member was Pieter Bruegel, Jan’s…

La sfida delle Pieridi (c.1523-1527)

Rosso Fiorentino (1495-1540) La sfida delle Pieridi (The Challenge of the Pierides) c.1523–1527 Oil on wood transferred to canvas, 31 x 63 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris A rare mythological subject This small painting represents an episode reported by Ovid in…

L’été (1873)

Puvis de Chavannes, Pierre (1824-1898) L’été (Summer) 1873 Oil on canvas, 350 × 507 cm Musée d’Orsay, Paris Study: Puvis de Chavannes, Pierre (1824-1898) L’été before 1873 National Gallery, London     Compare: Puvis de Chavannes, Pierre (1824-1898) L’été 1891 Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland    

Au café (c.1877)

Renoir, Pierre-Auguste (1841-1919) Au café (In the Café) c.1877 Oil on canvas, 35.7 x 27.5 cm Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo

Infant Hercules Strangling Serpents (1786)

Reynolds, Joshua (1723-1792) Infant Hercules Strangling Serpents 1786 Oil on canvas, 303 x 297 cm Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg In 1785 Joshua Reynolds, President of the Royal Academy of Arts in London, was commissioned by Catherine II of Russia to paint…