Tag: servant

Salomè con la testa del Battista (c.1609-1610)

Caravaggio (1571-1610) Salomè con la testa del Battista (Salome receives the Head of John the Baptist) c.1609–1610 Oil on canvas, 91.5 x 106.7 cm National Gallery, London The story of the death of Saint John the Baptist is related in the Gospel…

Dido building Carthage (1815)

Turner, Joseph Mallord William (1775-1851) Dido building Carthage 1815 Oil on canvas, 155.5 x 230 cm National Gallery, London Turner’s painting is based on the English seventeenth-century author and poet John Dryden’s translation of the Aeneid, the monumental Latin poem written by…

La Toilette (1870)

Bazille, Frédéric (1841-1870) La Toilette 1870 Oil on canvas, 130 x 128 cm Musée Fabre, Montpellier Inspired by the orientalist imagination as well as the biblical universe, the painting depicts a modern Bathsheba being prepared by two servants for nuptial union. This…