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The Meeting of Odysseus and Nausicaa (c.1630-1640)

Jordaens, Jacob (1593-1678) The Meeting of Odysseus and Nausicaa c.1630–1640 Oil on canvas, 117.5 x 194 cm Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam Jordaens was one of the most renowned and versatile Antwerp painters. Here he illustrates an episode from Homer’s Odyssey. Odysseus, naked and…

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…

Ritratto di dama con cagnolino (c.1560-1570)

Veronese, Paolo (1528-1588) Ritratto di dama con cagnolino (Portrait of a Woman with a Dog) c.1560–1570 Oil on canvas, 105 x 79 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid Along with Titian and Tintoretto, Paolo Caliari — known as Veronese — was one of…

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)

Cupid Untying the Zone of Venus (1788)

Reynolds, Joshua (1723-1792) Cupid Untying the Zone of Venus 1788 Oil on canvas, 127.5 x 101 cm Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg This is an autograph version of Reynolds‘s famous picture of 1784, painted for Lord Carysfort (now Tate Gallery, London). Carysfort,…

Allegorical Family Portrait (early 1650s)

Jordaens, Jacob (1593-1678) Allegorical Family Portrait early 1650s Oil on canvas, 178.4 x 152.3 cm Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg This group portrait is an allegorical depiction of a scene of betrothal or marriage. That is confirmed by the inclusion in the…

Retrato de doña Mariana de Austria (1655-1657)

Velázquez, Diego (1599-1660) Retrato de doña Mariana de Austria, reina de España (Portrait of Mariana of Austria, Queen of Spain) 1655–1657 Oil on canvas, 66 x 56 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid ©Colección Thyssen-Bornemisza, on loan at the Museu Nacional d’Art de…

Corner of a Library (1711)

Van der Heyden, Jan (1637-1712) Corner of a Library 1711 Oil on canvas, 77 x 63.5 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid The present canvas had an inscription on the pedestal of the candelabrum which is partly lost and repainted, but which originally…