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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…

Il ritrovamento di Mosè (early 1630s)

Gentileschi, Orazio (1563-1639) Il ritrovamento di Mosè (The Finding of Moses) early 1630s Oil on canvas, 257 × 301 cm National Gallery, London In this vast canvas Orazio Gentileschi depicts the Old Testament story of the Finding of Moses (Exodus 2:2-10).…

Retrato de Francisco I de Este (1638)

Velázquez, Diego (1599-1660) Retrato de Francisco I de Este (Portrait of Duke Francesco I d’Este) 1638 Oil on canvas, 68 x 51 cm Galleria Estense, Modena In 1638 Duke Francesco I d’Este undertook a diplomatic trip to the court of King Philip…

The Salutation of Beatrice (1880-1882)

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (1828-1882) The Salutation of Beatrice 1880–1882 Oil on canvas, 154.3 × 91.4 cm Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo The woman in this painting embodies the Pre-Raphaelite ideal of beauty with her pale face, full lips, and thick, wavy,…

Adrasto assiso ai piedi d’Armida (c.1740-1746)

Tiepolo, Giambattista (1696-1770) Adrasto assiso ai piedi d’Armida (Adrastus seated at the feet of Armida) c.1740–1746 Oil on canvas, 160.4 × 53.5 cm National Gallery, London Within a walled garden, a man wearing a striking blue costume and ornate necklace catches the…