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The Betrayal of Christ (late 1650s)

Jordaens, Jacob (1593-1678) The Betrayal of Christ late 1650s Oil on canvas, 225.5 x 246.3 cm Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland After the deaths of fellow Flemish painters Peter Paul Rubens in 1640 and Anthony van Dyck in 1641, Jordaens became…

Venere, Marte e Amore (1633)

Guercino (1591-1666) Venere, Marte e Amore (Venus, Mars and Cupid) 1633 Oil on canvas, 139 x 161 cm Galleria Estense, Modena Following the indication of Venus, whose right hand is painted almost in a trompe l’oeil, Cupid is about to…

Giotto Painting the Portrait of Dante (1852)

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (1828-1882) Giotto Painting the Portrait of Dante 1852 Watercolor over pencil, 36.8 x 47 cm Private collection Study: Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (1828-1882) Study for Giotto Painting the Portrait of Dante 1852 Tate Britain, London     See also: • Alighieri, Dante…

Napoléon en Egypte (1867-1868)

Gérôme, Jean-Léon (1824-1904) Napoléon en Egypte (Napoleon in Egypt) 1867–1868 Oil on wood panel, 35.8 x 25 cm Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton During the Second Empire (1852–70), Napoleon III encouraged the cult of his uncle, Napoleon Bonaparte, whose 1798 Egyptian…

King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid (1884)

Burne-Jones, Edward (1833-1898) King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid 1884 Oil on canvas, 293.4 x 135.9 cm Tate Britain, London This work was based on Alfred Tennyson‘s poem ‘The Beggar Maid’. King Cophetua of Ethiopia falls in love with Penelophon, a…

Perseus and Andromeda (1875)

Burne-Jones, Edward (1833-1898) Perseus and Andromeda (study for The Doom Fulfilled) 1875 Gouache with gold paint on board, 33 x 30.3 cm Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Compare: Burne-Jones, Edward (1833-1898) The Doom Fulfilled 1888 Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart    

The Doom Fulfilled (1888)

Burne-Jones, Edward (1833-1898) The Doom Fulfilled 1888 Oil on canvas, 155 x 140.5 cm Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart Study: Burne-Jones, Edward (1833-1898) Perseus and Andromeda 1875 Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago     This picture, like other members of the series, draws upon…

Aeneas in the underworld (s.d.)

Rubens, Peter Paul (1577-1640) Aeneas in the underworld s.d. Oil on oak panel, 47 x 32 cm National Museum Wales, Cardiff See also: • The Aeneid (English) | Virgil (70 BC-19 BC)

San Giorgio e il drago (c.1555)

Tintoretto, Jacopo (1518-1594) San Giorgio e il drago (Saint George and the Dragon) c.1555 Oil on canvas, 158.3 × 100.5 cm National Gallery, London Saint George plunges his lance into the jaws of the dragon which, according to legend, inhabited the…