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Le Triomphe de Silène (c.1636)

Poussin, Nicolas (1594-1665) Le Triomphe de Silène (The Triumph of Silenus) c.1636 Oil on canvas, 142.9 × 120.5 cm National Gallery, London This was one of three bacchanalian scenes Poussin painted for the powerful French minister, Cardinal de Richelieu (1585–1642). See…

Madonna Ansidei (1505)

Raffaello (1483-1520) Madonna Ansidei (Ansidei Madonna: The Virgin and Child with Saint John the Baptist and Saint Nicholas of Bari) 1505 Oil on poplar, 216.8 × 147.6 cm National Gallery, London This is the main panel of the altarpiece Raphael painted for…

Ritorno degli ambasciatori (c.1497-1498)

Carpaccio, Vittore (c.1460-c.1526) Ritorno degli ambasciatori (The Return of the Ambassadors) c.1497–1498 Oil on canvas, 297 x 526 cm Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venezia This is the third of nine paintings in the cycle of the Legend of St. Ursula (Storie di sant’Orsola). The…

La Vergine e il Bambino in trono (c.1440-1444)

Domenico Veneziano (c.1410-1461) La Vergine e il Bambino in trono (The Virgin and Child Enthroned) c.1440–1444 Fresco, transferred to canvas, 241 x 120.5 cm National Gallery, London This is a fragment of a fresco. It comes from a ‘street tabernacle’ outside of…

Allegoria della Sapienza Divina (early 1680s)

Giordano, Luca (1634-1705) Allegoria della Sapienza Divina (Allegory of Divine Wisdom) early 1680s Oil on canvas, 138.5 x 65.2 cm National Gallery, London This modello, or detailed oil study, is one of a group of 12 that Giordano made in preparation for the…