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The Four Rivers of Paradise (c.1615)

Rubens, Peter Paul (1577-1640) The Four Rivers of Paradise c.1615 Oil on canvas, 208 × 283 cm Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna Compare: Bernini, Gian Lorenzo (1598-1680) Fontana dei Fiumi 1651 Piazza Navona, Roma    

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…

The Temptation in the Garden of Eden (c.1600)

Brueghel, Jan the Elder (1568-1625) The Temptation in the Garden of Eden c.1600 Oil on oak panel, 84 × 71.3 cm Victoria and Albert Museum, London Compare: Brueghel, Jan the Elder (1568-1625) The Garden of Eden c.1610–1612 Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid    

La dernière prière des martyrs chrétiens (1883)

Gérôme, Jean-Léon (1824-1904) La dernière prière des martyrs chrétiens (The Christian Martyrs’ Last Prayer) 1883 Oil on canvas, 87.9 x 150.1 cm Walters Art Museum, Baltimore William T. Walters commissioned this painting in 1863, but the artist did not deliver it until…

Tigresse et ses petits (c.1884)

Gérôme, Jean-Léon (1824-1904) Tigresse et ses petits (Tiger and Cubs) c.1884 Oil on canvas, 73.7 x 91.4 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Gérôme attributed the success of his animal paintings to his early studies at the menagerie of the…