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Queen Eleanor and the Fair Rosamund (1901-1902)

De Morgan, Evelyn (1855-1919) Queen Eleanor and the Fair Rosamund Probably 1901–1902 Oil on canvas, 75.6 x 66.7 cm De Morgan Collection Rosamund was the mistress of Henry II, who built a house for her at Woodstock in Oxfordshire. Legends say…

Bacchanale (1625-1626)

Poussin, Nicolas (1594-1665) Bacchanale (Bacchanal) 1625–1626 Oil on canvas, 122 x 169 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid This is a traditional scene from the iconography of Bacchus, the Roman god of wine. It depicts his meeting with Ariadne on the island…

The Virgin and Child with two Angels (1480-1490)

Memling, Hans (c.1430-1494) The Virgin and Child with two Angels 1480–1490 Oil on panel, 36 x 26 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid The Virgin appears seated in a walled garden, an allusion to the hortus conclusus or enclosed garden, which symbolizes…

San Girolamo penitente (1546)

Lotto, Lorenzo (1480-1557) San Girolamo penitente (Penitent Saint Jerome) 1546 Oil on canvas, 99 x 90 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid Lorenzo Lotto‘s various depictions of the penitent Saint Jerome span early versions influenced by Albrecht Dürer and Giovanni Bellini (Musée…

Il sacrificio di Isacco (c.1653)

Giordano, Luca (1634-1705) Il sacrificio di Isacco (The Sacrifice of Isaac) c.1653 Oil on canvas, 85 x 124 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid God tested Abraham by asking him to sacrifice his son Isaac. Arriving at the chosen place, Abraham built…

Diane (early 19th century)

Géricault, Théodore (1791-1824) Diane (Diana) Early 19th century Wash, pen on paper, 17.3 x 12 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid The composition is almost identical, with the same dimensions, to a Venus disarming Cupid (New York, Sotheby’s, January 28, 2015, n.…

San Francesco sorretto dall’angelo (c.1607)

Gentileschi, Orazio (1563-1639) San Francesco sorretto dall’angelo (Saint Francis supported by an Angel) c.1607 Oil on canvas, 126 x 98 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid The subject of the angelic consolation of Saint Francis became popular in the second half of…

L’Annunciazione (c.1426)

Angelico, Fra (c.1395-1455) L’Annunciazione (The Annunciation) c.1426 Tempera on panel, 162.3 x 191.5 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid This altarpiece was painted for the monastery of Santo Domenico in Fiesole, near Florence. The central panel shows the Archangel Gabriel’s Annunciation to…