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Interior of the Painter's Home in Stockholm

Карл Стефан Беннет
Artist: Carl Stefan Bennet (1800–1878) Swedish painter Title: Interior of the Painter's Home in Stockholm Object type: Painting Description: This painting shows a room in the artist’s home at the Arvfurstens Palats at Gustav Adolfs torg in Stockholm. Bennet moved around the building repeatedly over the years. The apartment is filled with a fascinating mixture of furniture and art from different eras. Several of the works adorning the walls are by the artist himself. They appear like private mementoes, but also contribute – both in the painting and in the actual home – to stressing his artist role. Date: 1867 Medium (Swedish): Olja på duk monterad på masonit Dimensions: Height: 62 cm (24.4 in). Width: 43 cm (16.9 in). Framed: Height: 77 cm (30.3 in). Width: 57 cm (22.4 in). Depth: 5 cm (2 in). Inscriptions (Swedish): Signerad: C S Bennet 1867
 
 

The Cottage. From A Home (26 watercolours)

Карл Ларссон
Artist: Carl Larsson (1853–1919) Alternative names: Carl Olof Larsson Swedish painter and interior designer Title: The Cottage. From A Home (26 watercolours) Object type: Painting Description: Karin and Carl Larsson moved to Lilla Hyttnäs in the village of Sundborn in Dalarna in 1888. Together, they created a personal home characterised by their shared interest in art and design and the socially and culturally fostering role of the family dwelling. Karin designed the furniture, textiles and clothes. Carl painted and decorated. The couple’s own creations were mixed with heirlooms and new objects, traditional utility goods and older crafts, Japanese woodcuts and works by their artist friends. Refurbishment and extensions gave the original building a new character. Date: Unknown date Medium: Watercolour on paper Dimensions: Height: 32 cm (12.6 in). Width: 43 cm (16.9 in). Framed: Height: 38 cm (15 in). Width: 53 cm (20.9 in). Depth: 4 cm (1.6 in). Inscriptions (Swedish): Signerad: C.L. [monogram]
 
 

The Nativity (3)

Альбрехт Дюрер
Albrecht Dürer German, 1471 - 1528 The Nativity, probably c. 1509/1510 woodcut sheet: 12.8 x 9.8 cm (5 1/16 x 3 7/8 in.)
 
 

Fishing for Souls

Адриан ван де Велде
Description (auto translated): The soul fisheries allegory on the jealousy of the different religions during the Twelve Years' Truce (1609-1621) between the Dutch Republic and Spain. In a river landscape are large groups of people on both banks of the river, the water there are a few rowboats. a rainbow on the horizon. On the left side of the Protestants and their supporters, the Princes of Orange, Maurice and Frederick Henry, Frederick V, James I, King of England and the young Louis XIII, King of France with his mother Maria de 'Medici. The boat in the foreground are the Protestant fishermen, their nets are marked with Fides, Spes and Charity. On the right side are the Catholics and their supporters: the Archduke Albert and Isabella, General Ambrosio Spinola and the pope worn by cardinals. The fishing boat Catholic priests headed by a bishop. 1614 Support medium: H 98.5 cm x 187.8 cm w * sight sizedagmaat: h 97 cm w × 186.7 cm * Frame list: h 121.1 cm x W 211 cm
 
 

Gustave Courbet

Гюстав Курбе
Artist: Gustave Courbet (1819–1877) Alternative names: Jean Désiré Gustave Courbet French sculptor, painter and draughtsman Work location: Paris (1840), Normandy (1841), Netherlands (1846), Germany (1846), Switzerland (1846), Ornans, Montpellier, Étretat (1865), Trouville-sur-Mer (1865), Deauville (1866), Honfleur (between 1850 and 1860), Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer (1867), Switzerland (1873) Depicted people: Gustave Courbet Title: The Cellist (Self-portrait) Object type: Painting Description: Courbet painted many self-portraits. In the course of the 19th century, self-portraits became increasingly popular. In art circles in Paris, they played a key role in defining the self-image of artists of the era, and in launching artists’ careers on the increasingly competitive art market. In his early self-portraits, Courbet often appears as various theatrical characters – here he is seen in a melancholic, dreamy pose. When The Cellist was shown at the Paris Salon in 1848, the critics noted a resemblance between the claire-obscure of this painting and Rembrandt’s self-portraits. Date: 1847 Medium: Oil on canvas Dimensions: Height: 117 cm (46.1 in). Width: 89 cm (35 in). Framed: Height: 142 cm (55.9 in). Width: 115 cm (45.3 in). Depth: 13 cm (5.1 in). Inscriptions (Swedish): Signerad: G. C.
 
 

The Peasants' Revenge (2)

Жак Калло
Jacques Callot French, 1592 - 1635 The Peasants' Revenge, c. 1633 etching
 
 

The Madonna on the Crescent (3)

Альбрехт Дюрер
Albrecht Dürer German, 1471 - 1528 The Madonna on the Crescent, 1510/1511 woodcut
 
 

Au Café d'Aguesseau (2)

Оноре Домье
Honoré Daumier French, 1808 - 1879 Au Café d'Aguesseau, 1846 lithograph
 
 

St Paul the Hermit

Хосе де Рибера
Artist: Workshop of José de Ribera (1591–1652) Alternative names: Spagnoletto, Jusepe de Ribera Spanish painter Work location: Valencia, Naples, Rome Title: St Paul the Hermit Description: Paul of Thebaid was considered the first of the hermits of Egypt – men and women who, to escape persecution as Christians in the 3rd century, chose a life of solitude for the sake of contemplation and asceticism. According to tradition, Paul remained in the desert for almost ninety years, wearing only a garment of woven palm leaves and subsisting on fruit and bread. Edifying images of the hermits’ lives, expressing the value of penitence, were popular subjects in counter-reformation art. Ribera’s portrayal demonstrates a rare understanding of Caravaggio’s lesson. The depicted moment represents the story’s emotional climax, Paul’s ecstatic vision and mystic communion with God, symbolised by the light. The saint’s pose, with its reference to the crucified Christ, indicates his willingness to heed Christ’s call to follow him. His emaciated body is rendered with intransigent realism, every anatomical defect scrupulously transcribed. This stands in sharp contrast to the intense spirituality that radiates from his face. By working with a live model, the artist created an intensely human hero, a modern Saint Paul, and thus established an accessible role model for the faithful to emulate. Date: 1644 Medium: Oil on canvas Dimensions: Height: 208 cm (81.9 in). Width: 157 cm (61.8 in). Framed: Height: 232 cm (91.3 in). Width: 186 cm (73.2 in). Depth: 9 cm (3.5 in). Inscriptions (Swedish): Signerad: Jusepe de Ribera espanol F.A. 1644
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