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Saint Bruno

Филипп де Шампень
Artist: Philippe de Champaigne (1602–1674) Alternative names: Philippe de Champagne French painter, ornamental painter, court painter and teacher Work period: 1621–1674 Work location: Paris (1621–1674), Brussels (1627, 1655) Title: Saint Bruno Object type: Painting Description: Saint Bruno (c. 1032-1101), the founder of the Carthusian Order, was canonized in 1623. Dressed in the typical white habit, he is portrayed in solitary prayer at his mountain retreat near Grenoble, the site of the first charterhouse. His sensitively modeled face and massive body stand out in sharp relief against the dark background, enveloped by a palpable atmosphere and natural light. The austere image mirrors Carthusian religious life with its silent contemplation and asceticism. Date: circa 1655 Medium: Oil on canvas Dimensions: Height: 90 cm (35.4 in). Width: 78 cm (30.7 in). Framed: Height: 105 cm (41.3 in). Width: 91 cm (35.8 in). Depth: 6 cm (2.4 in).
 
 

Det syke barn I (2)

Эдвард Мунк
Det syke barn I (The Sick Child I). 1896. Lithograph, Composition: 16 5/8 x 22 7/16 (42.2 x 57 cm) sheet (irreg.): 19 15/16 x 26 1/8 (50.6 x 66.4 cm). Publisher: the artist, Paris. Printer: Auguste Clot, Paris. Edition: approximately 90 in several color variations. Riva Castleman Endowment Fund, The Philip and Lynn Straus Foundation Fund, Edward John Noble Foundation Fund, Mary Ellen Meehan Fund, Donald B. Marron Fund, Johanna and Leslie J. Garfield Fund, Richard A. Epstein Fund, Miles O. Epstein Fund, Sarah C. Epstein Fund, and The Cowles Charitable Trust.
 
 

Apollon et Daphne

Теодор Шассерио
Théodore Chassériau French, 1819 - 1856 Apollon et Daphne, 1844 lithograph
 
 

Judith with the Head of Holofernes

Бернардо Каваллино
Artist: Bernardo Cavallino (1616–1656) Italian painter Title: Judith with the Head of Holofernes Object type: Painting Description: This biblical story is set in the time of the Babylonian siege of Judea. It speaks of Divine power acting through one of its creatures, the young widow Judith, who liberates her people by beheading Holofernes, King Nebuchadnezzar’s general. Judith is portrayed as a vulnerable young woman standing alone in the murdered general’s tent. Holding the still bloody sword, she places one hand gently on the general’s severed head. Her face expresses both horror and melancholy. Date: early 1650s Medium: Oil on canvas Dimensions: Height: 118 cm (46.5 in). Width: 94 cm (37 in). Framed: Height: 145 cm (57.1 in). Width: 118 cm (46.5 in). Depth: 11 cm (4.3 in). Inscriptions (Swedish): Signerad: BC
 
 

The Defeat of the Turkish Cavalry (1)

Жак Калло
Jacques Callot French, 1592 - 1635 The Defeat of the Turkish Cavalry, c. 1614 engraving
 
 

Margaret of Austria Giving Audience to a Nobleman (verso)

Раффаэлло Скиаминосси
Raffaello Schiaminossi Italian, c. 1529 - probably 1622 Margaret of Austria Giving Audience to a Nobleman [verso], 1612 etching
 
 

Artemisia Building the Mausolaeum

Симон Вуэ
Artist: Simon Vouet (1590–1649) French painter and draughtsman Work location: Paris, London (ca. 1605), Istanbul (November 1612), Venice (1612-1613), Rome (1613-1620), Genoa (1620-1621), Rome (1622-1627), Venice (1627), Paris (1628) Title: Artemisia Building the Mausolaeum Object type: Painting Description: The painting tells the story of how Queen Artemisia of Caria in Asia Minor supposedly ordered the building of the Mausolaeum at Halicarnassus in memory of her husband, Mausolus (352 B.C.). The Queen is said to have mixed Mausolus’ ashes with liquid, which she drank. She thus comes to symbolise a widow’s devotion. Vouet depicts the strongly idealised figures in a classical architectural setting, using Venetian colour and light. Form and content harmonise. Date: early 1640s Medium: Oil on canvas Dimensions: Height: 161 cm (63.4 in). Width: 139 cm (54.7 in). Framed: Height: 150 cm (59.1 in). Width: 173 cm (68.1 in). Depth: 12 cm (4.7 in).
 
 

Apollo and the Muses

Клод Лоррен
Artist/Maker(s): Claude Lorrain (Claude Gellée) (French, 1604 or 1605 ? - 1682) Culture: French Place(s): France (Place created) Date: 1674 Medium: Pen and brown wash, heightened with white gouache, over black chalk Dimensions: 21.3 x 58.1 cm (8 3/8 x 22 7/8 in.) Signed: Signed and dated “CLAVDIO. I.V.F./ROMA 1675” and “CLAVD.F.7” and “Claudio Gellee”. Inscriptions: Secondary Inscription: Extensively inscribed with identifications, within cartouches, of the different figures, as follows: “Terpsicore la/cetara in mano/ghirlanda/di pene di vary colore/in atto di/Ballare” [Muse of dancing and song] “Talia/ghirlanda di/cari foiri [sic] un/maschera in/mano et allegre” [Muse of comedy and pastoral poetry] “Pollinnia/volume/in mano/polinnia/acconciatura/in testa di/perle et gioie” [Muse of heroic hymns] “Urania/ una chirlanda/di lucenti stelle/un globo in mano” [Muse of astronomy] “Calliope un/cerchio d'oro cinta/la fronte in mano/un libri [sic] in mano” [Muse of epic poetry] “Melpomene ricca et/vaga acconciatura di/Capo con corone in/mano et scettri [Muse of tragedy] “Apollo”, “Euteroe ghirlanda/di varie flory in/mano diversi strumenta/da fiato” [Muse of music and lyric poetry] “ERato cinte le tempie/con corona di mirto/con la mano terra/una lira et il/plectro” [Muse of lyric and love poetry]. Alternate Title(s): Apollo and the Muses (Display Title)
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