NUDES

by Sebastiano Ricci (1659-1734)

sebastiano ricci

Charles-Antoine Coypel (1694-1752)

Charles Antoine Coypel1

Jacques Reattu (1760-1833)

jacques reattu

Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825)

jacques louis david

Agnolo Bronzino (1503-1572)

agnolo bronzino

Théodore Géricault (1791-1824)

theodore gericault

Manuel Benedito Vives (1875-1963)

Manuel Benedito Vives

William Bourgereau (1825-1905)

william bourgereau

Karl Pavlovich Bryullov (1799-1852)

Karl Pavlovich Bryullov

Osmar Schindler (1867-1927)

osmar schindler

 

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THE ARMADA PORTRAIT

The Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I of England is the name of any of three surviving versions of an allegorical panel painting depicting the Tudor queen surrounded by symbols of imperial majesty against a backdrop representing the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588.
The three surviving versions are:
. The version at Woburn Abbey, in Bedfordshire, England. (below)
. The version in the National Portrait Gallery, London.
. The version owned by the Tyrwhitt-Drake family.

armada

Unknown artist, 1588.

TASTES CHANGE

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John Hoppner’s Portrait of the Franklin Sisters (circa 1795)

While the Impressionists were languishing in poverty in the 1870s, a host of other artists—academic painters, aristocratic portraitists, members of the Barbizon school, and genre painters—were hungrily snapped up by the self-assured connoisseurs of the day.

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Ludwig Knaus’s Mud Pies (1873)

Work by some of these original market darlings did end up in major museums (perhaps unsurprisingly, considering the financial caliber of their patrons), but none is a household name today.

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