SALVATOR MUNDI

Salvator Mundi, Latin for Saviour of the World, is a subject in iconography depicting Christ with his right hand raised in blessing and his left hand holding an orb surmounted by a cross, known as a globus cruciger, symbolizing the Earth.

 

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Salvator Mundi by Andrea Previtali

 

SM4 RAPHAEL

by Raphael Sanzio

 

SM1 CARLO CRIVELLI

by Carlo Crivelli

 

SM6 TITIAN

by Titian

 

SM2 ANTONELLO DA MESSINA

by Antonello da Messina

 

SM3 GIOVANNI BELLINI

by Giovanni Belini

 

Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” (below) will go on auction on November 15 and is reportedly the last painting by the Renaissance artist in private hands. It is one of fewer than 20 paintings by Leonardo.

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THE LAST SUPPER

12 last supper

by Leonardo da Vinci (below)

00 da vinci

by Paolo Veronese

01 veronese

by Jacopo Bassano

02 bassano

by Tintoretto

03 tintoretto

by Phillipe de Champaigne

04 phillipe de campagne

by Dieric Bouts the Elder

05 Dieric Bouts the Elder

by Dood van Maria

06 Meester van de Amsterdamse Dood van Maria

by James Tissot

07 james tissot

by Valentin de Boulogne

09 valentin de boulogne

10 duccio

by Peter Paul Rubens

11 rubens

by Pietro Peruggino

13 pietro peruggino

by Domenico Ghirlandaio

14 ghirlandaio

by Lucas Cranach

15 lucas cranach

by Duccio di Buoninsegna

17 Duccio di Buoninsegna

by Francesco Fontebasso

18 Francesco Fontebasso

by El Greco

19 el greco

by Hans Holbein the Younger

20 Hans Holbein the Younger

by Fra Angelico

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SUOR PLAUTILLA NELLI

Plautilla Nelli (1524-1588).

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Suor Plautilla Nelli was born into a noble Florentine family. She entered the convent of Santa Caterina di Siena in Florence (which taught painting and sculpting of terracotta figures) in 1538, at the age of 14, and eventually became its prioress, several times.

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The convent (now destroyed), located in Piazza San Marco, was supposedly annexed into the Galleria dell’Accademia in 1853 and was briefly part of the Accademia delle Belle Arti. According to noted Nelli expert, Catherine Turrill, many of the nuns at Santa Caterina were daughters of Florentine artisans, and the convent was unrivaled throughout Italy for the ‘number and significance’ of its nun-artists.

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WAVERLEY ABBEY

Waverley Abbey was the first Cistercian abbey in England. It was founded in 1128 by William Giffard, Bishop of Winchester.

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In July 1201 the abbey was flooded “and all but carried away” by a storm which caused the abbey’s crops to fail. The abbey was rebuilt during the 13th-century, and much of the remains visible today date from this period.

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The site was excavated by the Surrey Archaeological society between 1890 and 1903, and the ruins restored in 1966. (Photo below: 1895).

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