Tag Archives: Italy

1503: Rough Draft

This painting by Leonardo da Vinci is know as the Isleworth Mona Lisa, named for the London neighborhood of an early 20th century owner of the work. Experts believe it was painted in about 1503, before the version that now … Continue reading

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1321: Kleptomania

In Some Observations Made in Travelling Through France, Italy, &c. in the Years 1720, 1721 and 1722, Edward Wright relates being told in Florence about one of Dante’s bad habits: This great man, we are told, had a most unhappy … Continue reading

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1895: Procession

Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo: The Procession (1892-1895)

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16th Century: Dog and Cat

Dosso Dossi: Portrait of a Young Man Holding a Dog and Cat (16th Century) “This kind of moody portrait, or image of a particular human type, was popularised by Giorgione: here the dog and cat may allude to conflicting sides of … Continue reading

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1876: Grove

George Inness: Pine Grove of the Barberini Villa (1876)

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1904: The Rising Sun

Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo: Il sole (Il sole nascente) (1904) (source)

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1565: Portrait of a Boy

Sofonisba Anguissola: Portrait of a Boy at the Spanish Court (1565-1570); formerly attributed—as were many of Anguissola’s works—to Alonso Sanchez Coello

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