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Originally modeled for The Gates of Hell, where it was apparently intended to illustrate a poem from Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal, this group was abandoned by Rodin in the final version of The Gates but given a second existence under the present…

In 1891, Madison Square Garden, designed by Stanford White, opened to the public with great fanfare. White (1853 - 1906), an old friend and artistic collaborator of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, modeled the Garden's tower after the tower of the Giralda…

Orpheus, famous for taming beasts with his music, is here shown entertaining himself, his body swaying to the sound of the lira da braccio. The statue was carved for the Palazzo Corsi, Florence.

This tapestry is from a set of eight, traditionally called Les Sujets de la Fable d'après Jules Romain [Mythological subjects after Giulio Romano]. The designs for all eight tapestries were based upon drawings in Louis XIV's collection which were…

Acquired in Rome by John Cecil, the fifth Earl of Exeter (1648-1700), this sculpture was long believed to have been the work of Pierre-Étienne Monnot, the French-born sculptor who carved the English statesman's funerary monument. The Andromeda,…