Browse Items (41 total)

Our painting was engraved by Marcelin Gilbert Desboutin (1823–1902) and etched by Léopold Flameng (1831–1911).

This picture, Tiepolo's largest and most dazzling oil sketch, shows Apollo about to embark on his daily course across the sky. Deities around the sun god symbolize the planets and allegorical figures on the cornice represent the four…

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,…

Gian Lorenzo Bernini was the heroic central figure in Italian Baroque sculpture. The influence of his father, the Florentine-born Pietro, can be seen here in the buoyant forms and cottony texture of the Bacchanal. The liveliness and strongly accented…

Modeled by Frederick W. MacMonnies in Paris in 1893–94, "Bacchante and Infant Faun" epitomizes the dramatic quality of the French Beaux-Arts style that dominated American sculpture during the last quarter of the nineteenth century. The sculpture…

For his depiction of the gigantic hunter, Poussin drew on the Greek writer Lucian (De domo 27–29): "Orion, who is blind, is carrying Cedalion, and the latter, riding on his back, is showing him the way to the sunlight. The rising sun is healing…

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…

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…

In the Salon of 1848, Diaz exhibited a painting entitled "The Departure of Diana for the Hunt," which was criticized for inept drawing. The following year, he painted this picture, larger than the first and characterized by careful draughtsmanship…