Louvre: Raphael – Portrait of Dona Isabel de Requesens, Vice-Queen of Naples
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(The identity of the model, designated in the ancient sources as “vice-queen of Naples” and confused, following an error of Brantome, with Joanna of Aragon, was restored to the benefit of Dona Isabel de Requesens, wife of Don Ramon Folc … Read More

Nattier –  Mademoiselle de Lambesc as Minerva, arming her brother the Comte de Brionne
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In front of a drapery raised and fixed to a column, Mademoiselle de Lambesc sits on a rock-chair. Its body is three-quarters, slightly turned to the right, and its beautiful face, with imperious look, is seen from the front. She … Read More

Louvre: Boucher – Pastoral Subject
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At the foot of a tree with a dark green foliage, standing out in force on the azure sky, a shepherd and a shepherdess are seated. Shepherd and shepherdess with a fine face, with well-dressed clothes, peasants of convention as … Read More

Louvre: Rembrandt – Pilgrims at Emmaus (The Supper at Emmaus)
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Richelieu wing – 2nd floor – Holland, 17th century – Room 32 It is known the evangelical legend: two disciples of Christ, shortly after his death, journey together on the burning roads of Galilee. On the way, they evoke the … Read More

Louvre Museum: EL GRECO – Saint Louis, King of France, and a page
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This work is not currently visible in the Museum rooms Saint Louis, King of France is depicted standing, armor-plated, and bearing a crown of gold on his head. The bare arms emerge from the steel cuff. With his right hand … Read More

Louvre: Delacroix – The Barque of Dante
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Denon wing – 1st floor – Mollien – Room 77 Under a black sky streaked with bloody gleams, Phlegeton rolls its waters loaded with flames. In this scenery of terror, Virgil leads Dante towards Hell. Standing in the boat which … Read More

Lovre: François Clouet – Elisabeth of Austria (1554-1592), Wife of Charles IX and Queen of France (1570 – 1574)
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Richelieu wing – 2nd floor – Flanders, 17th century – Room 19 – Showcase 9 What a masterpiece this portrait of Elizabeth of Austria (1554 – 1592), Wife of Charles IX and Queen of France (1570 – 1574)! The finesse, … Read More

Louvre: Van Dyck – Charles I at the Hunt
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Richelieu wing – 2nd floor – Van Dyck – Room 24 The portrait of Charles I of England, which the Louvre possesses, is a legendary masterpiece. With his fist on his hip, on the sword’s side, his right hand resting … Read More

Louvre: Jan Van der Meer (Vermeer) – The Lacemaker
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Richelieu wing – 2nd floor – Holland, second half of the 17th century – Room 38 On a lacemaker’s craft, a young woman is leaning, attentive, and running in her agile fingers spindles and silk threads. His blonde head, crowned … Read More

Louvre: Lancret – Conversation
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La Caze Collection Lancret! What a delightful epoch and how many beautiful things evokes the name! To speak of Lancret brings us back to the beautiful days of Trianon and Versailles, at the time when these sumptuous residences sheltered the … Read More

Louvre: Correggio – Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine
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Denon – 1st floor – Grande Galerie – Room 8 It is said that Correggio, seventeen years old, came to Mantua and saw there the Victory of Mantegna. In fron of the work of the Paduan master, his artist’s soul … Read More

Louvre: Hans Holbein – Erasmus
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Richelieu wing – 2nd floor – Flanders, 17th century – Room 19 Hans Holbein is undoubtedly the greatest figure in German art and his illustrious contemporary Albert Dürer has to give him the first place. He practiced art in all … Read More

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