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Classical art and illustration

Joan of Arc by Albert Lynch (1851-1912)
engraving from Figaro Illustre magazine, 1903

Joan of Arc by Albert Lynch (1851-1912)

engraving from Figaro Illustre magazine, 1903

(Source: paintingses)

fablesandgables:

Saint George Killing the Dragon - Bernat Martorell, 1434/35
Tempera on panel
61 1/4 x 38 5/8 in. (155.6 x 98.1 cm)
Art Institute of Chicago

In the second quarter of the 15th century, Bernat Martorell was the leading painter of Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia in northeastern Spain. Saint George was the patron saint of Catalonia, and Martorell’s vivid painting probably once formed the center of the altarpiece of the chapel of the Catalan government in its palace in Barcelona. The central image would have been flanked by smaller narrative panels, now in the Musée du Louvre, Paris; they illustrate the martyrdom of the saint in gruesome detail.
— Permanent collection label [x]

fablesandgables:

Saint George Killing the Dragon - Bernat Martorell, 1434/35

Tempera on panel

61 1/4 x 38 5/8 in. (155.6 x 98.1 cm)

Art Institute of Chicago

In the second quarter of the 15th century, Bernat Martorell was the leading painter of Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia in northeastern Spain. Saint George was the patron saint of Catalonia, and Martorell’s vivid painting probably once formed the center of the altarpiece of the chapel of the Catalan government in its palace in Barcelona. The central image would have been flanked by smaller narrative panels, now in the Musée du Louvre, Paris; they illustrate the martyrdom of the saint in gruesome detail.

— Permanent collection label [x]

(via medieval)

centuriespast:

Saint Catherine of Alexandria, with the Defeated Emperor
Probably the left wing of a triptych
Master of the Legend of Saint Lucy, Netherlandish (active Bruges), active c. 1470 - c. 1500
Made in Netherlands,c. 1482
Oil on panel
Philadelphia Museum of Art

centuriespast:

Saint Catherine of Alexandria, with the Defeated Emperor

Probably the left wing of a triptych

Master of the Legend of Saint Lucy, Netherlandish (active Bruges), active c. 1470 - c. 1500

Made in Netherlands,c. 1482

Oil on panel

Philadelphia Museum of Art

(via fantasyandthedarkages)

books0977:

The Ugly Princess (c. 1902). Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale (English, 1871-1945).
Inspired by a poem by Charles Kingsley, which concludes: “I was not good enough for man and so am given to God.” The heroine is a princess forced to become a nun after being rejected by her intended husband.
As an illustrator and painter, Brickdale’s works are always styled in the manner of the Pre-Raphaelites, using vibrant jewel like colors and representative 19th century subject matter. 

books0977:

The Ugly Princess (c. 1902). Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale (English, 1871-1945).

Inspired by a poem by Charles Kingsley, which concludes: “I was not good enough for man and so am given to God.” The heroine is a princess forced to become a nun after being rejected by her intended husband.

As an illustrator and painter, Brickdale’s works are always styled in the manner of the Pre-Raphaelites, using vibrant jewel like colors and representative 19th century subject matter. 

(via marinamorrigan)

fantasyandthedarkages:

a portrait of Vere Egerton by Robert Peake…it was very rare to show shoes in a portrait during this time.

fantasyandthedarkages:

a portrait of Vere Egerton by Robert Peake…it was very rare to show shoes in a portrait during this time.