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Category Archives: Closer Look

Allegory on the Fall and Redemption of Man: Lucas Cranach, the Younger

The Allegory on the Fall and Redemption of Man by German painter Lucas Cranach, the Younger is one of M&G’s most intriguing works.

The Risen Christ: Gerard David

Gerard David, the painter of this beautiful portrait, was one of the Netherlands most distinguished artists.

Madonna and Child with Saints: Niccolò di Pietro Gerini

In this polyptych (or multi-paneled altarpiece) Gerini not only highlights the Madonna and Christ Child, but also explores the life of Mary Magdalene in his predella.

Antonio Checchi (called Guidaccio da Imola): The Coronation of the Virgin

This is the only signed picture by this early Italian master. It also includes 55 faces!

 

Jacopo Robusti (called Il Tintoretto): The Visit of the Queen of Sheba to Solomon

Following Titian’s death in 1576, Tintoretto became the leading artist in Venice.

Rembrandt van Rijn (school of): Head of Christ

In this moving work we see combined two of Rembrandt’s favorite subjects: portraiture and biblical history.

David de Haen: The Mocking of Christ

The story behind the acquisition of a work is often as fascinating as the story within the frame.

Jan Boeckhorst: Adoration of the Magi

Flemish painter Jan Boeckhorst studied with the famous Peter Paul Rubens and was considered one of his most successful students.

Jan Victors: Esther Accusing Haman

Esther Accusing Haman, considered one of Victor’s finest works, also gives us a fascinating look at actual samples of 17th-century table settings.

Eyre Crowe: Wittenberg, October 31, 1517

Victorian artist, Eyre Crowe does a masterful job of recreating that moment in the town of Wittenberg, Germany that set in motion the Protestant Reformation.