Friday, October 28, 2016

A few intriguing 16C hats

1530 Lady by Lucas Cranach the Elder

c 1490 Master of Moulins, Margaret of Austria


1515 Isabella Hapsburg of Austria, attr to the Master of the Legend of Mary Magdalene, fl. 1480-1537


Gian Giacomo de Alladio, also known as Macrino d'Alba (c. 1460-65- 1528) 1520 Anna d’Alençon


Jan Gossaert (Jan Mabuse, Jennyn van Hennegouwe), (Flemish artist, c 1472-1532.) A Young Princess Perhaps Dorothea of Denmark


c 1506-19 Lorenzo Lotto (Venitian artist, c 1480–1556) Portrait of Lucina Bremabati. Her fashionable Venetian headwear, capigliara, is scrupulously detailed—the fake hair plaited & secured with yellow silk bows, the coronet of pearls concealing the line of attachment to her own hair.


1525 Bernardino Luini (Italian artist, 1485-1532) Portrait of a Lady


1525 Laura Pisani by Dosso Dossi (Italian painter, c 1490–1542), actually Giovanni di Niccolò de Luteri


1530s Paris Bordone (Italian artist, 1500-1571) Portrait Of A Woman with a Child

1555-60 Angnolo Bronzino, Agnolo di Cosimo, (Italian Mannerist artist, 1503-1572) Laura Battiferri, a poetess, wife of Bartolomeo Ammanati the sculptor.

1510 Vittore Carpaccio (c. 1460–1526) Portrait of a Woman c 1510


1545-1550 St Cecelia Circle of Ambrosius Benson Detail


1573 Lady Kytson by George Gower (1540-1596)


1577 Elizabeth Knollys, Lady Layton after George Gower


1577 Julich, Princess of Cleve and Berg by an Unknown Artist


1596 Joan, 1st wife of Edward Alleyn by an artist of the British School


1500s Katherine Parr (c 1512-1548) Last wife of Henry VIII


1579 Margarethe Elisabeth von Ansbach-Bayreuth in München


1560 Catherine of Aragon by English school


1599 Lady Agnes Douglas by Adrian Vanson


1595 Frances Howard, Countess of Somerset by Isaac Oliver

Madonnas attributed to Pseudo-Pier Francesco Fiorentino (active 2nd half of the 15C)

Attributed to Pseudo-Pier Francesco Fiorentino (active Florence, second half of the 15th Century) Madonna col Bambino e angeli 1459

Attributed to Pseudo-Pier Francesco Fiorentino (active Florence, second half of the 15th Century) Madonna and Child

Attributed to Pseudo-Pier Francesco Fiorentino (active Florence, second half of the 15th Century) Madonna and child with goldfinch


Attributed to Pseudo-Pier Francesco Fiorentino (active Florence, second half of the 15th Century) Madonna and Child 1460-80 Madonna of the roses

Attributed to Pseudo-Pier Francesco Fiorentino (active Florence, second half of the 15th Century) Madonna and Child before a rose hedge


Attributed to Pseudo-Pier Francesco Fiorentino (active Florence, second half of the 15th Century) Adoration of the Child with the Young St John


Attributed to Pseudo-Pier Francesco Fiorentino (active Florence, second half of the 15th Century) Madonna and Child 1460-80

In this blog, I try to begin each day with a painting of the Madonna & Child. It centers me; connects me to the past; & encourages me to post some of the religious paintings which were a large part of the core of early Western art.  In the 4C, as the Christian population was rapidly growing & was now supported by the state, Christian art evolved & became grander to suit new, enlarged public spaces & the changing contemporary tastes of elite private clients.