Thursday, December 1, 2016

December in 1781

1781 The Twelve Months print Carington Bowles (Published by) Robert Dighton (After) Richard Earlom (Print made by) London

December in 1767

1767 December. Printed for Robert Sayer, London.

December in 1749

1749 December print John June (Print made by) D Voisin (Published by) 1749 London

December in 1745

1745 December Thomas Burford (British artist, 1710-1770) London

December in 1700s

December 1700s Jacob van Huysum (1686-1740) Twelve Months of Flowers

December in 1678-1700

1678 - 1700 December Twelve Months December print Henri II Bonnart (Published by) 1678-1700 Paris

December in 1610

1610 December Twelve months December print Jacques Callot (Print made by) Adriaen Collaert (After) Joos de Momper (After)

December in 1580

1580 December Italian School The Labours of the Months

December in 1568

1568 December √Čtienne Delaune (French artist, 1518-1595) Labours of the Months

December in 1563-1570

Francesco Bassano the Younger (1563-1570) December

December in 1515

1515 December Da Costa Hours, in Latin Illuminated by Simon Bening (1484–1561) Belgium, Bruges

Madonnas attributed to Andrea Mantegna 1431–1506

Attributed to Andrea Mantegna (Italian painter, c 1431–1506) Detail Madonna and Sleeping Child


Andrea Mantegna (Italian painter, c 1431–1506) Adoration of the Magi


Attributed to Andrea Mantegna (Italian painter, c 1431–1506) The Holy Family with Saint John 1500



Attributed to Andrea Mantegna (Italian painter, c 1431–1506) Presentation at the Temple c 1460

Attributed to Andrea Mantegna (Italian painter, c 1431–1506) Madonna and Child c 1490


Attributed to Andrea Mantegna (Italian painter, c 1431–1506) Madonna and Child with Saint


Attributed to Andrea Mantegna (Italian painter, c 1431–1506) Madonna and Child


Attributed to Andrea Mantegna (Italian painter, c 1431–1506) Madonna with Child with Saints Jerome and Louis of Toulouse. Central panel from the Altarpiece of St. Zeno of Verona Detail


Attributed to Andrea Mantegna (Italian painter, c 1431–1506) Madonna and Child with Joseph, Elizabeth, & John the Baptist 1485-88


Attributed to Andrea Mantegna (Italian painter, c 1431–1506) Madonna and Child with Cherubin


Attributed to Andrea Mantegna (Italian painter, c 1431–1506) The Holy Family 1485

Attributed to Andrea Mantegna (Italian painter, c 1431–1506) Virgin and Child between St. Jerome and St. Louis of Toulouse, c. 1455


Attributed to Andrea Mantegna (Italian painter, c 1431–1506) Madonna and Child with Saints 1490

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.