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Gian Lorenzo Bernini - Square Staircase
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Francesco Borromini - Helicoidal Staircase
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Andrea Sacchi - Allegory of Divine Wisdom
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Annibale Carracci - Portable Altarpiece with “Pietà” and Saints
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Domínikos Theotokópoulos, detto El Greco - Baptism of Christ
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Agnolo di Cosimo, detto il Bronzino - Portrait of Stefano IV Colonna
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Pietro da Cortona - The Triumph of Divine Providence and the Fulfilment of its Purposes under Pope Urban VIII
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Raffaello Sanzio - La Fornarina
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Piero di Cosimo - Saint Mary Magdalene
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Michelangelo Merisi, detto Caravaggio - Narcissus
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Gian Lorenzo Bernini - Portrait of Urban VIII
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Guido Reni - Portrait of Beatrice Cenci
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Lorenzo Lotto - The Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine with Saints
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Michelangelo Merisi, detto Caravaggio - Judith Beheading Holofernes
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Michelangelo Merisi, detto Caravaggio - Saint Francis in Meditation
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Hans Holbein il Giovane - Portrait of Henry VIII
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Giovanni Baronzio - Episodes of the Passion of Christ
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Pompeo Batoni - Portrait of Abbondio Rezzonico
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Filippo Lippi - Annunciation
Gian Lorenzo Bernini - Square Staircase
Francesco Borromini - Helicoidal Staircase
Andrea Sacchi - Allegory of Divine Wisdom
Annibale Carracci - Portable Altarpiece with “Pietà” and Saints
Domínikos Theotokópoulos, detto El Greco - Baptism of Christ
Agnolo di Cosimo, detto il Bronzino - Portrait of Stefano IV Colonna
Pietro da Cortona - The Triumph of Divine Providence and the Fulfilment of its Purposes under Pope Urban VIII
Raffaello Sanzio - La Fornarina
Piero di Cosimo - Saint Mary Magdalene
Michelangelo Merisi, detto Caravaggio - Narcissus
Gian Lorenzo Bernini - Portrait of Urban VIII
Guido Reni - Portrait of Beatrice Cenci
Lorenzo Lotto - The Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine with Saints
Michelangelo Merisi, detto Caravaggio - Judith Beheading Holofernes
Michelangelo Merisi, detto Caravaggio - Saint Francis in Meditation
Hans Holbein il Giovane - Portrait of Henry VIII
Giovanni Baronzio - Episodes of the Passion of Christ
Pompeo Batoni - Portrait of Abbondio Rezzonico
Filippo Lippi - Annunciation

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The inscription on the blue ground informs us that the English sovereign Henry VIII was forty-nine years of age when Holbein painted this portrait, on the occasion of the King’s fourth marriage. The subject’s frontal pose, his sumptuous clothes and jewelry, and his gaze staring out at the viewer all stamp the portrait with a vivid image of Henry’s grandeur and power, while alluding to the political importance of his (short-lived) marriage to Princess Anne of Cleves. Holbein, personal painter to the English sovereign since 1536, here displays all his artistry. The varied textures of the fabrics are impeccably rendered: the silk brocade and fur, the patterning on his doublet, the puffed shirt sleeves, the sword and the jewels, are all delineated in fine detail. Henry VIII’s physiognomy is true to life, but at the same time presents a timeless image of the king.

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