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The Doorway of the Palace of the Marquis of Dos Aguas (Valencia)
Oil on panel. Ca. 1885
Domingo Marqués, Francisco
The Doorway of the Palace of the Marquis of Dos Aguas (Valencia)
Oil on panel. Ca. 1885
Domingo Marqués, Francisco

Various gentlemen in Carlos IV-style clothing gather in front of the palace of the Marquis of Dos Aguas in Valencia. They are accompanied by a pack of dogs and various lackeys. Domingo´s technique is [+]

The Virgin Nursing the Child
Oil on panel. Ca. 1565
Morales, Luis de
The Virgin Nursing the Child
Oil on panel. Ca. 1565
Morales, Luis de

These works (P944 and P7948) embody a more decorous variation of the breastfeeding Madonna, a reference to the succour afforded by the Virgin to all believers. Morales designed a composition which avo [+]

The Virgin nursing the Child
Oil on panel. 1560 - 1565
Morales, Luis de
The Virgin nursing the Child
Oil on panel. 1560 - 1565
Morales, Luis de

These works (P7948 and P944) embody a more decorous variation of the breastfeeding Madonna, a reference to the succour afforded by the Virgin to all believers. Morales designed a composition which avo [+]

Infanta Isabel Clara Eugenia and Magdalena Ruiz
Oil on canvas. 1585 - 1588
Sánchez Coello, Alonso
Infanta Isabel Clara Eugenia and Magdalena Ruiz
Oil on canvas. 1585 - 1588
Sánchez Coello, Alonso

Alonso Sánchez Coello was court painter to Philip II and he united two different pictorial styles developed in the mid sixteenth century by Titian and Anthonis Mor respectively. Sánchez [+]

Tiberius
Gilt-bronze, Alabaster. 1610 - 1612
Cordier, Nicolas. Il Franciosino (Manner Of)
Tiberius
Gilt-bronze, Alabaster. 1610 - 1612
Cordier, Nicolas. Il Franciosino (Manner Of)

This full-length statue of the Emperor Tiberius (42BC to 37AD) is striking in its combination of materials, also found in other works by Cordier such as the Saint Agnes made for the Roman church of th [+]

Boy in a Toga
African marble, Red porphyry, Alabaster. XVI century
Anonymous
Boy in a Toga
African marble, Red porphyry, Alabaster. XVI century
Anonymous

This figure was restored in the seventeenth century or later to take the form of a young orator holding a scroll in his right hand. He wears an ornate toga with a horizontal contabulatio across the ch [+]

Augustus
Bronze, Alabaster. 1692 - 1710
Monnot, Pierre (Attributed To)
Augustus
Bronze, Alabaster. 1692 - 1710
Monnot, Pierre (Attributed To)

Around 1700, Livio Odescalchi commissioned a statue of Augustus (63 B.C.-4 A.D.) to be paired with another of Tiberio (E00112) acquired with the collection of Christine of Sweden. Its style is more cl [+]

Allegory of Francesco I de’Medici
Italian alabaster. 1560 - 1561
Giambologna (Giovanni Da Bologna)
Allegory of Francesco I de’Medici
Italian alabaster. 1560 - 1561
Giambologna (Giovanni Da Bologna)

The protagonist of this relief is Francesco de’Medici (1541-1587). His is the figure at the right, whom the gods´ messenger, Mercury, leads by the hand, towards a female figure that has been identifie [+]

Ethiopian Woman
Marble, Black limestone. Early XVII century
Anonymous
Ethiopian Woman
Marble, Black limestone. Early XVII century
Anonymous

The piece belongs to a group of four busts of Ethiopians purchased for the Buen Retiro Palace in 1678 by Charles II. Their inspiration comes from models by the French sculptor Nicolas Cordier, the cre [+]

Ethiopian Man
Black marble, Jasper, Alabaster. Early XVII century
Anonymous
Ethiopian Man
Black marble, Jasper, Alabaster. Early XVII century
Anonymous

The head of this young man with soft features is made of black marble with a highly polished face, while the bust is of white alabaster. Belonging to a production modelled on works by Nicolas Cordier [+]

The Empress Julia Domna
White marble, Alabaster. 1540 - 1560
Roman Sculptor
The Empress Julia Domna
White marble, Alabaster. 1540 - 1560
Roman Sculptor

Julia Domna (170-217 AD), daughter of the Syrian high priest Julius Bassianus, was one of the most learned women of her day. Around the year 187 she married the future Emperor Septimius Severus and th [+]

The Virgin enthroned with the Christ Child
Alabaster. 1490 - 1500
Siloé, Gil de
The Virgin enthroned with the Christ Child
Alabaster. 1490 - 1500
Siloé, Gil de

This exceptionally fine sculpture is almost identical to the Virgin of the Choir from the Charterhouse of Miraflores (Burgos). The Virgin enthroned and crowned as Queen of Heaven appears as the new Ev [+]

Seneca
Italian marble, Alabaster. 1641 - 1644
Finelli, Giuliano (Attributed To)
Seneca
Italian marble, Alabaster. 1641 - 1644
Finelli, Giuliano (Attributed To)

This expressive head is executed with great technical virtuosity. Typologically, it can be related to the Pseudo-Seneca which derives from a classical Roman bust traditionally thought to depict this S [+]

Ethiopian Man
Marble, Black limestone, Jasper. Early XVII century
Anonymous
Ethiopian Man
Marble, Black limestone, Jasper. Early XVII century
Anonymous

A piece created under the influence of Nicolas Cordier (1567-1612), a French sculptor and restorer resident in Rome who specialised in combining alabaster and marbles of various colours, and is consid [+]

Felipe II
Alabaster. Second half of the XVI century
Leoni, Pompeo (Attributed To)
Felipe II
Alabaster. Second half of the XVI century
Leoni, Pompeo (Attributed To)

This life-size bust of Felipe II (1527-1598) has a breastplate, a gorget and a cord with the Golden Fleece as its only ornamental elements. The lower part ends in a winged figurehead. The polished sur [+]

Tabletop with central interlaced Motif
Paragone, Jasper, Lapis lazuli, Alabaster. Early XVII century
Roman Sculptor
Tabletop with central interlaced Motif
Paragone, Jasper, Lapis lazuli, Alabaster. Early XVII century
Roman Sculptor

This is rare type of tabletop that combines Roman Mannerist elements such as the border with pre-Baroque ones such as the exuberant floral and foliate motif that fills the centre. This motif replaces [+]

Small agate and cornelian cup
Gold, Agate, Cowry, Alabaster, Enamel. XVII century
Anonymous
Small agate and cornelian cup
Gold, Agate, Cowry, Alabaster, Enamel. XVII century
Anonymous

Goblet formed by seven pieces of stone, some possibly repurposed, joined by gold adornments, four of which are plain and the remainder enamelled in white with black details. The spherical body is ador [+]

Tabletop
Paragone, Hardstone, precious, Alabaster. Late XVI century
Roman Sculptor
Tabletop
Paragone, Hardstone, precious, Alabaster. Late XVI century
Roman Sculptor

This tabletop has a design of geometrical motifs around a large, agate oval with a decoration of coloured marble inlay. It is known as “the Venetian Piece” due to the fact that it has been identified [+]

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