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Battle of the Lapiths and the Centaurs
Oil on canvas. 1835
Tegeo Díaz, Rafael
Battle of the Lapiths and the Centaurs
Oil on canvas. 1835
Tegeo Díaz, Rafael

According to Ovid, the marriage of Hippodamia to Pirithous sparked a mythical battle between their kinsmen, the lapiths and the centaurs. This theme appealed to artists as symbolising the battle betwe [+]

The Death of Hercules
Oil on canvas. 1634
Zurbarán, Francisco de
The Death of Hercules
Oil on canvas. 1634
Zurbarán, Francisco de

This episode, which illustrates Hercules’s death, was narrated in great detail by Baltasar de Victoria, who tells how the hero killed Nessus the centaur for having attempted to rape Hercules’s bride, [+]

The Rape of Hippodamia
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1637
Rubens, Peter Paul (And Workshop)
The Rape of Hippodamia
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1637
Rubens, Peter Paul (And Workshop)

Like Fortuna (P1674) and the Marriage of Peleus and Thetis (P1634), the Rape of Hippodamia was part of the massive cycle of mythologies designed by Peter Paul Rubens in 1636-37 for the Torre de la Par [+]

The Death of the Centaur Nessus
Oil on canvas. 1696 - 1697
Giordano, Luca
The Death of the Centaur Nessus
Oil on canvas. 1696 - 1697
Giordano, Luca

Hercules wades effortlessly across the powerful Euenos River while his wife, the beautiful Deianira, requires the aid of the centaur Nessus to do so. While ferrying her across, the centaur attempts to [+]

The Education of Achilles
Oil on panel. 1630 - 1635
Rubens, Peter Paul (And Workshop)
The Education of Achilles
Oil on panel. 1630 - 1635
Rubens, Peter Paul (And Workshop)

A model for the tapestry on the same subject that belongs to a series of eight about the Greek hero. The Story of Achilles is smaller than other projects by Rubens, but the quality of its sketches, mo [+]

The Education of Achilles
Oil on canvas. 1727
Conca, Sebastiano
The Education of Achilles
Oil on canvas. 1727
Conca, Sebastiano

King Philip V of Spain’s last son, Luis Antonio Jaime, was born on 25 July 1727. To celebrate the occasion, the Piazza di Spagna in Rome was decorated with an artificial boulder of considerable dimens [+]

Saints Anthony Abbot and Paul the Hermit
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1634
Velázquez, Diego Rodríguez de Silva y
Saints Anthony Abbot and Paul the Hermit
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1634
Velázquez, Diego Rodríguez de Silva y

The subject is drawn from the narration in Jacobo de la Voragine`s 13th-century Golden Legend of Saint Anthony the Abbot`s voyage to the Egyptian desert to visit Saint Paul, the first Christian hermit [+]

God the Father with Angels Appearing among Clouds
Pencil ground, Grey-brown ink, White lead, Wash on green paper. Second half of the XVI century
Farinati, Paolo
God the Father with Angels Appearing among Clouds
Pencil ground, Grey-brown ink, White lead, Wash on green paper. Second half of the XVI century
Farinati, Paolo

Farinati was one of the most prolific draftsmen active in Verona in the second half of the sixteenth century. His pictorial approach to drawing -many of his studies are carried out largely with the br [+]

Hercules Firing an Arrow at the Centaur Nessus, who flees with the Nymph Dejanira on his Back
Pencil, Pencil ground, Grey-brown ink, White lead, Wash on blue paper. 1550 - 1560
Brusasorci, Domenico (Attributed To)
Hercules Firing an Arrow at the Centaur Nessus, who flees with the Nymph Dejanira on his Back
Pencil, Pencil ground, Grey-brown ink, White lead, Wash on blue paper. 1550 - 1560
Brusasorci, Domenico (Attributed To)

Classified in the collections of Brun and Fernández Durán as by Paolo Farinati (1524-1606). The silvery finish, suggested by the copious white heightening on a support of light blue-grey [+]

Frieze with Centaurs Fighting Horseman and Warriors
Pencil, Pencil ground, Grey-brown ink, Wash on yellow paper. XVI century
Anonymous
Frieze with Centaurs Fighting Horseman and Warriors
Pencil, Pencil ground, Grey-brown ink, Wash on yellow paper. XVI century
Anonymous

The composition appears to be copied from an Antique frieze, as the limbs of some of the figures are abruptly terminated, as if to show the breaks in a piece of ancient sculpture, for example the righ [+]

Hercules slaying the centaur Eurytion
Pencil, Pencil ground, Grey-brown ink on paper. XVI century
Anonymous
Hercules slaying the centaur Eurytion
Pencil, Pencil ground, Grey-brown ink on paper. XVI century
Anonymous

A superior version, in the hand of Cambiaso himself, is in a private collection. Another version of the drawing is in the National Gallery, Oslo (inv. no. B15043). The private collection, Prado and Os [+]

Centaur with cherubs
Pencil, Grey wash, Pencil strokes on white paper. 1759 - 1791
Tiepolo, Giovanni Domenico
Centaur with cherubs
Pencil, Grey wash, Pencil strokes on white paper. 1759 - 1791
Tiepolo, Giovanni Domenico

This drawing is one of a series by Giandomenico Tiepolo dedicated to centaurs, fauns and other mythological creatures. The series is one of the most original creations by Giandomenico, son of Giambatt [+]

Painting and Music
Bronze. 1730 - 1740
Bertós, Francesco
Painting and Music
Bronze. 1730 - 1740
Bertós, Francesco

Owing to their ascending composition and their evidently decorative character, it is believed that these sculptural groups, the so-called Triumphs, were designed as table centrepieces. Like its pair ( [+]

The Art of War
Bronze. 1730 - 1740
Bertós, Francesco
The Art of War
Bronze. 1730 - 1740
Bertós, Francesco

The prime achievement of the Venetian sculptor Bertós was his Triumphs, virtuoso groups of cabinet sculptures formed by stylised figures intertwined in lively and complex compositions. This mag [+]

Sculpture, Arithmetics and Architecture
Bronze. 1730 - 1740
Bertós, Francesco
Sculpture, Arithmetics and Architecture
Bronze. 1730 - 1740
Bertós, Francesco

In this group, characteristic of the Venetian Bertós’s technical virtuosity, the allegories of the liberal arts are accompanied by personifications such as Perfection, Intellect, Truth and Valo [+]

Saint Anthony Abbot and Saint Paul the Hermit
Crayon lithography, Scraper, Lithographic aquatint on wove paper. 1826 - 1829
Blanchard, Pharamond; Madrazo y Agudo, José de; Real Establecimiento Litográfico de Madrid
Saint Anthony Abbot and Saint Paul the Hermit
Crayon lithography, Scraper, Lithographic aquatint on wove paper. 1826 - 1829
Blanchard, Pharamond; Madrazo y Agudo, José de; Real Establecimiento Litográfico de Madrid

The Company for the engraving of the paintings from the Royal Palaces was one of the Spanish Enlightenment’s major undertakings during the second half of the 18th century. It supervised the reproducti [+]

The Rape of Hippodamia
Crayon lithography, Pen lithography, Scraper, Lithographic aquatint on wove paper. 1832 - 1837
Rubens, Peter Paul (And Workshop); Real Establecimiento Litográfico de Madrid; Jorro, José; Madrazo y Agudo, José de
The Rape of Hippodamia
Crayon lithography, Pen lithography, Scraper, Lithographic aquatint on wove paper. 1832 - 1837
Rubens, Peter Paul (And Workshop); Real Establecimiento Litográfico de Madrid; Jorro, José; Madrazo y Agudo, José de

Es una litografía de José Jorro (activo en Madrid entre 1832 y 1837) que reproduce el óleo de Rubens y su taller conservado en el Museo Nacional del Prado (P01658). El título que aparece en la estampa [+]

The Rape of Hippodamia
Crayon lithography, Pen lithography, Printing on japon, Scraper, Lithographic aquatint on wove paper. 1832 - 1837
Rubens, Peter Paul (And Workshop); Jorro, José; Madrazo y Agudo, José de; Real Establecimiento Litográfico de Madrid
The Rape of Hippodamia
Crayon lithography, Pen lithography, Printing on japon, Scraper, Lithographic aquatint on wove paper. 1832 - 1837
Rubens, Peter Paul (And Workshop); Jorro, José; Madrazo y Agudo, José de; Real Establecimiento Litográfico de Madrid

Es una litografía de José Jorro (activo en Madrid entre 1832 y 1837) que reproduce el óleo pintado por Rubens y su taller (P01658). Esta estampa se entregaba con el cuadernillo CXCVIII acompañado de u [+]

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