Images of the past

A chronologue of beauty

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Renaissance Profiles

 Portrait of a lady,c.1410 by an unknown Franco-Flemish Master

Portrait of Ginevra d'Este,1436-38 by Pisanello

Leonello d'Este,1441 by Pisanello

Portrait of a man and a woman,c.1440 by Fra Fillippo Lippi

Portrait of a woman,1440s by Paolo Uccello

Portrait of a lady,1440s by Fra Filippo Lippi

Portrait of a lady,1450s by Paolo Ucello

Portrait of a lady,c.1450 by Piero della Francesca 

Portrait of a young lady of fashion,c.1460 by Paolo Uccello

Bianca Maria Visconti,c.1460 by Bonifacio Bembo

Portrait of Andre Jacquemart by Giorgio Schavone,c. 1460

 Portrait of a lady,c.1460 by Lo Scheggia

Portrait of Louis II Duc d'Anjou,King of Naples by an unknown artist,c. 1456-65

Portrait of a child,1465-70 by Girolamo di Giovanni da Camerino

Portrait of a lady in red,1460-70 by an unknown Florentine painter

Portrait of Lucrezia Landriani,1465 by Antonio del Pollaiolo

Portrait of a lady,1465 by Alesso Baldovinetti

Portrait of Battista Sforza,1465-70 by Pierro della Francesca

Portrait of a Florentine noblewoman by an unknown Florentine artist, c. 1470s

Portrait of a lady,c.1475 by Antonio del Pollaiuolo

Portrait of a young woman,c.1475 by Antonio del Pollaiolo

Portrait of a lady,c.1475 by Antonio del Pollaiolo

Portrait of a Venetian lady,1475-80 by an unknown Italian painter

Portrait of Ginevra Sforza Bentivoglio,c.1480 by Ercole de Roberti

Portrait of Doge Giovanni Mocenigo,1480 by Gentile Bellini

Portrait of Simonetta Vespucci,1480-85 by Boticelli

Portrait of Simonetta Vespucci,mid 1480s by Boticelli

Portrait of Giovanna Tornabuoni,1489-90 by Ghirlandaio

Portrait of Giovanni II Bentivoglio,c. 1490 by Ercole de Roberti

Portrait of Bianca Maria Sforza,1493 by Giovanni Ambrogio de Predis

Portrait of a lady,possibly Beatrice d'Este by Giovanni Ambrogio de Predis,c. 1490

Portrait of a man,c. 1500 by Giovanni Ambrogio de Predis

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Valois Princesses

Isabella of Valois Duchess of Bourbon (1313-1383),daughter of the founder of the Valois dynasty Charles Count of Valois,and her husband Peter I Duke of Bourbon from a XVth c.illustration

Isabella de Valois (right in widows weeds) meeting her daughter Jeanne Queen of France,

a XVIIth c. copy of an original medieval illustration

Marguerite de Bourgogne,Duchess of Bavaria (1374-1441),daughter of Philip Duke of Burgundy and Margaret III Countess of Flanders,from the House of Valois-Burgundy,an illustration of her tomb effigy

 The marriage of Marie de Berry,daughter of John,Duke of Berry,son of John II of France and Joanna of Armagnac,and her first husband Phillip de Artois in 1393 by Jean Froissart

 Marie de Berry and her third husband John I Duke of Bourbon,c.1450

 Marie and her husband John among other courtiers from Les Tres Riches Heures de Duc de Berry,1412-1416 illustrated by the Limbourg brothers

Marie and her husband John,det.

Jeanne de Valois,Duchesse de Bretagne (1391-1433),daughter of Charles VI of France and Isabeu of Bavaria,from an illustration of her marriage to Jean V Duc de Bratagne in 1396 by Jean Froissart

 Michelle de Valois,Duchesse de Bourgogne (1395-1422),daughter of Charles VI of France and Isabeau of Bavaria,by Antonio de Succa

A possible portrait of Michelle de Valois,mid XVth c. by Rogier van der Weyden

Catherine d'Alencon Duchess of Bavaria (1396-1462),daughter of Peter III of Alencon,memeber of the house of Valois-Alencon and Marie Chamaillart ,Vicomtesse de Beaumont-au-Maine,image from her tomb effigy that was comissioned while she was still alive

Catherine de Valois Queen of England (1401-1437),daughter of Charles VI of France and 

Isabeau of Bavaria

 The Marriage of Catherine of Valois and Henry V of England in 1420

The Marriage of Catherine of Valois and Henry V of England,det.

The marriage of Catherine de Valois and Henry V of England in 1420

Catherine de Valois,Queen of England

Wooden Effigy of Queen Catherine of Valois,died in 1437

Anne de Bourgogne,Duchess of Bedford (1404-1432),daughter of John the Fearless,Duc de Bourgogne from the House of Valois-Burgundy and Margaret of Bavaria,effigy on her tomb by Guillaume de Veluten

 Tomb effigy Anne de Bourgogne,Duchess of Bedford

  Tomb effigy Anne de Bourgogne,Duchess of Bedford

Anne de Bourgogne praying before St. Anne,the Virgin and the infant Christ,from the 
Bedford Hours by the Bedfrord Master,1415-35

 Marguerite d'Orleans,Comtesse de Vertus (1406-1466),daughter of Louis I Duc d'Orleans and Valentina Visconti,XVth c. illustration from the Book of Hours of Marguerite d'Orleans 

Marguerite d'Orleans,Comtesse de Vertus,det.

Catherine de Valois,Comtesse de Charolais (1428-1446) daughter of 

King Charles VII of France and Marie of Anjou

 Marguerite d'Anjou,Queen of England (1430-1482),daughter of Rene I of Naples from the House of Valois-Anjou and Isabella,Duchess of Lorraine

 John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, presents the Book of Romances (Shrewsbury Book) to Margaret of Anjou and her husband King Henry VI of England,c. 1445 by the Talbot Master

Margaret d'Anjou,illumination from the Books of the Skinners Company,c. 1422

Joan de Valois,Duchesse de Bourbon (1435-1482),daughter of Charles VII of France and 

Marie of Anjou,XVth c.

Magdalena of Valois,Princessse de Viana (1443-1495),daughter of Charles VII of France and Marie of Anjou,shown here with her fiance Ladislaus the Posthumous who died before they were married,1457 by unknown Austrian artist 

 Marie de Bourgogne,Duchesse de Bourgogne (1457-1452),daughter of Charles the Bold,Duke of Burgundy from the House of Valois-Burgundy and Isabella de Bourbon

Marie de Bourgogne shortly after the death of hes father reading a book,c.1477
 from Mary of Burgundy's Book of Hours

Marie de Bourgogne on horseback,from a XVth c. chronicle 

 Marie de Bourgogne,c.1500 by Niklas Reiser

 A XVIth c. German statue of Marie de Bourgogne


Marie de Bourgogne with her husband Emperor Maximillian I and their children,1515 

by Bernhard Strigel

Marie de Bourgogne,1863 by Henry Leys

Engraving of  Marie de Bourgogne  and her husband Maximillian I 

   Marie de Bourgogne by a German artist

Marie de Bourgogne as a widow

Tomb of Marie de Bourgogne 

 Anne de Beaujeu,Duchesse de Bourbon (1461-1552),daughter of Louis XI of France 

and Charlotte of Savoy,1489-99 by the Master of Moulins 

 Anne de Beaujeu,Duchesse de Bourbon

Anne de Beaujeau,XIXth c. illustration

 Marguerite d'Angouleme,Queen of Navarre (1492-1549) daughter of Charles Count of Angouleme from the House of Valois-Angouleme and Louise of Savoy,c. 1530 by Jean Clouet

Anne de Pisleu presenting a book to Marguerite d'Angouleme

Anne d'Alencon Marquise de Montferrat (1492-1562) daughter of Rene Duc d'Alencon from the House of Valois-Alencon and Marguerite de Vaudemont

Possible portrait of Claude de Valois,Queen of France

 Renee de Valois,Duchesse de Ferrara (1510-1547) daughter of Louis XII of France and Anne,Duchess of Brittany,by Corneille de Lyon

 Renee de Valois,Duchesse de Ferrara

 Marguerite de Valois,Duchesse de Berry and Savoy(1523-1547),daughter of Francis I of France and Claude de Valois

Marguerite Duchess of Berry and Savoy,Francois Clouet

Marguerite de Valois,Duchesse de Berry and Savoy

Marguerite de Valois,style of Clouet

 Marguerite de Valois,studio of Clouet

Marguerite de Valois,Duchesse de Berry and Savoy

A coin with the image of  Marguerite de Valois

Marguerite de Valois Duchess of Berry and Savoy as a widow,after Clouet

Elisabeth de Valois,Queen of Spain (1545-1568) daughter of Henry II of France and 

Catherine de Medici,1549 Francois Clouet

 Elisabeth de Valois,c. 1550 by Clouet

 Elisabeth de Valois,1558 Francois Clouet

Elisabeth de Valois,Queen of Spain by Sofonisba Anguissola in 1565

Elisabeth de Valois by Rubens after Anguissola

 Elisabeth de Valois,Queen of Spain,1565 by Sofonisba Anguissola

 Elisabeth de Valois,c.1560s by Anthonis Mor

 Elisabeth de Valois,Queen of Spain

Elisabeth de Valois,1560s Alonso Sanchez Coello

A cenotaph of Philip II and his family by Pompeo Leoni,next to Phillip II 
is the figure ofElisabeth de Valois behind them are Philip's last wife 
Anna of Austria and his son Charles,Prince of Asturias

 Claude de Valois,Duchesse de Lorraine (1547-1575),daughter of Henry II of France

 and Catherine de Medici

Claude de Valois,Duchesse de Lorraine

 Claude de Valois,Duchesse de Lorraine

Claude de Valois Duchesse de Lorraine 

Marguerite de Valois,1560 by Francois Clouet

Marguerite de Valois,1569-70 Francois Clouet

Marguerite de Valois Queen of Navarre and France,1572 Francois Clouet

Portrait identified as Margurite de Valois by Claude Duret

Marguerite de Valois,Queen of Navarre and France

Marguerite de Valois by Francois Clouet

Marguerite de Valois with her brothers from the Valois Tapestries,c.1580

Marguerite de Valois with her brothers,Valois Tapestries c.1580

Marguerite de Valois

Marguerite de Valois by an unknown painter

Marguerite de Valois on horseback

Marie Elisabeth de Valois (1572-1578),only child of Charles IX of France and 

Elisabeth of Austria,1578 Francois Clouet

Marie Elisabeth de Valois by Francois Clouet