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Michelangelo Merisi, detto Caravaggio - St. John Baptist
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Giambattista Piazzetta - Judith and Holofernes
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Orazio Gentileschi - Madonna with child
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Peter Paul Rubens - San Sebastiano cured by the angels
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Antoon van Dyck - Madonna of the straw
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Guido Reni - Salome with the head of the Baptist
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Christian Berentz - The elegant snack
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Corsini throne
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Jusepe de Ribera - Venus reaches dying Adonis
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Luca Giordano - Dispute of Jesus among the doctors
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Salvator Rosa - The torture of Prometheus
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Jusepe de Ribera - Denial of Peter
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Bartolomé Esteban Murillo - Madonna of the milk
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Beato Angelico - Triptych with Ascension, Last Judgment, Pentecost
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Rosalba Carriera - Allegory of the four elements - Air, Water, Earth, Fire
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Hans Hoffmann - The hare
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Giovanni da Milano - Polyptych with Madonna and Child with Saints
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Mattia Preti - The tribute of the currency
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Jacopo Bassano - Adoration of the shepherds
Michelangelo Merisi, detto Caravaggio - St. John Baptist
Giambattista Piazzetta - Judith and Holofernes
Orazio Gentileschi - Madonna with child
Peter Paul Rubens - San Sebastiano cured by the angels
Antoon van Dyck - Madonna of the straw
Guido Reni - Salome with the head of the Baptist
Christian Berentz - The elegant snack
Corsini throne
Jusepe de Ribera - Venus reaches dying Adonis
Luca Giordano - Dispute of Jesus among the doctors
Salvator Rosa - The torture of Prometheus
Jusepe de Ribera - Denial of Peter
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo - Madonna of the milk
Beato Angelico - Triptych with Ascension, Last Judgment, Pentecost
Rosalba Carriera - Allegory of the four elements - Air, Water, Earth, Fire
Hans Hoffmann - The hare
Giovanni da Milano - Polyptych with Madonna and Child with Saints
Mattia Preti - The tribute of the currency
Jacopo Bassano - Adoration of the shepherds

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Description

The watercolor depicts in an extremely analytical way a hare surrounded by various species of plants and insects, accurately described: from the Alchemilla vulgaris (or star grass) on the right, to the dock with large fleshy leaves at the bottom, from the carnation on the left, to the small grasshopper bottom right. It is an example of virtuosity - accentuated by the presence of the fly at the top - linked to the fortune of Dürer's prototypes and, in particular, of the famous "Hare" of the Albertina of Vienna (1502). Moreover, the masterpiece was donated to the Corsinis by Cardinal Guadagni precisely as a work of the great German artist and is perhaps the same "Hare" protagonist of an anecdote told by Baldinucci (1681), about the sculptor Pietro Tacca, who refused to sell it. , despite a very high offer, "because I know how to earn the sequins, but if the hare goes away, I will never take it back". Today, the work is attributed to Hans Hoffmann, a Nuremberg painter very well known at the time for copies of Dürer's works, and was probably made during his stay in Prague, where in 1585 he became court painter of Emperor Rudolf II.

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