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Giambattista Piazzetta - Judith and Holofernes
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Christian Berentz - The Elegant Snack
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Corsini Throne
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Orazio Gentileschi - Madonna and Child
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Guido Reni - Salome holding the head of John the Baptist
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Jusepe de Ribera - Venus and Adonis
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Peter Paul Rubens - Saint Sebastian Healed by Angels
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Luca Giordano - Christ among the Doctors
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Michelangelo Merisi, detto Caravaggio - Saint John the Baptist
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Salvator Rosa - The Torture of Prometheus
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Jusepe de Ribera - The Denial of Saint Peter
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Bartolomé Esteban Murillo - The nursing Madonna
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Beato Angelico - Triptych with Ascension, Last Judgment, Pentecost
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Rosalba Carriera - Allegory of the Four Elements - Water, Air, Earth and Fire
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Hans Hoffmann - The hare
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Giovanni da Milano - Madonna and Child with Saints
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Antoon van Dyck - Madonna of the Straw
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Mattia Preti - The Tribute Money
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Jacopo Bassano - Adoration of the Shepherds
Giambattista Piazzetta - Judith and Holofernes
Christian Berentz - The Elegant Snack
Corsini Throne
Orazio Gentileschi - Madonna and Child
Guido Reni - Salome holding the head of John the Baptist
Jusepe de Ribera - Venus and Adonis
Peter Paul Rubens - Saint Sebastian Healed by Angels
Luca Giordano - Christ among the Doctors
Michelangelo Merisi, detto Caravaggio - Saint John the Baptist
Salvator Rosa - The Torture of Prometheus
Jusepe de Ribera - The Denial of Saint Peter
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo - The nursing Madonna
Beato Angelico - Triptych with Ascension, Last Judgment, Pentecost
Rosalba Carriera - Allegory of the Four Elements - Water, Air, Earth and Fire
Hans Hoffmann - The hare
Giovanni da Milano - Madonna and Child with Saints
Antoon van Dyck - Madonna of the Straw
Mattia Preti - The Tribute Money
Jacopo Bassano - Adoration of the Shepherds

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Description

The watercolour depicts a hare surrounded by various species of plants and insects, all rendered in an analytical and highly accurate way. Some instances are the Alchemilla vulgaris (orlady’s mantle) located on the right, the docks with large and fleshy leaves placed below, the carnation on the left hand side and the small grasshopper at bottom right. This is an example of virtuosity – accentuated by the presence of the fly on the top –. It is connected to Durer’s works, in particular, to the famous “Hare” from the Albertina museum in Vienna (1502). Besides, the masterpiece was donated to the Corsini family by cardinal Guadagni, who attributed its authorship to the great German artist. Perhaps, this same hare is the one from the anecdotic episode recounted by Baldinucci (1681) about the sculptor Pietro Tacca, who refused to sell it even though he got a significant offer: ‘because I can earn sequins but if the hare goes away, I can’t get it back anymore”. Today, the “hare” is attributed to Hans Hoffmann, a painter from Nuremberg, well-known at the time for his copies after Durer’s works; it was probably painted during Hoffmann’ stay in Prague, where in 1585 he became the court painter of Emperor Rudolf II.

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