A collection of sketches by Joseph Stalin
Józef Kossakowski by Kazimierz Wojniakowski, 1794
Jusepe de Ribera
Saint Sebastian Tended by Saint Irene (c. 1621)
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, Spain
French School, Male Nude, 18th century
Tommies Bathing I and II, John Singer Sargent, 1918.
Rex Whistler 1940 self portrait (by mpt.1607)
Saint Michael the Archangel (c. 1617)
Museum of Fine Arts, Santander, Spain
Attributed to Diego Velázquez
Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness (1618-25)
Art Institute of Chicago
Saint John the Evangelist on the Island of Patmos
c. 1618 · National Gallery, London · From Two Paintings for the Shod Carmelites, SevilleSaint John the Evangelist is shown writing the Book of Revelation, the final book of the New Testament, with his symbol, an eagle, at his side. Saint John looks up at his vision of the Woman of the Apocalypse (Revelation 12), which was the source for much of the imagery associated with the Immaculate Conception. This provides the thematic link between this work and its companion piece, ‘The Immaculate Conception’. As in all Velázquez’s early work, the central figures in both works are painted from models. The Saint John here is less idealised than the Virgin depicted in ‘The Immaculate Conception’.