The Temptation of Saint Anthony Abbot Artist known as Master of the Osservanza Italian (Siena) approximately 1435-40
One of the most admired narrative series in fifteenth-century Sienese painting comprises eight panels illustrating the legend of Saint Anthony Abbot, generally attributed to an anonymous artist known only as the Master of the Osservanza. Originally part of an altarpiece or large tabernacle, the series includes works now divided among museums in New York, Washington, D.C. , Berlin and New Haven (Yale). In this panel, Saint Anthony, retiring to a life of abstinence and isolation, is beset with temptations of the flesh. The wings of the seductress at the right identify her as a dissembling devil.
The original painting at 14 1/2 x 15 1/4 inches was painted with tempera on panel. The faithful Greenwich Workshop reproduction is on canvas, stretched and ready for framing.
Virgin and Child with Music-Making Angels Anthony van Dyck, Flemmish, 1630
Anthony van Dyck was the most important Flemish painter of the 17th century after his teacher, Peter Paul Rubens, the most famous Flemish Baroque painter. Van Dyck was also influenced Italian artists and Virgin and Child with Music-Making Angels was painted after van Dyck worked in Italy for seven years.
Van Dyck painted a total of 99 paintings, 72 of which were portraits, and he is now best remembered for his depictions of Charles I and his court, which set a new standard for English portraiture and influenced later artists for centuries.
The original oil painting is 64 3/8 x 53 ½ inches and, other than the difference in size, the Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Edition, at 16"w x 19"h, is a spectacular reproduction of this masterpiece.