Domenico Fetti (about 1588/9-1623)

The Blind Leading the Blind Probably Mantua, about 1621/2 Oil on wood 60.7 x 44.2 cm Fetti illustrated many of Christ’s parables, creating a new type of small-scale religious genre painting.  Here, three peasants, one with an extinguished lamp, foolishly follow their blind leader into a ditch, illustrating Christ’s warning to His disciples.  The group … Read more

Domenico Beccafumi (1484 – 1551)

Reclining Nymph (Venus and Cupid) Siena, about 1519 Oil on wood 71.7 x 13.8 cm This panel formed part of the decoration of the bedchamber of Francesco Petrucci of Siena and his wife Caterina Piccolomini.  It was used as the headboard of the bed.  The figure appears to be a water nymph, but she has … Read more