Postcards..... from an estate sale of a house built in 1918, Amazing place in its time, never updated. Walking through this house was like going back in time, with kitchen cabinets to the high ceiling, sinks wide as a bathtub, cascading staircase with a Steinway at the bottom, a fireplace surrounded with gorgeous hand-made tiles. Secret closets, built-in bookshelves in almost every room loaded with old, old books, servant quarters in a separate building out back beyond the pool, greenhouses, everything! Owned by a doctor who passed at age 103 and her husband who was famous for his Bromilliads Postcards all came from museums visited worldwide. I could have browsed all day just through the postcard boxes!
The Adoration of the Three Wise Men - da Fabriano
The Annonciation - Simone Martini
French, can't read it, but looks like an old kiln by the pottery on the table. Notice all the firewood in the background.
Madonna of the Grand Duke - Raffaelo
St. John the Baptist - Andrea del Sarto
The Maddalena - Carlo Dolci
This one takes my breath away.
Such beauty, such softness, such expression!
Just details, I know. And there are more, but this is already art overload.