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Visual art in two dimensions.
    1360  CEWith the introduction of oil painting into western Europe, the earliest naturalistic painting is created. Its subject is the French king, John the Good. After this, naturalistic portraitures become prominent in European art.
    1500  CEGiovanni Bellini painted 'The Pieta' and 'Portrait of a Young Man'.
    1500  CESandro Botticelli, Italian painter, painted his 'Mystic Nativity', but he was out of key with public taste. His reputation was only restored in the 19th century. He also did the circular painting 'Adoration of the Christ Child'.
    1502  CEVittore Carpaccio began the fresco cycle 'Scenes from the Lives of SS George and Jerome'. Full of light and detail, it is typical of the Venetian manner.
    1503  CELeonardo DaVinci began painting the 'Mona Lisa'. The model was Lisa Gheradini whose relatives had emigrated to Ireland in the 12th century and translated their surname to Fitzgerald.
    1504  CERaphael painted 'The Marriage of the Virgin'. It exemplified the major principles of High Renaissance art.  
    1505  CEGiovanni Bellini painted 'The Virgin and Child with Saints', the most perfect realization of the 'holy conversation' theme in all of Western painting.
    1505  CEHieronymus Bosch began his triptych 'The Garden of Earthly Delights' and marked the last fling of the Gothic Middle Ages. He also painted 'The Temptation of St. Anthony'.  
    1506  CEAlbrecht Durer painted his 'Portrait of a Young Woman'.  
    1507  CEThe husband of Lisa del Giocondo commissioned Leonardo da Vinci to paint the 'Mona Lisa', shortly after she had 3 teeth pulled and false teeth fitted.
    1508  CEMichelangelo began painting (1508-1512) the Sistine Chapel in Rome.
    1508  CERaphael at age 26 entered the service of Pope Julius II and was entrusted with the decoration of the new papal apartments.
    1508  CEGiorgione painted 'The Tempesta', a landscape of a stormy setting with a town in the background, a soldier lower left and a woman nursing to the right. It is at the Academia Gallery in Venice.
    1510  CEFrances Clouet (1510-1572), French painter, was born. His work included the dandified 'Charles IX of France'.
    1510  CERaphael painted 'The Triumph of Galatea', a fresco on the wall of the Farnesina, the villa of Agnostino Chigi.
    1510  CE(1510-1515) Pedro Fajardo y Chacon, commissioned a set of wood friezes for his Velez Blanco castle in Almeria. 
    1511  CERaphael completed the frescoes in the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican for Pope Julius II.
    1511  CEFra Bartolommeo painted 'The Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine'. He emphasizing his mastery in the display of draperies.  
    1511  CEGiorgio Vasari (1511-1574), Italian painter, architect and art historian, was born. He wrote 'Lives of the Artists'.
  1 Nov 1512  CEMichelangelo's paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel were completed and first exhibited to the public.
    1512  CERaphael completed the Sistine Madonna, a visual expression of Renaissance humanism.
 20 Feb 1513  CEPope Julius II died. He was laid in rest in a huge tomb sculptured by Michelangelo.
    1513  CEMichelangelo began to work on his Moses, the awesome central figure of the statues surrounding the tomb of Julius II.
    1513  CEDosso Dossi painted his portrait of 'Saint George'.  
    1516  CETitian began 'The Assumption of the Virgin', a monumental altarpiece in the Church of the Frari, Venice.
    1516  CEHans Holbein in Basel painted a wooden shingle as a sort of advertisement for the schoolmaster Oswald Geishüsler. It marked the beginning of 'profane' painting in the West.
    1516  CEGiovanni Bellini painted 'The Feast of the Gods'. The painting depicts Ovid's tale of how Vesta, goddess of virginity is approached while sleeping by Priapus, god of fertility, who begins to twitch up her tunic. At that moment a donkey sneezes and awakens Vesta, who quickly awakes and runs away. 
    1517  CERaphel paints 'The Transfiguration'. 
    1518  CERaphael painted a portrait of Leo X which showed spectacles with concave lenses for short-sightedness.
  2 May 1519  CEArtist Leonardo da Vinci died at Cloux, France.
    1519  CECorregio began painting the ceiling frescoes in the dining room of the abbess of St. Paul's Convent in Parma.
c.    1520  CEGiovanni Battista Moroni (1520/24?-1579/80?) was a Renaissance portraitist. He worked in Trent and Bergamo and then returned to his hometown of Albino.
    1520  CEJoachim Patenier painted one of the earliest industrial pictures showing a blast-furnace.  
    1520  CEJacopo Pontormo made his red chalk body sketches.  
    1521  CELorenzo Lotto, Italian artist, painted the 'Christ Bidding Farewell to His Mother'.
    1522  CEDosso Dossi painted 'Allegory of Music'.  
    1523  CETitian painted 'Bacchus and Ariadne', a heroic mythological composition for Alfonso d'Este, Duke of Ferrara. It is now at the London National Gallery.  
    1523  CEHans Holbein completed the first of several portraits of Erasmus in Basel. He also began the design of 51 plates on the 'Dance of Death', which reflected ideas of the Reformation.  
    1523  CE(1523-1524) Dosso Dossi painted 'Jupiter, Mercury and Virtue'.  
    1524  CEAlbrecht Durer drafted a dozen drawings of the same face on a grid. Each grid was transformed as if it were printed on a rubber graph which was then bent and twisted to distort the normal proportions. Computerized morphing only came c1990.  
c.    1525  CEJoos van Cleve, Belgian painter, painted 'St. John the Evangelist on Patmos'.
    1525  CEMichelangelo worked on the Medici chapel.
    1526  CEAlbrecht Durer painted the 'Four Apostles', his last great religious painting and presented it to the city of Nuremberg.
    1527  CEGiuseppe Arcimboldi (aka Arcimboldo) (1527-1593), Italian painter, was born. He painted a portrait of Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II composed entirely of vegetables.
    1528  CEPaolo Cagliari Veronese (1528-1588), a Venetian painter, was born. He was hauled before the Inquisition in1573 and accused of painting profanities.
    1528  CEHans Holbein painted 'The Artist's Family'. After meeting Sir Thomas More in England, he returned temporarily to Basel.
    1529  CEBernardino Luini, a pupil of Leonardo da Vinci, completed his fresco of the Passion and Crucifixion at the Santa Maria Degli Angioli church in Lugano, Switzerland.
    1530  CEAntonio Allegri de Correggio, Italian painter, painted his supreme altarpiece the 'Adoration of the Shepherds'.
    1530  CETitian, Italian artist and chief master of the Venetian school, painted Cardinal Ippolito de'Medici. He became court painter in Bologna.
    1533  CEHans Holbein the Younger painted 'The Ambassadors', a brilliant portrait of two French ambassadors to England.
    1533  CETitian painted 'Charles V'.  
    1534  CELorenzo Lotto, Italian artist, painted the 'Adoration of the Shepherds'.
    1534  CEMannerism, influenced by Michelangelo, developed in painting and architecture. Francesco Parmigianino, painter of the 'Madonna with the Long Neck', was a leading exponent.  
    1534  CEMichelangelo settled in Rome and began to work on the immense 'Last Judgement' on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel.
    1535  CESofonisba Anguissola (1535-1625), Italian artist, was born. She was the first woman to achieve fame as a painter in this century and served as art instructor to Queen Isabel.
    1536  CEHans Holbein the Younger was made court painter to Henry VIII of England. He painted a famous portrait of Henry VIII.
    1536  CETitian painted the 'Portrait of Francesco Maria della Rovere, Duke of Urbino'.  
    1537  CEHans Holbein's masterpiece was his life-size Tudor dynastic portrait in Whitehall Palace that included Henry VIII and his father Henry VII.
    1538  CETitian painted his 'Urbino V' (or 'Venus of Urbino').  
    1541  CEMichelangelo completed 'The Last Judgement' on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel at Rome. It is one of the largest paintings in the world.
    1541  CELorenzo Lotto, Italian artist, painted the 'Portrait of a Man With a Felt Hat'.
    1543  CEHans Holbein, one of the greatest artists of the German Renaissance, died in England.
    1545  CEAgnolo Bronzino, Florentine painter, produced his work: 'Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time'.
    1546  CEPierre Lescot, French architect, began the building of the Louvre in Paris. Francois I, needing more space for acquired works of art, started the construction of 2 new wings to the 12th century Louvre fortress.
    1546  CETitian painted his great family portrait of Paul III and his Grandsons Ottavio and Cardinal Alessandro Farnese.
    1548  CETitian painted his portrait of Charles V at Muhlberg.
    1548  CETintoretto, Italian Renaissance artist, painted his work 'St. Mark Rescuing the Slave'.
    1550  CEGiorgio Vasari, Italian architect and painter, published his definitive 'Lives of the Artists', and founded the Fine Arts Academy in Florence.
    1550  CEJapanese Ukiyoe painting, which takes subjects from everyday life, had its beginnings.
    1550  CEMichelangelo began his painting 'The Deposition from the Cross', which included a self-portrait as Nicodemus.
    1555  CETung Ch'i-ch'ang (1555-1636), painter and master of calligraphy, was born. He also mastered the play of void and presence at the heart of Chinese ink painting.
    1558  CEGiovanni Battista della Porta, Italian artist, published his 'Natural Magic', the first published account of the use of the camera obscura as an aid to artists.
    1560  CEThe portable camera obscura allows precise tracing of an image in Italy.
    1563  CEPieter Bruegel the Elder, great Flemish artist, painted the 'Tower of Babel'.
    1564  CEAbraham Bloemaert (1564-1651), Dutch artist and teacher of Hendrick ter Brugghen.
c.    1565  CEMichelangelo Merisi de Caravaggio (1565-1609), Italian painter, was born. He painted the 'Beheading of St. John' that was kept in Malta and recently sent to Florence for restoration.
    1565  CEPieter Bruegel the Elder received a commission for a series of paintings called 'The Months'. Five survive including 'Hunters in the Snow'.  
    1566  CEJoachim Wytawael (1566-1638), Dutch mannerist painter, was born.
    1566  CEPieter Bruegel the Elder painted the 'Peasant Wedding Dance'.  
    1568  CEThe 'Shahnameh' by Firdawsi, as commissioned by Shah Tahmasp was given to the Ottoman Sultan Selim II. By 1903 it was in the hands of Baron Edmond de Rothschild.
  1568  CEJan Bruegel (1568-1625), the Elder, a son of Pieter Bruegel, was born. He painted the 'teeming textures of normal existence'.  
  1570  CENicholas Hilliard painted his famous portrait of Elizabeth I.
  1570  CEMelchior Lorch made an ink drawing.  
  1570  CEJacopo Zucchi, a mannerist artist, painted 'The Bath of Bathsheba'.  
  1571  CEItalian painter Caravaggio born in Milan.
  1571  CEMichelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610), Italian artist, was born.
  1573  CECaravaggio (1573-1610), Italian painter, was born. His emphasis on the play of light and shadow invoked greater realism and set a new trend in painting. His paintings included 'Boy Bitten by Lizard'.
  1575  CETitian painted 'The Flaying of Marsyas'.  
  1577  CEPeter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Flemish painter, was born. His work included 'Helene Fourment' and 'The Abduction of the Daughters of Leucippus'.
  1577  CEPainter El Greco, Domenikos Theotokopoulos, went to Spain and settled there permanently.
  1580  CELavinia Fontana of Bologna painted her 'Portrait of a Noblewoman'. Her father was Prospero Fontana who collaborated with Giorgio Vasari on decorations for the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence.
  1582  CELudovico Carracci, Italian artist, painted 'The Lamentation'.
  1584  CELavinia Fontana of Bologna painted her 'Portrait of the Gozzadini Family'.  
  1584  CESir Philip Sidney began the radical revision of his pastoral romance 'Arcadia'.  
  1586  CEEl Greco painted 'The Burial of Count Orgaz'. This depicted the miracle of the saintly count's funeral, where St. Augustine and St. Stephen personally descend from heaven to bury the corpse with their own hands.
  1587  CENicholas Hilliard painted the miniature 'Young Man Among Roses'.  
  1588  CEGiuseppe de Ribera (1588-1652), painter, was born. He painted 'St. Jerome'.  
  1589  CEMichelangelo Merisi de Caravaggio, Italian artist and leader of the Naturist movement, made skilful use of light in his Bacchus to bring into focus many details of suggestive power. He painted the 'Beheading of St. John' that was kept in Malta and sent to Florence for restoration.
  1591  CEPhilip II of Spain bought the Hieronymus Bosch painting 'the Garden of Earthly Delights'. It hung in the Escorial from this time to 1939 when it was moved to the Prado.
  1592  CEGerard van Honthorst (1592-1656), an artist of the Utrecht School, was born. His paintings included 'The Denial of St. Peter'.
  1593  CEGeorges de La Tour (1593-1652), painter, was born. His night painting 'The Penitent Magdelene' features a seated woman contemplating a flame with one hand resting on a skull.
  1594  CENicolas Poussin (1594-1665), painter, known as the founder of French Classicism, was born. He spent most of his career in Rome which he reached at age 30 in 1624. His Cropper and Charles Dempsey authored 'Nicholas Poussin: Friendship and the Love of Painting'.
  1594  CECaravaggio painted 'The Ecstacy of St. Francis'.  
  1595  CEDirck van Baburen (circa 1595-1624), an artist of the Dutch Utrecht School, was born.
  1597  CEFlemish painter Frederick of Valckenborch becomes porter of Frankfurt-on-Main.
  1598  CEFrancisco de Zurbaran (1598-1663?), Spanish painter, was born. His work included St. Agatha, which depicted the mutilated martyr with her severed breasts on a tray.  
22 Mar 1599  CESir Anthony Van Dyck, Flemish artist, was born. He gave his name to the Vandyke beard.
  1599  CEDiego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez (1599-1660), Spanish painter, was born. He painted 'Count Duke of Olivares' and 'Rokeby Venus'. The Venus is at the London National Gallery.
  1599  CECaravaggio painted 'Narcissus'.  
  1601  CEDutch artist Joachim Wtewael painted 'Mars and Venus Discovered by Vulcan'.
  1602  CEPhillipe de Champaigne (1602-1674), painter, was born. His work included the 'Portrait of Arnauld D'Andilly'.
  1602  CECaravaggio painted 'The Taking of Christ'.  
  1604  CE(1604-1605) Caravaggio painted 'St. John the Baptist in the Wilderness'. 
  1605  CEThe painting 'Death of Samson' was attributed to Peter Paul Rubens, but may have been done by a student and completed as late as 1650. 
  1606  CECaravaggio painted 'St. John the Baptist'.  
  1607  CEWenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677), Bohemian artist, was born. He made an engraving of old St. Paul's Cathedral in London.
  1609  CERubens painted 'The Head of St. John the Baptist'. 
  1610  CEThe Chinese painter Hong Ren (1610-1664), was born. His work included 'Peaks and Ravines at Jiuqi'.
  1610  CE1610-1650 In the Netherlands painters from Utrecht worked in the style of Caravaggio.
  1611  CEDutch artist Joachim Wtewael painted 'Andromeda'. He and Bloemaert helped transmit the Italian mannerist influence and a preference for figure painting over landscape
  1612  CEHarmen Van Steenwijck (1612-1656), Dutch painter, was born. He included skulls in his paintings of objects of everyday life.
  1615  CEDutch artist Joachim Wtewael painted the 'Judgement of Paris'.
  1617  CESimon Vouet painted 'The Fortune Teller'.  
  1618  CESir Peter Lely (1618-1680), English court painter, was born.
  1618  CEGong Xian (1618-1689), Chinese painter, was born. His work included 'Summer Mountains After Rain'.
  1618  CEDiego Velazquez painted 'Old Woman Cooking', a still life on frying eggs.  
  1618  CEPietro da Cortona, artist, made an atlas of human anatomy: 'Tabulae Anatomicae'.
  1620  CEFerdinand II became emperor of the Holy Roman Empire after the death of Rudolf II and moved the Imperial Court back to Vienna. He sold dozens of paintings collected by Rudolf II that he found 'lewd'.
  1620  CEGeorges de La Tour began his painting 'The Hurdy Gurdy Player With a Dog'. It was completed about 1622.
  1620  CE(1620-1621) Van Dyck made a portrait of 'Thomas Howard, Earl of Arundel'.
  1621  CEGeorges de La Tour painted 'The Fortune Teller', which showed a young aristocrat getting fleeced while having his palm read.
  1621  CE(1621-1622) Dutch artist Dirck van Baburen painted 'The Mocking of Christ'.
  1622  CE(1622-1623) Nicolas Poussin, French painter, made his ink and wash drawing 'The Death of Chione'.
  1622  CEDutch artist Dirck van Baburen painted: 'The Procuress'.
  1623  CEDutch artist Dirck van Baburen painted 'Prometheus Chained'.
  1624  CENicolas Poussin, French painter, left France and went to Rome.
  1624  CEIn Italy Giovanni Lanfranco painted the 'Council of the Gods' on the ceiling of the Galleria Borghese.
  1625  CEDutch artist Hendrick ter Brugghen painted 'Saint Sebastian Attended by Saint Irene'.
  1625  CERutilio Manetti painted 'Lot and His Daughters'.  
  1625  CERembrandt depicted himself as a bit player in his painting 'The Stoning of St. Stephen'.  
  1626  CE(Between 1626-1627) Dutch artist Hendrick ter Brugghen painted 'The Concert'.
  1626  CEJan Steen (1626-1679), Dutch painter, was born. His work includes Girl Offering Oysters. 'He specialized in painting scenes, such as tavern brawls, seductions and family turmoil, that satirized human weaknesses'.
  1626  CERembrandt depicted part of himself in his painting 'History Piece'.  
  1627  CE(Between 1627-1628) Dutch artist Hendrick ter Brugghen painted 'Melancholia'.
  1628  CEAbraham Bloemaert, Dutch mannerist, painted his 'Virgin and Child'.
  1629  CEPeter Paul Rubens, Flemish painter, created an allegorical design depicting 'Honor and Virtue'.
  1629  CEPieter de Hooch (1629-1684), Dutch painter of contemplative scenes of everyday life, was born.
  1630  CEGeorges de La Tour began his masterwork painting 'The Cheat With the Ace of Clubs'. It was completed about 1634.  
  1632  CEJohannes Vermeer (1632-1675), Dutch painter and tavern keeper, was born in Delft. Only 35 of his pictures are known to survive.
  1632  CERembrandt painted his work 'Europa'.  
  1633  CERembrandt painted the 'Portrait of a Bearded Man in a Red Coat'. It sold for $9.1 million in 1998.
  1633  CEFrancisco de Zurbaran, Spanish artist, painted his still life 'Oranges and a Rose'. In 1998 it was held by the Los Angeles Norton Simon Museum of Art.
  1634  CERembrandt painted 'Portrait of a Woman'. It hangs in the Speed Museum of Louisville, Kentucky.
  1636  CERembrandt (1606-1669) made his etching 'Self-portrait with Saskia'.
  1638  CERembrandt painted the 'Portrait of Willem Bartolsz Ruyter', a Dutch actor.
  1638  CEMeindert Hobbema (1638-1709), Dutch painter, was born. He painted 'The Avenue'.
  1640  CE(1640-1688) Elector Friedrich Wilhelm acquired a collection of paintings by Titian, Rubens, Rembrandt and others at his home in Oranien. His nephew was Frederick the Great.
  1640  CERembrandt painted his 'Portrait of a Man Seated in an Armchair' about this time.
28 Aug 1645  CEHugo Grotius, Dutch jurist and politician, died.
  1648  CEWilliam Blaeu, Dutch master, illustrated 26-inch heaven and Earth orbs and depicted lions in the sky and sea monsters in the Pacific. Their value in 1996 was $825,000.
  1648  CEAt the end of the Thirty years' War the Swedes got to Prague and picked up the remains of works collected by Rudolf II.
  1649  CEHyacinthe Rigaud (1649-1743), painter, was born. She painted the 'Portrait of Louis XIV'.
  1650  CEDutch artist Jan Baptist Weenix painted 'Mother and Child in an Italian Landscape'.
  1653  CERembrandt painted his 'Aristotle With a Bust of Homer'.
  1654  CERembrandt painted a portrait of poet-businessman Jan Six
  1654  CE(1654-1656) Rembrandt painted a medallion portrait of Muhammed Adil Shah of Bijapur.
  1654  CEJacob van Loo painted 'An Allegory of Venus and Cupid as Lady World and Homo Bulla'. It hangs in the Speed Museum of Louisville, Kentucky.
  1655  CERembrandt painted 'Polish Rider'.
  1655  CE(1655-1660) Rembrandt painted his picture called 'The Auctioneer'.
  1655  CEVermeer (1632-1675) painted his Saint Praxedis. 
  1657  CEVermeer painted his 'The Little Street' about this time.  
  1658  CEOgata Korin (1658-1716), Japanese artist, was born. The artist created the cartoonish 'Gods of Wind and Thunder'.
  1660  CERembrandt painted 'The Old Woman Cutting Her Nails' about this time.
  1661  CEPeter Strudel (1661-1714), Austrian painter, was born. He was a court painter of the Hapsburg dynasty and founded an art school that later became the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.
  1661  CERembrandt depicted himself in a painting as the Apostle Paul.
  1662  CERembrandt depicted himself in a painting as the fifth-century Greek painter Zeuxis.
  1662  CEEdward Collier painted a still life that sold for $442,500 in 1999.  
  1663  CERembrandt depicted himself as a bit player in his painting 'The Raising of the Cross'.
  1663  CEJan Steen (1663-1665), Dutch painter, was born., He painted 'The Drawing Lesson'.
  1666  CEGiovanni Francesco Barbieri Guercino, Italian painter, died. His work included 'Erminia finding the wounded Tancred'. In 1996 it was purchased by the Scottish National Gallery for $3.1 million.
  1667  CEThe first public art exhibition is held in the Palais-Royale in Paris.
  1669  CEJohannes (Jn) Vermeer van Delft (1632-1675) painted 'The Art of Painting'. The 3' by 4' work was larger than most of his paintings.
  1671  CEVermeer painted his 'Allegory of Faith'.
  1675  CELely painted a portrait of Nell Gwynn, the favorite mistress of Charles II. It is now in the London National Gallery.
  1675  CEJohannes Vermeer, Dutch painter, died in poverty.
  1676  CEChong Son (1676-1759), Korean painter, was born. His work included 'Pine Tree at Sajik Altar' and 'Landscape'.
13 Feb 1682  CEGiovanni Piazzetta, painter, was born.
  1684  CEJean Antoine Watteau (1684-1721), French painter, was born. He painted 'Le Mezzetin'.
  1695  CEOrazio Gentileschi, painted 'St. Francis and the Angel'.  
  1696  CEWilliam Hogarth (1696-1764), British artist, was born. He believed that visual art could have a morally improving effect on viewers, and that individual betterment led to social improvement.
  1696  CEThe Chinese painter Bada Shanren created his work: 'Ducks and Lotuses'.
  1770  CEGainsborough paints The Blue Boy.
  1772  CEAmerican artist Benjamin West paints 'The Death of Wolfe'.
23 Apr 1775  CEJoseph Mallord William Turner, often called 'the painter of light', as well as 'the great pyrotechnist', was born in London, England, at his parents home on 21 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden.
  1793  CEThe Louvre in Paris, opens.
  1794  CEThe Louvre in Paris opens to the public, although it was officially open since August.
  1808  CEGoya's 'Executions of the 3rd of May'. 
  1810  CESpanish artist Francisco Goya began his series of etchings 'The Disasters of War depicting the Peninsular War'.
  1821  CEEnglish painter John Constable painted 'The Hay Wain'.
  1838  CEJ M W Turner painted 'The Fighting Temeraire' in a style which anticipated Imprssionism.
  1838  CEThe National Galley opens in London.
  1848  CEThe Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood of painters is formed in England.
  1859  CEThe Scottish National Gallery opens in Edinburgh.
  1863  CEEdouard Manet's painting 'Dejuner sur l' herbel' ('Picnic on the Grass') caused a scandal when first shown in Paris.
  1892  CEPaul Gauguin marries a 13-year-old Tahitian girl.
  1911  CEThe 'Mona Lisa' is stolen from Louvre.
  1913  CEThe 'Mona Lisa', which was stolen from the Louvre Museum in 1911, is recovered.
  1913  CEThe first avant-garde art show in America opens in New York city.
  1914  CESuffragettes in London damages painter Rokeby's Venus of Velasquez.
  1998  CEMichelangelo, 'Christ & the Woman of Samaria', sold for $7.4 million. 
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