Allegories of taste, hearing and touch
Canvas; 176 x 264cm
The breakfast room of Emperor Napoleon I Bonaparte
and Empress Marie-Louise in the Trianon in Versailles.
The table is laid with the Empire style Tea-set
"Vieux-Paris",property of the Emperor. One of his
hats on the couch in the background.
The Last Supper,1498. After restoration by Dottoressa Brambilla in 1997-2001.
4060 x 880 cm
The Wedding at Cana. Photograph after restoration.
From the Benedictine Convent
of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice.
Canvas (1562-1563), 666 x 990 cm
The Jews' Passover.
Facsimile of a miniature from a missel of 15th century ornamented with paintings of the School of Van Eyck.
People eating and drinking.
Banquet scene. Fresco (1st CE)
from Pompeii (Regio V 2,4)
Inv. 120 039
Main dining room of the Pallavicini Palace
with the table laid for a ceremonial dinner.
Ludwig van Beethoven played here during the
Congress of Vienna.
The daughter of the Sultan of Babylon at a banquet.
From the story of Alatiel.
Cassone, distemper on wood
149 x 38 cm
A family celebrating the feast of Passover: Breaking the Matzah bread (unleavened bread). Vellum manuscript from the Barcelona Haggadah. Catalonia; 14th century.
Shelfmark: Add. 14761
Page Folio Number: f.20v
King Arthur and Guinevere at a banquet, with Sir Lancelot kneeling before them, requesting permission to leave the court. From the Romance of the Saint Graal by Robert De Borron. France (Picardy?); early 14th century (1300-1315?).
Shelfmark: Royal 14 E. III
Page Folio Number: f.89
Supper at Emmaus, 1601.
Oil on canvas, 141 x 196,2 cm
Drawing room in George Sand's country house
in Nohant, where she entertained contemporary
writers and friends and where she spent several
summers with her lover, Frederic Chopin.
Les Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry were painted
by Pol de Limbourg in 1409 and finished 70 years later
by Jean Colombe.
January:Jean de France, Duc de Berry at table.
A large salt-cellar and two little dogs on the table.
Dining-room with the magic table which was raised
from the kitchen. Herrenchiemsee Palace, built
1879-1881 by order of Ludwig II of Bavaria in homage
to Ludwig XIV on Herrenchiemsee Island in Chiemsee
The Peasants' Wedding.
Oil on oakwood (1568)
Size 114 x 164 cm
Cat. 55, Inv. 1027
Beraved family at the funeral meal.
Relief on a funeral stele (330 BCE-1 CE)
from Erdek, Turkey.
MAE 11 K 1020
The sinfulness of greed and of indulging in pomp and banquets is shown here as a group of diners are surrounded by devils, some blowing trumpets. One of a set illustrating temptations, from poems by Matfre Ermengau.
ID: Roy 19 C I, fol. 204 (detail).
Gala dinner in honour of the wedding of Crownprince
Joseph (later Emperor Joseph II) and Princess Isabella
of Parma, at Schoenbrunn Palace, Vienna, in 1760. At
the head of the table the bridegroom's parents, Emperor
Franz Stephan and Empress Maria Theresia.
A feast for gods. While the gods are assembled around
a table with oysters, lobsters and melon, an orchestra
of nude female musicians accompanies the meal.
Oil on copper, 47 x 66 cm
John of Gaunt dining with the King of Portugal.The diners,including bishops, sit at a banqueting table while servants bring food and musicians entertain.
The Last Supper.
Jesus and his disciples.
Ceremonial meal at the Doge's Palace in the Grand
Council Hall, Doge seated in the center-background.