Old Masters

Description

Items used in the exhibition.

Wooded Landscape with Floral Border
The central scene is flanked by two large trees to left and right. There is a large red parrot in the tree on the left. Large leafy plants are placed across the foreground. A lake fills the center of the field, beyond which are two ruined buildings…

The Judgment of Paris
The central scene is surrounded by a 20” wide outer border depicting the elements of air (top), earth (sides), and sea (bottom) and their creatures: birds at the top (including an eagle, peacock, owl, and pheasant), beasts in landscape on the sides…

Portrait of John Milton (?) at the Age of 12
Van Ceulen was born to a Dutch or Flemish family living in England, where the name Janssens was spelled Johnson. Active in England as a leading portrait painter of the 1620s and 1630s, he moved to the Netherlands in 1643 for the remainder of his…