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The composition of Pieter Breughel's Winter Landscape with Ice-Skaters was copied from this print published by the Antwerp publisher Hieronymous Cock after a drawing by Hans Bol of Mechelen (1534-93). Breughel copied Bol’s print very closely, but…

Self-Portrait as an Old Man

This is a copy of the head in Titian’s half-length self-portrait of 1562 now in the Staatliche Museen in Berlin.

Guillaume de Lamoignon

This bust-length portrait of a courtier in an ermine robe looks directly out at the viewer. Guillaume de Lamoignon (1617-1677) was a French jurist and first president of the parlement in 1658. The inscription around the oval frame reads: “Senatus…

Portrait of Henry Bennet

Lely was a painter of Dutch origin who spent his career as the leading court portrait painter in England, following the death of Van Dyck in 1641. Lely was instrumental in introducing mezzotint to England as a means of publishing his portraits. He…

Peasants in an Interior [Tobacco Inn]

Brouwer was a genre painter originally from Flanders who studied with Frans Hals in Haarlem. He was active first in Amsterdam and after 1631 in Antwerp. His life was plagued by debt, and personal engagement in the sort of tavern life depicted in many…

Interior of an Inn with Four Figures of Peasants

David III Ryckaert, or David Ryckaert the Younger, came from a family of Flemish painters and was active in Antwerp. Influenced by Brouwer and David Teniers the Younger, he painted genre pictures of peasants that are often humorous. Compared to…

Peasants at a Doorway [Country Inn]

Isaac van Ostade studied with his brother Adriaen and produced some 400 paintings in his brief working life in Haarlem. He specialized in landscapes with genre elements. Roadside inns with travelers stopping is his most common theme, as seen here.…

Woman in a Red Dress

The eponymous artist is identified on a brass plaque on the shadow box frame (which is not original). The name does not appear in Thieme-Becker’s Kunstler Lexikon and may be the creation of an art dealer. In which case, it may simply mean this is a…

Winter Landscape with Ice-Skaters

Pieter Breughel the Younger was only five years old when his father Pieter Brueghel the Elder, the most famous painter of the northern Renaissance, died in 1569. Like most children of the early modern period he was trained to carry on his father’s…

Four South German Women (Noble and Plebian) from Augsburg and Swabia

A printmaker active in Antwerp and later in Cologne, de Bruyn worked for publishing houses and was the author and publisher of his own Divesarum (sic) Gentium Armatura Equestris. Ubi fere Europae Asiae atque Africae equitandi ratio propria expressa…