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Wooded Landscape with Floral Border

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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

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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

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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…

Boy Playing a Flute

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Francesco Giambattista da Ponte Bassano (known as Bassano the Younger) was an Italian painter from Venice, the son of Jacopo da Ponte Bassano a leading Venetian mannerist artist. Francesco carried on the family workshop. He was a prolific painter of…

River Landscape by Moonlight

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A Dutch landscape painter active in Amsterdam, van der Neer was noted for moonlit night scenes, often focusing on reflections in a river as seen here. Anthony Janson points out in his article in The Picker Art Gallery Journal the artist’s…

Sculptural Project for the Water Theater at the Villa Aldobrandina in Frascati

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A sea god towering over a mermaid is battling monsters including a crocodile. Set on a pedestal, this group is surrounded by a semicircular retaining wall with sculptures of fountain nymphs and other mythological figures separated by double columns.…

La Belle Ferronnière

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Lucrezia Crivelli, mistress of Lodovico Sforza, Duke of Milan, was a famous beauty immortalized by Leonardo da Vinci’s Louvre portrait of the 1490s. She seems older here, where she is shown in a back view facing right and turning to look out at the…

Louis XIII, King of France

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Louis XIII reigned from 1601-1643, but wasn't crowned until 1610. In the bust-length medallion he looks out at the viewer directly and wears a lace collar with a sash across his chest. The medallion is inscribed “Louis XIII Roi de France.”

Titus Vespasian

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In this profile portrait, head facing right, Titus Flavius Vespasianus (Titus, son of the emperor Vespasian, who had the same name, ruled from 79-81 CE) wears a victor’s laurel wreath. The Roman numeral XI refers to the order of the Twelve Caesars…

Julius Caesar

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Julius Caesar ruled as dictator of Rome from 49–45 BCE. He wears a victor’s laurel wreath and cuirass. He is the first of Twelve Caesars, made famous in Suetonius’ Lives of the Twelve Caesars. The theme was of great popularity in sixteenth…