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Guillaume de Lamoignon

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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

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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]

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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

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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]

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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.…

Winter Landscape with Ice-Skaters

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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…

La pendaison [The Hanging], from Les Misères et les Malheurs de la Guerre [The Miseries and Misfortunes of War]

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Callot, an artist from the town of Nancy in Lorraine, was a master of the art of etching. His first hand experience of the terror, violence, and suffering of war was shown in his etchings celebrating sieges won by Spanish and French rulers during the…

Frontispiece, Les Misères et les Malheurs de la Guerre [The Miseries and Misfortunes of War]

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Callot, an artist from the town of Nancy in Lorraine, was a master of the art of etching. His first hand experience of the terror, violence, and suffering of war was shown in his etchings celebrating sieges won by Spanish and French rulers during the…

Mardi Gras de Cocq a l’Ane

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De Hooghe was a prolific printmaker and painter active in Amsterdam, who has left over 3500 prints. This busy political satire is packed with figures and inscriptions in French and Flemish. It caricatures the strife between Amsterdam and William III…

Classical Landscape with a Pool and Distant Buildings

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Dughet was a French painter active in Rome, also called Le Guaspre or Gaspard Poussin as he was the brother-in-law of Nicholas Poussin. A Baroque landscape painter, his works are set in the Roman Campagna, and his style combines elements from Poussin…