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Embuscade [Ambush]

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Pieter de Neyn, born in Leyden, and active in both Leyden and Haarlem, was noted for landscapes and battle scenes. His drawing of an ambush combines elements of both. Men with guns attack a horse-drawn covered wagon. One man lies dead. A tree to the…

The Death of Adonis

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Waterloo was a north French painter and etcher active in Utrecht and elsewhere in the northern Netherlands. His oeuvre consists of landscapes often with figures. One-hundred and thirty-six etchings are extant, done in an original technique combining…

View of Vienne

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Here we have a bird’s eye view of the town on the Rhone river in France with fields and a high promontory in the foreground. Small letters on various buildings, gates, chateaux, churches, and sections of town correspond to a detailed list of…

Stormy Landscape with Philemon and Baucis

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Bolswert was a Dutch engraver active in Antwerp. The publisher’s name and location are in the lower righthand corner: “Gillis Hendricx excudit. Antwerpia cum privilegio.” The print is based on a painting by Rubens, “Stormy Landscape with…

Saint Bruno in a Mountainous Landscape

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St. Bruno was an eleventh-century German hermit who established the Carthusian order of monks at La Grande Chartreuse in Grenoble, and died at another hermitage he founded at La Torre in Calabria in 1101. The painting shows him at the mouth of a cave…

A Game of Dice

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A French Baroque artist, and member of a family of French painters, Joseph Parrocel settled in Paris in 1675. He was noted for his battle scenes, and he also painted landscapes. In Game of Dice he combines both interests. From 1667-75 Parrocel lived…

Icon of Saint Haralambos

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St. Haralambos was a bishop who lived in Magnesia near Ephesus in the second century and according to his legend he has the distinction of being the oldest of all martyrs (as he was over 100 years old at the time of his death). He is shown haloed and…

La paysanne tournée a gauche, un panier a son bras [Peasant woman turned to the left, a basket on her arm]

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Callot, an artist from the town of Nancy in Lorraine was a master of the art of etching. This is one of 16 etchings in a series done between 1617 and 1623. Like many of the prints in this series, it shows the same figure as a study and in a more…

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.”