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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…

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.…

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.”

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…

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…

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…

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…