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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…

Woman in a Red Dress

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Portrait of a Woman

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This elegantly dressed woman wears a white coif with enveloping transparent veil, and a high stiff lace collar in 16th-century style with gold tassel ties. A wide white cloth covers her shoulders. She is fingering a crucifix on a long strand of…