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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…

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…

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…

François I, King of France

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François I, King of France (1494-1547), is shown in a profile portrait bust facing left. The medallion is inscribed along the curve of the inner gold oval frame "François Ier."

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…

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…

Henry VIII, King of England

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Henry VII, King of England (1491-1547) is depicted in profile facing left. The medallion is inscribed “Hen[r]icus” (sic, omitting a superscript r) “IIX” (10 minus 2 = 8) “Angliae Rex” across the bottom.

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…

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…

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…