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Self-Portrait as an Old Man

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This is a copy of the head in Titian’s half-length self-portrait of 1562 now in the Staatliche Museen in Berlin.

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…