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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…

Boy Playing a Flute

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Francesco Giambattista da Ponte Bassano (known as Bassano the Younger) was an Italian painter from Venice, the son of Jacopo da Ponte Bassano a leading Venetian mannerist artist. Francesco carried on the family workshop. He was a prolific painter of…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…