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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…

Portrait of Henry Bennet

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Lely was a painter of Dutch origin who spent his career as the leading court portrait painter in England, following the death of Van Dyck in 1641. Lely was instrumental in introducing mezzotint to England as a means of publishing his portraits. He…

Four South German Women (Noble and Plebian) from Augsburg and Swabia

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A printmaker active in Antwerp and later in Cologne, de Bruyn worked for publishing houses and was the author and publisher of his own Divesarum (sic) Gentium Armatura Equestris. Ubi fere Europae Asiae atque Africae equitandi ratio propria expressa…

Four Men in Turkish Costume

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A printmaker active in Antwerp and later in Cologne, de Bruyn worked for publishing houses and was the author and publisher of his own Divesarum (sic) Gentium Armatura Equestris. Ubi fere Europae Asiae atque Africae equitandi ratio propria expressa…

Coat of Arms with a Skull

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A coat of arms coupled with a wildman and young lady fuses themes of memento mori, young woman and death, and the ill matched couple. A tour de force of humanist wit, Dürer has engraved his monogram on a tablet below the coat of arms and the date…

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…

Mardi Gras de Cocq a l’Ane

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De Hooghe was a prolific printmaker and painter active in Amsterdam, who has left over 3500 prints. This busy political satire is packed with figures and inscriptions in French and Flemish. It caricatures the strife between Amsterdam and William III…

Lady Françoise van Egmont

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Goltzius was a major Mannerist artist active in Haarlem in the northern Netherlands from 1577-1590. Lady Françoise van Egmont (d. 1586), done in 1580, is one of his many engraved portrait medallions of leading figures. She was the daughter of Count…

Americae Retectio [Discovery of America]

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Collaert was a Flemish engraver, here copying a design by Stradanus (Jan van der Straeten of Bruges, 1523-1605). Stradanus was a Flemish mannerist artist active in Florence. After 1550, he worked for the Medici and was the teacher of Antonio…