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An Exiled Emperor on Okinoshima
An Exiled Emperor on Okinoshima

An Exiled Emperor on Okinoshima

Japan
Momoyama period (1573–1615)
c. 1600
Six-fold screen; ink, gold, silver, and pigments on paper
58 1/4 x 137 in. (148 x 348 cm)
AP 1971.11
In this melancholy scene, the large sea of rough, billowing waves, the nobleman seated in the hut with only his books and koto as companions, and the dusky tones of ink and silver and gold, suggest the solitude of a distant island.
Portrait of Dr. Francisco de Pisa
Portrait of Dr. Francisco de Pisa

Portrait of Dr. Francisco de Pisa

El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos)
Greek (active in Italy and Spain) (1541–1614)
16th century
c. 1610–14
Oil on canvas
42 1/8 x 35 7/16 in. (107 x 90 cm) Framed: 58 7/8 x 52 x 3 1/4 in. (149.5 x 132.1 x 8.3 cm)
AP 1977.05
The painter known as El Greco (“the Greek”) was born Domenikos Theotokopoulos in Crete, then a territory of the Venetian Republic, where he trained as an icon painter. Talented and ambitious, he left Crete around 1568 for Venice, and later Rome.
The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula and the Eleven Thousand Maidens
The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula and the Eleven Thousand Maidens

The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula and the Eleven Thousand Maidens

Peter Paul Rubens
Flemish (1577–1640)
17th century
c. 1615–20
Oil on panel
25 3/8 x 19 1/2 in. (64.5 x 49.5 cm) Framed: 36 1/2 x 31 x 4 in. (92.7 x 78.7 x 10.2 cm)
AP 1986.01
Peter Paul Rubens confessed that “my talent is such that no undertaking in size, or how varied in subject, has ever exceeded my confidence and courage.” His monumental works exalting the Church and royal families of Europe are among the grandest accomplishments of the seventeenth century.
Christ and the Woman of Samaria
Christ and the Woman of Samaria

Christ and the Woman of Samaria

Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri)
Italian (1591–1666)
17th century
c. 1619-20
Oil on canvas
38 1/4 x 49 1/8 in. (97.2 x 124.8 cm) Framed: 52 3/16 x 62 5/8 in. (132.5 x 159 cm)
AP 2010.01
Guercino was one of the foremost painters of the seventeenth century.
Equestrian Portrait of the Duke of Buckingham
Equestrian Portrait of the Duke of Buckingham

Equestrian Portrait of the Duke of Buckingham

Peter Paul Rubens
Flemish (1577–1640)
17th century
1625
Oil on panel
18 3/8 x 20 3/8 in. (46.6 x 51.7 cm) Framed: 27 1/2 x 29 3/8 x 2 3/8 in. (69.9 x 74.6 x 6 cm)
AP 1976.08
Peter Paul Rubens was a towering figure in the age of the Baroque, and his influence on later generations of artists was immense. His special position as both painter and diplomat brought him commissions from princely patrons, high-ranking statesmen, and noblemen.
Venus and Adonis
Venus and Adonis

Venus and Adonis

Nicolas Poussin
French (1594–1665)
17th century
c. 1628–29
Oil on canvas
38 3/4 x 53 in. (98.5 x 134.6 cm) Framed: 53 5/8 x 67 3/4 x 5 in. (136.2 x 172.1 x 12.7 cm)
AP 1985.01
Early in his career Poussin traveled to Italy and was introduced to a circle of important Roman patrons including the antiquarian Cassiano dal Pozzo. Poussin’s classicism, nurtured by his knowledge of antique literature and art, was warmed by his study of Venetian painting.
The Cheat with the Ace of Clubs
The Cheat with the Ace of Clubs

The Cheat with the Ace of Clubs

Georges de La Tour
French (1593–1652)
17th century
c. 1630-34
Oil on canvas
38 1/2 x 61 1/2 in. (97.8 x 156.2 cm) Framed: 49 x 72 x 5 in. (124.5 x 182.9 x 12.7 cm)
AP 1981.06
One of the greatest masterpieces of seventeenth-century French art, Georges de La Tour’s Cheat with the Ace of Clubs takes as its subject the danger of indulgence in wine, women, and gambling.
Portrait of Don Pedro de Barberana
Portrait of Don Pedro de Barberana

Portrait of Don Pedro de Barberana

Diego Velázquez
Spanish (1599–1660)
17th century
c. 1631–33
Oil on canvas
78 x 43 7/8 in. (198.1 x 111.4 cm) Framed: 92 1/8 x 58 x 3 1/4 in. (234 x 147.3 x 8.3 cm)
AP 1981.14
Born and trained in Seville, Velázquez moved to Madrid, where he served King Philip IV from 1623. As court painter, his main responsibility was to produce portraits of the royal family and their circle. These remain unsurpassed in their depth of conception and extraordinary painterly technique.
Steep Mountains and Silent Waters
Steep Mountains and Silent Waters

Steep Mountains and Silent Waters

Dong Qichang
Chinese (1555–1636)
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
1632
Hanging scroll; ink on paper
40 3/8 x 11 15/16 in. (102.5 x 30.3 cm)
AP 1980.02
Dong Qichang, one of the most celebrated figures in the history of Chinese art, is equally renowned for his vpainting, calligraphy, and theoretical writings on painting.
The Sacrament of Ordination (Christ Presenting the Keys to Saint Peter)
The Sacrament of Ordination (Christ Presenting the Keys to Saint Peter)

The Sacrament of Ordination (Christ Presenting the Keys to Saint Peter)

Nicolas Poussin
French (1594–1665)
17th century
c. 1636-40
Oil on canvas
37 3/4 x 47 7/8 in. (95.9 x 121.6 cm) Framed: 53 1/2 × 63 1/2 × 5 1/2 in. (135.9 × 161.3 × 14 cm)
AP 2011.01
The Sacrament of Ordination is from one of the most celebrated groups of paintings in the entire history of art. The set depicting each of the Seven Sacraments was commissioned from Poussin by the antiquarian Cassiano dal Pozzo, secretary to Cardinal Francesco Barberini.
Interior of the Buurkerk, Utrecht
Interior of the Buurkerk, Utrecht

Interior of the Buurkerk, Utrecht

Pieter Jansz. Saenredam
Dutch (1597–1665)
17th century
1645
Oil on panel
22 7/8 x 20 in. (58.1 x 50.8 cm) Framed: 32 1/8 x 29 x 2 7/8 in. (81.6 x 73.7 x 7.3 cm)
AP 1986.09
Following a lengthy apprenticeship with a local Haarlem painter, Pieter Saenredam made a career specializing in what might be termed architectural portraiture.
Bamboo, Rock, and Narcissus
Bamboo, Rock, and Narcissus

Bamboo, Rock, and Narcissus

Chen Jiayen
Chinese (1599–c. 1685)
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
1652
Hanging scroll; ink on paper
31 1/2 x 17 1/8 in. (80 x 43.5 cm)
AP 1984.20
This painting of wild narcissi and short sprigs of young bamboo growing at the base of a rock is a masterwork of the artist Chen Jiayen. Forcefully executed with quick, bold brushstrokes in soft, gradated tones of ink wash, the primary forms of the Kimbell painting have a remarkable solidity.
Modello for the Fountain of the Moor
Modello for the Fountain of the Moor

Modello for the Fountain of the Moor

Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Italian (1598–1680)
17th century
1653
Terracotta
31 11/16 in. (80.5 cm)
AP 2003.01
Bernini made this dramatic image of a triton (a minor sea-deity of Greek mythology) grappling with a fish atop a gigantic shell as a presentation model for Pope Innocent X Pamphili, who in 1651 commissioned the artist to design a new centerpiece for the fountain at the south end of the Piazza Navona
Four Figures on a Step
Four Figures on a Step

Four Figures on a Step

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
Spanish (1617–1682)
17th century
c. 1655–60
Oil on canvas
43 1/4 x 56 1/2 in. (109.9 x 143.5 cm) Framed: 55 1/2 x 69 in. (141 x 175.3 cm)
AP 1984.18
The leading religious painter of Seville and a great master of Spain’s golden age, Murillo was one of the most celebrated of all European artists until his reputation was eclipsed by those of Velázquez and El Greco in the late nineteenth century.
Edge of a Forest with a Grainfield
Edge of a Forest with a Grainfield

Edge of a Forest with a Grainfield

Jacob van Ruisdael
Dutch (1628/29–1682)
17th century
c. 1656
Oil on canvas
41 × 57 1/2 in. (104.1 × 146.1 cm)
AP 2014.01
Jacob van Ruisdael, one of the greatest landscape painters of all time, flourished in the latter half of the seventeenth century, Holland’s “Golden Age.” Born in Haarlem in 1628 or 1629, the son of a painter and picture dealer, Ruisdael was probably tutored by his uncle Salomon van Ruysdael, another
Bust of a Young Jew
Bust of a Young Jew

Bust of a Young Jew

Rembrandt van Rijn
Dutch (1606–1669)
17th century
1663
Oil on canvas
25 7/8 x 22 5/8 in. (65.8 x 57.5 cm)
AP 1977.04
Rembrandt van Rijn is recognized as the greatest Dutch painter of the seventeenth century, famed for his versatility in all genres: portraits, landscapes, and history painting, including secular, religious, and mythological subjects.

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