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Equestrian Portrait of the Duke of Buckingham is Peter Paul Reuben's oil sketch of the duke. The duke lifts his baton as his horse rears on command with the sea below him and winged allegory of Fame with a trumpet above him.
Equestrian Portrait of the Duke of Buckingham
Equestrian Portrait of the Duke of Buckingham
Equestrian Portrait of the Duke of Buckingham is Peter Paul Reuben's oil sketch of the duke. The duke lifts his baton as his horse rears on command with the sea below him and winged allegory of Fame with a trumpet above him.

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 is Poussin's allegorical oil painting of Venus and Adonis. The lovers recline under a tree while a pair of reclining putti, along with a couple of billing doves, mimic the lovers’ postures.
Venus and Adonis
Venus and Adonis
Venus and Adonis is Poussin's allegorical oil painting of Venus and Adonis. The lovers recline under a tree while a pair of reclining putti, along with a couple of billing doves, mimic the lovers’ postures.

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 is Georges de la Tour's masterpiece in which the cheat at the left of the composition tips his cards toward the viewer, who thereby becomes complicit in the scheme, knowing that in the next moment, the conniving trio of cheat, maidservant, and courtesan (identified by her low-cut bodice) will prevail.
The Cheat with the Ace of Clubs
The Cheat with the Ace of Clubs
The Cheat with the Ace of Clubs is Georges de la Tour's masterpiece in which the cheat at the left of the composition tips his cards toward the viewer, who thereby becomes complicit in the scheme, knowing that in the next moment, the conniving trio of cheat, maidservant, and courtesan (identified by her low-cut bodice) will prevail.

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.
The Sacrament of Ordination (Christ Presenting the Keys to Saint Peter) is Poussin's oil painting depicting the gospel account of Christ giving the keys of heaven and earth to the kneeling apostle Peter, showing the authority vested in him as head of the Roman church
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) is Poussin's oil painting depicting the gospel account of Christ giving the keys of heaven and earth to the kneeling apostle Peter, showing the authority vested in him as head of the Roman church

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.
In Interior of the Buurkerk, Utrecht, a crisp, cool light floods the interior, enlivening it with blue and pink tones as it strikes the varied surfaces of the vaults and floor tiles, the thinly painted figures providing a sense of scale.
Interior of the Buurkerk, Utrecht
Interior of the Buurkerk, Utrecht
In Interior of the Buurkerk, Utrecht, a crisp, cool light floods the interior, enlivening it with blue and pink tones as it strikes the varied surfaces of the vaults and floor tiles, the thinly painted figures providing a sense of scale.

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.
Landscape is a silk hanging scroll of a vertical landscape of light tonality and linear, spare, ascetic style featuring craggy rocks and gangly trees.
Landscape
Landscape
Landscape is a silk hanging scroll of a vertical landscape of light tonality and linear, spare, ascetic style featuring craggy rocks and gangly trees.

Landscape

Gong Xian
Chinese (1618–1689)
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
c. 1650
Hanging scroll; ink on silk
79 x 17 3/16 in. (200.7 x 43.7 cm)
AP 1985.12
The greatest individualist painter of the Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Gong Xian was well educated, an accomplished poet and calligrapher, but lived essentially as an impoverished recluse.
Modello for the Fountain of the Moor is a dramatic terracotta sculpture of a twisting triton (a minor sea-deity of Greek mythology) grappling with a fish atop a gigantic shell
Modello for the Fountain of the Moor
Modello for the Fountain of the Moor
Modello for the Fountain of the Moor is a dramatic terracotta sculpture of a twisting triton (a minor sea-deity of Greek mythology) grappling with a fish atop a gigantic shell

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
In Four Figures on a Step, a young woman beside the smiling young man twists her face into a wink as she lifts up the scarf over her head. The older woman protectively cradles the head of a boy whose torn breeches reveal his backside.
Four Figures on a Step
Four Figures on a Step
In Four Figures on a Step, a young woman beside the smiling young man twists her face into a wink as she lifts up the scarf over her head. The older woman protectively cradles the head of a boy whose torn breeches reveal his backside.

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 is van Ruisdael's acclaimed landscape of a grove of old oak and elm trees stands beside a pool or a stream, at the intersection of a sandy road or path. Tall timbers reach towards a cloudy sky.
Edge of a Forest with a Grainfield
Edge of a Forest with a Grainfield
Edge of a Forest with a Grainfield is van Ruisdael's acclaimed landscape of a grove of old oak and elm trees stands beside a pool or a stream, at the intersection of a sandy road or path. Tall timbers reach towards a cloudy sky.

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 is Rembrandt's dramatic character study of a young jew with a full beard, curly hair-style, and black skullcap
Bust of a Young Jew
Bust of a Young Jew
Bust of a Young Jew is Rembrandt's dramatic character study of a young jew with a full beard, curly hair-style, and black skullcap

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.
Arhat and Deer is a painting on silk of a holy man. The sparsely bearded figure of an old man holding a walking staff resembles conventional depictions of San Shin, the Mountain Spirit, however, his bald head surrounded by a halo, and monk’s robes, suggests a Buddhist holy man, or arhat.
Arhat and Deer
Arhat and Deer
Arhat and Deer is a painting on silk of a holy man. The sparsely bearded figure of an old man holding a walking staff resembles conventional depictions of San Shin, the Mountain Spirit, however, his bald head surrounded by a halo, and monk’s robes, suggests a Buddhist holy man, or arhat.

Arhat and Deer

Korean
Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)
Late 17th century
Ink, mineral pigments, and gold on silk
31 x 35 in. (78.7 x 88.9 cm)
AP 1995.06
The blending of Korean Shamanist and traditional Buddhist iconographies can be seen in this painting of an arhat and deer.
Beauty in a Black Kimono is a painting on a hanging scroll of a young woman dressed in an eye-catching, boldly patterned black kimono.
Beauty in a Black Kimono
Beauty in a Black Kimono
Beauty in a Black Kimono is a painting on a hanging scroll of a young woman dressed in an eye-catching, boldly patterned black kimono.

Beauty in a Black Kimono

Torii Kiyonobu
Japanese (1664–1729)
Edo period (1615–1868)
c. 1710–20
Hanging scroll; ink, colors, and gold on paper
23 7/8 x 10 7/8 in. (60.7 x 27.7 cm)
AP 1988.02
This painting of a young woman dressed in an eye-catching, boldly patterned black kimono is a rare work by the early ukiyo-e artist Torii Kiyonobu, the son of a kabuki actor and theatrical design painter.
Heureux age! Age d'or (Happy Age! Golden Age) is a painting of a poignantly painted little boy dressed in the cream costume, seated at the center of the painting. The boy’s unfocused gaze contrasts with the animated figures around him—who may all be girls with a tambourine and slapstick, objects of folly.
Heureux age! Age d'or (Happy Age! Golden Age)
Heureux age! Age d'or (Happy Age! Golden Age)
Heureux age! Age d'or (Happy Age! Golden Age) is a painting of a poignantly painted little boy dressed in the cream costume, seated at the center of the painting. The boy’s unfocused gaze contrasts with the animated figures around him—who may all be girls with a tambourine and slapstick, objects of folly.

Heureux age! Age d'or (Happy Age! Golden Age)

Jean-Antoine Watteau
French (1684–1721)
18th century
c. 1716–20
Oil on panel
8 x 9 5/16 in. (20.3 x 23.6 cm) Framed: 14 3/4 x 16 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. (37.5 x 41.9 x 7 cm)
AP 1981.05
As a young man, Watteau came to Paris from Valenciennes, a Flemish town that had recently come under French rule.
In The Molo, Venice Canaletto depicts one of his most popular views of Venice––the Molo, a wharf just west of the Doge’s Palace.
The Molo, Venice
The Molo, Venice
In The Molo, Venice Canaletto depicts one of his most popular views of Venice––the Molo, a wharf just west of the Doge’s Palace.

The Molo, Venice

Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canale)
Italian (1697–1768)
18th century
c. 1735
Oil on canvas
24 1/2 x 39 7/8 in. (62.3 x 101.3 cm) Framed: 33 3/4 x 49 1/8 x 2 3/4 in. (85.7 x 124.8 x 7 cm)
AP 1969.22
Trained by his father as a painter of theatrical scenery, Canaletto gained international renown painting scenes of his native Venice. These vivid and compelling cityscapes were much sought after by British aristocrats who traveled to Italy on the Grand Tour.
Apollo and the Continents is an oil sketch for a model for a frescoed vault in the Palazzo Clerici in Milan. .At the center of the sketch the sun god, Apollo, emanates a brilliant, yellow light. Nearby, are six planetary deities and two embracing figures are silhouetted against the heavenly light .
Apollo and the Continents
Apollo and the Continents
Apollo and the Continents is an oil sketch for a model for a frescoed vault in the Palazzo Clerici in Milan. .At the center of the sketch the sun god, Apollo, emanates a brilliant, yellow light. Nearby, are six planetary deities and two embracing figures are silhouetted against the heavenly light .

Apollo and the Continents

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Italian (1696–1770)
18th century
c. 1739
Oil on canvas
39 x 25 in. (99.1 x 63.5 cm) Framed: 49 1/4 x 31 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. (125.1 x 80 x 8.3 cm)
AP 1985.04
This exquisitely prepared oil sketch served as Tiepolo’s model for a frescoed vault in the Palazzo Clerici in Milan, commissioned by Marquess Antonio Giorgio Clerici.

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