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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.
Vase of Flowers with a Curtain
Vase of Flowers with a Curtain

Vase of Flowers with a Curtain

Jacques de Gheyn II
Dutch (1565–1629)
17th century
1615
Oil on panel
43 1/4 x 29 5/16 in. (109.8 x 74.5 cm) Framed: 51 3/4 x 37 7/8 x 2 3/4 in. (131.5 x 96.2 x 7 cm)
AP 2008.01
Jacques de Gheyn II was one of the founders of the tradition of flower painting in the Netherlands. This exceptionally large panel is probably “the large vase of flowers surmounted by lilies” owned by De Gheyn’s son.
The Rommel-Pot Player
The Rommel-Pot Player

The Rommel-Pot Player

Frans Hals
Dutch (1582/83–1666)
17th century
c. 1618–22
Oil on canvas
41 3/4 x 31 5/8 in. (106 x 80.3 cm) Framed: 66 x 55 5/8 x 5 3/4 in. (167.6 x 141.3 x 14.6 cm)
ACF 1951.01
The smiling rommel-pot player in this painting by Frans Hals has gathered around him an audience of amused children offering him coins.
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.
Country Road by a House
Country Road by a House

Country Road by a House

Goffredo (Gottfried) Wals
German (c. 1590/95–1638/40)
17th century
1620s
Oil on copper
9 1/4 in. diameter (23.5 cm diameter) Framed: 13 3/4 x 13 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. (34.9 x 34.9 x 3.8 cm)
AP 1991.02
An early example of pure landscape painting, without historical, religious, or literary content, this rare copper panel records the effects of warm light bathing a country road at the close of day.
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.

Saint Matthew
Saint Matthew

Saint Matthew

Jusepe de Ribera
Spanish (1591–1652)
17th century
1632
Oil on canvas
50 1/2 x 38 1/2 in. (128.2 x 97.8 cm) Framed: 61 1/2 x 49 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. (156.2 x 125.7 x 9.5 cm)
AP 1966.10
Jusepe de Ribera left his native Spain for Italy as a young man. He is recorded living in Rome by 1612, one of many talented young artists who were held in thrall by Caravaggio’s revolutionary paintings.
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.

Peasant Interior with an Old Flute Player
Peasant Interior with an Old Flute Player

Peasant Interior with an Old Flute Player

Louis (or Antoine?) Le Nain
French (c. 1600/1603–1648)
17th century
c. 1642
Oil on canvas
21 5/16 x 24 7/16 in. (54.1 x 62.1 cm) Framed: 28 1/2 x 32 x 4 1/2 in. (72.4 x 81.3 x 11.4 cm)
AP 1984.22
The Le Nain brothers––Antoine, Louis, and Mathieu––were born in Laon and settled in the artist’s community of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, in Paris, by 1629. The brothers were founding members of the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in 1648.
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.
The Madonna and Child with Saint Martina
The Madonna and Child with Saint Martina

The Madonna and Child with Saint Martina

Pietro da Cortona
Italian (1596–1669)
17th century
c. 1645
Oil on canvas
27 9/16 x 22 13/16 in. (70 x 58 cm) Framed: 39 x 35 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. (99.1 x 90.1 x 8.3 cm)
AP 1984.07
In this devotional painting, Saint Martina, a third-century martyr who was put to death for refusing to worship idols, gazes fervently at the Christ Child while holding the forked iron hook with which she was tortured, and accepting the palm of martyrdom.
Landscape
Landscape

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.

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