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Sir Anthony van Dyck

(1599—1641) painter and etcher

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Adriaen Hanneman

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(c. 1604–71).

Dutch portrait painter. After an early training with Anthonie van Ravesteyn (1580/88–1669) in The Hague, Hanneman moved in 1626 to London, where he married and may...

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Amsterdam

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City in the county of Holland. A small town that only developed into a real city during the 13th and 14th centuries from a Frisian peat settlement. Gradually, a port ...

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Antoine-Jean Gros

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(b Paris, 16 Mar. 1771; d Meudon, nr Paris, 25 June 1835).

French painter. He trained with his parents, both of whom were miniaturists, and then with J. -L. David. ...

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Antwerp: patronage and collecting

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Now a province of Belgium (formerly part of the old duchy of Brabant), during the 16th century, partly because of its situation on the river Scheldt, Antwerp became the greatest ...

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Baltimore, Walters art gallery

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America's pre-eminent family-founded museum. Its extensive original holdings represent the achievements of two generations. The first was William Thompson Walters (1819–94) who moved from...

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Bartholomeus van der Helst

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(b Haarlem, c.1613; bur. Amsterdam, 16 Dec. 1670).

Dutch portrait painter, active in Amsterdam. In the 1640s he took over from Rembrandt as the most popular portraitist in the city...

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Bayonne, Musée Bonnat

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It houses the magnificent collection formed by the Third Republic portraitist Léon Bonnat. Bonnat (1833–1922) was virtually France's official portrait painter from the 1870s to the end of...

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Bernardo Cavallino

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(bapt. Naples, 25 Aug. 1616; d ?Naples, ?1656).

Neapolitan painter. He was the most individual and sensitive Neapolitan painter of his time, but his career is somewhat obscure....

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Bernardo Strozzi

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(b Genoa, 1581; d Venice, 2 Aug. 1644).

The leading Genoese painter of his period. He became a Capuchin monk in 1598, hence his nicknames, Il Prete Genovese (‘the Genoese priest’)...

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bodycolour

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Paint that is opaque rather than transparent. The term usually refers to opaque watercolour, which is also known as gouache.

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