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Jan Lievens

(1607—1674)

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Berlin, Gemäldegalerie

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The outstanding collection of old master paintings in Berlin has been finally brought together in one permanent building, the fourth in the history of the collection, and opened in the ...

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Constantijn Huygens

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(b The Hague, 4 Sept. 1596; d The Hague, 28 Mar. 1687).

Dutch diplomat, writer, patron, and collector. Huygens was ‘a well-travelled, cultivated man who combined a full life of ...

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Dutch art as objects of patronage and collecting

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After 1579, when the Dutch provinces seceded from the Southern Netherlands, the economy of the Dutch Republic grew rapidly. The unprecedented political and economic situation fundamentally...

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Govert Flinck

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(b Cleve, Germany, 25 Jan. 1615; d Amsterdam, 2 Feb. 1660).

Dutch painter, active mainly in Amsterdam. He studied with Rembrandt from about 1633 to 1636, and his early work,...

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Pieter Lastman

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(b ?Amsterdam, c.1583; bur. Amsterdam, 4 Apr. 1633).

Dutch painter, highly esteemed in his day but now remembered mainly as the most significant of Rembrandt’s teachers. Most of...

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portraiture

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The fashion for hanging portraits of family and friends developed in the reign of Elizabeth I (1558–1603). Few families have portraits of ancestors before the 18th and 19th centuries,...

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Rembrandt

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(b Leiden, 15 July 1606; d Amsterdam, 4 Oct. 1669).

Dutch painter, etcher, and draughtsman, his country's greatest artist. The son of a prosperous miller, he attended Leiden's...

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