The Baroque in Northern Europe

rubens_elevationPETER PAUL RUBENS, Elevation of the Cross, from Saint Walburga, Antwerp, 1610.  Oil on wood, center panel 15′ 1 7/8″ X 11′ 1 1/2″, each wing 15′ 1 7/8″ X 4′ 11″.  Antwerp Cathedral, Antwerp.

peeters_still lifeCLARA PEETERS, Still Life with Flowers, Goblet, Dried Fruit, and Pretzels, 1611.  Oil on panel, 1′ 7 3/4″ X 2′ 1 1/4″.  Museo del Prado, Madrid.

rubens_mediciPETER PAUL RUBENS, Arrival of Marie de’ Medici at Marseilles, 1622-1625.  Oil on canvas, 12′ 11 1/2″ X 9′ 7″.  Musée du Louvre, Paris.

LeysterJUDITH LEYSTER, Self-Portrait, ca. 1630.  Oil on canvas, 2′ 5 3/8″ X 2′ 1 5/8″.  National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss).

Rembrandt_Anatomy-LessonREMBRANDT VAN RIJN, Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp, 1632.  Oil on canvas, 5′ 3 3/4″ X 7′ 1 1/4″.  Mauritshuis, The Hague.

Hals_ArchersFRANS HALS, Archers of Saint Hadrian, ca. 1633.  Oil on canvas, 6′ 9″ X 11′.  Frans Halsmuseum, Haarlem.

rembrandt_night-watchREMBRANDT VAN RIJN, The Company of Captain Frans Banning Cocq (Night Watch), 1642.  Oil on canvas, 11′ 11″ X 14′ 4″ (trimmed from original size).  Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

Rembrandt_Christ_with_the_SickREMBRANDT VAN RIJN, Christ with the Sick around Him, Receiving the Children (Hundred-Guilder Print), ca. 1649.  Etching, 11″ X 1′ 3 1/4″.  Pierpont Morgan Library, New York.

Poussin_et-in-arcadia-egoNICOLAS POUSSIN, Et in Arcadia Ego, ca. 1655.  Oil on canvas, 2′ 10″ X 4′.  Musée du Louvre, Paris.

RembrandtREMBRANDT VAN RIJN, Self-Portrait, ca. 1659-1660.  Oil on canvas, 3′ 8 3/4″ X 3′ 1″.  Kenwood House, London (Iveagh Bequest).

Steen_saint-nicholasJAN STEEN, Feast of Saint Nicholas, ca. 1660-1665.  Oil on canvas, 2′ 8 1/4″ X 2′ 3 3/4″.  Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

vermeer__woman_holding_a_balanceJAN VERMEER, Woman Holding a Balance, ca. 1664.  Oil on canvas, 1′ 3 5/8″ X 1′ 2″.  National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (Widener Collection).

Rembrandt_Prodigal-SonREMBRANDT VAN RIJN, Return of the Prodigal Son, ca. 1665.  Oil on canvas, 8′ 8″ X 6′ 9″.  Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg.

Vermeer_LetterJAN VERMEER, The Letter, 1666. Oil on canvas, 1’ 5 1/4” × 1’ 3 1/4”. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

louvre-facade-eastCLAUDE PERRAULT, LOUIS LE VAU, and CHARLES LE BRUN, east facade of the Louvre (looking west), Paris, France, 1667-1670.

versailles__franceJULES HARDOUIN-MANSART, CHARLES LE BRUN, and ANDRÉ LE NÔTRE, aerial view of the palace and gardens (looking northwest), Versailles, France, begun 1669.

vermeer_allegory-paintingJAN VERMEER, Allegory of the Art of Painting, 1670-1675.  Oil on canvas, 4′ 4″ X 3′ 8″.  Kunsthistoriches Museum, Vienna.

west-facade_saint-paulsSIR CHRISTOPHER WREN, west facade of Saint Paul’s Cathedral, London, England, 1675-1710.

Chateau de Versailles - Galerie des GlacesJULES HARDOUIN-MANSART and CHARLES LE BRUN, Galerie des Glaces (Hall of Mirrors), palace of Versailles, Versailles, France, ca. 1680.

Rigaud_louis-xivHYACINTHE RIGAUD, Louis XIV, 1701.  Oil on canvas, 9′ 2″ X 6′ 3″.  Musée du Louvre, Paris.

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