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1460s

Pere Garcia – Madonna with Music Making Angels - 1465

About the author Pere (Pedro) García, who came from Benabarra in Huesca, was active in Barcelona around 1455 and in Lérida around 1460. He is also mentioned in records dated …

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1480s

Hans Memling – Christ Surrounded by Musician Angels - 1489

About the author Hans Memling (also spelled Memlinc; c. 1430 – 11 August 1494) was a German-born painter who moved to Flanders and worked in the tradition of Early Netherlandish …

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1560s

Giovanni Antonio Fasolo: A Concert - 1560

About the author Giovanni Antonio Fasolo (1530–1572), born in Mandello del Lario, Italia, was a late Renaissance Italian painter of the Venetian school, active in Vicenza and surroundings. A native …

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Cornelis Cort: Hearing - 1561

About the author Cornelis Cort (c. 1533 – c. 1578) was a Dutch engraver and draughtsman. He spent the last 12 years of his life in Italy, where he was …

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1580s

Niccolo Frangipane – Suonatore - 1585

About the author There are very few indisputable facts regarding the biography of this painter. His origins, and his dates of birth and death are not known for certain. Through …

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1590s

Isaac Oliver – A party in the Open Air. Allegory on Conjugal Love - 1590

About the author Isaac Oliver (c. 1565 – bur. October 2, 1617) was a French-born English portrait miniature painter. Born in Rouen, he moved to London in 1568 with his …

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Raphael Sadeler – The Four Ages of Man: Amor - 1591

About the author The Sadeler family were the largest, and probably the most successful of the dynasties of Flemish engravers that were dominant in Northern European printmaking in the later …

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Crispijn de Passe the Elder – The Four Ages of Man: ADOLESCENTIA AMORI - 1596

About the author Crispijn de Passe the Elder (publisher/printer; printmaker; painter/draughtsman; Flemish; Male; 1564 – 1637) Draughtsman, engraver and publisher; began his career in Antwerp but by 1589 had fled …

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1620s

Nicolas Tournier – Drinking Party with a Lute Player - 1623

About the author Nicolas Tournier (baptised 12 July 1590 – d. before February 1639)[1] was a French Baroque painter. Born in Montbéliard, he followed the profession of his father, André …

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Nicolas Tournier: Banquet Scene with a Lute Player - 1625

About the author Nicolas Tournier (baptised 12 July 1590 – d. before February 1639)[1] was a French Baroque painter. Born in Montbéliard, he followed the profession of his father, André …

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Nicolas Tournier: Lute Player - 1625

About the author Nicolas Tournier (baptised 12 July 1590 – d. before February 1639)[1] was a French Baroque painter. Born in Montbéliard, he followed the profession of his father, André …

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Jan van Bijlert – Young Man Playing the Lute - 1625

About the author Jan Hermansz van Bijlert (1597 or 1598 – November 1671) was a Dutch portrait painter in the style of Caravaggio. Jan van Bijlert was born at Utrecht, …

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Jan van Bijlert – Musical Company - 1625

About the author Jan Hermansz van Bijlert (1597 or 1598 – November 1671) was a Dutch portrait painter in the style of Caravaggio. Jan van Bijlert was born at Utrecht, …

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Peter Paul Rubens – Music Making Angels - 1628

About the author Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Dutch pronunciation: [‘ryb?(n)s]; 28 June 1577 – 30 May 1640), was a German-born Flemish Baroque painter, and a proponent of an extravagant Baroque …

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1630s

Nicolas Tournier: Le concert - 1632

About the author Nicolas Tournier (baptised 12 July 1590 – d. before February 1639)[1] was a French Baroque painter. Born in Montbéliard, he followed the profession of his father, André …

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Jan Miense Molenaer – Family portrait of Jan Miense Molenaer - 1635

About the author Jan Miense Molenaer (1610 – buried 19 September 1668), was a Dutch Golden Age genre painter whose style was a precursor to Jan Steen’s work during Dutch …

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Jan van Bijlert – The Concert - 1637

About the author Jan Hermansz van Bijlert (1597 or 1598 – November 1671) was a Dutch portrait painter in the style of Caravaggio. Jan van Bijlert was born at Utrecht, …

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1640s

Jan Davidsz. de Heem – A Table of Desserts - 1640

About the author Jan Davidsz. de Heem or in-full Jan Davidszoon de Heem, also called Johannes de Heem or Johannes van Antwerpen (ca. 17 April 1606 – before 26 April …

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1660s

Gabriël Metsu – The Cittern Player - 1660

About the author Gabriël Metsu (January 1629 – buried 24 October 1667) was a Dutch painter of history paintings, genre works and portraits. Metsu was the son of the Flemish …

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Gabriël Metsu – Woman Tuning a Mandolin - 1662

About the author Gabriël Metsu (January 1629 – buried 24 October 1667) was a Dutch painter of history paintings, genre works and portraits. Metsu was the son of the Flemish …

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1690s

Cristoforo Munari – Allegoria delle arti - 1699

Cristoforo Munari (July 21, 1667 – June 3, 1720) was an Italian painter of the late-Baroque specializing in still life paintings.

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1760s

Allan Ramsay – Portrait of The Right Honourable Lady Mary Campbell with theorbo - 1762

About the author Allan Ramsay (1713-1784):  Scottish painter and intellectual who studied in Italy and settled in London. Became Court Painter to George II in 1760. His portraiture of female …

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Francis Cotes – Portrait of Maria Walpole - 1765

About the author Francis Cotes (20 May 1726 – 16 July 1770) was an English painter, one of the pioneers of English pastel painting, and a founding member of the …

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1880s

Gaetano Previati – Paggetto con mandolino - 1880

About the author Previati moved from Ferrara to Milan in 1876 and enrolled at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts, studying under Giuseppe Bertini, Giovanni Morelli, and Federico Faruffini. He …

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