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Picture Books of the Past: Unknown Dutch

Enjoy this series of segments highlighting Picture Books of the Past: Reading Old Master Paintings, a loan exhibition of 60+ works from the M&G collection. The exhibit has traveled to The Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. and the Orlando Museum of Art in Florida.

As this compelling 17th-century work by an unknown painter illustrates, the Dutch were especially adept at still life painting. (Following your video viewing click HERE to access the additional information provided on the exhibition’s text panels.)

Rafael Govertsz. Camphuysen

Elijah Fed by the Ravens

Rafael Govertsz. Camphuysen

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Pieter Bruegel, the Elder

Hunters in the Snow

Pieter Bruegel, the Elder

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Whatsoever Things Are… Excellent: Mary Magdalene Turning from the World to Christ

 

Mary Magdalene is one of the most intriguing figures in Scripture, and her life story is as apropos today as it was when it was first recorded in Scripture.

 

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Rembrandt van Rijn (school of): Head of Christ

In this moving work we see combined two of Rembrandt’s favorite subjects: portraiture and biblical history.

Gerrit van Honthorst

The Holy Family in the Carpenter Shop

Gerrit van Honthorst

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David de Haen: The Mocking of Christ

The story behind the acquisition of a work is often as fascinating as the story within the frame.

Jan Victors: Esther Accusing Haman

Esther Accusing Haman, considered one of Victor’s finest works, also gives us a fascinating look at actual samples of 17th-century table settings.

Jan Gossaert, called Mabuse (attr. to)

Madonna of the Fireplace

Jan Gossaert, called Mabuse (attr. to)

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Geritt van Honthorst: The Holy Family in the Carpenter Shop

Art historian Georges Marlier describes The Holy Family in the Carpenter Shop as “a magnificent work which equals the most beautiful Caravaggio.”