Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Pics from yesterday in New York

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At 3:25 PM, Blogger kenju said...

A motley assortment!

At 7:42 AM, Anonymous Craig said...

Okay, 6th row, picture on the right. Who painted it, when, and whose portrait is it? A distant relative of mine in Germany has a genealogy website with that picture on it, twice. It's that picture, but a matched pair, mirrored images facing each other. Need to know.

At 6:51 AM, Blogger melinama said...

Well, I think it was this one:

by Marten van Heemskerck, Netherlands, that picture is of Jacob Willemsz, van Veen (1456-1535), the artist's father. Dated 1532. "This forceful and sober image of the artist's father was painted in the year Van Heemskerck left Haarelem for an extended trip to Italy. The sitter's dour expression is matched by the matter-of-fact Dutch inscription whic translates as, "My son portrayed me here when I had lived 75 years so they say."


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