“ A Musician & His Daughter Thomas de Keyser 1629 “In this dynamic formal portrait an amateur musician with a theorbo is presented with his daughter in a spare but stylish interior. Both are expensively dressed, the girl in adult attire.
linesandcolors: "Dutch painter Rachel Ruysch, whose life and career straddled the seventeenth and eighteeth centuries, was renowned for her striking still life paintings of flowers, which occasionally featured fruit and crystal glassware.
Just wondering, am I the only one seeing the triple moon goddess symbol? The illustration depicts a sighting by two Dutch ships in the North Sea of an object moving slowly in the sky. It appeared to be made by two disks of different size
Trouble Comes to the Alchemist. Dutch School, Oil on canvas mounted on board. From the CHF: "Although the title suggests this is an image of an alchemist, the scene is one of a physician conducting a uroscopy for a female patient.
Kaempfer: the Dutch in the Far East Engelbert Kaempfer, 1651-1716, "Tab. XXVIII: the Tea," from The history of Japan: giving an account of the antient and present state and government of that empire; of its . . . minerals, trees, plants . . . animals . . . and fishes . . . illustrated by many copper plates.Translated by J. C. Sheuhzer. 2 vols. London: printed for the publisher, 1728. South Carolina College Library, book 2362. shows the closeness of the camellia to the tea plant.
Frontispiece, The FRENCH NEPTUNE, or New ATLAS of Nautical Charts. For the use of the King's Navy. (1693). Original by the royal geographer Alexis-Hubert Jaillot (France, 1632-1712). This reproduction by Bookbinder, Pieter Mortier (Holland, 1661-1711). 17th Century, ANTIQUE, Rare, Art, Book, Illustration, Myth, Mythological Creatures. ... via Koninklijke Bibliotheek, National Library of the Netherlands... ... Eye-catching! They weren't afraid of color back in the day!
Antique Etching by Adriaen van Ostade /The Spinner