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Adriaen van Stalbemt

Portrait of Adriaen van Stalbemt, Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641), oil on panel, 7.75 × 6.5 in (19.7 × 16.5 cm), Boughton House, Kettering, Northamptonshire

Portrait of Adriaen van Stalbemt, Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641), oil on panel, 7.75 × 6.5 in (19.7 × 16.5 cm), Boughton House, Kettering, Northamptonshire

 

 

 

Like Gillis van Coninxloo (1544 – 1607) and David Vinckboons (1576 – 1632), Flemish Baroque painter Adriaen van Stalbemt (1580 – 1662) invented dark natural structures that add a psychological weight to his paintings. Sunlight might here and there pierce the shadowy edifices or make visible a nearby village, but the action was almost always in the woods.

Adriaen van Stalbemt, Mountainous landscape, oil on panel, 29.5 × w 47 cm (11.6 x 18.5 in), 1600 - 1640, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Adriaen van Stalbemt, Mountainous landscape, oil on panel, 29.5 × w 47 cm (11.6 x 18.5 in), 1600 – 1640, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Adriaen van Stalbemt, Christ preaching at the Sea of Galilee, oil on panel, 52.7 × 84.6 cm (20.7 × 33.3 in), early to mid 1600’s?, private collection

Adriaen van Stalbemt, Christ preaching at the Sea of Galilee, oil on panel, 52.7 × 84.6 cm (20.7 × 33.3 in), early to mid 1600’s?, private collection

Adriaen van Stalbemt, Landscape with Fables, oil on panel,  129 x 169 cm (50.8 x 66.5 in), 1620, Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp

Adriaen van Stalbemt, Landscape with Fables, oil on panel, 129 x 169 cm (50.8 x 66.5 in), 1620, Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp

Van Stalbemt lived in Antwerp, London, and Middleburg and was a well-liked painter during his long career. By some accounts he was still painting until close to the time of his death at eighty-two.

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The Savery Dodo

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Dutch Golden Age painter Roelandt Savery (1576–1639) liked to paint the Dodo. As a matter of fact his iconic depiction from 1626 is possibly the most famous image of the bird, and he is known to have completed at least nine more. Many illustrations of the Dodo since have been based on his representations.

Roelandt Savery, Edwards' Dodo (presented to the British Museum by George Edwards in 1759), oil on canvas, 82 x 102 inches, Natural History Museum, London

Roelandt Savery, Edwards’ Dodo (presented to the British Museum by George Edwards in 1759), oil on canvas, 82 x 102 inches, 1626, Natural History Museum, London

Roelandt Savery, Landscape with Birds, oil on panel, Height: 42 cm (16.5 in). Width: 57 cm (22.4 in), 1628, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Roelandt Savery, Landscape with Birds, oil on panel, Height: 42 cm (16.5 in). Width: 57 cm (22.4 in), 1628, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

 
 

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