Thursday, November 14, 2019

Women & their families in 17C English Landscapes by Jan Siberechts (1627‑c.1700)

1600s Jan Siberechts, (Flemish-born English artist, 1627‑c.1700) and Gilles van Tilborgh (Brussels ca. 1625-ca.1678) Said to be the Van der Witte family - Detail

Jan Siberechts (1627–1703) was born in Antwerp, the son of a sculptor with the same name. After establishing himself as an artist in Flanders, he moved to England during his forties.  Siberechts was one of scores of Dutch & Flemish artists who came to Britain in the 17C. He was baptized in Antwerp in 1627.  He was elected to the Guild of St Luke in 1648. By 1674, he was in England, apparently at the encouragement of George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, who had seen some of Siberechts's landscapes in Antwerp in 1670. The artist was a Catholic, & one of his daughters became a lace-maker for the Queen.  He was best known in England as a painter of topographical views of country houses & more general landscapes.  He seems to have traveled widely in Britain, and was in Wales in 1696. He remained in England until his death.
1696 Jan Siberechts, (Flemish-born English artist, 1627‑c.1700)  View of a House and its Estate in Belsize, Middlesex
1600s Jan Siberechts, (Flemish-born English artist, 1627‑c.1700)  and Gilles van Tilborgh (Brussels ca. 1625-ca.1678) Said to be the Van der Witte family

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

17C Amsterdam Country House with Women Outdoors

Jan van der Heyden (1637-1712) The Ch√Ęteau of Goudestein, on the River Vecht, near Maarsen. The banks of the Amstel and the Vecht River near Maarsen provided the most popular sites for the country houses of Amsterdam.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

1668 The Huis ten Bosch at The Hague and Its Formal Garden with Women

 The Huis ten Bosch at The Hague and Its Formal Garden (View from the East).  1668-70. by Jan van der Heyden (1637-1712). The Huis ten Bosch (the House in the Wood), was built just outside of The Hague in 1645-52 as a summer palace for Amalia van Solms, wife of the Stadholder, Prince Frederik Hendrik of Orange. 
The Huis ten Bosch at The Hague and Its Formal Garden (View from the South).  1668-1670. by Jan van der Heyden (1637-1712)
The Huis ten Bosch at The Hague and Its Formal Garden 1668-1670. by Jan van der Heyden (1637-1712)

Monday, November 11, 2019

1600s Women making Music before the Village Garden

1640-60 in the style of Joos de Momper the younger A Music Party efore a Village Garden

Sunday, November 10, 2019

1600s Garden where Women stop to smell the Flowers

c 1635 Abraham Bosse (French artist, c. 1603-1676) The Five Senses - Sense of Smell