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George Salting
George Salting
George Salting
(15 August 1835 – 12 December 1909) was an Australian-born British art collector. He had inherited considerable wealth from his father; Salting collected paintings, Chinese porcelains, furniture, and many other categories of art and decorative items. He left his paintings to the National Gallery, London, prints and drawings to the British Museum, and the remainder to the Victoria & Albert Museum, requesting that the collection be displayed intact rather than divided among the museum's departments.Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 Later life 4 Legacy 5 Collection 6 Notes 7 Further readingEarly life[edit] Salting was born in Sydney, the son of Severin Knud Salting (1806–1865)[1] (in English 'Severin Kanute Salting'), a Dane who had extensive business interests in New South Wales
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Brompton Cemetery
Coordinates: 51°29′06″N 0°11′27″W / 51.4849°N 0.1908°W / 51.4849; -0.1908Brompton CemeteryDetailsEstablished 1839Location London, SW10Country EnglandType PublicSize 39 acres (16 ha)No. of graves 35,000+No. of interments 205,000Website Official website Brompton Cemetery
Brompton Cemetery
is a London
London
cemetery in the Royal Borough of Kensington
Kensington
and Chelsea. It is managed by The Royal Parks, and is one of the Magnificent Seven cemeteries. Established by Act of Parliament and erected in 1839, it opened in 1840 and was originally known as the West of London
London
and Westminster Cemetery. Consecrated by Charles James Blomfield, the Bishop of London
London
in June 1840, it is one of Britain's oldest and most distinguished garden cemeteries
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Adriaen Van Ostade
Adriaen van Ostade
Adriaen van Ostade
(baptized as Adriaen Jansz Hendricx 10 December 1610 – buried 2 May 1685) was a Dutch Golden Age
Dutch Golden Age
painter of genre works.Contents1 Life 2 Work 3 Legacy 4 References 5 External linksLife[edit]Peasants in a Tavern (c. 1635), at the Alte Pinakothek, MunichEngraved portrait of Adriaen van Ostade, shown with a few of his more famous works, by Arnold Houbraken
Arnold Houbraken
in his "Schouburg", volume I, 1718.According to Houbraken, he and his brother were pupils of Frans Hals and like him, spent most of their lives in Haarlem
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Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
(French: [ʒɑ̃ ba.tist ka.mij kɔ.ʁo]; July 16, 1796[1] – February 22, 1875) was a French landscape and portrait painter as well as a printmaker in etching
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Charles-François Daubigny
Charles-François Daubigny
Charles-François Daubigny
(15 February 1817 – 19 February 1878) was one of the painters of the Barbizon
Barbizon
school, and is considered an important precursor of Impressionism.Contents1 Biography 2 Paintings 3 Public collections 4 Gallery 5 See also 6 Notes 7 References 8 Further reading 9 External linksBiography[edit] Daubigny was born in Paris, into a family of painters and was taught the art by his father Edmond François Daubigny and his uncle, miniaturist Pierre Daubigny. Initially Daubigny painted in a traditional style, but this changed after 1843 when he settled in Barbizon
Barbizon
to work outside in nature. Even more important was his meeting with Camille Corot
Camille Corot
in 1852 in Optevoz (Isère)
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Gaspard Dughet
Gaspard Dughet
Gaspard Dughet
(15 June 1615 – 27 May 1675), also known as Gaspard Poussin, was a French painter born in Rome.Contents1 Life 2 Influence 3 References 4 SourcesLife[edit] Dughet was born in Rome, the son of a French pastry-cook [1] and his Italian wife.[2] He has always generally been considered as a French painter, although in fact he never visited France.[1] In around 1635 he became a pupil of Nicolas Poussin, who had married his sister Anne five years earlier.[1] Because of this connection he w
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Domenico Ghirlandaio
Domenico Ghirlandaio
Domenico Ghirlandaio
(Italian: [doˈmeːniko ɡirlanˈdaːjo]; 2 June 1448 – 11 January 1494) was an Italian Renaissance
Italian Renaissance
painter born in Florence. Ghirlandaio was part of the so-called "third generation" of the Florentine Renaissance, along with Verrocchio, the Pollaiolo brothers and Sandro Botticelli
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Jan Van Goyen
Jan Josephszoon van Goyen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈjɑn vɑŋ ˈɣoːjə(n)]; 13 January 1596 – 27 April 1656) was a Dutch landscape painter. Van Goyen was an extremely prolific artist; approximately twelve hundred paintings and more than one thousand drawings by him are known.Contents1 Biography 2 Dutch painting 3 Van Goyen's technique 4 Legacy 5 Sources 6 External linksBiography[edit]Memorial stone in Leiden Jan van Goyen
Jan van Goyen
was the son of a shoemaker and started as an apprentice in Leiden, the town of his birth. Like many Dutch painters of his time, Jan van Goyen
Jan van Goyen
studied art in the town of Haarlem
Haarlem
with Esaias van de Velde. At age 35, he established a permanent studio at Den Haag (The Hague)
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Frans Hals
Frans Hals
Frans Hals
the Elder (/hɑːls/;[1] Dutch: [ɦɑls]; c. 1582 – 26 August 1666) was a Dutch Golden Age
Dutch Golden Age
painter, normally of portraits, who lived and worked in Haarlem. He is notable for his loose painterly brushwork, and he helped introduce this lively style of painting into Dutch art. Hals played an important role in the evolution of 17th-century group portraiture.Contents1 Biography 2 Artistic career 3 Wedding portraits 4 Portrait painter 5 Painting technique 6 Influence 7 Legacy 8 Public collections (selection) 9 See also 10 References and sources 11 External linksBiography[edit] Hals was born in 1582 or 1583 in Antwerp, then in the Spanish Netherlands, as the son of cloth merchant Franchois Fransz Hals van Mechelen (c
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Meindert Hobbema
Meindert Hobbema
Meindert Hobbema
(bapt. October 31, 1638 – December 7, 1709), was a Dutch Golden Age painter
Dutch Golden Age painter
of landscapes, specializing in views of woodland, although his most famous painting, The Avenue at Middelharnis (1689, National Gallery, London), shows a different type of scene.Wooded Landscape with Farmsteads, c. 1665, Mauritshuis, The HagueHobbema was a pupil of Jacob van Ruisdael, the pre-eminent landscape painter of the Dutch Golden Age, and in his mature period produced paintings developing one aspect of his master's more varied output, specializing in "sunny forest scenes opened by roads and glistening ponds, fairly flat landscapes with scattered tree groups, and water mills", including over 30 of the last in paintings.[1]Forest landscape with a merry company in a cart, Rijksmuseum, c
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Hans Memling
Hans Memling
Hans Memling
(also spelled Memlinc; c. 1430 – 11 August 1494) was a German painter who moved to Flanders
Flanders
and worked in the tradition of Early Netherlandish painting. He was born in the Middle Rhine region, and probably spent his childhood in Mainz. He had moved to the Netherlands
Netherlands
by 1465 and spent time in the Brussels
Brussels
workshop of Rogier van der Weyden. He was subsequently made a citizen of Bruges, where he became one of the leading artists, painting both portraits and diptychs for personal devotion and several large religious works, continuing the style he learned in his youth. He became very successful, and in 1480 was listed among the wealthiest citizens in a city tax list. He married Anna de Valkenaere sometime between 1470 and 1480, and they had three children
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Gabriël Metsu
Gabriël Metsu
Gabriël Metsu
(1629–1667) was a Dutch painter of history paintings, still lifes, portraits, and genre works. He was "a highly eclectic artist, who did not adhere to a consistent style, technique, or one type of subject for long periods."[1] Only 14 of his 133 works are dated.Contents1 Life 2 Style and Works2.1 Carpets3 Two paintings of the Hinlopen family3.1 Visit to the Nursery4 Works 5 Notes 6 Sources 7 External linksLife[edit]Woman Reading a Letter, (1665) (National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin).Gabriel Metsu was the son of Jacques Metsu (c. 1588 – March 1629) a tapestry worker and painter, originally from Hainault, who lived most of his days at Leiden. In 1625 he married Jacomijntje Garniers (c. 1590 – September 1651), the widow of a painter with three children of her own. It is not known when and where Gabriel was baptized; most likely in a Catholic hidden church but the baptismal records did not survive
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Jean-François Millet
Jean-François Millet
Jean-François Millet
(French: [milɛ]; October 4, 1814 – January 20, 1875) was a French painter and one of the founders of the Barbizon
Barbizon
school in rural France. Millet is noted for his scenes of peasant farmers; he can be categorized as part of the Realism art movement.Contents1 Life and work1.1 Youth 1.2 Paris 1.3 Barbizon1.3.1 The Gleaners 1.3.2 The Angelus1.4 Later years2 Legacy 3 See also 4 Notes 5 References 6 External linksLife and work[edit] Youth[edit]The Sheepfold
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Sebastiano Del Piombo
Sebastiano del Piombo
Sebastiano del Piombo
(Italian: [sebaˈstjaːno del ˈpjombo]; c. 1485 - 21 June 1547) was an Italian painter of the High Renaissance and early Mannerist
Mannerist
periods famous as the only major artist of the period to combine the colouring of the Venetian school in which he was trained with the monumental forms of the Roman school
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Joos Van Cleve
Joos van Cleve
Joos van Cleve
(/ˈkleɪvə/;[1] also Joos van der Beke; c. 1485 – 1540/1541) was a painter active in Antwerp around 1511 to 1540. He is known for combining traditional Netherlandish painting techniques with influences of more contemporary Renaissance painting styles.[2] An active member and co-deacon of the Guild of Saint Luke
Guild of Saint Luke
of Antwerp, he is known mostly for his religious works and portraits of royalty. As a skilled technician, his art shows sensitivity to color and a unique solidarity of figures.[3] He was one of the first to introduce broad landscapes in the backgrounds of his paintings, which would become a popular technique of sixteenth century northern Renaissance paintings. He was the father of Cornelis van Cleve
Cornelis van Cleve
(1520-1567) who also became a painter
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Paulus Potter
Paulus Potter
Paulus Potter
(Dutch pronunciation: [ˈpʌulɵs ˈpɔtər]; 20 November 1625 (baptised) – 17 January 1654 (buried)) was a Dutch painter who specialized in animals within landscapes, usually with a low vantage point. Before Potter died of tuberculosis at the age of 28 he succeeded in producing about 100 paintings, working continuously.Contents1 Life 2 Paintings 3 References 4 External linksLife[edit]The painting The Young Bull
The Young Bull
(1647) is in the collection of the Mauritshuis Paulus Potter
Paulus Potter
was born in Enkhuizen. He was baptized on 20 November 1625. In 1628 his family moved to Leiden, and in 1631 to Amsterdam, where young Paulus studied painting with his father, Pieter Symonsz Potter.[1] After his mother died, his father started an affair with the wife of Pieter Codde, also living in the fancy Sint Antoniesbreestraat
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