55,3 x 71,3 cm Frick Collection, New York The painting, comissioned by Marquise de Pompadour for one of her residences, is part of a series of four representing the four seasons. Author: BOUCHER, Fran?ois Title: Winter , 1701-1750 , French Form: painting , genre
Painting ID:: 62431
1616-17 Oil on canvas Galleria Borghese, Rome Francesco Albani, an exponent of the classical ideal, chose a format for his four tondos which, in his own words, "softened" his pictorial expression. The subject matter is taken from Philostratus (Eikones I,6) who describes the games of cupids throughout the four seasons: throwing apples in spring, the fiery furnace of summer, Venus and Adonis taking their farewell in autumn and sleep in winter. Author: ALBANI, Francesco Title: Winter , 1601-1650 , Italian Form: painting , mythological
Painting ID:: 62434
Jacob Grimmer (ca. 1526-1590) was a Flemish Renaissance landscape painter.
Grimmer was born and died in Antwerp. According to Karel van Mander he first learned to paint landscapes from Matthys Cock and later from Christiaen Queburgh, both of Antwerp. He was a very skilled painter of houses, sky, and foreground views. He was a member of the Guild of St. Luke who was active as a rederijker and acted in many plays.
According to the RKD his earliest dated work is from 1546 and his latest dated work was 1589. Most of his works are landscapes and he worked together with Gillis Mostaert. Abel Grimmer was his son and pupil.
Winter second half of 16th century
Medium oil on panel