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Reaching Grandeur

  • Infanta Maria Theresa

    Slide Notes

    Who is this a portrait of? How can we tell? What are the clues in this painting? Why was this painting commissioned? 

    Details

    Infanta Maria Theresa

    1653

    Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez, Spanish, 1599–1660

    Dimensions

    128.6 x 100.6 cm (50 5/8 x 39 5/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    21.2593

    Collections
    Europe
    On View
    Koch Gallery (Europ. Painting 1500-1700) - 250 More Info

    Description

    Multimedia

  • Princess Mary

    Slide Notes

    Details

    Princess Mary, Daughter of Charles I

    about 1637

    Anthony van Dyck, Flemish, 1599–1641

    Dimensions

    132.1 x 106.3 cm (52 x 41 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    61.391

    Collections
    Europe
    On View
    Koch Gallery (Europ. Painting 1500-1700) - 250 More Info

    Description

    Multimedia

  • John Adams

    Slide Notes

    Who is this a painting of? Do we have any clues as to what he does and why he is important? 

    Details

    John Adams

    after 1783

    John Singleton Copley, American, 1738–1815

    Dimensions

    51.43 x 34.61 cm (20 1/4 x 13 5/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    23.180

    Collections
    Americas More Info

    Description

    Multimedia

  • Portrat of a Woman

    Slide Notes

    Who is this a portrait of? What can we learn about her? Why do we think this portrait was made?

    Details

    Portrait of a Woman Wearing a Gold Chain

    1634

    Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Dutch, 1606–1669

    Dimensions

    69.5 x 53 cm (27 3/8 x 20 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on panel

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    93.1474

    Collections
    Europe
    On View
    Dutch & Flemish Art (1600-1700) - 242 More Info

    Description

    Multimedia

  • Winslow Family

    Slide Notes

    What fabrics do we see? Is this family well-to-do? How do we know?

    Details

    Isaac Winslow and His Family

    1755

    Joseph Blackburn, American (born in England), active in North America 1753–1763

    Dimensions

    138.43 x 201.29 cm (54 1/2 x 79 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    42.684

    Collections
    Americas
    On View
    Lynch Gallery (Colonial Boston) - 132 More Info

    Description

    Multimedia

  • No Content

    Follow-Up

    Slide Notes

    Take a picture or draw someone you know trying to look as gaudy and famous as possible.

    Details

    Description

    Multimedia