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Seventeenth Century

The seventeenth century was dominated by the Baroque style, which is characterized by a sense of drama and movement, conveyed through bravura brushwork, exaggerated lighting effects, and more shocking depictions of violence than previously seen in Western art. In this era, artists began working on larger canvases, giving their works a sense of monumentality. While the Baroque style is frequently associated with the Catholic Counter-Reformation, artists in Protestant northern Europe shifted their focus to more secular subjects such as still-lifes, landscapes, portraits, and intimate depictions of domestic life. Eskenazi Museum of Art’s collection, with a good representation of both Italian and Dutch seventeenth-century paintings, not only offers insight into the different approaches of artists in northern and southern Europe, but also into the international artistic exchanges that occurred during this century.

Antiveduto Gramatica
Italian, 1571–1626
Judith and Holofernes
ca. 1625
Oil on canvas
30 5/8 x 35 in. (77.8 x 88.9 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Museum purchase with funds from Robert and Sara LeBien, the Elisabeth P. Myers Art Acquisition Fund, and the estate of Herman B Wells via the Joseph Granville and Anna Bernice Wells Memorial Fund, 2003.148

Bernardo Strozzi
Italian, 1581–1644
St. Dorothy
ca. 1615–20
Oil on canvas
56 ½ x 35 1/8 in. (143.5 x 90.0 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 80.12

Jacopo Palma, il Giovane
Italian (Venetian), ca. 1548–1628
St. John the Baptist Preaching
ca. 1620
Oil on canvas
63 ¾ x 94 ½ in. (162.1 x 238.8 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Henry R. Hope, 64.129

Abraham Bloemaert
Dutch, 1566–1651
Adoration of the Magi
1624
Oil on canvas
72 ¼ x 93 ¼ in. (183.5 x 236.9 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 90.63

Hendrik de Clerck
Flemish, ca. 1570–1630
The Finding of Moses
ca. 1600–20
Oil on panel
Approx. 55 ¼ x 66 in. (140.3 x 167.6 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Gift of Mr. Stanley S. Wulc, 66.24

Jacob Adriaensz. Backer
Dutch, 1608–1651
The Angel Appears to the Centurion Cornelius
ca. 1630–1635
Oil on canvas
46 ¼ x 40 in. (117.5 x 101.6 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Partial gift of Henry Radford Hope, 86.7

Matthias Stom
Dutch, ca. 1600-after 1650
The Mocking of Christ
ca. 1640
Oil on canvas
51 x 72 in. (182.9 x 129.5 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Anonymous gift, 82.47

Luca Ferrari
Italian, 1605–1654
Venus Preventing Aeneas from Killing Helen of Troy
ca. 1650
Oil on copper
10 ¼ x 12 3/8 in. (26.0 x 31.4 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Gift of Friends of Art, 66.77

Pieter de Ring
Dutch, ca. 1615–1660
Still Life with Lobster
ca. 1650
Oil on canvas
35 ¼ x 46 in. (89.5 x 116.8 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 73.22

Gerard ter Borch the Younger
Dutch, 1617–1681
Portrait of a Lady
ca. 1660
Oil on canvas
11 ½ x 9 5/8 in. (29.2 x 24.4 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 77.78

Attributed to Viviano Codazzi
Italian, ca. 1604–1670
Rest on the Flight into Egypt
ca. 1647–58
Oil on canvas
52 3/16 x 36 ½ in. (132.6 x 92.7 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. Dale Cox in memory of Forest Dale Cox, A. B. Economics, 1924 (born Bloomington), and Arthur E. Middlehurst, B. S. Architecture, Cornell, 1919 (born Vincennes), 74.46

Attributed to Jan Hackaert
Dutch, 1628-ca. 1685
Figures by Adriaen van de Velde
Dutch, 1636‒1672
Mountain Landscape with Travelers
ca. 1660s
Oil on canvas
54 1/8 x 70 1/8 in. (137.5 x 178.1 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Gift of Frederick Stafford, 60.37

Cornelis Bega
Dutch, 1631/32–1664
Tavern Scene
1661
Oil on canvas
19 3/4 x 18 in. (50.2 x 45.7 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 73.13

Luca Giordano
Italian, 1634–1705
The Flight into Egypt
ca. 1670
Oil on canvas
61 7/8 x 90 ¾ in. (157.2 x 230.5 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Gift of Mr. Nicholas Acquavella, 75.123

Juan Francisco Carrión
Spanish, 1626–1680
Vanitas
1672
Oil on canvas
40 3/8 x 34 1/8 in. (102.6 x 86.7 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Gift of Henry D. and Sidney Hill, 59.46

Philips de Koninck
Dutch, 1619‒1688
Portrait of a Boy
1673
Oil on canvas
29 ½ x 25 ¾ in. (74.9 x 65.4 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Bequest of Herman B Wells, 2001.45

Emanuel de Witte
Dutch, ca. 1617–1692
Church Interior with Figures
1685
Oil on panel
18 1/8 x 15 in. (46.0 x 38.1 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 84.21