Thursday, August 4, 2016

Dog Days of Summer - 16-17C Children & Dogs


Children with their dogs from the 16C & 17C


1604 Lavinia Fontana (1552-1614)  Portrait of Bianca Degli Utili Maselli with Six of Her Children and a dog & a bird.

 Anonymous, Portrait of Sixtus van der Laen, 1622


 Attributed to Cornelis de Vos, Portrait of a little boy with a dog and a basket, 1622.


 Brabant school, the end of the 17th century. Three year old girl & her dog at a fountain.


 Adriaen Hanneman (Dutch painter, c 1604-1671)  Portrait of Prince William III of Orange with his dog & an orange tree, of course, 1654


 Anthony van Dyck (Flemish artist, 1599- 1641)  Portrait of Prince William II of Orange (1626-1650), 1631-1632,


 Bartholomeus van der Helst - Little Girl with a Dog in a Garden, 1658


 Dirck Dircksz van Santvoort  The family of Dirck Bas Jacobsz, burgomaster of Amsterdam, 1634


Erasmus Quellinus II (1607–1678) and Jan Fijt, (1611-1661), portrait of a young boy & his dogs c 1650-55


 Jacob Gerritsz Cuyp, Portrait of a Girl with a Dog


 Jan Albertsz Rotius (attr.), Portrait of a Young Boy & his dog,


 Jan Albertsz. Rotius, Portrait of a Boy with a Dog, 1660


 Jan Claesz., Portrait of a little child with a basket of cherries, 'AETATIS SVAE 1¼ ANNO 1606’,


 Claesz van Swanenburgh - Portrait of a Girl & her dog, 1584


Wybrand de Geest, Boy with a dog, 1647



1605 Artist van Zelven, Portrait of a Young Boy with a Dog is the only recorded work by the artist identified on the floor tiles.




 1600s Bartholomeus Meyburgh (1624-1708) A Portrait of a Boy and his spaniel



 1600s Cornelis Janssens van Ceulen (Dutch or Flemish artist, 1593-1661) The Children of Juan Carlos Boveri with their dog



1600s Jean Michelin (French painter, 1616-1670) Duchess Charlotte of Brunswick-Lüneburg as Diana with her dogs



1600s Peter Danckerts de Rij (1605–1661) Unknown Polish Princess of the Vasa dynasty in Spanish costume with her dog.



1600s Pierre Mignard (French artist, 1612-1695) Louise Marie Anne de Bourbon of Athénaïs by King Louis XIV blowing bubbles with her dog and a bird



 1600s Pierre Mignard (French artist, 1612-1695) Marie-Anne De Bourbon (1666-1739) with her dog and a parrot



 1600s Unknown artist, Philippe, Duke of Orléans and his brother with their dog




1570 Sofonisba Anguissola (1532-1625)  Catherine Michelle (Infanta Catalina Micaela of Spain ) and Isabella Clara Eugenia with a dog and a parrot.




1581 Jacob Willemsz. Delff (Dutch artist, c 1550-1601) A Little Boy with Dog


1600 Bartolomé González y Serrano, (Spanish artist, 1564-1627) The Infants Don Alfonso Caro and Doaa Ana Margarita with a dog




1615-20 Jacob van Doort (or Van Doordt) (Dutch painter, 1590-1629). Ulrik, Prince of Denmark (1611-1633), Son of Christian IV) with his dog




1620 Daniel Mytens (Dutch painter, 1590-1647) Lady Mary Feilding, Countess of Arran (1613-1638). Inscribed Aetatis 7 A0 1620. with her dog


1625 Unknown Flemish artist, Portrait of a Young Boy with a Bird and Dog


1630 Justus van Egmont (1601–1674) Charles II of England as Prince of Wales with his dog


1563 Studio of Pieter Aertsen (1508-1575)  Sister and Brother with Dog





1634 Paulus Moreelse (Dutch artist, 1571-1638) Moreelse Boy with a Dog



1640s Juan Bautista Martínez del Mazo (Spanish artist, c 1612-1667) María Teresa (1638–1683), Infanta of Spain with her dog




1653 Attributed to Jan Weesop (Flemish artist, active in England) Esmé Stuart, 5th Duke of Lennox and 2nd Duke of Richmond (1649-1660) with 2 dogs




1657 Nicolaes Maes, (Dutch painter, 1634-1693) Portrait of Four Children with their dog



 1660-80s Nicolaes Maes (Dutch artist, 1634-1693) Portrait Of A Young Man, with a Spaniel & a dead Hare



 1660-80s Nicolaes Maes Portrait of a Boy as Adonis




1620 Thomas de Keyser (Dutch painter, c. 1596–1667) Portrait of a Young Boy with his dog


1542 Titian Tiziano Vercelli (Italian painter, c 1488-1576) Clarissa Strozzi Aged Two with her dog



 1686 Pierre Mignard (French artist, 1612-1695) Philip V of Spain holding a black dog



 1687 Nicolaes Maes Portrait of a Mother and two Children In a Park with a spaniel


1690s James Maubert (Irish artist, 1666-1746) A portrait group of the Smith children with a dog and a parrot



1600s Anthony van Dyck (Flemish artist, 1599- 1641) The Five Children of King Charles I with their dog




1695 Unknown English artist, Mary Myddelton (1688–1747), and William Myddelton (1694–1718), 4th Bt, as Children with their dog





 1660-80s Nicolaes Maes (Dutch artist, 1634-1693) Boy in Classic Costume with a dog




 1684 Benjamin Block (1631-1690) Kaiser Joseph I. (1678-1711) with his dog


1660 Nicolaes Maes (Dutch artist, 1634-1693) Child as Cupid with Dog at his side & a bird on his hand.  Nicolaes Maes began depicting children in classical costume during the early 1660s.


 1660-80s Nicolaes Maes (Dutch artist, 1634-1693) A Boy in a Classical costume with a finch on his hand and a dog by his side



1600s Paulus Moreelse (Dutch artist, 1571-1638) Child with a Dog




1561 Workshop of François Clouet (1515–1572) Portrait of Hercule-François, Duke of Alençon, Anjou and Brabant (1555-1584) holding a puppy



1568 Johan Baptista van Uther (Dutch painter, fl 1562-1597) Crown Prince Sigismund Vasa (1566-1632) with his dog



1582 Emilia Antwerpiana van Nassau (1581-1657) holding a puppy.



1570-90 Sofonisba Anguissola (1532-1625) Three Children with a Dog


1600 Tiberio di Tito (Italian artist, 1573–1627)  Portrait of Boy and his Dog


1611 Paulus van Somer (Flemish artist, c. 1577 -1621) Anne of Child with a Rattle and Dog



1618 Circle of Jan Claesz (Enkhuizen painter, b 1570- a 1618) An 8-year-old Boy of the Blauhulck Family with a Horse and a Dog


1622 Unknown artist from the Dutch (Friesland) School Portrait of a Girl, Aged One and her dog



 1622 Justus Sustermans (Flemish painter, 1597-1681) Boy with Dog


1622 Justus Sustermans (Flemish painter, 1597-1681), Cardinal Leopoldo de' Medici (1617-1675) with his dog



1627 Anonymous, Portrait of a Boy and his dog & bird



1627 Wybrand de Geest (Dutch artist, 1592-1661-65) Portrait of Brothers and Sisters with their happy dog



1629 Hendrick Berckman (Dutch artist, 1629-1679) Young Boy with Dog



1630 Govaert Flinck Cleve (1615-1660) Young Girl as Diana with 2 Great Danes



1633  Cornelis Janssens van Ceulen (Dutch or Flemish artist, 1593-1661) Two Children with a Dog


1636 Harmen Willems Wieringa (Dutch painter, c 1597-1645) Portrait of Eelko Ferdinando van der Laen, 2  years old with 2 dogs



1640 Dirck Dircksz van Santvoort (Dutch artist, 1610–1680) Portrait of Hiob de Wildt with his Dog



1644 Unknown artist of the Dutch School Portrait of a Boy, Aged Three, with a Dog & a bird


1651 Frans Luycx (1604–1668) Erzherzog Karl Joseph (1649-1664) with his dog


1650-90 Unknown artist Young Children with a Spaniel and a Parrot


1654 Gerard van Honthorst (Dutch painter, 1590–1656) William III Prince of Orange in a Roman Costume with a dog



1659 Diego Velazquez (Spanish artist, 1599-1660) Infante Felipe Prospero with his dog


1660-80s Nicolaes Maes (Dutch artist, 1634-1693) Boy with a goat cart and a spaniel.  Goats were used by the children in gardens to pull their play-chariots. This way these privileged children of the Dutch Golden Age, almost could feel like the children of the ancient gods, high above the rest of the world in wealth & future promise. The successful Dutch mercantile families, despite their often common birth, often enjoyed displaying the wealth of royalty.



 1660-80s Nicolaes Maes (Dutch artist, 1634-1693) Portrait of a very young boy with his dog



 1660-80s Nicolaes Maes (Dutch artist, 1634-1693) Portrait of a boy with a spaniel & a robin



1660-80s Nicolaes Maes (Dutch artist, 1634-1693) Portrait of a young boy with a goat and a dog in a landscape



 1664 Nicolaes Maes (Dutch artist, 1634-1693) A Young Boy With His Dog in a Landscape



 1664 Nicolaes Maes (Dutch artist, 1634-1693) Portrait of a Girl at a Fountain with a Dog at her feet


1664 Nicolaes Maes (Dutch artist, 1634-1693) Portrait of a Girl at a Fountain with a Dog behind her



1665 Cesar Pietersz, or Cesar Boetius van Everdingen (1616-17-1678) Portrait of a Child as a Huntress with a Dog



1670s Queen Anne when a Princess with her dog by an unknown French artist (1668-1670)



 1673 Nicolaes Maes (Dutch artist, 1634-1693) Boy in Classic Costume as a Hunter with Dog at this side



 1673 Nicolaes Maes (Dutch artist, 1634-1693) Boy with Bird on his hand & Dog by his side.



 1673 Nicolaes Maes (Dutch artist, 1634-1693) Portrait Of Four Children As Mythological Figures with a dog


1680 Style of Pieter Nason (Dutch artist, c 1612-1688-90) Portrait of Anna Catharina van Heemskerck (1676-1723) with her dog



1680s Caspar Smits (fl. 1662-1689) John Arundell VIII (1678–1706), 3rd Baron Arundell of Trerice, as a Boy with his dog and his African companion



1695 Godfrey Kneller (born Gottfried Kniller) (German-born English artist, 1646-1723)  The Howard Children with a dog



1600s  Pierre Mignard (French artist, 1612-1695) Children of the Duc de Bouillon with their dog



1600s (after) Anthony van Ravesteyn the Younger (Dutch artist, 1580-1669) Portrait of a Girl with her dog



1600s Anthony van Dyck (Flemish artist, 1599- 1641) Philadelphia and Elizabeth Wharton with their dog



1600s Anthony van Dyck (Flemish artist, 1599- 1641) The Children of Charles I with their dogs



1600s Gilbert Jackson (English artist, active 1621-1642) Girl with her clipped Dog


1600s Jacob Gerritsz Cuyp (Dutch artist, 1594-1650) Michael Pompe van Slingelandt with his dog & a falcon



1600s Jacob Gerritsz Cuyp (Dutch artist, 1594–1650) Four-Year-Old Girl with Cat and Fish



1600s Jan Anthonisz van Ravesteyn (Dutch painter, 1572-1657)  Young Boy with a Golf Club and Ball plus a dog and a parrot



1600s Peter Lely (English artist, 1618-1680) Lady Henrietta Mordaunt with her dog



1680s Probably by a follower of Pierre Mignard (French artist, 1612-1695) Mademoiselle Leomenie Brienne Marquis de Roualt Gamache



1600s Wybrand de Geest (Dutch artist, 1592-1661-65) Boy with Dog



1600s Wybrand de Geest (Dutch artist, 1592-1661-65) Child with Drum and Dog



1600s Wybrand de Geest (Dutch artist, 1592-1661-65) Girl in a Green Dress with her dog


Dog Days of Summer is the name for the most sultry period of summer, from about July 3 to Aug. 11. Named in early times by observers in countries bordering the Mediterranean, the period was determined to extend from 20 days before to 20 days after the conjunction of Sirius (the dog star) & the sun.  The Greek poets Hesiod (ca. 750-650 BCE) & Aratus (ca. 310–240 BCE) refer, in their writings, to "the heat of late summer that the Greeks believed was actually brought on by the appearance of Sirius," a star in the constellation, that the later Romans, & we today refer to as Canis Major, literally the "greater dog" constellation. Homer, in the Iliad, references the association of "Orion's dog" (Sirius) with oncoming heat, fevers, & evil, in describing the approach of Achilles toward Troy:
Sirius rises late in the dark, liquid sky
On summer nights, star of stars,
Orion's Dog they call it, brightest
Of all, but an evil portent, bringing heat
And fevers to suffering humanity.

The term "dog days" was used by the Greeks in Aristotle's Physics.  Astronomer Geminus, around 70 B.C., wrote: "It is generally believed that Sirius produces the heat of the 'dog days,' but this is an error, for the star merely marks a season of the year when the sun"s heat is the greatest." The lectionary of 1559 edition of the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer indicates: "Naonae. Dog days begin" with the readings for July 7 & end August 18. But the readings for September 5 indicate: "Naonae. Dog days end."  This corresponds very closely to the lectionary of the 1611 edition of the King James Bible which indicates the Dog Days beginning on July 6 & ending on September 5.



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