Paintings of Mary Magdalene as a Renaissance lady dressed in velvet. Ambrosius Benson, artist (1495-1500 – 1550). Born in Lombardy, he served his apprenticeship with  painter Gerard David in Bruges. Considered a painter of the Flemish school.


Mary Magdalene holding an ointment jar. Late 15th c, before 1550. Lombard/Flemish. Oil on panel. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/master-paintings-sculpture-part-i/mary-magdalene-holding-an-ointment-jar



Mary Magdalene Reading. ca. 1530-1540. Lombard/Flemish. Oil on oak wood. Attributed to Ambrosius Benson. Ca’ d’Oro/Galleria Giorgio Franchetti, Venice, on loan from the Galleria dell’Accademia, Florence. Artwork in the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mary_Magdalene_Reading_Ambrosius_Benson.jpg
The Magdalen Reading. ca. 1525. Lombard/Flemish. Oil on oak wood. Collections of the National Gallery, London. © The National Gallery, London. Fair use license. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Magdalen_Reading_-Ambrosius_Benson(NG655).jpg

People out and about in Flanders. Sebastiaen Vrancx, artist. Living from 1573 to 1647, he mostly painted battle scenes but he painted these too. Apprenticed in the workshop of artist Adam van Noort who also was the master of Peter Paul Rubens.

An outdoor banquet. Between ca. 1610 and ca. 1620. Flemish. Oil on panel. Collections of and image source the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sebastian_Vrancx_-_An_outdoor_banquet.tiff
The Kranenhoofd on the Scheldt, Antwerp. 1629. Flemish. Oil on panel. Collections of the  Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Het_Kranenhoofd_aan_de_Schelde_te_Antwerpen_Rijksmuseum_SK-A-1699.jpeg

A view of Antwerp by night with elegant figures on their way to a masquerade. 1600-1646. Flemish. Color on oak wood. Image source: Christies, In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sebastiaen_Vrancx_-_A_view_of_Antwerp_by_night_with_elegant_figures_on_their_way_to_a_masquerade.jpg

Portraits of Renaissance ladies, painted by painter and draughtsman Nicolas Neufchatel or Neufchâtel known as “Lucidel” (ca. 1527-c.1590). Flemish but he mostly painted in Germany. A leading portraitist of the 1560s.


Portrait of a lady, possibly Margaretha Mertha, wife of Hendrik Pilgram, three-quarter length, wearing black with gold chains. 16th c. Oil on panel. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/old-master-paintings/portrait-of-a-lady-possibly-margaretha-mertha-wife
Portrait of Susanna Stefan (died in 1594), Wife of Wolfgang Furter of Nuremberg. ca, 1561. Oil on canvas. Collections of the National Gallery, London. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nicolas_de_Neufch%C3%A2tel_-Portrait_of_a_Young_Lady-_Google_Art_Project.jpg
Portrait of a noblewoman. 1567. Oil on canvas. Unsigned. Titled on the upper right and dated 1567. Image © Brady Hart Gallery. Fair use license. via http://www.bradyhart.com/nicolas-neufchatel-royal-beauty

Landscapes with some people, some of these more populated than others. Flemish. Pieter Bout, painter (between 1640 and 1658 – between 1689 and 1719). Bout was also a draughtman and etcher and is known for his landscapes.

A landscape with a barge being towed along a canal. 1683. Flemish. Oil on panel. Signed and dated “P. Bout/1683; on the lower right. Image source Sotheby’s. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pieter_Bout_-_A_Landscape_with_a_Barge_Being_Towed_along_a_Canal.jpg
Ice skating. 1678. Flemish. Oil on panel. Collections of the Museo del Prado, Madrid. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bout-los_patinadores.jpg
Bauernfest mit reicher firugrenstaffage. Undated. Flemish. Oil on panel. Image © HAMPEL Fine Art Auctions Munich. Fair use license. via https://www.hampel-auctions.com/a/Pieter-Bout-1658-1719-zug.html?a=81&s=196&id=81838&q=1439&kid=1439&qa=

Animals in art, painted by Roelant (Roelandt) Savery who was Flemish born but is considered part of the Dutch Golden Age of painting. Living from 1576 to 1639, he was court painter to Rudolph II in Prague for a time.

“Landscape with swans near a waterfall.” Undated. Oil on panel. Signed “ROELANDT SAVERY FE” on the rock on the lower left. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/master-paintings-part-ii/landscape-with-swans-near-a-waterfall
Landscape with birds. 1628. Oil on panel. Collections of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Roelant_Savery_-Landscape_with_Birds-_WGA20885.jpg
Landscape with wild animals. 1600-1639. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Rockox House, Antwerp. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Roelant_Savery_-Landscape_with_Wild_Animals-_WGA20886.jpg

Members of the house of Medici in ruffs that look very itchy. Flemish. Justus Sustermans (Joost Sustermans or Suttermans), artist. Living from 1597 to 1681, he is mostly known for his portraits of the Medici whose court painter he was.


Portrait of Archduchess Maria Magdalena of Austria. 17th c. Flemish artist working in Florence. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Museums Boijmans. Image ©  Museums Boijmans. Fair use license. via https://www.boijmans.nl/index.php/en/collection/artworks/2968/portrait-of-archduchess-maria-magdalena-of-austria
Portrait of Ferdinando II de Medici (1610-70).” 17th c. Flemish artist working in Florence. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Palazzo Pitti, Florence. Image source gallerix.org. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://gallerix.org/storeroom/79996/N/940/
Portrait of the Archduchess Anna de Medici (1616-1676) with a lap dog. 17th c. Flemish artist painting in Florence. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. Image © Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. Fair use license. via https://rkd.nl/en/explore/images/295394

People wandering around in landscapes that aren’t your standard thing. Flemish. Joos de Momper the Younger, artist. Living from 1564 to 1635, he became a master in the Antwerp Guild of Saint Luke at the age of 17. Learned to paint from his father. At the tail end of the Mannerist school.

“De Toren van Babel.” Undated. Image source Paul Hermans. Cc0 license 4.0. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Joos_de_Momper_(1564-1635)De_Toren_van_Babel(figuren_Frans_Francken_(II))_KMSKB_29-01-2019.JPG 
“Acampamento” (camp). ca. 1600-1625. Image source Sailko. Cc0 license 4.0. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Joos_de_momper_(attr.),_paesaggio,_1600-25_ca._02b.jpg
Landscape of the Ocean and the Sea. 1620. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Museum del Prado, Madrid. Cc0 license 4.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Landscape_with_Sea_and_Mountains_(1).jpg

Waterfall art. Flemish. Simon-Joseph-Alexandre Clément Denis, artist (1755-1813).

Cascatelle,” Undated. Oil on paper laid on canvas. Attributed to Simon-Joseph-Alexandre Clément Denis. Image ©2020 Artnet Worldwide Corporation.  Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/simon-joseph-alexandre-cl%C3%A9ment-denis/cascatelle-AEXAQCD1NyaTTn-Rc1D17w2
“A View to the Cascades of Tivoli,” which depicts Franch artist Elisabeth Vigee Lebrun and her 14 year old daughter sitting under a tree and sketching the cascades. 1790. Flemish. Oil on panel. Signed “S. Denis,” inscribed and dated on the lower right. Image © 2002-2020 LiveAuctioneers. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/89625718_simon-joseph-alexandre-clement-denis-flemish
“View of the Cascades at Tivoli.” Undated. Flemish. Private collection. Image © Web Gallery of Art. Fair use license. via https://www.wga.hu/html_m/d/denis/tivoli1.html

 

Renaissance calligraphy and botany all in one place. More from the illuminated manuscript “Mira calligraphae monumenta”. Calligraphy done in 1561 and 1562 by Georg Bocskay, secretary to the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I. Flora and fauna added 30 years later by Joris Hoefnagel at the request of Ferdinand’s grandson Rudolph II.

“Common Apple, European Wild Pansy, and Giant Filbert.” 1561-1562 with illumination added 1591-1596. Flemish and Hungarian, created in Vienna. Watercolors, gold and silver paint, and ink on parchment. Ms. 20 (86.MV.527), fol. 18. Joris Hoefnagel and Georg Bocskay, creators. Collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum. No copyright, part of the Getty Museum’s Open Content program. via http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/2298/joris-hoefnagel-and-georg-bocskay-common-apple-european-wild-pansy-and-giant-filbert-flemish-and-hungarian-1561-1562-illumination-added-1591-1596/
“Sweet Violet and Spanish Broom.” 1561-1562 with illumination added 1591-1596. Flemish and Hungarian, created in Vienna. Watercolors, gold and silver paint, and ink on parchment. Ms. 20 (86.MV.527), fol. 20, Joris Hoefnagel and Georg Bocskay, creators. Collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum. No copyright, part of the Getty Museum’s Open Content program. via http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/2300/joris-hoefnagel-and-georg-bocskay-sweet-violet-and-spanish-broom-flemish-and-hungarian-1561-1562-illumination-added-1591-1596/
“Dianthus and Almond.” 1561-1562 with illumination added 1591-1596. Flemish and Hungarian, created in Vienna. Watercolors, gold and silver paint, and ink on parchment. Ms. 20 (86.MV.527), fol. 21. Joris Hoefnagel and Georg Bocskay, creators. Collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum. No copyright, part of the Getty Museum’s Open Content program. via http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/2302/joris-hoefnagel-and-georg-bocskay-dianthus-and-almond-flemish-and-hungarian-1561-1562-illumination-added-1591-1596/
“Gesner’sTulip, Ichneumon Fly, Kidney Bean, and Scarlet Runner Bean.” 1561-1562 with illumination added 1591-1596. Flemish and Hungarian, created in Vienna. Watercolors, gold and silver paint, and ink on parchment. Ms. 20 (86.MV.527), fol. 23. Joris Hoefnagel and Georg Bocskay, creators. Collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum. No copyright, part of the Getty Museum’s Open Content program. via http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/2304/joris-hoefnagel-and-georg-bocskay-gesner’stulip-ichneumon-fly-kidney-bean-and-scarlet-runner-bean-flemish-and-hungarian-1561-1562-illumination-added-1591-1596/

Fan leaves that never did get turned into fans. From the website of Europeana which is a website with items from museums in the European Union.

Painted fan leaf with a landscape of mountains and a rising moon. Intended as a design for a fan. Silk and watercolor. 1850-1900. Dutch/Flemish. Maker not known. Collections of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Image in the public domain. via https://classic.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/90402/RP_T_1951_70.html?utm_source=new-website&utm_medium=button
Fan leaf made from Halas lace. 1910-1914. Austrian. Maker not known. Collections of the MAK – Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna. Image © MAK – Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna. Fair use license. via https://classic.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/15514/T_10073_1093.html?q=fan+leaf#dcId=1599406343719&p=5
Lace fan leaf in the motif of two soldiers and a seven-headed monster. 1915. Lace. Anna Rucsinszki, designer. Staatliche Spitzenschule in Körmök Banya, manufacturer. Austrian. Maker not known. Collections of the MAK – Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna. Image © MAK – Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna. Fair use license. via https://classic.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/15514/T_10073_1075.html?q=fan+leaf#dcId=1599406343719&p=8