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

Flowers from just a little bit back. 16th century. Flemish. Engravings, plates from Adriaan Collaert’s work “Florilegium.” Collaert lived from around 1560 to 1618 and was from a family filled with printmakers.

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Plate 2, page 4. Collections of and digitalized by the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/florilegium00coll/page/4/mode/2up

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Plate 3, page 5. Collections of and digitalized by the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/florilegium00coll/page/5/mode/2up

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Plate 4, page 13. Collections of and digitalized by the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/florilegium00coll/page/n13/mode/2up

Families from just a little while ago, painted by Gonzales Coques. A Flemish artist, he lived from 1614 to 1684. Probably worked for or in collaboration with Anthony van Dyck for several years in the early 1630s.

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“Family of Jan-Baptista Anthoine.” 1664. Oil on copper. Royal Collection Trust. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1925. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gonzales_Coques_-_Family_of_Jan-Baptista_Anthoine_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg

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Family Portrait in a Landscape. ca. 1657. Oil on panel. Collections of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gonzales_Coques_-_Family_Portrait_in_a_Landscape.jpg

Jacques van Eyck, Mayor of Antwerp and his Family (?)
Portrait of the Duarte family. ca. 1653. Oil on oak. Collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest. Image Szépművészeti Múzeum © 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.mfab.hu/artworks/portrait-of-the-duarte-family/

Symbolist ladies lying around in a golden light. Flemish. Jan Frans De Boever, artist (1872-1949). Did illustrations for Baudelaire’s “Les Fleurs du Mal.”

"Les Gerbes." 1920s.
“Les Gerbes.” 1920s. In the public domain due to age. via https://leprincelointain.blogspot.com/2018/03/jan-frans-de-boever-1872-1949-les.html

"Butin." No exact date.
“Butin.” No exact date. In the public domain due to age. via https://decadenthandbook.wordpress.com/2010/06/14/jan-frans-de-boever/

"La Sorcière." Undated. In the public domain.
“La Sorcière.” Undated. In the public domain. via https://scontent.fnyc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/45179564_1025026217693698_3443560428376948736_o.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_ohc=I4LNo7SnPrkAQn3GIXZSz0oQDdtQw2X4ZeX_a-wBzRx2i_DBcfbwQf3IQ&_nc_ht=scontent.fnyc1-1.fna&oh=ecae2ade51d8b099fb7c53a2458b9bd4&oe=5E6E2B41

"Sirenes." ca. 1938.
“Sirenes.” ca. 1938. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/art/paintings/figurative-paintings/jan-frans-deboever-sirenes/id-a_291822/

"Nereides." ca. 1928.
“Nereides.” ca. 1928. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/art/paintings/jan-frans-deboever-nereides/id-a_54067/

Monkeys and other animals dressed up and acting like people but from a while back. Flemish artist Ferdinand van Kessel. Living from 1648 to 1696, he also painted landscapes and still lifes.

"A Tavern Interior with Monkeys Drinking and Smoking." 17th c.
“A Tavern Interior with Monkeys Drinking and Smoking.” 17th c. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.1st-art-gallery.com/Ferdinand-Van-Kessel/A-Tavern-Interior-With-Monkeys-Drinking-And-Smoking.html

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“A Musical Concert With A Feline Choir And A Monkey Playing An Oboe.” 17th c. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.1st-art-gallery.com/After-Ferdinand-Van-Kessel/A-Musical-Concert-With-A-Feline-Choir-And-A-Monkey-Playing-An-Oboe.html

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“The Monkey Barber.” 17th c. Oil on canvas. Image © Lempertz Auctions. Fair use license. via https://www.lempertz.com/en/catalogues/lot/1067-1/1322-ferdinand-van-kessel.html