Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (1609-1664)

God the Father regarding the Infant Christ  Rome, 1645-7 Etching Plate: 260 x 200 mm, mount: 557 x 406 mm Castiglione represents the Holy Family as natural human figures. A plump infant Christ sleeps peacefully, watched by the Virgin Mary and an unusually tangible and human God. Catistiglione was greatly influenced by Rembrandt’s chiaroscuro etchings … Read more

Schelte Adamz Bolswert (c.1586-1659)

A Flat Flemish Landscape with Clouds and Figures The Netherlands Engraving  Plate: 322 x 432 mm, mount: 513 x 625 mm One of two engravings after Rubens bought by the Barber Institute. This one distinguishable as with figures. Purchased (No. 99.2b)

Schelte Adamsz Bolswert (c. 1586-1659)

Stormy Landscape with Philemon and Baucis Antwerp, after 1630 Engraving Paper: 502 x 665 mm; mount: 620 x 805 mm Mythological Gods are notorious for their vengeful behaviour. When a disguised Jupiter and Mercury visited Heart, only Philemon and Baucis welcomed them. Shocked by the hostility of other inhabitants, the gods flooded the landscape. Here … Read more

Schelte Adamsz Bolswert (1586-1659)

A Flat Flemish Landscape with Clouds The Netherlands Engraving Plate: 330 x 405 mm, mount: 515 x 625 mm One of two engravings after Rubens bought by the Barber Institute. This one distinguishable as without figures. Purchased (No. 99.2a)

Bartolommeo Biscaino (1632-1657)

Holy Family Italy, Genoa Etching Plate: 180 x 180 mm, mount: 557 x 404 mm Mary lovingly clutches the young Christ, who stands upright in her lap as he turns his head to look at his father, Joseph. Biscaino’s delicate handling of the medium of etching is particularly evident in his use of chiaroscuro, the … Read more

Joseph Chinard (1756 – 1813)

Bust of Madame Juliette Récamier (1777-1849) Paris, Model: about 1802; Version: early 19th century or later Marble 67.3 x 31.5 x 19 cm Mme Récamier, celebrated for her beauty, was the wife – and possibly the illegitimate daughter – of a wealthy older banker. She became a prominent figure in Parisian political and literary circles. The … Read more