A SELECTION of CARICATURES and OTHER SATIRICAL IMAGES

Category 1600 – 1690

Pier Leone Ghezzi (1674-1755) and followers

  Ghezzi was an Italian Rococo painter and draughtsman born and died in Rome. He is known as an able caricaturist. His pen and gouache caricatures, depicting known individuals in satirical fashion, were much admired and popular. He made this genre popular in… Continue Reading →

Cornelis Dusart (1660-1704)

More than Romeyn de Hooghe the name of Cornelis Dusart is to the general public only known as a street name. Yet he has in the history of caricature a great name by his highly expressive (nearly ad nauseam) exaggerated… Continue Reading →

anonymous-Mazarinades (1648-1653)

Louis XIV was five years old when his father died of tuberculosis, so he was raised by a regency council consisting of his mother Anne of Austria and Cardinal Mazarin. FRONDE (1648-1653)  At the time of the Fronde,  Louis was… Continue Reading →

Romeyn de Hooghe (1645-1708)

Born in Amsterdam in 1645 he worked mostly in Haarlem. He was a nephew of the painter Pieter de Hoogh(e). The great heyday of painting was already over. Rembrandt died in 1669. In 1666 Hals, in 1649 van Ostade, Vermeer… Continue Reading →

anonymous-Louis XIV-Dragonnades (1638-1715)

Louis XIV (1638-1715) Louis XIV had fallen in love with Marie Mancini one of the nieces of Mazarin but these urged him to marry with Maria Theresa with a prospect on claims to the Spanish throne. In 1660 that marriage took… Continue Reading →

Charles Le Brun (1619 – 1690)

ROYAL ACADEMY Following the Academies in Italy, the French Royale Academy was founded in 1648 at the instigation of the painter Charles Ie Brun, with permission from the young king and under the protection of Mazarin. This Academy also envisaged… Continue Reading →

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669)

  “SATIRE ON THE CRITIC OF ART” – 1644 In the northern Netherlands, the education of art was not organized by a State academy as in Italy and France. However, there were painters associations (guilds) and private academies. Rembrandt entertained… Continue Reading →

Abraham Bosse (1602-1676)

He was a student of Jacques Callot, and in his art is mixed with testimony, probably as an influence of the Protestant tradition to which he belonged. In addition to religious scenes, he also presented the reality of the bourgeois… Continue Reading →

anonymous-The War of three Henry’s (1588-1594)

RELIGIOUS WARS IN FRANCE The religious wars in France were mixed with the political struggle between king and nobility and more an aristocratic movement than a popular movement as in Germany. The Protestant Reform in France was started by John… Continue Reading →

Adriaan van de Venne (1589-1662)

Born in Delft, he moved later to Middelburg (Sealand). He was influenced by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. His most famous satirical painting “Fishing for Souls” (Zielenvisserij) originated in 1614 during the Twelve Years Truce (1609-1621). The broadening river Scheldt splits… Continue Reading →

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