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In the Gallery: David Called from His Flock by Carl Ruthart, c. 1672



Written by Jocelyn Boigenzahn, Curatorial Intern From 1663 to 1664, Ruthart studied Flemish animal painting, especially the work of Jan Fyt and Frans Snyders.  In his own paintings he generally depicted hunts and animals, fighting or at rest, skillfully integrating them into the surrounding scenery. He varied the themes of his paintings by depicting animals […]

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In the Gallery: Pair of Ormolu Candelabra, after Etienne Falconet, 18th Century



This beautifully gilded pair of Louis XVI ormolu figural candelabra were cast after a model made by Falconet. Each displays a…

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In the Gallery: Landscape by Henri-Joseph Harpignies, 1893



Henri- Joseph Harpignies was a French painter and printmaker, who made a late in life debut in the Salon in 1853. Harpignies showed…

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Future Retro: The Great Age of the American Automobile



The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens would like to present Future Retro: The Great Age of the American Automobile,an exhibition comprised of drawings from the collection of Jean S. and Frederick A. Sharf and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston that showcase the…

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In the Gallery: Hunting Alligators by Theodor de Bry, 1591 in La Florida Exhibit



In 2013, Florida is commemorating the 500-year anniversary of the arrival of Europeans and Africans in the Americas. Juan Ponce de León’s expedition…

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In the Gallery: Gothic Manuscript Page of Jonah & the Whale, c. 1250



This illuminated leaf comes from the Old Testament of a Latin Bible with historiated initial of the Prophet Jonah near…

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