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Tag Archives: Spanish

What’s in a Name? – The Story of How Saint Johns River Got its Name

Aug

09

The longest river in the State of Florida, the Saint Johns River stretches over 275 miles, and creates the outer border of the Museum’s historic Gardens. The great Saint Johns is one of only…

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In the Gallery – Cornelis van der Voort: Portrait of a Lady

May

15

Cornelis van der Voort was a Flemish artist who settled in the Dutch Republic once his hometown of Antwerp fell captive to the Spanish in 1585.

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In the Gallery – Cornelis van der Voort: Portrait of a Gentleman

Mar

29

Cornelis van der Voort was a Flemish artist who settled in the Dutch Republic once his hometown of Antwerp fell captive to the Spanish in 1585. He set up in Amsterdam and became one of the city’s leading portraitists.

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#5 Thomas Moran – Ponce de Leon in Florida

Nov

15

This painting of early Florida history depicts the Spanish conquistador Juan Ponce de León (c. 1474–1521) in the company of native Floridians.  Moran painted this work to hang in the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. Moran was familiar with the western Plains Indians and depicted them in the painting instead of the distinctly different […]

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