BRUEGEL, P: Pieter Bruegel de Oude Antwerpen: Twaalf Spreuken op Borden, Museum Mayer van den Bergh

Pieter Bruegel de Oude Antwerpen: Twaalf Spreuken op Borden, Museum Mayer van den Bergh. 1965. Unmarked. Very Good. Unbound. (#26764) $30.00

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Text in German, English, French, and modern Netherlandish. Twelve loose images on heavy card stock in a folder. Suitable for framing. Each image measures 7×7 inches. They represent twelve Netherlandish proverbial locutions, each personified in a single human figure. Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525-1569) was the most significant artist of Dutch and Flemish Renaissance painting.

RUBENS: Massacre of the Innocents (National Gallery London and Apollo Magazine)

RUBENS: Massacre of the Innocents (National Gallery London and Apollo Magazine), book coverJaffe, David; Bradley, Amanda. Rubens: Massacre of the Innocents. National Gallery London and Apollo Magazine, 2003. ISBN: 0952208199. Unmarked. Some rubbing on cover. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#25777) $16.00

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Color reproductions. Measures 9.5×12 inches. 16pp. The Massacre of the Innocents is the subject of two paintings by Peter Paul Rubens depicting the episode of the biblical Massacre of the Innocents of Bethlehem, as related in the Gospel of Matthew.

This booklet looks at rediscovered version that was loaned to the National Gallery, London for a period before its transfer in 2008 to the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, to whom Thomson had donated it.

GORMAN, MJ: A Mysterious Masterpiece: The World of the Linder Gallery

Gorman, Michael John; Bradburne, James M.; Marr, Alexander (introduction). A Mysterious Masterpiece: The World of the Linder Gallery. Fondazione Palazo Strozzi, 2009. ISBN: 9788896532027. Unmarked. Some edge wear. Lavishly illustrated. 134p. Previous owner’s name crossed out on front end page. Very Good. Paperback. (#24186)

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This book is a discussion about a unique painting that records a moment in the history of ideas, a moment when Europe stood at the threshold of a new era of observational astronomy. Conversation participants include the authors of the introduction and Ron and Barbara Cordover, Pamela Smith and Lawrence Weschler. $12.00

BREUGHEL: Breughel-Brueghel: A Flemish Painters’ Family around 1600

Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen. Breughel-Brueghel: A Flemish Painters’ Family around 1600. 1998. Unmarked. Measures 16×8.25 inches unfolded. Eight printed sides. Brochure for this exhibition that featured Pieter Breughel and Jan Brueghel. Seven thumbnails in color. Text in Dutch, German, French and English. Exhibition dates: 3 May – 26 July 1998. Very Good. Pamphlet. (#21383) $15.00

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TATE BRITAIN: Van Dyck and Britain (Gallery Booklet)

Tate Britain. Van Dyck and Britain (Gallery Booklet). Tate Britain, 2009. ISBN: 9781854378781. Unmarked. Guide for 18 February-17 May 2009 exhibition. 20 color plates. Gallery plan. Measures 6.5×9.5 inches. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#23946) $16.00

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The Flemish Baroque painter Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) first came to Britain in 1620 at the behest of King James. When James died in 1625, his successor, Charles I, recognized van Dyck’s skill in capturing the royal image and he became the chief painter of the court.