The Blue Blot

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Tag Archives: Dutch

Opulence, Opera & Opium ~ The Associative Mind at Work

The associative mind, apparently, can work its way through memories and general knowledge – linking them, crossing continents and centuries, to finally land where the music starts.

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October 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Egidius, waer bestu bleven? ~ where did thy go?

This is an elegy, a song of sorrow for a friend who died. Unfortunately its author is unknown – it was found in the so-called Gruuthuuse-manuscript, dating from the 14th Century. … Continue reading

June 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Nomen Nescio (2) – Pride of Parents

Sotheby’s, Old Master and British Paintings Day Sale, London 8 December 2011, Lot 228 (estimation: 30,000-40,000 GBP) catalogue Jan Verkolje, de Oude (the Elder) (Amsterdam 1650 – Delft 1693) ‘A … Continue reading

December 6, 2011 · Leave a comment

Nomen Nescio (1) ~ Portrait of a Young Man

Sotheby’s, Old Master and British Paintings Day Sale, London 8 December 2011, Lot 226 (estimation: 6,000-8,000 GBP) catalogue   Hendrick Berckman (Klundert 1629 – Middelburg 1679) Signed and dated lower … Continue reading

December 5, 2011 · 8 Comments

House for Sale (Owners included)

Sotheby’s, Old Master and British Paintings Day Sale, London 8 December 2011, Lot 227 (estimation: 50,000-70,000 GBP) catalogue Gilles van Tilborgh (Brussels ca. 1625-ca.1678), Jan Siberechts Oil on canvas 164 … Continue reading

December 4, 2011 · 1 Comment

A courteous kind of Love ~ The late-medieval Portrait of Lijsbeth van Duvenvoorde

Lijsbeth van Duvenvoorde Ca. 1430 by an anonymous artist Medium – oil on vellum Dimensions – 32,5 x 20,5 cm Photo & Collection – Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (Holland) This is Lijsbeth … Continue reading

December 3, 2011 · Leave a comment

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