Maarten van Heemskerck Netherlandish. This sober image of the artist's father was painted in the year Heemskerck left Haarlem for an extended trip to Italy. The inscription on the parapet reads, "My son portrayed me here when I had lived seventy-five years so they say. A direct gaze confronts the viewer with the presence of a stern man nearing the end of his life. Several years later, Van Veen died at the age of seventy-nine, while Heemskerck was still abroad. Public Domain. Date: Medium: Oil on wood. Classification: Paintings.
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Down the full distance of my memory, a dauntingly stout box stood on its end in the barn of our Victorian house in Dublin, New Hampshire. My father airily dismissed the contents: just the printing plates for the illustrations in a book, Concealing-Coloration in the Animal Kingdom , the brainchild of Abbott Handerson. Thayer, a major turn-of-the-century painter who died in He was a mentor to my artist father whose name I bear and a family icon.
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The picture is painted in oil on canvas and has dimensions of 90 x It has been a part of the collection of the National Gallery of Slovenia in Ljubljana since Giuseppe Tominz lived and worked in Austria-Hungary. He is one of the most famous Italian portrait painters of the Biedermeier period, which was characterized by art of the bourgeoisie , with an emphasis on idyllic or domestic genre art and reproduction of the present. His most characteristic works are realistic portraits. In Portrait of the Artist's Father , Tominz depicts his father on the occasion of his 80th birthday. He is seated on a chair by a table. With his left hand he holds a small portrait of a woman.