National Gallery of Art - EXHIBITIONS

Image: Jan de Bray and the Classical Tradition, March 13 - August 14, 2005

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Jan de Bray in the Gallery's Collection

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Jan de Bray

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Image: 	Jan de Bray
Dutch, c. 1627 - 1688
Banquet of Antony and Cleopatra, 1669
oil on canvas
249 x 190 cm (98 1/16 x 74 13/16 in.)
Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire, Museum Purchase, Currier Funds This focus exhibition spotlights works by one of the most important portrait painters in Haarlem in the later half of the 17th century, Jan de Bray, whose career overlapped that of Frans Hals. De Bray not only painted compelling portraits of his family and friends, but he also depicted Dutch citizens in the guise of antique heroes. This exhibition brings together works of both types and explores the relationship between them. A particularly interesting juxtaposition will be a double portrait of his parents, Portrait of the Artist's Parents, Salomon de Bray and Anna Westerbaen (c. 1660) and Banquet of Antony and Cleopatra (1669), a large banquet scene in which his parents assume the role of Anthony and Cleopatra.

Sponsor: This exhibition was generously supported by Greg and Candy Fazakerley

Additional support was provided by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation