{ "objects" : [ { "embark_ID" : 5230, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/5230", "Disp_Access_No" : "1964.51", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "probably mid-1600s", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "", "_Disp_End_Date" : "", "Disp_Title" : "Portrait of a Child with a Dog", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Unknown, Spanish", "Sort_Artist" : "Unknown, Spanish", "Disp_Dimen" : "29 1/2 x 25 in. (74.9 x 63.5 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "29 1/2 in.", "Disp_Width" : "25 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "Oil", "Support" : "canvas", "Disp_Medium" : "Oil on canvas", "Info_Page_Comm" : "Portraits often include visual elements similar to those used by other painters of the period. The landscape and the rich drapery behind the child suggest a Spanish origin. Based on these elements as well as the treatment of the child’s face, one scholar has suggested that MAG’s Child with a Dog could be the work of Juan Battista Martinez del Mazo, the son-in-law of the most famous Spanish painter of the mid-1600s, Diego Velázquez. After his father-in-law’s death, Mazo succeeded Velázquez as the official painter to the royal family; many of his portraits were of children, and many made use of similar background landscapes and drapery. We believe now that this work is by a painter active among the Spanish nobility during the mid-17th century, a period marked by prosperity and a flourishing of the arts known as Spain’s Golden Age. [Label text from It Came From the Vault exhibition, 2013]", "Dedication" : "Gift of Miss Helen C. Ellwanger", "Copyright_Type" : "Artist Unknown", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Painting", "Creation_Place2" : "Spanish", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/64.51_A2.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/64.51_A2.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/64.51_A2.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/64.51_A2.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "39551", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "Rephotograph to minimize glare", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 5019, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/5019", "Disp_Access_No" : "1955.22", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "16th century", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1500", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1599", "Disp_Title" : "Scene from the Life of St. Andrew", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Unknown, Spanish", "Sort_Artist" : "Unknown, Spanish", "Disp_Dimen" : "48 3/4 x 30 1/2 in. (123.8 x 77.5 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "48 3/4 in.", "Disp_Width" : "30 1/2 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "overall", "Medium" : "Oil", "Support" : "panel", "Disp_Medium" : "Oil on panel", "Info_Page_Comm" : "This panel was once part of a large and complex altarpiece dedicated to Saint Andrew, one of Christ’s apostles. It illustrates one important episode in the saint’s life. According to Jacobus de Voragine’s Golden Legend, written around 1288, a devout bishop venerated Saint Andrew above all others saints. He began whatever he was about to do with the prayer, “To the honor of God and Saint Andrew.” This filled the devil with envy, and he turned all his cunning to the task of deceiving the bishop. In order to accomplish this deceit, the devil took the form of a beautiful woman, who arrived at the bishop’s palace under the guise of seeking refuge from an unwanted marriage. In actuality, her intent was to seduce the bishop into breaking his vow of celibacy. The seduction was interrupted by the arrival of a pilgrim, who was asked three difficult questions. His answer to the last, that the woman could measure the space between heaven and earth because she had fallen the distance, unmasked her as the devil, shown here by her bat-like clawed hands, furred arms, and pointed ears. Later, a dream revealed to the bishop that the identity of the pilgrim was Saint Andrew. [Gallery label text, June 2013]", "Dedication" : "Gift of Mr. Adolph Stuber", "Copyright_Type" : "Artist Unknown", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Painting", "Creation_Place2" : "Spanish", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/55.22_A1.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/55.22_A1.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/55.22_A1.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/55.22_A1.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "0", "_SurrogateID" : "15971", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/55.22_A3.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/55.22_A3.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/55.22_A3.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/55.22_A3.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "47995", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "Shadows cleaned up by Andy O. 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