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Old Masters

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The term "Old Masters"

An inexact but still helpful term, “Old Masters” is a versatile label that refers to European artists and artworks stretching from the Renaissance until the beginning of the 19th century. The term can be applied to the artist or the piece of art itself depending on the context. The artists considered Old Masters are normally painters and the use of the term implies high quality. The Oxford Dictionary of Art notes that auction houses use the term as a chronological divider and not as a mark of quality, allowing for the sale of masterpieces as well as less distinguished copies.

Sample Listing of Old Masters:

(c.1240 -1302)
Jan van Eyck
Hieronymus Bosch
Albrecht Durer
Jean Malouel
(c. Early 15th century)
El Greco
Thomas Gainsborough
Giotto di Bondone (c.1266/67-1337) Rogier van der Weyden (c. 1399/1400-1464) Frans Hals (c.1580/85-1666) Hans Holbein the Younger
Jean Fouquet
(c. 1420-1477/81)
Diego Velázquez
James Thornhill
Antonio Pisanello (c.1394-1450/55) Geertgen tot Sint Jans
(c. Late 15th century)
Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) Enguerrand Quarton
(c. Mid-15th century)
Francisco de Zurbaran
William Hogarth
Fra Angelico
Quentin Massys
Jacob van Ruisdael (1628/29-1682) Master of Moulins
Jusepe Ribera
Joshua Reynolds
Paolo Uccello
Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c.1525/1530-1569) Jan Vermeer
Francois Clouet
Bartolome Esteban Murillo (1617-1682)
Andrea Mantegna (c.1430/31-1506) Peter Paul Rubens
Pieter de Hooch (c.1629-1684) Nicolas Poussin
Francisco de Goya
Giovanni Bellini (c.1430-1516) Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) Claude Lorrain
Antonello da Messina
Jacob Jordaens
Philippe de Champaigne
Sandro Botticelli (c.1445-1510) Charles Le Brun
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) Antoine Watteau
Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin (1699-1779)
Francois Boucher
Jean-Honore Fragonard
Rosso Fiorentino (1494-1540) Jacques-Louis David
Paolo Veronese (1528-1588) Antoine-Jean Gros
Jacopo Tintoretto (1518-1594) Theodore Gericault
Annibale Carracci (1560-1609) Eugene Delacroix
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
Francesco Guardi (1712-1792) Gustave Courbet
Michelangelo (1475–1564)       Jean-Francois Millet
        Honore Daumier
        Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796-1875)    


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