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Travel Bug Dog Tag Art-Houckgeest-Tomb of William the Silent TB02

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Friday, 13 July 2012
Texas, United States
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About This Item


This is one of a series of travel bugs made to recognize paintings seen, and admired by the bug owner. A digital copy of this painting was downloaded from the internet. The copy was reduced in size and proportions cropped to accommodate the laminating materials available to the owner. Regrettably these processes diminish the effort of the artist. One truly must see the original in person to fully appreciate the work. The text below is a mixture of my own observations and material gleaned from the internet (mostly Wikipedia and Web Gallery).

Gerard Houckgeest (1600-61) was a painter during the Dutch Golden Age, the 17th century. Prior to this time most patrons of the arts were the church and royalty who largely wanted portraits and paintings with religious or allegorical themes. After the Renaissance, northern Europe became a center of commerce and the middle classes prospered to the point that they wanted art to decorate their homes. And, they had broader tastes is subject matter than institutional patrons. To satisfy the demand, the Dutch and Flemish regions developed an amazing number of artists. Portraiture and religious topics were still important, but landscape, seascape, cityscape, still life and commemorative paintings began to appear.

Houckgeest specialized in painting real and imaginary church interiors and renaissance buildings. This is a real scene in the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) in Delft. It depicts the tomb of William the Silent (also known as William of Orange), who is credited as the father of the independent Dutch Republic. William was entombed there in 1584, so the Oude Kerk (Old Church) in Delft is really old. Delft is a wonderful place to visit and both the new and old churches are a treat. This painting hangs in the Mauritshuis, The Hague.

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Tracking History (8905.7mi) View Map

Mark Missing 02/28/2016 shellbadger marked it as missing   Visit Log

The owner has set this Trackable as missing.

Write note 02/27/2016 Tarfu posted a note for it   Visit Log

Sorry to report that I did not spot your trackable this afternoon in "Steve-n-Kim's TB Beach Cottage (GC5QVPQ)".

Discovered It 01/28/2016 OhMnIlVa discovered it   Visit Log

Spotted this one at the Beach Cottage.

Dropped Off 10/05/2015 steve-n-kim placed it in Steve-n-Kim's TB Beach Cottage Virginia - 1,128.16 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/03/2015 steve-n-kim took it to Geocoinfest 2015: Omaha, NE - The Sky's The Limit! Nebraska - 19.97 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/02/2015 steve-n-kim took it to Batteries not Included Nebraska - .16 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/02/2015 steve-n-kim took it to Bogey #1 Nebraska - 18.64 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/02/2015 steve-n-kim took it to Geocoinfest 2015 Friday Night Welcome Meet & Greet Nebraska - .08 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/02/2015 steve-n-kim took it to Banana Cream Pie - Pi Day 2015 Nebraska - 6.15 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/02/2015 steve-n-kim took it to Ashland Cemetery Nebraska - 4.22 miles  Visit Log
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