ArtBabble: Johannes Cornelisz Verspronck en "Andries Stilte as a Standard Bearer," 1640, Johannes Cornelisz Verspronck <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-series"> <div class="field-label">Series:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/series/childrens-video-tour-time-travel">Children&#039;s Video Tour-Time Travel</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-institution"> <div class="field-label">Institution:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/partner/national-gallery-art-washington">National Gallery of Art, Washington</a> </div> </div> </div> ------ This video from the Children’s Video Tour explores Johannes Cornelisz Verspronck’s painting “Andries Stilte as a Standard Bearer” from 1640. This remarkable portrait shows Andries Stilte, whose family coat of arms decorates the painting’s upper corner, holding a flag, which indicates his position as the standard bearer in the Haarlem civic guard. The man in this position had to be unmarried, and when this portrait was made, Stilte was engaged. Later in the year when he married, he was required to resign his guard post and wear only the traditional somber black clothing. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dutch Painting European Painting For Kids Johannes Cornelisz Verspronck Painting Portraiture Learning to Look National Gallery of Art, Washington 6c2ce863e740ae84 Wed, 21 Sep 2011 21:51:49 +0000 s-sarraf 8812 at