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Tag Archives: David Called from His Flock

Painting Conservation Efforts at the Cummer Museum



As part of the Museum’s commitment to preserve the permanent collection for future generations, conservation needs are assessed annually. Thanks to a donation from Jim and Joan Van Vleck, the Museum was able to undertake an assessment of the painting collection, treatment of four works, as well as the restoration of the English Garden’s center mosaic […]

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In the Gallery: David Called from His Flock by Carl Ruthart, c. 1672



Written by Jocelyn Boigenzahn, Curatorial Intern From 1663 to 1664, Ruthart studied Flemish animal painting, especially the work of Jan Fyt and Frans Snyders.  In his own paintings he generally depicted hunts and animals, fighting or at rest, skillfully integrating them into the surrounding scenery. He varied the themes of his paintings by depicting animals […]

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