Bray, Salomon de

Netherlands, (1597-1664)

  • Salomon de Bray - Odysseus and Circe
  • Odysseus and Circe

  • (c. 1650-55), oil on canvas
  • 44.1 in x 36.2 in. (112 x 92 cm.)
  • Private collection
  • Editor’s Note:

    Here is a close up of the pigs in the lower right corner:
    Salomon de Bray - Odysseus and Circe

About the Artist

Salomon de Bray (1597-1664) was a Dutch painter, poet, architect and designer of silverwork. He painted mostly religious, allegorical and mythological scenes, along with portraits, landscapes, and genre pictures. An active and accomplished draftsman, De Bray made architectural drawings and highly finished preliminary studies for paintings.

Salomon de Bray settled in Haarlem about 1625. He spent nearly his whole life in Haarlem, and played an influential role in Haarlem’s cultural projects and institutions. Mannerist artists Cornelis van Haarlem and [link id=’1173′ text=’Hendrick Goltzius’] were probably his first teachers.

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