Los Angeles County Museum of Art

August 3, 2015

Although he hailed from Flanders, Michael Sweerts was active in Rome, where he gained notoriety both for genre scenes and portraits—none of which anticipated the power and grandeur of Plague in an Ancient City. Completed a few years after an epidemic swept through Rome in 1648, the ravages of the plague are apparent in the painting’s...   Read On »

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