The Head of Cyrus being Presented to Queen Tomyris
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Gerard Hoet ( Zaltbommel 1648 - The Hague 1733 )
Gerard Hoet trained with his father and with a pupil of Cornelis van Poelenburgh. Van Poelenburgh was an Italianate landscape painter who was one of the first Dutch painters to incorporate into his paintings the romantic ruins and fragments of antique statuary he had seen in Italy.