Jan and Jacob van Huchtenburg were two Dutch Golden Age painters in the second half of the seventeenth century. Both brothers moved to Paris, but died in Amsterdam; the main source about their lives is from Arnold Houbraken. Some of the information from the 19th century is contradictive. Jacob van Huchtenburg studied under Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem. In 1662 he went to Italy and stayed in Rome until 1667. On his way back to Holland he stayed in Paris for more than a year, where he met up with his brother Jan. In 1669 he joined the Haarlem artists' guild, his pictures are confounded with those of his brother. He lived on Prinsengracht. One is in the Brukenthal Sibiu. Jan van Huchtenburg, was a famous Dutch horse and battle painter, like Esaias van de Velde and Philip Wouwermans, he was first taught by Thomas Wijck. On his way to visit his brother in Rome, he may not have got further than Paris, where he served under Antony Francis van der Meulen in the Manufacture des Gobelins employing him for illustrating, sketching or designing.

In 1670 he settled at Haarlem. It seems he kept a dealers shop in Haarlem or in the Hague, his style had now merged into an imitation of Wouwerman and Van der Meulen, which could not fail to produce pretty pictures of hunts and robber camps, the faculty of painting horses and men in action and varied dress being the chief point of attraction. Huchtenburg painted his people and horses. Huchtenburg ventured on cavalry skirmishes and engagements of regular troops and these were admired by Prince Eugene of Savoy and King William III, who gave the painter sittings, commissioned him to throw upon canvas the chief incidents of the battles they fought upon the continent of Europe; when he died at Bloemgracht in the Jordaan in 1733, Huchtenburg had done much by his pictures and prints to make Prince Eugene, King William and Marlborough popular. Though clever in depicting a mile or a skirmish of dragoons, he remained second to Philip Wouvermans in accuracy of drawing, inferior to Van der Meulen in the production of landscapes.

But he was a clever and spirited master, with great facility of hand and considerable natural powers of observation. The earliest date on his pictures is 1674, when he executed the Stag-Hunt in the Museum of Berlin, the Fight with Robbers in the Liechtenstein Museum at Vienna. A Skirmish at Fleurus in the Brussels gallery seems but the precursor of larger and more powerful works, such as the Siege of Namur in the Belvedere at Vienna, where William III is seen in the foreground accompanied by Max Emmanuel, the Bavarian elector. Three years before, Huchtenburg had had sittings from Prince Eugene and William III. After 1696 he served as court painter to Prince Eugene, we have at Galleria Sabauda a series of ten or eleven canvases, all of the same size depicting the various battles of the great hero, commencing with the Battle of Zenta, Battle of Chiari, Battle of Luzzara, Battle of Blenheim, Battle of Cassano, Battle of Turin, Battle of Oudenaarde, Battle of Malplaquet, Battle of Petrovaradin ending with the Battle of Belgrade.

Had the Duke of Marlborough been fond of art he would doubtless have possessed many works of our artist. All that remained in 1911 at Blenheim Palace, was a couple of sketches of battles, which were sent to Churchill by his great contemporary. In 1911, the pictures of Huchtenburg were not numerous in public galleries. There was one in the National Gallery, another at the Louvre, but Copenhagen had four, Dresden six, Gotha two, Munich had the well-known composition of Tallart taken Prisoner at Blenheim in 1704. Information at the Netherlands Institute for Art History This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed.. "Huchtenburg". Encyclopædia Britannica. Cambridge University Press. Battle of Chiari

Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador leadership elections

This page lists the results of leadership elections held by the Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador. Joey Smallwood acclaimed Joey Smallwood 1070 John Crosbie 440 Alexander Hickman 187 Randolph Joyce 13 Peter Cook 3 Vincent Spencer 1 Edward Roberts 564 Tom Burgess 82 Rod Moores 14 Vincent Spencer 3 First Ballot: Edward Roberts 337 Joey Smallwood 305 Roger Simmons 57 Steve Neary 24Second Ballot: Edward Roberts 403 Joey Smallwood 298 Roger Simmons 7 First Ballot: Edward Roberts 356 Steve Neary 238 Bill Rowe 159 Roger Simmons 115 Hugh Shea 2Second Ballot: Edward Roberts 378 Steve Neary 220 Bill Rowe 150 Roger Simmons 100Third Ballot: Edward Roberts 373 Bill Rowe 227 Steve Neary 215Fourth Ballot: Bill Rowe 439 Edward Roberts 376 Following Rowe's resignation on May 27, 1979 the Party Executive elected Don Jamieson leader. Len Stirling 666 Les Thoms 140 Ted Noseworthy 1Stirling was defeated in the 1982 general election. On October 16, 1982 Steve Neary was named interim leader. Leo Barry 517 Eugene Hiscock 51 Hugh Shea 24 Clyde Wells 564 Winston Baker 67 Ted Noseworthy 10 Brian Tobin acclaimedTobin resigned as premier and leader on October 16, 2000.

Beaton Tulk was chosen interim premier. First Ballot: Roger Grimes 609 John Efford 546 Paul Dicks 111Second Ballot: Roger Grimes 638 John Efford 624Grimes resigned on May 30, 2005 and Gerry Reid was named interim leader. Jim Bennett acclaimedBennett resigned as leader on May 8, 2006. Gerry Reid once again became interim leader and was elected by the executive as permanent leader on May 29, 2006. Reid was defeated in the 2007 General Election and resigned. Yvonne Jones was named interim leader on November 15, 2007. Yvonne Jones acclaimedJones resigned on August 9, 2011; the Party Executive elected a successor on August 14. Kevin Aylward elected Brad Cabana Bern Coffey Danny Dumaresque Ryan Lane Rodney Martin Charles MurphyAylward was defeated in the 2011 general election and resigned effective January 3, 2012. Dwight Ball was chosen interim leader. = Winner Carty, Kenneth R et al. Leaders and Parties in Canadian Politics: Experiences of the Provinces. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Canada, 1992. Leadership convention Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador

1912 All-Western college football team

The 1912 All-Western college football team consists of American football players selected to the All-Western teams chosen by various selectors for the 1912 college football season. Joseph Hoeffel, Wisconsin Miller Pontius, Michigan Roy Torbet, Michigan John Vruwink, Chicago Harold R. Mulligan, Nebraska Andrew N. Johnson, Northwestern Bob Butler, Wisconsin Jim Trickey, Iowa Donald B. Barricklow, Ohio State Halstead Carpeneter, Chicago Ray Keeler, Wisconsin Clark Shaughnessy, Minnesota Fred Ebert, Wabash Clem Quinn, Michigan Russell J. McCurdy, Michigan Agricultural Henry Hanson, Iowa Ernest Allmendinger, Michigan Paul Des Jardien, Chicago Al Feeney, Notre Dame George C. Paterson, Michigan Edmund Gillette, Wisconsin Gus Dorais, Notre Dame James B. Craig, Michigan John VanRiper, Wisconsin Elmer Oliphant, Purdue William McAlmon, Minnesota Ray Eichenlaub, Notre Dame Alvin Tandberg, Wisconsin George C. Thomson, Michigan Bold = consensus choice by a majority of the selectors Ax = George W. Axelson, Chicago football writerECP = E. C. Patterson for Collier's WeeklyFY = Fielding H. Yost, head football coach at University of Michigan, in the Detroit Free PressWE = Walter Eckersall for the Chicago TribuneCFHOF = College Football Hall of Fame 1912 College Football All-America Team