Theodoor Boeyermans, Antwerp, Nurse of Painters, 1665 (188 x 454 cm; Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp). This was one of three large paintings executed for the meeting hall of the Antwerp Academy, which had been recently founded through the instigation of David Teniers the Younger. This allegorical painting promotes the city's recent artistic past through the portraits of Peter Paul Rubens and Anthony van Dyck, who watch over the young students practising the arts. In the center is the allegorical "Nurse of painters", Antwerp. Chronos accompanies young students who present their artwork, while the river godScaldis (specifically referring to Antwerp's river Scheldt) with his cornucopia, symbolizes the wealth and bounty of the city's artistic heritage.