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Painting Title Landscape
Alternative Title Dutch Landscape and Figures
Collection York Art Gallery
Artist School of Brueghel, Jan, the younger (Flemish painter and draftsman, 1601-1678)
Date Earliest possibly about 1620
Date Latest possibly about 1650
Description A cottage with sheep to the left and a woman on horseback to the right against a landscape background. Judging from the clothes of the figures, this might have been painted in the first half of the 17th century, most likely the second quarter. The tradition of Netherlandish landscapes with figures, usually peasants engaged in day-to-day activities, was started by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, and continued by his sons, Pieter the Younger and Jan the Elder, as well as by the latter's son, Jan the Younger. His work was less well executed and lighter than that of his father. Jan Brueghel the Younger travelled to Italy, but settled in Antwerp, where he was made dean of the Guild of St Luke in 1630. He received commissions from French and Austrian courts and also collaborated with Peter Paul Rubens.
Current Accession Number YORAG : 445
Subject landscape; figure; everyday life; animal (horse, dog, ducks)
Measurements 38.1 x 29.2 cm
Material oil on copper
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by W.J. Rawdon 1895.
Principal Exhibitions Yorkshire Fine Art and Industrial Institution, Summer Exhibition, York, 1896, no. 142 as 'Dutch Landscape and Figures' by Breughel.
Publications York Art Gallery Catalogue - Catalogue of Paintings, Vol. I: Foreign Schools 1350-1800, City of York Art Gallery, York, 1961, p.76 as by an imitator of Jan Bruegel II, Flemish school, 17th century; Oil Paintings in Public Ownership. North Yorkshire, London, 2006, p. 264 as Dutch school.
Rights Owner York Museums Trust (York Art Gallery)
Author Dr Magdalena Łanuszka



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