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Title Mother and Child with Cattle in Landscape
Collection The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire (Usher Gallery, Lincoln)
Artist Attributed to Does, Jacob van der, the elder (Dutch painter, 1623-1673)
Date Earliest possibly 1655
Date Latest 1673
Description This small landscape is by Jacob van der Does, a Dutch seventeenth-century painter who is also known as Tambour. He visited France and Italy in 1644, an experience which had a lasting impact upon his work. Like many Dutch artists, van der Does specialised in painting idealised, Italianate landscapes. This rustic scene with figures and animals, is typical of the artist's work. The painting is an example of a bambocciata, a term applied to the images of peasants and everyday-life subjects favoured by the Bamboccianti, a group of foreign artists working in Rome in the mid-seventeenth century.
Current Accession Number LCNUG:1927.1528
Subject animal (cattle, horse); figure; landscape; everyday life
Measurements 65.0 x 49.5 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Given by Edwin Hitchon 1946.
Notes This is one of more than fifty paintings, mostly watercolours, which were given to the Usher Gallery in 1946 by Edwin Hitchon. A series of letters kept in the Usher Gallery archive offer a fascinating glimpse into the donor's motives and wishes.
Rights Owner The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire
Author Dr Angela Smith



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