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Title A Rocky Landscape with Figures, Sunset
Collection University of Edinburgh Fine Art Collection
Artist Attributed to Both, Andries Dirksz. (Dutch painter, printmaker, born 1611 or 1612, died 1641)
Date Earliest about 1635
Date Latest 1641
Description Like his more famous younger brother Jan, Andries Both was a pupil of Bloemart in Utrecht. He went to Italy in 1632 and stayed in Rome until 1641 where he became associated with the Bamboccianti circle of Dutch artists living in Rome. On his way back to Holland with Jan in 1642, he accidentally drowned in a canal in Venice. The brothers' Italianate landscapes were very much imitated in Holland.
Current Accession Number EU 704
Former Accession Number NGS no. 14
Subject landscape
Measurements 47.0 x 57.5 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Sir James Erskine, third Baronet of Torrie 1835.
Principal Exhibitions The Torrie Collection. An Exhibition to mark the Quatercentenary of the University of Edinburgh, Talbot Rice Art Centre, The University of Edinburgh, 1983, cat. no. 4.
Publications Waagen, G., Treasures of Art in Great Britain, 1854-7, London, vol. 3, p. 272, no. 5; Erskine, J., 1823; Hoofstede de Groot, C., 'Hollandsche Kunst in Scholtland', Oud Holland, 11.3 (Part I), 1893, cat. no. 530, p. 130; Catalogue of Portraits and busts of Benefactors, Principals, Professors and others and of the Torrie Collection of Paintings and Bronzes. The Property of the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, 1909; Wright, C., Dutch Art in the Seventeenth Century: Images of a Golden Age in British Collections, Birmingham, 1989, p.172; The Torrie Collection. An Exhibition to Mark the Quatercentenary of the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, 1983, cat. no. 4, p. 20; Macmillan, D., A Catalogue of the The Torrie Collection, Edinburgh, 2004, p. 33.
Notes Sir James Erskine's 1823 list includes 'Both - A Mountainous Landscape'. Earlier catalogues have questioned the authenticity of this picture. Christopher Wright (Birmingham 1989) however lists it as by Andries Both.
Rights Owner Torrie Collection
Author Dr Patricia Smyth



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