|Collection||Angus Council Cultural Services Division|
|Artist|| Attributed to school of Panini, Giovanni Paolo (Italian painter, ca. 1692-1765)
Previously attributed to Panini, Giovanni Paolo (Italian painter, ca. 1692-1765)
|Date Earliest||probably about 1730|
|Date Latest||probably about 1764|
|Description||A hilly and lush landscape with a receding river, classical remains, diminutive figures and cattle is seen from a bird's eye view. The contrasting light is used to theatrical effect. In the left foreground, a funerary monument and broken columns are half-lit, while the lower foreground is fully lit. On the far side of the river, two tall pilasters and Corinthian columns supporting an entablature evoke the splendour of a bygone era. The architectural remains dwarf the figures and animals: a couple sits on the riverbank; cattle stand in the river and further away a small boat is crossing the river.|
|Current Accession Number||A1978.17|
|Measurements||32 x 39 cm (estimate)|
|Material||oil on canvas|
|Acquisition Details||Bequeathed by Mr G. W. L. Sturrock 1935.|
Label, back, ul: 'Angus District Museums Fine Art Collection Title: - Italian Landscape Artist - Giovani Panini Date (1691?-1764) Medium:- Oil Dimensions: - 32cm x 39 cm Donor: - Sturrock Acc no: - A1978. 17'; back, c: '14 an Italian Landscape Painini'; ul: '1978. 17'. Back, on frame, lr: 'MR'.
Mr G. W. L. Sturrock, Arbroath.
|Rights Owner||Angus Council Cultural Services Division|
|Author||Dr Claudia Heide|