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Mountain Road with Travelers

A work made of oil on cradled panel.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on cradled panel.

Date:

c. 1610/25

Artist:

Josse de Momper the Younger
Flemish, 1564-1635

About this artwork

The landscape specialist Josse de Momper the Younger painted dramatic panoramas that framed the wildness of nature against grand vistas. On the right, adventurous travelers pause along a road winding through the hilly landscape, which would have been understood by contemporary viewers as a visual metaphor for the journey of life. Similar compositions can be found in earlier Northern landscapes, but De Momper populated his scenes with more figures, especially peasants, than his predecessors—a reflection, perhaps, of the increased popularity of paintings that depicted everyday life.

Status

On View, Gallery 208

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Joos de Momper, II

Title

Mountain Road with Travelers

Origin

Flanders

Date

1600–1635

Medium

Oil on cradled panel

Dimensions

19 1/2 × 31 1/2 in. (50.2 × 80 cm)

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection

Reference Number

1933.1067

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