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Landscape with the Great Ruins, from The Small Landscapes

A work made of engraving on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving on ivory laid paper.

Date:

c. 1638

Artist:

Schelte Adamsz. Bolswert (Dutch, active in Flanders, c. 1586–1659)
after Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, c. 1577-1640)

About this artwork

Schelte Adamsz. Bolswert was best known for his reproductive engravings of the work of Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens. This engraving is from a lengthy series called Small Landscapes, which shows humans in all-encompassing, dramatic landscapes. The human figures in this composition, who graze sheep and fetch water from the stream, interact with and blend into their surroundings.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Schelte Adamsz. Bolswert

Title

Landscape with the Great Ruins, from The Small Landscapes

Origin

Flanders

Date

Printed 1633–1645

Medium

Engraving on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

329 × 442 mm (image); 345 × 452 mm (plate); 361 × 460 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Print Sales Miscellaneous Fund

Reference Number

1937.164

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