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.

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Artist

Schelte Adamsz. Bolswert

Title

Landscape with the Great Ruins, from The Small Landscapes

Origin

Flanders

Date

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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