River and Rural Scene

A work made of mezzotint on paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of mezzotint on paper.

Date:

1769

Artist:

Richard Earlom (British, 1743-1822)
after Meindert Hobbema (Dutch, 1638-1709)

About this artwork

The English printmaker Richard Earlom produced multiple mezzotints of Old Master works, including this scene by the 17th-century Dutch painter Meindert Hobbema. Characteristic of Hobbema’s style is the shaded foreground, with occasional flickers of light that lengthen the shadows of figures and cows and contrast with an area of warm light in the background. Hobbema’s works show a desire to present landscape as an idyllic environment, ordered and regulated by man, an idea that spoke to Earlom, as is clear in many of his own orderly landscapes and market scenes.

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Artist

Richard Earlom

Title

River and Rural Scene

Origin

England

Date

1769

Medium

Mezzotint on paper

Dimensions

415 × 530 mm (image); 455 × 532 mm (plate); 468 × 542 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. Langdon Pearce

Reference Number

1951.380

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