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Pastoral Landscape with Ruins

Painting of a resting man and woman with assorted livestock, arched ruins and a lush landscape behind them.
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  • Painting of a resting man and woman with assorted livestock, arched ruins and a lush landscape behind them.

Date:

1664

Artist:

Adriaen van de Velde
Dutch, 1636-1672

About this artwork

With its warm southern sunlight and leisurely interactions between herders, this painting of the Italian countryside would have affirmed urban Dutch perceptions of rural areas as places of innocence and peace. The son of a painter, Adriaen van de Velde was also inspired by the cattle pieces of Paulus Potter and the Italianate pastoral scenes of Nicolaes Pietersz. Berchem, both on view nearby. He achieved a harmonious balance of elements by studying the landscape from life as well as by sketching the cattle in the pasture and the human figures in the studio.

Status

On View, Gallery 213

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Adriaen van de Velde

Title

Pastoral Landscape with Ruins

Place

Holland (Artist's nationality)

Date

1664

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Inscribed, bottom center: A.v.Velde f./1664

Dimensions

67 × 78.4 cm (26 3/8 × 30 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Sidney A. Kent Fund

Reference Number

1894.1024

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