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Title A Landscape with Cattle and Sheep and Mother and Child
Collection Mount Edgcumbe House
Artist Attributed to manner of Velde, Adriaen van de (Dutch painter, 1636-1672)
Date Earliest possibly about 1660
Date Latest possibly about 1680
Description This painting was clearly influenced by the subjects and style of Adriaen van de Velde who was active in the mid seventeenth century. Whereas his brother and father were both renowned marine painters, Adriaen was more prolific in painting landscapes animated with peasants, herdsmen and animals. Although this painting does not show the quality of Van de Velde's draughtsmanship it demonstrates his role in the reception of Italianate imagery into northern European art. Van de Velde never went to Italy but incorporated the imagery of artists who had, such as Karel Dujardin, into his own works, only to be copied himself.
Current Accession Number Plymm.01
Subject everyday life
Measurements 41 x 49 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Given in lieu of tax from the estate of Edward Piers, 7th Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, 1985.
Provenance Possibly purchased by Sir Richard Edgcumbe (1639-1688); by descent through the Mount Edgcumbe family.
Rights Owner Copyright Mount Edgcumbe Collection
Author Dr Anne L. Cowe

 

 

 

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