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Title Mountain Landscape with a Castle
Collection Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums): Kelvingrove Museum
Artist Attributed to Asselyn, Jan (Dutch painter, ca.1610-1652)
Previously attributed to Berchem, Nicolaes (Dutch painter, printmaker, and draftsman, 1620-1683)
Date Earliest probably about 1640
Date Latest 1652
Description The scene is dominated by the tall tower of a castle and its associated buildings. They stand above a rocky hillside strewn with large boulders and a few coniferous trees. Beyond, mountain peaks define the horizon. Below, two turbulent streams run down from left and right to combine as a river running right. In left foreground are two figures, one seated and one standing, equipped with long poles or goads and accompanied by a dog. They are watching over two long horned cows, a donkey and three sheep
Current Accession Number 93
Former Accession Number 133 (1855); 27 (1893)
Subject landscape; figure; animal (cattle; sheep; donkey)
Measurements 88.2 x 110.8 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Archibald McLellan 1854.
Publications McLellan Catalogue, Glasgow, 1855, p. 7, no. 133, as by A. J. Begeyn; Hofstede de Groot, C., 'Hollandsche Kunst in Schotland', Oud Holland, 11, 1893, p. 136, no. 27, as by Begeyn; Miles, H., Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Paintings in the Glasgow Art Gallery, Glasgow, 1961, I, p. 23, no. 93, II, p. 36, as attributed to Berchem.
Notes Possibly a copy after Asselijn; an almost identical version, vertical format, in Auckland Art Gallery, New Zeeland, bears monogram 'A', and is catalogued as Asselijn.
Rights Owner Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums)
Author Robert Wenley

 

 

 

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