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Title An Italianate Landscape with a Castle
Collection Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Artist School of Rousseau, Jacques (French painter, 1630-1693)
Date Earliest about 1700
Date Latest about 1725
Description This painting forms a pair with 176P9. Both paintings were presumably painted for Aston Hall, and have been in the house ever since. They are in the style favoured by Jacques Rousseau, who was working in London at the end of the seventeenth century but are most probably early eighteenth century in date judging from the general lightness of tone and great attention to decorative effect.
Current Accession Number 1976P10
Former Accession Number P.1076
Subject landscape (Italian); animal (cattle)
Measurements 259.1 x 168.9 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Transferred to Birmingham Corporation with Aston Hall 1976.
Provenance Sir Lister Holte, 1771, inventoried as at Aston Hall; Whitehead and Greenway Ltd [?].
Publications Foreign Paintings in Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, A Summary Catalogue, 1983, no. 128
Rights Owner Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Author Dr Patricia Smyth

 

 

 

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