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 Dughet, Gaspard (French landscape painter, 1615-1675, active in Italy) , Ideal Landscape

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Title Ideal Landscape
Alternative Title Classical Landscape
Collection Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums): Kelvingrove Museum
Artist Dughet, Gaspard (French landscape painter, 1615-1675, active in Italy)
Date Earliest probably about 1655
Date Latest probably about 1660
Description

From the 17th century until the middle of the 19th century there was a recognisable tradition of French landscape painting which this work by Dughet represents. The artist would have worked in his studio, not outside from nature. The painting is highly finished. It is difficult to detect individual brushstrokes - the hand of the artist is not visible.

This idealised view has a careful and artificially arranged composition. In the foreground, the figures and the repoussoir trees invite the viewer into the painting and help provide a sense of scale. In the middle distance the buildings establish a feeling of space, a space which then recedes further to the horizon in the background.

Current Accession Number 596
Subject landscape
Measurements 93.6 x 133 cm.0 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Mrs John Graham-Gilbert 1877.
Principal Exhibitions Winter Exhibition, Royal Academy of Art, London, 1904, cat. no. 90; Gaspard Dughet, Kenwood, 1980, cat. no. 13; Masterpieces of Reality, Leicestershire Museum and Art Gallery, 1985-86, cat. no. 105
Publications Winter ExhibitionRoyal Academy, London, 1904, cat. no. 90; Gaspard Dughet, Kenwood, 1980, cat. no. 13; Solkin, David, H., 'Richard Wilson's Variations on a Theme by Gaspard Dughet', Burlington Magazine, vol. 123, July 1981, p. 410-414, pl. 23; Paulson, Ronald, Literary Landscape: Turner and Constable, Yale Press, 1982, p. 489, pl. 19; Masterpieces of Reality, Leicestershire Museum and Art Gallery, 1985-86, p. 33, cat. no. 105
Notes

Label on back of canvas inscribed in red: '9'. In white chalk on back of canvas: '446'.

David H. Solkin identified the location as Lake Nemi in 'Richard Wilson variations on a theme by Gaspard Dughet, Burlington Magazine, vol. 123, July 1981, pp. 410-414.

Rights Owner Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums)
Author Vivien Hamilton
 

 

 

 

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