|Title||Pont de Bois sur le Torrent|
|Alternative Title||The Gypsy Encampment|
|Collection||Victoria Art Gallery, Bath|
|Artist|| After Wouwerman, Philips (Dutch painter, 1619-1668)
Attributed to Wouwerman, Philips (Dutch painter, 1619-1668)
|Date Earliest||possibly about 1650|
|Date Latest||probably about 1700|
|Description||This is a fine replica, possibly by the artist, of his compositionin the Louvre, Paris. To the left of the composition, a rickety wooden footbridge is set high over a rushing brook. A couple of figures, including a girl with a parasol, look down from the footbridge to the figures below. Travellers on horseback and one with a horse-drawn cart, have crossed a track over the hillock at the centre of the composition down to the brook, two others cross the track in the opposite direction. To the centre-left, a bay horse drinks from the brook and a white horse urinates in it; a mother with her children paddle across the water.|
|Current Accession Number||BATVG:P:1948.21|
|Subject||animal (horse, dog); figure; landscape; everyday life|
|Measurements||60.0 x 72.7 cm cm (estimate)|
|Material||oil on canvas|
|Acquisition Details||Given by Mrs M. H. Williams 1948.|
|Publications||Wright, C., Old Master Paintings in Britain: An Index of Continental Old Master Paintings executed before c.1800 in Public Collections in the United Kingdom, London, 1976, p. 223; Sloman, S., Victoria Art Gallery: Concise Catalogue of Paintings and Drawings, Bath, 1991, p. 119 (as attributed to Wouverman).|
|Notes||Old label (19th century?) on stretcher, in manuscript: 'Wouverman'.
This a fine replica, possibly autograph, of the painting by Philips Wouverman in the Louvre (Inv. 1952).
Mrs Williams of Torquay made a significant donation of paintings to the Victoria Art Gallery in 1945 following the death of her husband. Other objects were given to Bristol Art Gallery.
|Rights Owner||Victoria Art Gallery, Bath|
|Author||Dr Susan Steer|