|Title||Landscape with Bird Catchers|
|Collection||Holburne Museum of Art, Bath|
|Artist||Dujardin, Karel (Dutch painter and printmaker, 1626-1678)|
|Date Earliest||possibly 1660|
|Description||Karel Dujardin was possibly a pupil of Nicolaes Berchem, and subsequently part of the second generation of Dutch Italianates. He painted Italianate landscapes, genre scenes, subjects from mythology and classical history, and portraits. It is probable that he went to Italy about 1652. The landscape of the campagna and the limpid atmosphere suggest that this painting dates from the early 1660s, after Dujardin had returned to the Netherlands, a period which is referred to as his 'classical phase'.|
|Current Accession Number||A209|
|Former Accession Number||59; 1378|
|Subject||landscape; figure (bird-catcher); animal (horse)|
|Measurements||36.8 x 28.1 cm cm (estimate)|
|Material||oil on panel|
|Acquisition Details||Bequeathed by Miss Mary Anne Barbara Holburne 1882.|
|Provenance||Sir Thomas William Holburne, by 1867-74; by descent to Mary Anne Barbara Holburne (1802-1882), 1874.|
|Principal Exhibitions||The Northern Eye: Dutch and Flemish Landscape Paintings from the Dulwich Picture Gallery, Holburne Museum of Art, 1999, cat. no. 17.|
Holburne catalogue 1867, no. 59; Holburne catalogue 1887, no. 1378.
Dujardin was probably born in Amsterdam, the son of a painter and possibly trained in the studio of Nicholaes Berchem, in Haarlem. Dujardin had settled in The Hague by 1656, and was a founder member of the 'Confrerie de Pictura', a group that turned its back on the city's Guild of St Luke. In 1659, Dujardin had returned to Amsterdam producing religious and history paintings. He subsequently visited Italy again in 1675, stopping at Tangiers and then Rome. He died in Venice in 1678.
|Rights Owner||© The Holburne Museum of Art, Bath|