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 Arthois, Jacques d` (Flemish painter, 1613-1686) , Peasants at the Edge of a Forest

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Title Peasants at the Edge of a Forest
Collection Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums): Kelvingrove Museum
Artist Arthois, Jacques d` (Flemish painter, 1613-1686)
Attributed to Bout, Peeter (Flemish painter, 1658-1719)
Previously attributed to Teniers, David, II (Flemish painter, 1610-1690)
Date Earliest probably 1634
Date Latest 1686
Description A busy scene in foreground where fourteen individual peasants are depicted walking, talking, resting, riding on horseback or leading a pack mule. Two dogs add to the scene taking place on a road that leads to a town in the distance and low hills beyond. To the right foreground two bare tree trunks are rooted in a rocky outcrop and on the left is the denser tree growth of the forest itself.
Current Accession Number 54
Former Accession Number 82
Subject landscape; figure
Measurements 54.9 x 79 cm.0 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Archibald McLellan 1854.
Provenance Possibly T. Sivright sale, Edinburgh, 19 February 1836, lot 2845.
Publications McLellan Catalogue, Glasgow, 1855, p. 6, no. 82, as figures attributed to Teniers; Miles, H., Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Paintings in the Glasgow Art Gallery, Glasgow, 1961, I, p. 16, no. 54, II, p. 10.
Notes H. Miles 1961: 'the figures are very probably by Pieter Bout'; C. Grimm 1981 (file note): 'Lodewijck de Vadder'.
Rights Owner Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums)
Author Robert Wenley
 

 

 

 

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