James Baker Pyne - inv. 35

Titolo: 
Landscape with Peasants
Numero di Inventario: 
35
Tipologia: 
paintings
Collezione: 

Painting

Classe iconografica: 
Landscape
Genre
Parole chiave soggetto: 
landscape
peasant
genre
Motivo attribuzione: 
bibliography
Autore, ambito, luogo di produzione: 
James Baker Pyne (1800-1870)
Ambito e luogo di produzione: 
London
England
United Kingdom
Pubblicazione: 
Si
Periodo: 
1850
Datazione specifica: 
1853
Libri correlati: 
Tipo di iscrizione: 
signature and date
Trascrizione o identificazione: 
"J.B. PYNE 1853"
Materia e Tecnica: 
watercolour on paper
Data di Ingresso: 
1879
Acquisizione: 
Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli
Tipo di acquisizione: 
bequest
Collocazione riservata: 
Laboratorio restauro
Tipo di collocazione: 
deposit
Collocazione: 
not on display

The painting is an example of a late Romantic landscape; bought probably by Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli himself, it documents the collector's familiarity with international art contexts, especially with England. Highly reputed locally, Pyne was active in London from the 1830s. Self-taught, he made his name also thanks to his skills as a lithographer, practised from the beginning of his career. He was well known as a landscape painter, inspired especially by the much visited Lake District, a beautiful region full of memories of the past and a celebrated touristic place for intellectuals and artists of the period.

Dated 1853, this painting shows an 18th-century attitude in its careful rendering of the luxuriant nature that tends to dominate the two human figures. Painted in a palette of a few brown and ochre tones, it nevertheless reveals a certain interest in the effects of light and of atmosphere, rendered in dense and vibrant pictorial strokes.

P.Z.
 

AC/DC: 
DC