Flemish painter 17th century - inv. 1059

Titolo: 
Landscape with Horsemen and a Wagon
Numero di Inventario: 
1059
Tipologia: 
paintings
Collezione: 

Painting

Classe iconografica: 
Landscape
Parole chiave soggetto: 
horsemen
wagon
Motivo attribuzione: 
bibliography
Autore, ambito, luogo di produzione: 
Flemish painter of 17th century
Ambito e luogo di produzione: 
Belgium
Libri correlati: 
Periodo: 
1650
Datazione specifica: 
1650-1700
Pubblicazione: 
Si
Opere correlate: 
Data di Ingresso: 
1879
Acquisizione: 
Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli
Tipo di acquisizione: 
bequest
Tipo di collocazione: 
on display
Collocazione: 
Foreign Artist Room

This work is linked to Landscape with Horsemen (inv. 1060).

The small pair of paintings are composed in a similar fashion, with figures in the foreground, a castle and a landscape background with hills and trees.

Formerly attributed to the school of Bruegel and to that of Johann Christian Brand, the two panels are today thought more generically to be by a Flemish master influenced by Adrian Frans Boudewyns (Brussels, 1644–1714) and dated to the end of the 17th century. On the other hand, the assured and rapid brushstroke and the palette of delicate colours (whites, pink, light blue, greens) might indicate an 18th-century date.

The type and attitude of the figures recur in the genre of ‘pausing horsemen’, widely diffused through the work of Philips Wouwerman (Haarlem, 1619–1668), a Dutch painter who was particularly fond of scenes with horses.

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