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Oil Painting - Classical Landscape

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1951P104
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1650 - 1660

Maker Information

Artist:Gaspard Dughet - View biography for Gaspard Dughet

Notes

Dughet's atmospheric scenes are adorned with ancient ruins and figures in classical costume illuminated by a soft evening light. ,BR> Here, the diminishing size of the figures from foreground to middle-distance helps to create the illusion of recession into the landscape. Dughet uses the mounted figures in the centre to lead the eye into the scene from left to right, then back to the left where the great tree closes the composition.

Purchased 1951.

Further Information

Production Period:17th century
School/Style:Old Master
Medium:Oil on canvas.

Dimensions

Height:1219 mm
Width:1448 mm