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Early 19th Century

Oil on panel

Bequest of Irene G. Beene


Classical concepts of landscape, as exemplified by the ideal paintings by Claude Lorraine and Salvator Rosa, informed earlier British art. Yet, seventeenth-century Dutch landscape painting also appealed to British artists. This landscape (once attributed to David Cox) recalls seventeenth-century Dutch precedents, and bears a striking resemblance to the rustic scenes on Abraham Bloemaert’s canvases. Interest in the effects of light and atmosphere, as well as weather conditions, exemplify much of British painting. 

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