Hans Bol

Imaginary Landscape with St. John on Patmos

1043 detail
1043 achterzijde
1043 ingelijst
1043 voorzijde
1043 voorzijde

Hans Bol
Imaginary Landscape with St. John on Patmos

1564 Zu sehen in Saal 4

This blue landscape provides the backdrop for a Bible story from the Book of Revelation: the vision of John, in which he sees Mary and her child appear in heaven. But here it is the imaginary landscape that dominates with its turbulent sea, fairy-tale mountains and bustling harbour. And an endless sense of depth.

This painting is one of the earliest large-format landscapes. The Flemish painter Hans Bol painted this imaginary landscape using watercolour on linen. Paintings like this are particularly fragile, and few have withstood the ravages of time.

Technische Daten
1043 voorzijde

Hans Bol
Imaginary Landscape with St. John on Patmos

1564 Zu sehen in Saal 4

Acquired with the support of the Rembrandt Association and the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund, 1972
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Details

Allgemeine Informationen
Hans Bol (Mechelen 1534 - 1593 Amsterdam)
Imaginary Landscape with St. John on Patmos
1564
painting
1043
Saal 4
Material und technische Daten
watercolour
canvas
85.5 x 50.5 cm
Inschriften
linksonder, op de steen onder Johannes: Hans Bol / 1564

Ursprung

S. Nijstad Gallery, The Hague; purchased with the support of the Rembrandt Association and the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund, 1972