Jan van Huysum

Arcadian Landscape with a Bust of Flora

1113 detail signatuur en datering
1113 achterzijde
1113 ingelijst
1113 voorzijde
1113 voorzijde

Jan van Huysum
Arcadian Landscape with a Bust of Flora

1724-1725 On view in Room 11

In a clearing in the forest, women and shepherds are making a sacrifice to Flora, the goddess of flowers. The stream flows to an ancient town and some rocky mountains.

Van Huysum specialised in lavish still-lifes, but he also painted this type of scene. The idealised landscape and the warm, golden light look Italian. Van Huysum would have based it on drawings and paintings by fellow artists, as he never made the trip to Italy himself.

Technical details
1113 voorzijde

Jan van Huysum
Arcadian Landscape with a Bust of Flora

1724-1725 On view in Room 11

Gift of Mrs C.C.M. de Bièvre-Duijndam to the Friends of the Mauritshuis Foundation, 1997
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Details

General information
Jan van Huysum (Amsterdam 1682 - 1749 Amsterdam)
Arcadian Landscape with a Bust of Flora
1724-1725
painting
1113
Room 11
Material and technical details
oil
canvas
71 x 52 cm
Inscriptions
linksonder: Jan Van Huysum f / Amsterdam 1724 en / 1725

Provenance

Private collection, Wisconsin (sale New York, Sotheby's, 8 January 1981, lot 32 with pendant); Robert Noortman Gallery, Maastricht; gift of Mrs C.C.M. de Bièvre-Duijndam to the Friends of the Mauritshuis Foundation, 1997; on long-term loan from the the Friends of the Mauritshuis Foundation, since 1997