Jan Both

Italian Landscape

21 detail signatuur
21 achterzijde
21 ingelijst
21 voorzijde
21 voorzijde

Jan Both
Italian Landscape

1645 Not on view

A warm, golden light falls over this landscape that has a touch of Italy about it. Two groups of travellers are passing each other on a narrow path; on the left a third group approaches. In the valley below, a bridge bathes in the sunlight. The trees in the foreground and the cooler colours in the distance provide a wonderful sense of depth.

As a young man, Jan Both lived in Italy for a number of years with his brother Andries. He was captivated by the Italian countryside, and its golden light. After returning to the Netherlands, Both continued to paint these kinds of Italian landscapes. As such, he is counted among the Italianate painters.

Technical details
21 voorzijde

Jan Both
Italian Landscape

1645 Not on view

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Details

General information
Jan Both (Utrecht c. 1618 - 1652 Utrecht)
Italian Landscape
1645
painting
21
Material and technical details
oil
copper on panel
70 x 51 cm
Inscriptions
middenonder: J. Both

Provenance

Gerrit van der Pot van Groeneveld, Rotterdam, 1785; Hendrik Muilman, Amsterdam; Lapeyrière Collection, Paris, 1817; purchased, 1817