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Landscape

This painting has always been considered to be a pair to "Classical Landscape" (DPG3). They are the same size, and their subject matter is certainly related, although this time the pack donkey is accompanied by sheep and goats, one of which is being milked by the kneeling milkmaid, against a dramatic backdrop of hills and cloudy sky. A wax seal on the reverse of the stretcher, identified as that of the merchant and Mayor of London (1646) Sir John Gayer, implies that this picture was painted before Romeyn?s arrival in Italy in 1650, and that it probably made its way to England before 1649, when Gayer died. This would make it one of Romeyn?s earliest known works.

Not currently on display

Artist
Willem Romeyn
Date
c.1649
Dimensions
35.7 x 41.9 cm
Materials
Oil on canvas
Inscription
Signed, bottom right: "W ROMEYN" (WR in monogram)
Acquisition
Bourgeois Bequest, 1811
Accession number
DPG005