Sep 17, 2007

Landscape with Travelers

Landscape with Travelers


Herman van Swanevelt

(Dutch, c. 1600-1655)

Oil on canvas

Framed: 98 x 119 x 9 cm (38 9/16 x 46 7/8 x 3 9/16 in.); Unframed: 75 x 94.8 cm (29 1/2 x 37 5/16 in.)

Holden Collection 1916.823



Swanevelt played an important role in the development of 17th-century landscape painting in Rome. Often regarded as a follower of Claude Lorrain (1600-1682), with whom he briefly shared a home, most scholars now believe that the influence was mutual. Swanevelt's landscapes are distinguished by the use of Roman peasants, rather than the classical figures preferred by his contemporaries.

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Type of artwork: 
Oil on canvas
Credit line: 
Holden Collection

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