Nov 14, 2006

View of Villages in Brabant and Campine: Shepherds with Flock

View of Villages in Brabant and Campine: Shepherds with Flock

c. 1559

Etching and engraving

Platemark: 13.1 x 19.1 cm (5 3/16 x 7 1/2 in.); Sheet: 14.8 x 20.5 cm (5 13/16 x 8 1/16 in.)

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis B. Williams Collection 1959.86



This print is from a series of fourteen views of the villages and chateaux in Flanders. Each page of the series depicted a similar setting, and turning the pages was analogous to making a journey through the countryside. Although the scenes were a product of the artist=s imagination, they were made to appear as real as possible. This series was one of the first to show such intimate and naturalistic views. The prints were re-published in the early 17th-century in Amsterdam and had a great impact on later Dutch art.

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