Feb 11, 2020

Breton Landscape

Breton Landscape


Jan Verkade

(Dutch, 1868–1946)

Oil on canvas

Unframed: 65.4 x 54.3 cm (25 3/4 x 21 3/8 in.)

Nancy F. and Joseph P. Keithley Collection Gift 2020.117


Did you know?

Verkade painted many landscapes, including a drop cloth he painted for a puppet show titled Les Sept Princesses (The Seven Princesses).


Brittany, in northwestern France, was an important place to Verkade both artistically and spiritually. The artist was captivated by the terrain that differed so greatly from that of Amsterdam, inspiring a series of Breton landscapes. Verkade also converted to Catholicism during his travels to Brittany, shifting the trajectory of his art away from landscapes and toward a revival of religious painting and sacred art.

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