Italian Landscape (or Labourer Lunching)

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Follower of Nicolaes van Berchem (1620-1683)
Dutch, 18th Century

Italian Landscape

Oil on canvas
Bequeathed by George Duncan, 1878
Museum Number 22-1912

This sunlit pastoral scene is painted in the style of the Dutch painter Nicolaes Berchem, who was famous for his Italianate landscapes. Originally titled, 'Labourers Lunching', it shows figures set in a countryside idyll seen through a golden haze. This romantic vision of Italy was very popular with collectors.

Italian Landscape (or Labourer Lunching)
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