LINT, Hendrik Frans van
(b. 1684, Antwerpen, d. 1763, Roma)
Oil on canvas, 49 x 73 cm
The present painting, depicting an extensive classical landscape with figures seated before a tempietto, was inspired by the landscapes of Claude Lorrain. It is a fine example of Van Lint's 'Claudian' landscapes. Certain figures and architectural motifs of the painting are repeated in other compositions by the artist. The tempietto, for example, seems to have been one of Van Lint's favourite features for his classical scenes.
The painting is signed, inscribed and dated lower right: Enrico van Lint. Studio. Ft./ Rome. 1749.