POELENBURGH, Cornelis van
(b. ca. 1594, Utrecht, d. 1667, Utrecht)
Nymphs and Satyrs at the Entrance of a Grotto1624-30
Oil on wood, diameter 27 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris
When van Poelenburgh returned to Utrecht from Italy in 1627, he elaborated an Italianate type of landscape which made him highly popular with northern painters and connoisseurs. His landscapes enlivened with bathing nymphs pursued by satyrs were particularly appreciated and imitated.