RUTHART, Carl Borromäus Andreas
(b. 1630, Danzig, d. 1703, L'Aquila)

Rest by the Draw Well

Oil on canvas, 95 x 75 cm
Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna

Although Ruthart concentrated almost entirely on animal pieces, he made contact with the Bamboccianti in Rome. The Rest by the Draw Well, in which he depicts a farmyard with the draw well, and a tired rider leaning on his donkey, is an evidence of this.