BOUT, Pieter
(b. 1658, Bruxelles, d. 1719, Bruxelles)

Figures in a Landscape

Oil on copper, 10 x 16 cm
Private collection

This small landscape on copper, showing figures in a landscape with ruins in the background, is typical of the idealising Italianate landscapes in the manner of Nicolaes Berchem which were one major aspect of Bout's output. He also produced a substantial number of topographical views of cities in the Netherlands, which are much more realistic.

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