POELENBURGH, Cornelis van
(b. ca. 1594, Utrecht, d. 1667, Utrecht)

Nymphs and Satyrs at the Entrance of a Grotto

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.

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