SWEERTS, Michiel
(b. 1618, Bruxelles, d. 1664, Goa)

Young Artist Drawing Bernini's Neptune and Triton

Oil on canvas, 86 x 120 cm
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

This painting is an excellent composite of all the different kind of inspiration which Rome could offer. A young artist is drawing a modern sculpture by Bernini, while further off there are classical ruins and a glimpse of landscape, and on the right a busy scene with hawkers and beggars.

© Web Gallery of Art, created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx.