Landscape with a Farmhouse
Information about author
Salomon Rombouts is an almost unknown Dutch landscape painter of the second half of the 17th century. He was born in Harlem, in the family of landscape painter Gillis Rombouts. In 1681, Salomon immigrated to Italy and it's little known about this journey. Probably between 1689–1692, he worked under the patronage of the Marquis Giovan Vincenzo Salviati, and in 1692–1697 he recorded in Florence as a member of the Florentine Academy. Like many Dutch painters, Rombouts specialized in few subgenres, which allowed him to achieve the high skills of mastery. Landscapes with forests, views of the sea coasts, and winter landscapes were the main subject in the artist's works. The idealization of nature is a characteristic feature of his paintings, which corresponded to the testes of the customers. This painting shows in the foreground two men near the well. Behind them, you can see a hut between the trees. Presumably, here Rombouts depicted an imaginary Dutch landscape, recognized by a typical spire of a village church.