Collection

Landscape with a Farmhouse

Salomon Rombouts

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Basic information
ID
Ж-804
Author
Salomon Rombouts
Name
Landscape with a Farmhouse
Date of creation
2d half of the 17th c.
Country
Holland
Technique
oil painting
Material
wood oil
Dimensions (height x width, cm)
57.7 x 77.8
Additionally
Type
painting
Genre
landscape
Plot
Landscape
Provenance
Collection of Skavronskyi
Exposition
Potocki Palace
Information about author
Author
Salomon Rombouts
Artist's lifetime
1665–с.1702
Biography
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 little is known about this journey. Probably between 1689 and 1692, he worked under the patronage of the Marquis Giovanni Vincenzo Salviati, and in 1692–1697 he was a member of the Florentine Academy of Fine Arts. Like many Dutch painters, Rombouts specialised in particular genres and even subgenres, which allowed him to achieve high mastery skills. Landscapes with forests, views of the sea coasts, and winter landscapes were the main subject in the artist's works. The idealisation of nature is a characteristic feature of his paintings, which corresponded to the customers' tastes.
Object description
This painting shows the idyllic rural life near the artist's native Harlem. In the foreground, two men are sitting nonchalantly near the well. Behind them, one can see a hut among the trees. Presumably, here Rombouts depicted an imaginary Dutch landscape, recognised by a typical village church spire.