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An image of Rustic fair in front of a castle by Nicolaes de Bruyn, after David Vinckeboons

Nicolaes de Bruyn

(Netherlands 1571 – 1656)

after David Vinckeboons

(Netherlands 1576 – circa 1629)

Title
Rustic fair in front of a castle
Other titles:
Country party outside a castle
Year
1604
Media category
Print
Materials used
engraving
Dimensions

43.3 x 69.9 cm platemark; 44.5 x 70.0 cm sheet (irreg.)

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1978
Accession number
224.1978
Location
Temporary exhibitions gallery
Further information

Through the engravings of Nicolaes de Bruyn, the imaginary landscapes of David Vinckboons enjoyed considerable popularity in the southern and northern Netherlands around 1600. This country-house idyll features a spectacular castle seen across a lake, with elegantly dressed couples disporting themselves amorously beneath the trees. The composition was made to a set formula that bore little relation to reality.

Exhibition history (2)

Old Europe: Prints & drawings from the collection 1500-1800, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 03 Jun 2006–06 Aug 2006

European prints and drawings 1500-1900, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 30 Aug 2014–02 Nov 2014