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An image of Landscape by Schelte a Bolswert, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens

Schelte a Bolswert

(Flanders 1586 – 1659)

after Sir Peter Paul Rubens

(Flanders 1577 – 1640)

Title
Landscape
Year
1640-1645
Media category
Print
Materials used
engraving
Dimensions

33.3 x 45.2 cm sheet

Credit
Purchased 1979
Accession number
249.1979
Location
Not on display
Further information

Bolswert worked principally in Antwerp as an engraver in the tradition of the Rubens school. His elaborate technique recreated the exuberant spirit of Rubens's paintings as seen in this pastoral landscape. Storm clouds disperse to reveal a vast sweep of sunlit landscape. The rainbow is a symbol if God’s love for His creation.

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