Rustic fair in front of a castle
Nicolaes de Bruyn
1571 - 1656
after David Vinckeboons
1576 - circa 1629
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.
Country party outside a castle
43.3 x 69.9 cm platemark; 44.5 x 70.0 cm sheet (irreg.)
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Not on display
Shown in 2 exhibitions
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