Skip to content

Update from the Gallery regarding COVID-19

The Art Gallery of New South Wales is open. We are observing strict physical distancing and hygiene measures to protect the health of visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Read the latest visit information, including hours

Collection

All

Search

Western art

View More:


Title

Rustic fair in front of a castle

1604


Artists

Nicolaes de Bruyn

Netherlands

1571 - 1656

after David Vinckeboons

Netherlands

1576 - circa 1629


About

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.


Details


Other Title

Country party outside a castle


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

224.1978


Artist information

Nicolaes de Bruyn

Works in the collection

1

Artist information

after David Vinckeboons

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history