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Title

Rustic fair in front of a castle

1604

Artists

Nicolaes de Bruyn

Netherlands

1571 - 1656

after David Vinckeboons

Netherlands

1576 - circa 1629

  • 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Nicolaes de Bruyn

    Works in the collection

    1

    Artist information
    after David Vinckeboons

    Works in the collection

    1

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions