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Gallery Text

Grimmer, a contemporary of Pieter Bruegel the Elder, was renowned as a landscape painter. In this early work — the first dated by the artist — the distant view at the right recalls the imaginary, composite panoramas typical of Netherlandish landscapes of the first half of the sixteenth century. Grimmer broke with that tradition, however, and developed a more naturalistic approach, introducing the kind of intimate depiction of the Flemish countryside seen in the foreground of this picture.

Identification and Creation
Object Number
1992.58
People
Jacob Grimmer, Flemish (c. 1525 - 1590)
Title
Landscape with Cottages
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1561
Places
Creation Place: Europe, Netherlands
Culture
Flemish
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/227279
Location
Level 2, Room 2540, European Art, 13th–16th century, The Renaissance
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on panel
Dimensions
59.3 x 98.6 cm (23 3/8 x 38 13/16 in.)
frame: 84.7 x 123.5 x 10 cm (33 3/8 x 48 5/8 x 3 15/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.l.: GR 1561
  • inscription: on back of frame, in black paint: 6048
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Melvin R. Seiden Purchase Fund in honor of William W. Robinson
Accession Year
1992
Object Number
1992.58
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

James Cuno, ed., A Decade of Collecting: Recent Acquisitions by the Harvard University Art Museums, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, Mass., Spring 2000), p. 44, repr.

Exhibition History

Northern Renaissance Art: Selected Works, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 02/28/1984 - 04/08/1984

32Q: 2540 Renaissance, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/16/2014 - 01/01/2050

Subjects and Contexts

Google Art Project

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