Bathers in Landscape / Sunset Cornelis Van Poelenburgh

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Country of origin: Netherlands

Medium: Oils on copper panels

Dated: c. 1630

Condition: Very good for age

Size: 6.00" x 7.00" (15.2cm x 17.8cm)

Framed size: 10.00" x 11.00" (25.4cm x 27.9cm)

Provenance: Private UK collection

Artist biography

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After studying with Abraham Bloemaert, Cornelis van Poelenburgh worked in Rome from 1616 to 1623, in the style of Raphael and, above all, of the ancient masters. He then worked in Florence on behalf of the Grand Duke, before finally returning to Utrecht in about 1626-1627. He met Rubens, and in 1627 worked on a painting commissioned from him by the States of Utrecht for Princess Amalia van Solm, for the sum of 575 florins. In 1637 he went to London and painted several figures for canvases produced by a number of artists, in particular by Steenwyck. He was director of the Utrecht Guild in 1649, 1656, 1657, 1658 and 1664, and dean of the same guild in 1664.His work was shown at the exhibition entitled Drawn to Warmth. 17th-century Dutch Draughtsmen in Italy ( Tekenen van warmte: 17de-eeuwse Nederslandse tekenaars in Italië) held at the Rijksmuseum of Amsterdam in 2001. Many of his paintings were later copied by his pupils, and he himself retouched these copies. He liked depicting religious scenes set in a Roman landscape. His favourite subjects also included nymphs and Diana being surprised by satyrs. These nudes were harmonised with landscapes of forests and ruins. His pupils included G. van Bronckhorst, J. Goz van Bronckhorst, Abr. van Cuylenborch, Jan van Haensbergen, Diderick van der Lesse, Corn.Palmer Warnard van Rysen, Willem van Steenra, Daniel Vertangen, Francis Verwilt and Cornelis Willaerts. Museum and Gallery Holdings Aix: Bathers; Diana Discovering the Pregnancy of Callisto; The Shepherds' Adoration; Christ on the Cross; The Holy Family Amiens: Andromeda; Ruins with Shepherds; Lanscape with Shepherds Amsterdam: Bathers; Bathers; Adam and Eve Driven from Paradise; The Spied On Nymphs Angers: Bathers; Study of a Man and a Woman Antwerp: Landscape Augsburg: Ecce Homo Bamberg: The Children of Prince Palatine Frederick V Basel: Psyche led to Olympus by Mercury Bergamo (Accademia Carrara): St Jerome Worshipping Berlin: Amaryllis gives the Prize to Myrtille; Landscape Bordeaux: Landscape; Still-life Bremen: Arcadian Landscape (with Kerrinck) Brunswick: Landscape with Nymphs and Satyrs Budapest: The Children of the Count Palatine, King of Bohemia Copenhagen: Meeting of the Gods Douai: Annunciation Dresden: Landscape with the Holy Family; A Rest during the Flight from Egypt; Landscape with Eight Bathers; Laundresses amid the Ruins; Parnassus; The Assumption; Tobit and the Angel; Landscape with Six Bathers; Nymphs Bathing in a River; Landscape with Four Naked Men; Landscape with Four Naked Women; The Adoration of Kings Edinburgh: Venus and Adonis Florence (Palazzo Pitti): Roman Ruins Florence (Uffizi): several landscapes with figures, caves, ruins, animals, etc; Moses Making Water Spring Out of a Rock; Moses Saves the Waters (two); The Adoration of the Shepherds; Landscape with a Satyr and Four Women Fontainebleau: The Annunciation to the Shepherds Frankfurt am Main: Diana and her Nymphs Bathing Geneva (MAH): Tobit and the Angel; The Flight to Egypt Geneva (Mus. Ariana): Nymphs Graz: Landscape with Bacchantes and Fauns Grenoble: Diana and her Nymphs Helsinki: Nymphs Bathing; Bathers Karlsruhe: Abraham and Isaac; Christ on the Road to Emmaus Kassel: Triumph of Love; Glorification of the Madonna's Image; Venus, Bacchus, Ceres and Cupids; Mercury Falls in Love with Herse; The Adoration of the Shepherds; Rocky Landscape with Water and Livestock (animals by Nic Berghem); The Adoration of the Magi; The Gods on Olympus Langres: The Taking of Europe (miniature) Le Mans: St John in the Desert Le Puy-en-Velay: Sleeping Amazon Leipzig: mythological scene Lille: mythological subject London (Dulwich Picture Gal.): Valley with Ruins and Figures (c. 1627, oil on canvas) London (NG): Landscape with Classical Ruins and Women Bathers (c. 1630, oil on canvas) Lyons: Bathers Madrid (Prado): Diana and her Nymphs Bathing; The Ruins of Diocletian's Thermae Metz: The Samaritan Milan (Pinacoteca di Brera): Women Bathing Montpellier: Ruins of the Thermae at Caracalla; Landscape; Sleeping Nymph Moscow (Rumiantsev Mus.): Landscape with Figures Moulins: Bathers Munich: The Flight to Egypt; The Adoration of the Shepherds; Italian Landscape with Cave and Houses; Landscape with Ruins and Hills; Diana Reveals Callisto's Mistake Nancy: Bathing in the Country; Diana Surprised by Actaeon Nantes: Roman Ruins with the Arc of Titus New York: Fauns and Nymphs Bathing Oberschleissheim: Angels on a Cloud Orléans: Lot and his Daughters Paris (Louvre): Sarah Urges Abraham to Take the Slave Hagar as his Wife; Pasture; Bathers; Women Coming Out of their Bath; Ruins of the Emperors' Palace and of the Temple of Minerva in Rome; Nymphs and Satyrs Rome (Mus. e Gal. Borghese): The Riches of the Sea Rouen: Roman Landscape Schwerin: The Holy Family; Bacchus; Half-naked Woman; Europa and the Bull; Landscape St Petersburg (Hermitage): Adam and Eve Driven from Paradise; The Annunciation to the Shepherds; Resting in Egypt; The Holy Family; Christ at Gethsemane; Christ on the Cross; Diana and Callisto; Portrait of a Man; Two Sites in the Roman Countryside; St Jerome's Provisions Stockholm: Bathers; Rocky Landscape with Figures Utrecht: The Annunciation to the Shepherds Venice: Nymphs and Satyrs Dancing Next to a Stream; Landscape with Waterfall Vienna: The Annunciation; Bathers Vienna (Czernin'sche Gemäldegal.): Fuite de Cléhé Vienna (Liechtenstein Mus.): four paintings Vienna (Schönborn-Buckheim): Nude