Attributed to Philip James de Loutherbourg, French, 1740-1812
Title: A Landscape
Date: 1760s
Medium: Oil on canvas
100 x 127 cm
Credit Line: Purchased, 1934
Object Number: NGI.969
ProvenancePurchased, Mr Alexander Troubnikoff, Paris, 1934
Exhibition HistoryVon Poussin bis Monet. Die Farben Frankreichs, Bucerius Kunst Forum, Hamburg, 10 October 2015 - 17 January 2016
Label TextIn this peaceful landscape painting, a young man on a donkey’s back herds cattle and sheep towards a ford in the nearby stream. Loutherbourg, a painter from the Alsace region of France, established himself in England from the 1770s. He worked as a designer of stage scenery and theatre backdrops alongside his practice as a painter. His appreciation of lighting effects is evident in this painting which glows with a warm, golden evening light.

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