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Italianised Landscapes with Shepherd and Shepherdess, 1691

  • oil paint, canvas
  • 48.8 x 57.3 cm
  • Inv. 1961-AH

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These two paintings are pastoral scenes, imaginary stories that take place in an idyllic setting (inv. 1961-AG en 1961-AH). This genre only ever truly flourished in Holland. Carrée focused exclusively on idealized depictions of pastoral life in Arcadia, a bucolic, imaginary realm, far removed from everyday reality. In this paradisiacal dreamland, rural shepherds and shepherdesses lead a carefree life. They wear clothes all’antica: not realistic costumes, but theatrical robes loosely inspired by the dress of classical antiquity.


Michiel Carrée RKD
The Hague 1657 - Alkmaar 1727
painters (artists)AAT

Title Italianised Landscapes with Shepherd and Shepherdess
Date 1691
Period 17th century
Collection paintings AAT
Object type oil paintings (visual works) AAT
Inventory number 1961-AH
Acquisition credit gift
Reyers, Jules
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300015636 landscapes AAT
300263554 animal paintings AAT
Keywords Iconclass 22C light Iconclass
22C1 natural light Iconclass
22C8 shadow Iconclass
24A8 sunlight Iconclass
24F firmament, sky Iconclass
25F animals Iconclass
25F2 mammals Iconclass
25G11 groups of trees Iconclass
25G3 trees Iconclass
25H112 rocks Iconclass
25H15 forest, wood Iconclass
25I9 landscape with ruins Iconclass
26A clouds Iconclass
300015636 landscapes AAT
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
31D12 youth, young man, adolescent Iconclass
31D120 Youth, Adolescence, 'Iuventus'; 'Adolescenza', 'Gioventu' (Ripa) Iconclass
31D13 adolescent, young woman, maiden Iconclass
34B11 dog Iconclass
47G91 collapsing building Iconclass
47I2112 cow Iconclass
47I213 sheep Iconclass
47I221 herding, herdsman, herdswoman, shepherd, shepherdess, cowherd, etc. Iconclass
47I2211 herd, flock Iconclass
48C149 ruin of a building ~ architecture Iconclass
School / Style Baroque AAT
Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent : Catalogus schilderkunst ; Deel I: 14de - 18de eeuw ; Deel II: 19de - 20ste eeuw / Robert Hoozee, Johan De Smet, Bruno Fornari, Ruth Monteyne. - Gent : Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent, 2007 (dl I, p. 62-63 (ill.))
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