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The Soignes Forest with Market Vendors

  • oil paint, canvas
  • 175 x 230 cm
  • Inv. 1965-B

Public Domain

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The Forest of Sonian was a favourite theme of Belgian painters in the 17th century. Stimulated by Denijs van Alsloot, it gave rise to a unique decorative style, of which Lucas Achtschellinck, Lodewijk de Vadder, and Jacques dArthois are the most important representatives. Compositions were mostly based on existing sites, which the artists rearranged and ordered on the canvas. Their preference was for sweeping landscapes framed by trees, with a far off view in the distance, as seen here in this sunken road with sandy slope, in which the golden hues of the sand contrast with the rather cold green of the trees and the pale blue sky. Despite the presence of the small figures in the foreground, the overwhelming focus is upon nature.


Lodewijk de Vadder RKD Wikidata
Brussels 1605 - Brussels 1655
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Title The Soignes Forest with Market Vendors
Period 17th century
Location Forêt de Soignes TGN
Collection paintings AAT
Object type oil paintings (visual works) AAT
Inventory number 1965-B
Acquisition credit bequest
Zenner, Fernand
Current whereabouts Work on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 25H landscapes Iconclass
Keywords Iconclass 22 natural phenomena Iconclass
22C light Iconclass
22C1 natural light Iconclass
22C8 shadow Iconclass
25F animals Iconclass
25F2 mammals Iconclass
25G11 groups of trees Iconclass
25G3 trees Iconclass
25G31 shrubs Iconclass
25H landscapes Iconclass
25H1 landscapes in the temperate zone Iconclass
25H12 dale, valley Iconclass
25H15 forest, wood Iconclass
25H153 bush, shrubs ~ forest Iconclass
34B11 dog Iconclass
46B21 merchant, salesman Iconclass
46C1215 carrying something on the head or on the shoulders Iconclass
46C13141 horse Iconclass
46C14 animal traction, animal-drawn vehicle (carriage etc.) Iconclass
48AA9831 foliage, tendrils, branches ~ ornament - AA - stylized Iconclass
61D(SONIAN FOREST) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (names of cities and villages excepted) (SONIAN FOREST) Iconclass
School / Style Baroque AAT
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