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Miniature - Miniature landscape
  • Miniature landscape
    van Blarenberghe, Henri Joseph, born 1741 - died 1826
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Miniature landscape

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    France (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1775 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    van Blarenberghe, Henri Joseph, born 1741 - died 1826 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bodycolour miniature

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by John Jones

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room WS, case R, shelf 78, box R

Physical description

Bodycolour miniature landscape depicting two men, a woman, and a laden mule in the foreground. In the background is a watermill with two women washing clothes in a stream. Beyond them are two ruined arches and a church. Signed and dated.

Place of Origin

France (probably, made)


1775 (made)


van Blarenberghe, Henri Joseph, born 1741 - died 1826 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Bodycolour miniature


Diameter: 178 mm

Object history note

This miniature has hitherto been ascribed to Henri Désiré van Blarenberghe, but is thought to be more probably the work of his nephew Henri Joseph van Blarenberghe.

Descriptive line

Bodycolour miniature landscape by Henri Joseph van Blarenberghe depicting figures, rural buildings, and a laden mule. French School, 1775.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Summary Catalogue of Miniatures in the Victoria and Albert Museum, Emmett Microform, 1981





Subjects depicted

Water mill; Washing; Mules


Landscapes; Paintings


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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