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Petits Paysages de Rubens

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Antwerp (probably, made)

  • Date:

    late 16th - mid 17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bolswert, Schelte (printmaker)
    Rubens, Peter Paul, born 1577 - died 1640 (artist)
    Hendricx, Gillis (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.2295

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 83

Physical description

Landscape with rainbow, stream and wooden bridge. In the foreground a group of shepherds and shepherdesses: one is reclining on the ground by the side of his mistress, while another is about to seize his partner by the waist unawares; a third is seated by himself under a tree and is about to play on his flageolet; After Rubens; Print on paper; This is a reversed copy of DYCE.2294; Inscribed 'Pet. Paul. Rubbens pinxit. Gaspar Huberti excudit Antverpiæ, I. B. van Tienen ex.', with four verses, commencing 'Dum vigiles pascuntur oves, amat otia pastor.'
DYCE.227 to 2312 form a portion of a set of twenty-one plates, called the 'Petits Paysages de Rubens'.

Place of Origin

Antwerp (probably, made)

Date

late 16th - mid 17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Bolswert, Schelte (printmaker)
Rubens, Peter Paul, born 1577 - died 1640 (artist)
Hendricx, Gillis (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed 'Pet. Paul. Rubbens pinxit. Gaspar Huberti excudit Antverpiæ, I. B. van Tienen ex.', with four verses, commencing 'Dum vigiles pascuntur oves, amat otia pastor.'

Descriptive line

Landscape with rainbow, stream and wooden bridge. In the foreground a group of shepherds and shepherdesses; After Rubens; Print on paper; With inscriptions and four verses, commencing 'Dum vigiles pascuntur oves, amat otia pastor'; Part of the set called 'Petits Paysages de Rubens'; By Schelte Bolswert; Published by Gillis Hendricx; Flemish School; Late 16th - mid 17th century.

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

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum : Printed by G.E. Eyre and W. Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1874.

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Printing

Subjects depicted

Rainbow; Flageolet; Stream; Shepherdesses; Landscape; Bridge; Shepherds

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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