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Landscape of the Roman "Compagna"  1740

by Jan Frans van Bloemen

The Roman "Campagna" was the countryside around Rome. From the 17th century, it had been a favored subject for the depiction of an idealized, timeless world inhabited by nymphs and shepherds. Jan Frans van Bloemen, a Flemish painter who settled in Rome and specialized in landscapes, painted such subjects. The costumes of the figures are suggestive of classical antiquity.
H: 13 3/4 x W: 10 x D: 1/2 in. (35 x 25.4 x 1.3 cm)
oil on panel
Courtesy of the Walters Art Museum