Wooded River Landscape by Pietro da Cortona (Pietro Berrettini)

This work has a romantic vision of uncultivated nature, inhabited by rustic figures and lit by glowing shafts of sunlight.


Black chalk, brush & grey ink & grey wash on paper
28.5 x 42.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£26,800 ( Total: £268,000; Export stopped)
Acquired in:
Hazlitt, Gooden and Fox

Cortona painted few pure landscapes, but nature featured prominently as a background to his religious pictures. The drawing was jointly purchased by Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and Barber Institute of Fine Arts.


1st Earl of Leicester; by descent.

Venue details

Barber Institute of Fine Arts University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, BIRMINGHAM West Midlands B15 2TS 0121 414 7333 www.barber.org.uk

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