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

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.

Provenance

1st Earl of Leicester; by descent.


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