This work has a romantic vision of uncultivated nature, inhabited by rustic figures and lit by glowing shafts of sunlight.
Wooded River Landscape by Pietro da Cortona (Pietro Berrettini), c. 1650
© Barber Institute of Fine Arts
- 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.
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