image, circumscribed by an oval, of a bridge with two figures at R talking; smaller figure crossing bridge on L side; hills, stone building in background

A Stone Bridge, From Variae Campestrium Fantasiae, Plate 5, c. 1620-1655

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Herman van Swanevelt was born in the Netherlands, but his ten years in Italy forever stamped his landscapes with bright southern light. In this tiny vignette, the diagonal hatching on the rocks and mountains seems to sweep the two travelers toward the old bridge.

Exhibitions
Details
Title
A Stone Bridge, From Variae Campestrium Fantasiae, Plate 5
Artist Life
1603-1655
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2015.93.97
Provenance
[C. & J. Goodfriend, New York; sold November 10, 1987, to Andrus]; John E. Andrus III, Wayzata, Minn.; by descent to his daughters, Elizabeth, Katie, and Julie; gave to MIA, 2015. Earlier provenances have been gathered, but further research will increase our knowledge of their histories.
Catalogue Raisonne
Bartsch 6 (vol. 2, p. 252); Hollstein 68
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image, circumscribed by an oval, of a bridge with two figures at R talking; smaller figure crossing bridge on L side; hills, stone building in background