Landschaft mit einer Kuhherde
Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)

Landschaft mit einer Kuhherde,

um 1618
Material / Technology / Carrier
Eichenholz
Dimensions of the object
81,1 x 106,7 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal XII
Department
Flämische Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
322
Acquisition
Aus der Kurfürstlichen Galerie München
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Peter Paul Rubens, Landschaft mit einer Kuhherde, um 1618, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/OrLbk9OG1V (Last updated on 30.09.2022)
Rubens primarily devoted his efforts to history painting - the genre that, owing to its complex subject matter, was held in highest esteem well into the 19th century. Nevertheless, he also painted several landscapes that reveal the strong influence of the Dutch painting tradition. Here, the scene of a grazing herd of cows in a densely wooded countryside harks back to the work of Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Rubens' landscape paintings not only reflect the artist's interest in Antwerp's rural surroundings. They also carry a political message, as suggested in the peaceful mood that exemplifies the quiet which returned to Flanders after the negotiated truce with Northern Netherlands.

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