This painting depicts a landscape scene in the countryside around Rome, probably near Albano in the South-East of Rome.

It is apparently a pendant to Dughet's 'Imaginary Landscape with Buildings in Tivoli' in the Collection. It has been suggested that this painting inspired van Bloemen's 'Landscape with Travellers' (Rome, Doria Pamphilj). A drawn copy of the composition (Bliss collection) has been attributed to Gainsborough.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1615 - 1675
Full title
Landscape with a Shepherd and his Flock
Date made
about 1670
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
48.6 x 65.3 cm
Acquisition credit
Holwell Carr Bequest, 1831
Inventory number
NG68
Location in Gallery