Landscape with Mythological Figures

It is not clear whether Uyttenbroeck intended to represent a particular mythological subject here. The scene has been described as the 'Nurture of Bacchus', but it could equally well be a rustic love scene such as that of Daphnis and Chloë.

The artist is not known to have visited Italy. The classical buildings and the two columns on the right could be based on one of the many engraved views of Roman monuments available in the Netherlands.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
about 1595 - before 1647
Full title
Landscape with Mythological Figures
Date made
1628
Medium and support
Oil on oak
Dimensions
56 x 86.4 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1982
Inventory number
NG6476
Location in Gallery