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Francesco Zuccarelli, Landscape with Cattle and Figures

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Full title Landscape with Cattle and Figures
Artist Francesco Zuccarelli
Artist dates 1702 - 1788
Date made about 1750-70
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 92.7 × 132.4 cm
Acquisition credit Bequeathed by the Misses Cohen as part of the John Samuel Collection, 1906
Inventory number NG2087
Location Not on display
Collection Main Collection
Landscape with Cattle and Figures
Francesco Zuccarelli

A family take a break while on a journey, resting beneath a tree as their cattle and goats wade into a shallow pool. The two young children watch the animals attentively, one raising a long stick in an attempt to herd them. Beyond, a winding dirt track leads us into the painting and towards a hilltop village. A handful of people climb this path – two figures in long robes, and a herdsman and his animals are higher up.

Zuccarelli mainly worked in Venice but visited England twice during the 1750s and 1760s, following in the footsteps of his near contemporary Canaletto. His idealised Italian landscapes were popular among English collectors, and he was a founding member of the Royal Academy in London. This work could have been painted during his stay in England or on his return to Italy.

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