In this peaceful scene of herders and animals resting near antique ruins, De Moucheron conjures up an idyllic vision of the Roman Campagna. There are strong similarities with 'Shepherd and Shepherdess amidst Ruins' (Dresden) by De Moucheron's master, Jan Asselijn (died 1652). The painting probably dates from about 1660, shortly after De Moucheron's return to Amsterdam from his travels in France.
1633 - 1686
A Landscape with Classical Ruins
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
71 x 65.2 cm
Bequeathed by Richard W. Cooper, 1892
Location in Gallery