Landscape with a Cowherd

This painting is unlikely to have a literary source, but was once identified as depicting the mythological subject of Mercury and Io. The landscape is presumably Italian.

This painting was once in the collection of Lucien Bonaparte, Napoleon's younger brother. There it was attributed to Gaspard Dughet, an attribution which is now generally accepted as correct.

Key facts

Artist dates
1615 - 1675
Full title
Landscape with a Cowherd
Date made
about 1637
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
54.2 x 43.5 cm
Acquisition credit
Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number
Location in Gallery