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A Shepherd with his Flock in a Woody Landscape
Peter Paul Rubens

The picture evolved in two main stages: initially the main central scene was worked on and then the support was enlarged all round. The central part of the composition was altered; X-radiographs reveal a group of cottages which was subsequently painted out.

The composition recurs with slight variations in 'The Watering Place'.

Key facts
Artist Peter Paul Rubens
Artist dates 1577 - 1640
Full title A Shepherd with his Flock in a Woody Landscape
Date made probably 1615-22
Medium and support Oil on oak
Dimensions 64.3 x 94.3 cm
Acquisition credit Presented by Rosalind, Countess of Carlisle, 1913
Inventory number NG2924
Location in Gallery Room 21
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