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Landscape by Moonlight
Peter Paul Rubens

This intensely atmospheric nocturne, made during Rubens’s last years, is an exploration of the effect of moonlight on the kind of pasture and woodland that one might have encountered near Antwerp. We know that John Constable greatly admired this particular work, as is also evident from his 'Hay Wain' on display in Room 34.

Key facts
Artist Peter Paul Rubens
Artist dates 1577 - 1640
Full title Landscape by Moonlight
Date made 1635-1640
Medium and support Oil on wood
Dimensions 64 × 90 cm
Acquisition credit On loan from The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London
Inventory number L758
Location in Gallery Room 21
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