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The Watering Place
Peter Paul Rubens

The view depicted in the left middle ground of 'The Watering Place' is a slightly altered reduction of the landscape in 'A Shepherd with his Flock in a Woody Landscape'. They were probably executed about the same time, around 1615-22.

Gainsborough paid homage to Rubens's work in his own landscape painting of this title, also in the Collection.

Key facts
Artist Peter Paul Rubens
Artist dates 1577 - 1640
Full title Peasants with Cattle by a Stream in a Woody Landscape ('The Watering Place')
Date made about 1615-22
Medium and support Oil on oak
Dimensions 99.4 x 135 cm
Acquisition credit Bought with a contribution from the Art Fund, 1936
Inventory number NG4815
Location in Gallery Room 21
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