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Dujardin, Karel
The Donkey Between the Two Sheep The Donkey Between the Two Sheep
1653 1653

Likely a pupil of Nicolas Berchem, whose work is also represented in this exhibition, Dujardin visited Italy in the years 1652-1655 and revisited the rural themes and earthy vigour of Pieter van Laer’s prints, as seen in this comic scene of happy pigs. His landscape with a donkey and sheep, by contrast, incorporates such low subject matter into a grander compositional conception aligned with the work of Nicholas Poussin (1594-1665) and Claude Lorrain (around 1604-1682), yielding a synthesis of classicism and naturalism that served the artist for the remainder of his career, in various media.

 
Dujardin, Karel
Amsterdam, Netherlands 1628-Venice, Italy 1678 Amsterdam, Netherlands 1628-Venice, Italy 1678
The Donkey Between the Two Sheep The Donkey Between the Two Sheep
1653 1653
etching on paper, state 1 of 3 etching on paper, state 1 of 3
overall: 19.9 cm x 21.8 cm; sheet: 18.9 cm x 22.1 cm
Gift from the estate of Mabel E. Segsworth, through the Queen's University Art Foundation, 1944 Gift from the estate of Mabel E. Segsworth, through the Queen's University Art Foundation, 1944
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