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Dujardin, Karel
The Ruins of a Temple (4th of a set of 4 landscapes) The Ruins of a Temple (4th of a set of 4 landscapes)
1658 1658

This Italianate landscape depicts two figures observing stone ruins, which rise on a hill above the horizon. In the left corner of the composition sits an artist attentively sketching the structure. Karel Dujardin was active in Rome from 1650 to 1652, and in the years following, he refined his Italianizing
landscapes for Dutch patrons. This etching, completed in 1658 in The Hague, was likely based on a sketch made while the artist was in Rome, much like the figure at the lower left.

 
Dujardin, Karel
Amsterdam, Netherlands 1628-Venice, Italy 1678 Amsterdam, Netherlands 1628-Venice, Italy 1678
The Ruins of a Temple (4th of a set of 4 landscapes) The Ruins of a Temple (4th of a set of 4 landscapes)
1658 1658
Etching on paper, state 2 Etching on paper, state 2
height / width: 13.90 x 17.20 cm; 5.47 x 6.77 in.
Bequest of Adam Shortt, 1969 Bequest of Adam Shortt, 1969
12-047.012

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