Date: ca. 1700 - 1725
This small landscape is from the hand that produced some of the finest classical paintings in early-1700s Rome. Jan Frans van Bloemen produced landscapes of immense beauty, thanks in large part to the way in which he infused his paintings with light. Many travelers sought this artist’s work while on their Grand Tour to Italy, but few probably knew his real name. That’s because Jan Frans van Bloemen was dubbed and known as “Orizzonte” by his Italian patrons. The name, which means “horizon,” suggests that this artist’s fans found great vistas of meaning in his works.
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: H: 17 x W: 13 1/4 in.
Place: Rome, Italy
Collection: Julian Wood Glass Jr. Collection
Category: Paintings - Landscapes
Purchased June 10, 1974 from Newhouse Galleries. From the collections of Baron Du Pin-Chambly, Paris, France, 1890; a private English collector, London, England; Newhouse Galleries, Inc., New York, New York.