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Italian landscape with goats

Italian landscape with goats

Josephus Augustus Knip (in 1817)

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This painting was made after Knip had returned home from France and Italy and could consider himself a fully trained painter. Animals and architecture play an important role in his carefully composed landscapes. This fantasy landscape seems to be Italian: the light is southern and behind the rocks with climbing goats a deep valley and mountains appear.

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Title Italian landscape with goats
Material and technique Oil on panel
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 47,7 cm
Height 60,4 cm
Artists Painter: Josephus Augustus Knip
Accession number 1406 (OK)
Credits Aankoop / Purchase: 1869
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1869
Creation date in 1817
Internal exhibitions De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
External exhibitions Boijmans bij de Buren - Meesterlijk! (2019)
Geographical origin Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Josephus Augustus Knip

Tilburg 1777 - Berlicum 1847

Josephus Augustus Knip initially worked as wallpaper painter in the studio of his father Nicolaas Frederik. In 1801 he travelled to Paris and in 1808 won the...

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