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Landscape with Grazing Donkey

Landscape with Grazing Donkey

Joachim Patinir (in circa 1520)

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This painting shows an extensive river landscape, the only narrative element being the grazing donkey with a saddle on its back. Was the panel once larger and did it contain more figures, such as Maria, Joseph and the baby Jesus, resting on the flight into Egypt? We do not know. Whatever the case, Patinir is rightly seen as one of the pioneers of landscape painting.

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Title Landscape with Grazing Donkey
Material and technique Oil on panel
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 23 cm
Height 27 cm
Artists Schilder: Joachim Patinir
Accession number 2474 (OK)
Credits Verworven met de verzameling van / Acquired with the collection of D.G. van Beuningen 1958
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1958
Age artist Between 35 and 44 years old
Collector Collector / D.G. van Beuningen
Internal exhibitions Van Eyck tot Bruegel (1994)
BABEL - Oude meesters terug uit Japan / Old Masters Back from Japan (2018)
External exhibitions Collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen – Bruegel’s ‘The Tower of Babel’ and Great 16th Century Masters (2017)
Material
Object
Geographical origin Southern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Joachim Patinir

Dinant circa 1475/1480 - Antwerpen 1524

Virtually nothing is known about the life of Joachim Patinir, or Patenier. He appears for the first time in 1515 in the books of the St Luke guild, which he...

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