• Landscape with an Angler

    Artist:
    Dughet, Gaspard, dit Gaspard Poussin. 1615-1675
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    101x127 cm

Dughet, Gaspard, dit Gaspard Poussin. 1615-1675

Landscape with an Angler

France, 1653-1654

Gaspard Dughet was a relative and pupil of Nicolas Poussin, from whom he acquired the concept of landscape as an ideal space created by the artist's imagination. He builds a clear-cut composition using the classical scheme of three planes with side-scenes and staffage. Dughet's preference for depicting human figures went to shepherds, hunters, or, as in this painting, an angler. The personages sitting beside the stream which flows in a shallow gully are normally barely noticeable amidst bushes or in the forest. Dughet's works do not have a subject. They are landscapes in their pure form. The artist was attracted by many different atmospheric phenomena, by changeable weather, by space and man's loneliness in it. His view of the world is that of a man entirely absorbed in nature, merged with it and sensing its slightest manifestation. Dughet's painterly idiom was highly appreciated by English collectors of painting, and therefore many of the artist's works can be found in English collections. Engravings were frequently made of his paintings. When this landscape was still in the Walpole Collection in Houghton Hall, an engraving of it was made as well.

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Landscape with an Angler

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oil

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101x127 cm

Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in 1779; acquired from the R. Walpole collection, Houghton Hall, England

Inventory Number:

ГЭ-1248

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