Purchased with funds provided by Benjamin D. Bernstein and the Art Angels
Jacob de Heusch was a Dutch Italianate painter who trained in the Netherlands but later traveled to Rome and became inspired by the splendor of the classical ruins. Trained by his cousin and fellow Dutch Italianate painter, Willem de Heusche, Jacob typically produced Roman landscapes featuring pastoral subjects bathed in a warm, southern light. As a member of the third generation of Dutch Italianates, de Heusch’s landscapes are usually idealized rather than detailed representations of the Roman countryside.
This painting was conserved with support from the Stockman Family Foundation in 2012. For details, visit our online conservation exhibit: http://artmuseum.lasalle.edu
Art Museum : 17 C Gallery
- Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD), image no. 7960.
- Caroline P. Wistar, La Salle University Art Museum, Guide to the Collection (Philadelphia: La Salle University Art Museum, 2002), p. 57.
- Hofstede de Groot fiche nos: 1227325 and 1227534/1227386 (duplicate entries).