An image of Rustic fair in front of a castle

Nicolaes de Bruyn

(Netherlands 1571 – 1656)

after David Vinckeboons

(Netherlands 1576 – circa 1629)

Rustic fair in front of a castle

Other titles:
Country party outside a castle
Location
Not on display
Further information

Through the engravings of Nicolaes de Bruyn, the imaginary landscapes of David Vinckboons enjoyed considerable popularity in the southern and northern Netherlands around 1600. This country-house idyll features a spectacular castle seen across a lake, with elegantly dressed couples disporting themselves amorously beneath the trees. The composition was made to a set formula that bore little relation to reality.

Year
1604
Media
Print
Medium
engraving
Dimensions
43.3 x 69.9 cm platemark; 44.5 x 70.0 cm sheet (irreg.)
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Purchased 1978
Accession number
224.1978