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The restless entanglement of dense undergrowth, the sinuous tree trunks, and the delicate filigree of leaves are characteristic of late Mannerist landscapes from Northern Europe. The somewhat incongruous trio of two goats and a pelican in the foreground reveal Savery's interest in animal subjects and illustrate his habit of inserting them into his landscape compositions.
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