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Landscape with Animals

Roelandt Savery (Flemish, 1576-1639)


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.

Object Information

artist
Roelandt Savery (Flemish, 1576-1639)
creation date
about 1610
materials
oil on panel
dimensions
9-5/8 x 13-3/16 in.
accession number
56.74
credit line
Martha Delzell Memorial Fund
copyright
Public Domain
collection
European Painting and Sculpture Before 1800
colors