Giovanni Francesco Grimaldi

Landscape with a lute player in a boat

Landscape with a lute player in a boat by Giovanni Francesco Grimaldi

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The landscape as an independent subject in Italian painting developed in the seventeenth century. This is one of several Grimaldi etchings which erroneously bear the name of Titian as the designer. Peter Tomory points out in his 1986 catalogue that in fact they are homages to Titian, rather than derived from the Venetian artist. He noted that the landscape in the background is typical of his work, whereas the boat, the lutenist and the man pushing off from the bank are motifs drawn directly from Annibale Carracci. (A Connoisseur's Eye: Prints from the Tomory Collection, 2005)

Title
Landscape with a lute player in a boat
Artist/creator
Production date
1630-1680
Medium
etching
Dimensions
345 x 475 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Peter Tomory Collection, purchased 2004
Accession no
2004/30/77
Copyright
Copyright Expired
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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