Hendrik Mommers

Landscape with Peasants

Landscape with Peasants by Hendrik Mommers

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Mommers worked in Rome before 1647 and joined the local guild for Dutch painters, before returning to Haarlem. Mommers combines classical ruins in an idyllic Italian landscape with the intimacy of country people selling vegetables, who seem to have stepped out of a Flemish genre painting. The landscape is tamed for the most part, and given over to growing the produce we see in the foreground.

Landscape with Peasants
Production date
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
800 x 650 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1961
Accession no
No known copyright restrictions
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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