Hendrik Mommers

Landscape with Peasants

Landscape with Peasants by Hendrik Mommers

Artwork Detail

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
Hendrik Mommers
Production date
circa 1640-circa 1680
oil on canvas
800 x 650 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1961
Accession no
No known copyright restrictions
International Art
Display status
On display

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