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Dirck Stoop (Utrecht, c. 1618-c. 1686)
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Dirck Stoop (Utrecht, c. 1618-c. 1686)

A capriccio of Roman ruins with travellers and their horses at rest

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Dirck Stoop (Utrecht, c. 1618-c. 1686)
A capriccio of Roman ruins with travellers and their horses at rest
signed 'Ro Stoop f 1667' (lower left) and inscribed 'DOM.S. AETERNAE AL MEMORIAE IN .....' (on the stone plinth, lower left)
oil on panel
29 1/8 x 22 5/8 in. (74 x 57.4 cm.)
in a Cumberland frame.
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Lot Essay

Although L. Salerno points out that there is no evidence that Stoop travelled to Italy (Pittori Paesaggio del Seicento a Roma, III, 1980), the artist must have studied the oeuvre of his contemporary, the Dutch-Italianate artist, Pieter van Laer, il Bamboccio (Haarlem 1599-?1642). The present picture can be included in a group of Bambocciesque paintings by Stoop, of which the most notable is in the Gemäldegalerie, Dresden.

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