Adriaen Van Diest (1655-1704)

Artist Name Adriaen Van Diest (1655-1704)
Title Italian Landscape
Description This simply stunning large Old Master landscape oil painting is attributed to noted Dutch artist Adriaen van Diest. Painted circa 1700 this Mediterranean Italian landscape painting has everything; A really interesting landscape with land, river, sea and mountains, interesting figures and cattle and a wonderful sky with fading light. The details and the capturing of the light make this a really fantastic Dutch Old Master country house Grand Tour oil painting. Irresistible.
 
Provenance Dorset estate.
Medium Oil on Canvas
Size 42 x 20 inches
Frame Housed in an English carved giltwood frame, 50 inches by 28 inches and in good condition.
Condition Good condition.
Biography Adriaen van Diest was born in the Hague in the Netherlands. Like his father and his brother, he pursued a career as a marine painter, that is, a painter of seascapes and sailing ships. In 1673, attracted by the thriving English market for portraits and marine paintings, he joined the exodus of Dutch artists leaving to work in England. It is thought that his master was Willem van de Velde the Younger, the great Dutch marine artist who had a busy studio at Greenwich, just outside London on the River Thames. A gifted and versatile artist, Van Diest also painted landscapes, and his views of western England were to influence the landscape painter Richard Wilson.
Price £19500
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