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Hercules Seghers Mountain Landscape oil painting


Mountain Landscape
Painting ID::  3870
Hercules Seghers
Mountain Landscape
1620-30 Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

   
   
     

Hercules Seghers Broad Valley Landscape with Rocks oil painting


Broad Valley Landscape with Rocks
Painting ID::  40431
Hercules Seghers
Broad Valley Landscape with Rocks
mk156 c.1625 Oil on canvas transferred to panel 55x99cm

   
   
     

Hercules Seghers Mountainous landscape oil painting


Mountainous landscape
Painting ID::  74751
Hercules Seghers
Mountainous landscape
Oil on panel 48 x 64 cm cjr

   
   
     

Hercules Seghers Mountainous landscape oil painting


Mountainous landscape
Painting ID::  76252
Hercules Seghers
Mountainous landscape
Medium Oil on panel Dimensions English: 48 x 64 cm cyf

   
   
     

Hercules Seghers View of Brussels from the North-East oil painting


View of Brussels from the North-East
Painting ID::  89085
Hercules Seghers
View of Brussels from the North-East
1625(1625) Medium oil on oak cyf

   
   
     

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     Hercules Seghers
     1590-1638 Dutch Hercules Seghers Gallery Hercules Pieterszoon Seghers or Segers (c. 1589 ?C c. 1638) was a Dutch painter and printmaker of the Dutch Golden Age. Segers is in fact the more common form in contemporary documents, and was used by the painter himself (modern use is about equally divided between the two). He was "the most inspired, experimental and original landscapist" of his period and an even more innovative printmaker. He was probably best known to his contemporaries for his paintings of landscapes and still-life subjects; his paintings are also rare, with perhaps only fifteen surviving (one was destroyed in a fire in October 2007 ). The Stadholder, Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange bought landscapes in 1632. Many of his painted landscapes are fantastic mountainous compositions, whereas in his prints it is often the technical approach rather than the subject which is extreme. His painted landscapes tend to show a wide horizontal view, with emphasis on earth rather than sky; two in the Gemäldegalerie, Berlin had strips of sky added at the top later in the century to meet a changed taste. Apart from Coninxloo, Seghers drew from the Flemish landscape tradition, perhaps especially Joos de Momper and Roelandt Savery, but also the "fantastic and visionary aspects of Mannerist" landscape painting. A 1680 inventory of Jan van der Capelle, who owned five paintings by Seghers, describes one as view of Brussels, which if correct would presumably mean Seghers travelled there, probably when young, when his style shows most Flemish influence (in so far as the chronology of his work is clear).

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