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Scene with Figures

1969.817 (RS85172)

Description

Scene with several figures, two horses, and dogs grouped under a tree. Huts in the background to the right, cloudy blue sky.\n

Details

Label
From "A Family Collects: Paintings and Sculpture from the Codman House," Concord Museum, 1993-1994: In the late eighteenth century small paintings were often grouped in balanced arrangements on the walls of a room. Although framed as a pair to be hung together, these two genre scenes (scenes of everyday life) are not related in subject matter nor do they appear to be by the same artist. One depicts a camp of soldiers, complete with camp followers, while the other depicts dwellings of peasants. SECOND LABEL: In the late eighteenth century small paintings were often grouped in balanced arrangements on the walls of a room. The two interiors are genre scenes (scenes of everyday life) painted by a French artist in the style of the seventeenth-century Dutch masters Adriaen van Ostade and David Teniers. The landscapes on either side, although framed as a pair to be hung together, are not related in subject matter nor do they appear to be by the same artist. One depicts a camp of soldiers, complete with camp followers, while the other depicts dwellings of peasants.
Maker
unknown
Date
1730-1770
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
oil paint (paint)
panel paintings (painting by form)
panels (wood)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
landscapes (representations)
Oil
oil paint (paint)
paintings (visual works)
Panel
panel paintings (painting by form)
panels (wood)
Picture
Picture, Genre
People and organizations
Codman, Charles Russell, 1784-1852
Codman, John, 1782-1847
Codman, Richard, 1842-1928
Ogden Codman
Dimensions
11 x 12.5 x 1.875 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.817
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
72034
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